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2018 Cadillac ATS-V

$61,595 — $63,795 MSRP
Sedan
4-5 Seats
19 MPG
(Combined)
Key specs of the base trim
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Overview

Is this the car for you?
(5.0) 1 reviews

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
2018 Cadillac ATS-V exterior side view

What to Know

about the 2018 Cadillac ATS-V
  • 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

Our Take

from the Cars.com expert editorial team

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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New for 2018

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 ...

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.

(Skip to details on the ATS-V)

New for 2018

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


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Consumer Reviews

What drivers are saying

5.0
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Exterior Styling
(5.0)
Performance
(5.0)
Interior Design
(5.0)
Comfort
(3.0)
Reliability
(5.0)
Value For The Money
(5.0)
(5.0)

Amazing car

by Joe1735 from Hollywood FL on January 24, 2018

This car is fun to drive. It turns and stays in the lane. The fuel tank is small if you go fast but worth the fun. Read full review

Safety

Recalls and crash tests

Recalls

The 2018 Cadillac ATS-V currently has 0 recalls


Crash and Rollover Test Ratings

The 2018 Cadillac ATS-V has not been tested.

Warranty

New car and certified pre-owned programs by Cadillac

New Car Program Benefits

  • Bumper-to-Bumper

    48 months / 50,000 miles

  • Powertrain

    72 months / 70,000 miles

  • Roadside Assistance

    72 months / 70,000 miles

Certified Pre-Owned Program Benefits

  • Maximum Age/Mileage

    Less than 75,000 miles

  • Basic Warranty Terms

    12 months/12,000-mile bumper-to-bumper (2012-2017 models)

  • Powertrain

    6 years/100,000 miles (2012-2017 models)

  • Dealer Certification Required

    172-point inspection

  • Roadside Assistance

    Yes

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Cars.com Car Seat Check

Certified child passenger safety technicians conduct hands-on tests of a car’s Latch system and check the vehicle’s ability to accommodate different types of car seats. The ATS-V received the following grades on a scale of A-F.*
* This score may not apply to all trims, especially for vehicles with multiple body styles that affect the space and design of the seating.

Warranty FAQs

What is a Bumper-to-Bumper warranty?

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.

What is a Powertrain warranty?

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.

What is included in 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).

What other services could be included in a warranty?

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.

What does CPO mean?

A certified pre-owned or CPO car has been inspected to meet minimum quality standards and typically includes some type of warranty. While dealers and third parties certify cars, the gold standard is an automaker-certified vehicle that provides a factory-backed warranty, often extending the original coverage. Vehicles must be in excellent condition and have low miles and wear to be certified, which is why off-lease vehicles feed many CPO programs.

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