When you consider luxury sport coupes, you normally think of Germany’s finest. But the 2018 Cadillac ATS is another option to think about, especially if you’re more interested in performance than gilded luxury. A light curb weight, an option of turbocharged four-cylinder or V6 engines, 2 available suspension setups, as well as an optional handbook transmission provide the ATS legitimate performance chops.
The ATS coupe is respectably comfy also. However there are disadvantages. The ATS sacrifices some function with its tidy cabin dimensions, constrained back seat and small trunk. The four-cylinder sounds raspy and coarse at high rpm. We’ve likewise found the touchscreen tech user interface (called CUE for Cadillac User Experience) sluggish and awkward compared with the competition, although a new-generation system in this 2018 model might treat that.
Success in this crowded, competitive segment is a high order. The ATS coupe isn’t really necessarily much faster or more efficient than its competitors, which include the Audi A5, BMW 2 Series and 4 Series, and Mercedes-Benz C-Class. However it is competitive, which’s enough to necessitate factor to consider for your next luxury sport coupe.
2018 Cadillac ATS Features
The 2018 Cadillac ATS coupe features the most recent generation of the Cadillac User Experience (CUE) tech interface, which guarantees more intuitive operation and a smartphone-style navigation app. Mechanically, the ATS coupe stays the same.
Key standard features for Base trims include 18-inch wheels, heated side mirrors, a rearview video camera, keyless entry and ignition, power-adjustable front seats, and simulated leather upholstery. Tech features consist of the revamped CUE user interface with 8-inch touchscreen display screen, OnStar services (with 4G LTE and Wi-Fi hotspot), Bluetooth, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto smartphone combination, wireless device charging, three USB ports, and a 12-speaker Bose surround-sound audio system with satellite radio.
2018 Cadillac ATS Trim Levels and Engine
The 2018 Cadillac ATS coupe is a four-passenger compact luxury coupe used in four trim levels: base, Luxury, Premium Luxury and Premium Performance. Base and Luxury trims feature a turbocharged four-cylinder engine (272 horse power, 295 pound-feet of torque) paired to an eight-speed automated or a six-speed manual transmission and rear-wheel drive. All-wheel drive is optional, however just with the automatic transmission. Premium Luxury and Premium Performance trims include a 3.6-liter V6 engine (335 hp, 285 lb-ft) paired to an eight-speed automated and rear-wheel drive. All-wheel drive is optional on Premium Luxury. Premium Performance trims are rear-wheel-drive only.