For 2015, the Cadillac ATS luxury sport Coupe offers an impressive spec as a premium entry level Coupe. For the new model year there are some sleek redesign changes to the front fascia rear end and minor trim changes and GMs much touted 4G Wi-Fi capability. Looks wise, the ATS keeps its unique profile and sleek, crisp aerodynamic body. It is truly an unmistakable car as it comes down the road. Our tester was the 3.6 liter V6 engined version developing 321 horsepower with a six-speed automatic gearbox.
The ATS cabin is well appointed with all the quality, fit and finish as expected at this level and is on a par with anything coming out of Germany and Japan. It is all there ─ exquisite leather upholstery, metal trim and firm- yet comfortable Sport bucket seats. Highlights include such high tech amenities as Bluetooth, Bose audio, climate control, and full power and luxury and convenience options can be added as one requires in different packages that include a navigation system, full-leather interior and expanded media connectivity including SD, USB, and Bluetooth audio streaming. The optional CUE system, (Cadillac User Experience) uses a very cool capacitive touch and haptic feedback feature to activate heated seats, audio, climate, phone and navigation, etc. This is an option to the conventional navigation system
Our tester had such cool features as 10-way power front seats with memory; a rearview camera; front and rear parking sensors; a fold-down rear seat and polished 18-inch wheels. Other options includes a Driver Awareness Package with a lane departure warning system, forward collision alerts, rear side airbags, rain-sensing wipers, and a haptic safety seat that vibrates the driver side bottom seat cushion when the car crosses out of its lane, a navigation system; a sunroof; and a cold-weather package. Premium options include the Driver Assist Package, a cold-weather package, and a sunroof.
The ATS cabin is spacious and inviting and allows for decent enough headroom, shoulder room and legroom in both front and rear. The rear seats also fold 60/40 and include a pass-through for longer item to access the trunk. On the road it is very easy to understand why the ATS is an award winner with its balanced handling, fast acceleration and defined braking. With its capable All-Wheel Drive capabilities, multi-link suspension, front MacPherson struts and 50/50 front -rear weight distribution – the ATS is an excellent performance driver’s car. To sum up, the 2015 Cadillac ATS is formidable competition to its European rivals. Anyone who takes a test drive will be hugely impressed. Highly recommended.
2015 Cadillac ATS Coupe base price from $52,825. Price as tested with options $57,825