2014 BMW i3 vs. 2015 Cadillac ATS Review

Comparison Review

Passengers in the back seat will feel a little more squished in the BMW i3 than in the Cadillac ATS, due to the BMW i3's smaller rear head- and legroom. Offering just a little more front head- and legroom than the BMW i3, drivers may find the Cadillac ATS a little roomier and somewhat more comfortable.

With the Cadillac ATS you will definitely be making less frequent stops at the gas station than with the BMW i3, due to its tank size and fuel economy.

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). When looking only at MSRP, the BMW i3 will have less of an impact on your bank account 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. In this case, the BMW i3 will cost less to deliver to the dealership than the Cadillac ATS.

The BMW i3 is a little narrower than the Cadillac ATS, so you'll have an easier time getting in and out of the car in a tight parking spot. If you go with the BMW i3, you'll have a much easier time finding a large enough space to park than you will with the Cadillac ATS.

The BMW i3 has much less torque than the Cadillac ATS, which generally means that it won't feel as fast or powerful.

The BMW i3 has a significantly smaller turning radius than the Cadillac ATS, allowing much better maneuverability in and out of tight spots.

When it comes to horsepower, the BMW i3 is significantly less powerful than the Cadillac ATS. The good news is that, reportedly, cars with lower horsepower engines often have lower insurance premiums.

The BMW i3 has less seating than the Cadillac ATS, making the Cadillac ATS the better choice if you need to chauffeur many passengers. The BMW i3 has a roomier cargo area for holding your bags or other items than the Cadillac ATS.

The BMW i3 comes with essentially the same basic warranty as the Cadillac ATS.

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2014 BMW

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MSRP*: $41,350 - $45,200

2015 Cadillac

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MSRP*: $33,215 - $48,715
Cash Back Rebate: Visit Rebate Center Up to $1,000
Low APR Loan: As low as 3.59% As low as 0.90%
Lease Incentive: As low as 4.08% --
City MPG: 137
Top 10 Fuel Efficient
18 - 21
Highway MPG: 111 26 - 33
Engine(s): 170-hp, (electric) Inline-4, V-6
Seating Capacity: 4 - 4 5 - 5
Basic Warranty: 4 years/50,000 miles 4 years/50,000 miles
Invoice*: $38,040 - $41,585 $31,388 - $45,549

Days On Lot: Comparing Ease of Negotiation

Days on Lot measures the average number of days a model sits on a dealer's lot before it's sold. This is one predictor of a dealer's willingness to negotiate.

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