- Compact luxury car is offered as a coupe or sedan
- New 333-hp V-6 engine and eight-speed automatic transmission for 2016
- Wi-Fi hot spot capable via an OnStar 4G LTE connection
The 2016 Cadillac ATS is GMs answer to the BMW 3-Series and the Mercedes-Benz C-Class, combining luxurious cabins with sport-inspired driving experiences to offer the best of both worlds.
The ATS is offered in two body styles (sedan and coupe) and three trim levels (Turbo, Luxury, and Sport). Styling is attractive, in that new Cadillac way which uses crisp lines and angles to convey motion. A large grille with Cadillac’s signature crest leads the way, feeding into vertically oriented headlight clusters with up-and-down LED daytime running accents. Though the two body styles come on the same wheelbase, each gets unique styling with different roofs, doors, and trunks.
Under the hood, the ATS adds a third engine option for 2016, a new V-6. The base engine is only found on sedan models, a 202-hp, 2.5-liter four-cylinder. Also available on the sedan and standard on the coupe is a 272-hp, turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder which is offered with a six-speed manual transmission. Rounding out the available engines is a new 333-hp, 3.6-liter V-6. A new eight-speed automatic transmission is now standard on all models. All-wheel drive is also optional on some models.
Inside, the ATS offers simulated leather upholstery, dual-zone automatic climate control, push-button start, Bluetooth connectivity for phone calls, OnStar 4G LTE Wi-Fi hotspot capability, and satellite radio standard on every model. Cadillac’s CUE infotainment system with an eight-inch touch-screen is optional and adds Apple CarPlay phone mirroring functionality with Android Auto to be added to the system later in the year. Also available are navigation, real leather upholstery, Bluetooth audio streaming, and Bose premium audio.
Standard safety features include eight airbags, electronic stability control, and antilock brakes. The ATS is also offered with plenty of safety technology, including a rearview camera, front/rear automatic braking, land departure warning and prevention, blind spot warnings, and a Safety Alert Seat that vibrates the driver’s seat to let them know of approaching danger.