The 2015 Cadillac ATS sedan comes standard with a four-cylinder engine that offers adequate power, reviewers say. Most prefer the more-powerful turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine that is available in the sedan and standard in the coupe.
They also like the available 3.6-liter V6. A six-speed automatic transmission and rear-wheel drive are standard on every ATS model; all-wheel drive and a six-speed manual transmission are optional. The turbocharged 2015 ATS sedan gets an EPA-rated 21/30 mpg city/highway, which is worse than the fuel economy of many more-powerful rivals like the BMW 335i and Acura TLX V6.
While some say the ATS isn’t quite as engaging as class leaders like the BMW 4-Series, most still think the ATS is one of the best-handling cars in the class. The also love how the ATS delivers a smooth ride, despite its nimble handling.
Automotive journalists like the 2015 ATS’ handsome cabin and say its material quality is great. Still, some complain that the back seat is tight and the trunk is small in both sedan and coupe models.
Reviewers are also disappointed with the ATS’ CUE infotainment system, which they say has slow-to-respond touch-sensitive buttons and confusing on-screen menus. Standard features in the 2015 Cadillac ATS include a Bose audio system, Bluetooth phone connectivity, two USB ports, push-button start, satellite radio and a new version of the subscription-based OnStar system with a built-in 4G Wi-Fi hot spot.
Available features include leather upholstery, heated front seats, a sunroof, navigation, a rearview camera, Bluetooth music streaming, a wireless phone charger, a head-up display, blind spot monitoring, rear cross traffic alert, active lane keep assist, adaptive cruise control, forward collision warning with pre-collision braking, front and rear parking sensors and Cadillac’s CUE infotainment system.