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2014 Acura RLX vs. 2015 Cadillac ATS Review

Comparison Review

Comfort
Due to its greater rear head- and legroom, backseat passengers will be able to stretch out a lot more in the Acura RLX than the Cadillac ATS. Offering just a little more front head- and legroom than the Acura RLX, drivers may find the Cadillac ATS a little roomier and somewhat more comfortable.

Convenience
The Acura RLX will require fewer stops at the gas station than the Cadillac ATS, making it more convenient to drive.

Cost
There are a lot of factors to consider when calculating the overall cost of a vehicle. The main consideration is Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP). The Acura RLX is somewhat more expensive than the Cadillac ATS. Another consideration is the Destination Charge, which is a standard charge for transporting the vehicle to the dealer from where it's built. The Acura RLX carries a much lower Destination Charge than the Cadillac ATS.

Dimensions
Since the Acura RLX is much wider than the Cadillac ATS, finding a wide enough spot in a parking lot may be a bit more challenging. If you go with the Acura RLX, you may be circling the block looking for a space large enough to park more often than with the Cadillac ATS.

Drivetrain
With its lower torque, the Acura RLX doesn't do as good a job transmitting power to its wheels as the Cadillac ATS.

Handling
The Acura RLX has a significantly larger turning radius than the Cadillac ATS, making it much more difficult to maneuver in and out of tight spots.

Performance
When it comes to horsepower, the Acura RLX is somewhat more powerful than the Cadillac ATS.

Utility
In terms of seating you'll be able to fit the same number of people in both the Acura RLX and the Cadillac ATS. With its significantly greater cargo capacity, the Acura RLX will be able to haul more equipment or luggage than the Cadillac ATS.

Warranty
The Acura RLX comes with essentially the same basic warranty as the Cadillac ATS.


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2014 Acura
RLX

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MSRP*: $48,450

2015 Cadillac
ATS

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MSRP*: $33,215 - $48,715
Cash Back Rebate: Visit Rebate Center Up to $1,000
Low APR Loan: -- --
Lease Incentive: -- --
City MPG: 20 18 - 22
Highway MPG: 31 26 - 33
Engine(s): V-6 Inline-4, V-6
Seating Capacity: 5 - 5 5 - 5
Basic Warranty: 4 years/50,000 miles 4 years/50,000 miles
Safety Rating: Front
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Safety Rating: Side
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Safety Rating: Rear
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Invoice*: $44,324 $31,388 - $45,549

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