Inside the 2019 Cadillac ATS

The 2019 Cadillac ATS is a great alternative to a pricey European sports car. You’ll appreciate this coupe’s impressive road handling and sleek exterior styling.

Let’s take a more detailed look inside the 2019 Cadillac ATS.

Trims

  • Base: $38,995 (AWD adds $2,000)
  • Luxury: $42,795
  • Premium Luxury: $48,395
  • Premium Performance: $50,895
  • ATS-V: $67,795

Performance Specs

A total of three engines are available for the new ATS. The standard turbocharged four-cylinder packs a fulfilling 272 horsepower and 295 pound-feet of torque. A tested zero to 60 mph time of 5.7 seconds makes the ATS a quick daily-driver. Optional on the higher trim levels is a 3.6-liter, V6 engine. It cranks out 335 horsepower and 285 pound-feet of torque.

To experience the ultimate driving excitement, step up to the ATS-V’s twin-turbo V6 engine. Cadillac rates it to develop a thrilling 464 horsepower and 445 pound-feet of torque. This high-performance model rips a zero to 60 mph time of 4.2 seconds. Unfortunately for drivers living in a cold-weather state, the CTS-V does not offer all-wheel-drive. While the CTS-V continues to offer a six-speed manual transmission, all the other trims are only available with an eight-speed automatic transmission.

When it comes to handling, the 2019 Cadillac ATS coupe is among the best in the segment. You’ll be able to dive into corners with confidence. While every trim can be equipped upgraded tires and a sports-tuned suspension, you can bolster the Premium Performance trim’s capabilities with an optional Track package. It adds a heavy-duty cooling system and stronger brakes. Meanwhile, performance traction management is found on the thrilling ATS-V model.

Gas Mileage

As expected, the base engine will return the best fuel economy. You can anticipate getting an EPA-estimated 22 mpg in town and 30 mpg on the highway. Meanwhile, V6-powered models will deliver 19 mpg in town and 29 mpg on the highway. Furthermore, Cadillac has tuned the V6 engine to burn regular unleaded gas. This is a big plus for the drivers who don’t want to spend extra money on premium fuel.

The high-powered ATS-V is obviously not as efficient. Models equipped with an automatic transmission are rated by the EPA to deliver 16 mpg in the city and 23 mpg on the open road. Opting for the manual transmission lowers the coupe’s fuel economy even further.

Entertainment Features

The 2019 Cadillac ATS is not just a fun daily driver. Accommodating front seats also make it comfortable enough for weekend road trips. Sport aluminum pedals add a more exciting feel to the interior. Recaro sport seats and a microfiber steering wheel are available on the exciting ATS-V.

Several worthy high-tech goodies come standard on the 2019 Cadillac ATS. Once criticized for its complicated design, Cadillac’s CUE infotainment system has improved drastically over the last few years. Not only is this touchscreen interface quick, but it also displays good-looking graphics. Plus, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto smartphone support come standard. However, it may take you a while to become comfortable with using this infotainment system’s virtual buttons.

Another highlight is GM’s highly praised OnStar communications system. It provides around-the-clock emergency support, driving directions, and remote access to your vehicle. Along with OnStar comes a 4G Wi-Fi hot spot, which enables you to stay connected to the web.

A greater number of premium features are available on the upper trims. If you love listening to music, the Bose sound system will make you happy. Meanwhile, a heads-up driving display helps you to keep your eyes on the road. Wireless device charging and navigation are offered as well.

Only the powerful ATS-V can be equipped with an exciting Performance Data Recorder. This cool feature helps enhance your driving skills by providing valuable performance data like zero-to-60 mph acceleration and g-force. It also includes a front camera, which can provide real-time video of your driving experience.

Safety

Whether you’re an experienced driver or an amateur, the 2019 Cadillac ATS will provide a secure ride. Teen Driver technology comes standard throughout the lineup. Aside from giving you the ability to set a maximum speed limit and promoting seat belt use, this feature analyzes your teen’s driving habits to create a report card. The results can be sent directly to your phone.

Advanced driver-assist technologies are also available for the new ATS. When driving along the highway, adaptive cruise control keeps a safe gap between you and the next vehicle ahead. Meanwhile, Lane Change Alert tells you when another vehicle has become hidden in your blind spot. No other coupe in the segment offers a vibrating Safety Alert Seat, which warns you of imminent road hazards. Some of the other available safety tech includes forward collision alert, lane-keep assist, and automatic high beams.

Final Thoughts

The 2019 Cadillac ATS coupe is fun, safe, and stylish. It’s also efficient enough for you to drive on an everyday basis. While even the base model will make you smile, expect the high-performance ATS-V model to really get your adrenaline pumping.

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