2018 Cadillac ATS: New Car Review

The 2018 Cadillac ATS represents the sixth year of the brand's bold experiment to sell something completely different. Despite being known as the maker of large luxury sedans and brash SUVs, the ATS is a small sport sedan engineered to be more athletic than the best from Europe. It was even tuned on Germany's famous Nurburgring race track. BMW's Roundel badge might as well have been a target at which the ATS was fired.

Well, six years on, and we must say that the goal to make a sharp sport sedan (and coupe) with world-class handling was successful. It really is a hoot to drive, especially with the manual transmission or V6 engine. The wild ATS-V is several rungs above "hoot." The trouble is, the ATS continues to fall short of many of the other areas satisfied by its more-rounded competitors. Its cabin is far too small for starters, with materials and build quality that just don't cut it. Its base turbocharged engine is also unrefined and incapable of disguising the fact that it only has four cylinders under its hood (rivals manage it quite nicely). Ride quality is also a bit rough without the optional magnetic suspension and not really becoming of the Cadillac name. Read more about the 2018 Cadillac ATS...

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08 May 2018

By AutoTrader