2014 Cadillac ATS

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21 reviews
Available Price Range $15,089-$30,017 Trims16 Combined MPG 22-27 Seats 5

Our Take on the 2014 Cadillac ATS

Our Take

Cadillac's compact ATS sedan gives GM's luxury brand a direct competitor to the BMW 3 Series. Cadillac boasts that the ATS has 50/50 weight distribution, front to rear, and one of the lowest curb weights in its class. Available with rear- or all-wheel drive, the five-seat ATS is offere... Read Full Report

What We Don't Like

  • Snug backseat
  • Small trunk
  • Imitation leather standard
  • Folding backseat optional
  • Stick-shift disappoints

Notable Features

  • Sport sedan slots under CTS
  • Rear- or all-wheel drive
  • Four-cylinder, turbocharged four-cylinder or V-6
  • Manual or automatic transmission
  • Available touch-sensitive CUE multifunction control center

Reviews

Our Expert Reviews

Editor's note: This review was written in January 2013 about the 2013 Cadillac ATS. Little of substance has changed with this year's model. To see what's new for 2014, click here, or check out a side-by-side comparison of the two model years. The 2013 Cadillac ATS is GM's luxury brand's latest attempt to compete in the compact sport sedan class. This is a company whose ... Read full review for the 2014 Cadillac ATS

Consumer Reviews

4.6

Average based on 21 reviews

Awesome, Fun, Sweet Machine!!

by Rockstar from Lansing, Mi on November 1, 2013

I just love the ATS 2014 Cadillac , it's a very sweet ride. I'm so happy to see GM come out with some design's that are very stileish and fun to drive. The quality of the cars that GM puts on the road... Read Full Review

16 Trims Available

A trim is a style of a vehicle model. Each higher trim has different or upgraded features from the previous trim along with a price increase. Learn more about trims

Trims Explained

When talking about cars, “trims” is a way of differentiating between different versions of the same model. Typically, most start with a no-frills, or “base” trim, and as features are added, or a different engine, drivetrain (gas vs. hybrid, for example) or transmission are included, trim names change and prices go up.


It’s important to carefully check the trims of the car you’re interested in to make sure that you’re getting the features you want, or that you’re not overpaying for features you don’t want.

Safety

Crash-Test Reports

NHTSA Ratings

Based on Cadillac ATS 2.0L Turbo

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NHTSA Ratings

Based on Cadillac ATS 2.0L Turbo

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National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) is part of the U.S. Department of Transportation. NHTSA provides vehicle safety information such as front- and side-crash ratings and rollover ratings. Vehicles are rated using a star rating system from 1-5 stars, with 5 being the highest.

Recalls

There are currently 5 recalls for this car.

Safety defects and recalls are relatively common. Stay informed and know what to do ahead of time.

Safety defects and recalls explained

Warranty Coverage

Bumper-to-Bumper

48mo/50,000mi

Powertrain

72mo/70,000mi

Roadside Assistance Coverage

72mo/70,000mi

Free Scheduled Maintenance

48mo/50,000mi

What you should get in your warranty can be confusing. Make sure you are informed.

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Warranties Explained

Bumper-to-Bumper

Often called a basic warranty or new-vehicle warranty, a bumper-to-bumper policy covers components like air conditioning, audio systems, vehicle sensors, fuel systems and major electrical components. Most policies exclude regular maintenance like fluid top offs and oil changes, but a few brands have separate free-maintenance provisions, and those that do offer them is slowly rising. Bumper-to-bumper warranties typically expire faster than powertrain warranties.

Powertrain

Don't be misled a 10-year or 100,000-mile powertrain warranty doesn't promise a decade of free repairs for your car. It typically covers just the engine and transmission, along with any other moving parts that lead to the wheels, like the driveshaft and constant velocity joints. Some automakers also bundle seat belts and airbags into their powertrain warranties. With a few exceptions, powertrain warranties don't cover regular maintenance like engine tuneups and tire rotations.

Roadside Assistance

Some automakers include roadside assistance with their bumper-to-bumper or powertrain warranties, while others have separate policies. These programs cover anything from flat-tire changes and locksmith services to jump-starts and towing. Few reimburse incidental costs like motel rooms (if you have to wait for repairs).

Free Scheduled Maintenance

Some automakers include free scheduled maintenance for items such as oil changes, air filters and tire rotations. Some include consumables including brake pads and windshield wipers; others do not. They are typically for the first couple of years of ownership of a new car.

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