2016 Cadillac ATS Research & Reviews

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11 Total Reviews

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  • The nod goes to Cadillac - 2016 Cadillac ATS
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    I traded in a BMW 320 for the Cadillac ATS all wheel drive. The BMW is the segment leader and has been for many years for a good reason BUT, the Cadillac is better. It is more comfortable, much quieter, quicker and a pure joy to drive. It doesn't sound as sporty or feel as sporty, but it is overall an excellent car. It is, after all, a Cadillac. After 22,000 miles I still feel the same about the ATS, it’s a great car.

  • Transmission transition twitchy! - 2016 Cadillac ATS
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    When I got the got a few months ago, I was more excited about the electronics than the feel of the car. A few weeks into driving I discovered how erratic the transmission shifting was--you can actually feel the car going into gear and ,in some instances, the engine downshifts, which I consider unsafe. Even with disabling the "stop engine" mode, you can feel the noticeable changes in shifting. It is an unsatisfactory ride and I have owned or leased over 40 GM cars.

  • Best handling, best balanced, most agile sedan - 2016 Cadillac ATS
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    This 4 door sedan handles better than any comparable sedan I've driven in years. It is nimble, well balanced, has precise, accurate steering; it is a joy to drive.

  • Makes you grin every time you drive it. - 2016 Cadillac ATS
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    This car in my opinion is a driver's car. The 3.6 liter V6 is very responsive, it makes nice noises. The chassis corners flat, the transmission bangs shifts off with authority, the steering is great and with the V Sport brake option I can keep out of trouble.. When you want to be sedate and laid back the ATS accommodates so nicely. Drove the car out west for vacation. Interstate highways were gobbled up with 32 mpg. Twisty mountain roads are where this little sedan shines baby! In sport mode I was hitting apexes at twice the limit and asking for more.

  • Had a CTS and now driving an ATS - 2016 Cadillac ATS
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    Biggest downside, car is it's a large compact. After that watch out it is a fun drive. Great cornering and excellent acceleration provide an excellent feel behind the wheel. The car is 5 star safety in every category making the overall experience that much better. Had previous experience with 2.0 turbo and it was problem free although I only drove it for 50k miles. If you are not looking for a large sedan this could be your car. Drive it and you will like it.

  • New ATS Coupe - 2016 Cadillac ATS
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    The car is beautiful with it's volicity red exterior and black interior. New the car had a loose connector in the driverside door. Within twentyfour hours the cruise control quite working and the dealer can't get the correct part. After a couple weeks it started working. The SSR run flat tires are noisy and Cadallic refuses to replace them. If you use Apple Carplay with the iPhone navigation or OnStar navigation the radio wont play. Heater don't seem to provide heat consistantly. Controls are difficult to use and drive.

  • An overlooked gem of a car - 2016 Cadillac ATS
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    2016 Cadillac ATS 2.0 turbo luxury AWD trim is a great handling car. As many others have mentioned already, the vehicle is slick, drives extremely well, handles confidently, and overall a great driving car. When the sport mode is selected, the wheel and suspension gets noticeably tightened and gear changes at higher RPMs to allow for a quicker acceleration, which all makes it a very nice sporty experience. One feature I do not like is that the luxury trim does not have the HID lights (higher trims do have it). Halogen lights does the job, but it is nowhere near the brightness of HID. Backseat is cramped, but for small to normal sized people, it isn't uncomfortable. If ATS makes HID standard and add a couple more inches to the backseat legroom, in my mind, it would clearly beat BMW 3 series. Until then, it is so close, yet so far from the 3 series benchmark. At the same time, when I'm in the car by myself driving in sport mode on the highway, these couple of minor inconveniences are an afterthought. At 272 hp and 295 lb-sqft, the 2.0 turbo is the real steal among the trim offerings in my opinion. If you are looking for an entry level luxury sport sedan, I highly recommend you test drive the ATS 2.0 turbo and test out the acceleration and handling. You won't be disappointed.

  • Terrific - 2016 Cadillac ATS
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    Comfortable, well appointed, great handling, terrific braking, and REALLY FAST. Very fun to drive.

  • Sporty Look and a great ride - 2016 Cadillac ATS
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    Still fun to drive. No service required after 8 months

  • Fun 2.5L standard Caddy - 2016 Cadillac ATS
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    Handling is excellent and makes this car fun to drive. Using the new 8 speed transmission in manual mode makes it easy to keep the 2.5L within its power band. The engine has 202HP (naturally aspirated) with no extra turbo parts to worry about. I prefer long term reliability rather than a quick 0-60 time. Also, this car is rear wheel drive with a longitudinal engine and a 50/50 balanced weight ratio, that is hard to find these days in a 4 door sedan.

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