2018 Cadillac ATS

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$35,495

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2018 Cadillac ATS
2018 Cadillac ATS

Key specs

Base trim shown.

Overview

The good:

  • Excellent handling
  • Smooth power with turbo four-cylinder engine
  • Respectable gas mileage
  • Inventive cabin materials
  • Sharp styling

The bad:

  • Disappointing manual transmission
  • Snug interior
  • Some poorly fitted cabin materials
  • Tiny trunk

4 trims

Starting msrp listed lowest to highest price.

Wondering which trim is right for you?

Our 2018 Cadillac ATS trim comparison will help you decide.

Notable features

  • New CUE multimedia system
  • Apple Watch integration now available
  • Apple CarPlay, Android Auto connectivity standard
  • 4G LTE Wi-Fi hot spot standard
  • Coupe and sedan body styles
  • High-performance ATS-V available

2018 Cadillac ATS Review: Our expert's take


What it is: Cadillac's compact ATS serves as a direct competitor to the BMW 3 Series and Audi A4 for GM's luxury brand. Cadillac boasts that the ATS has near 50/50 front-rear weight distribution and one of the lowest curb weights in its class. Available with rear- or all-wheel drive, the ATS is offered in four-seat coupe and five-seat sedan body styles with a turbocharged four-cylinder engine or a normally aspirated V-6. A high-performance ATS-V is also offered.


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The ATS gets the latest version of the CUE multimedia system, which features cloud-based user profiles, an overhauled available navigation function and over-the-air updates. An automatic heated steering wheel is available, and the myCadillac app for iOS now works with the Apple Watch.

ATS-V

The Cadillac ATS-V is a high-performance version of the luxury brand’s compact car, the ATS. Available in four-seat coupe or five-seat sedan form, the ATS-V is powered by a twin-turbo V-6 engine and has been extensively modified for better track performance.

What’s Special

The new Championship Edition features a black-chrome grille, forged-alloy wheels, red Brembo-brand brake calipers, suede-style trim for the steering wheel and shifter, a black and red interior, and Recaro-brand performance seats.

  • 464-hp, twin-turbo 3.6-liter V-6 engine
  • Six-speed manual or eight-speed automatic transmission
  • Rear-wheel drive
  • Carbon-fiber hood
  • High-performance brakes
  • Magnetic Ride Control
  • Performance Traction Management drive-mode system
  • Performance data recorder available‚Ä®

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Consumer reviews

Rating breakdown (out of 5):
  • Comfort 4.8
  • Interior design 4.7
  • Performance 4.8
  • Value for the money 4.6
  • Exterior styling 4.9
  • Reliability 4.8

Most recent consumer reviews

2.9

Reliable

this car does not ride smooth, I feel every bump, inside is small, the trunk is very small, no storage space anywhere. The dashboard is way to complicated and sensitive to the touch.

5.0

comfortable car and very quiet on the road

The car is exactly what I wanted- no road noise, comfortable ride, easy handling and quick response. Like the radio and instrument controls and the car looks amazing.

4.9

Great Automobile for the Money

Purchased this auto 3 weeks ago using cars.com. The vehicle is very well made. GM has really upped their game on Cadillac interiors. This one has the optional upgraded leather interior and is beautiful. The CUE system is easy to use. Acceleration is smooth, quick, and effortless. Handling is excellent. Ride is firm and still comfortable. If you are looking for a car in the 3 series or C class, you owe it to yourself to at least check out this car.

See all 26 consumer reviews

Warranty

New car and certified pre-owned programs by Cadillac
Certified pre-owned program benefits
Maximum age/mileage
Less than 50,000 miles
Basic warranty terms
4 year, 50,000 miles bumper-to-bumper
Powertrain
6 years/100,000 miles (2012-2017 models)
Dealer certification required
172-point inspection
Roadside assistance
Yes
View all cpo program details

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