2013 Cadillac ATS Rated at 33 MPG Highway

The EPA has tested Cadillac's smallest sedan and rated it at 22/33 mpg city/highway and 26 mpg combined. Cadillac had said the car will deliver 30-plus mpg highway in at least one variation.

The EPA's rating applies to the ATS' base engine: a 202-horsepower, 2.5-liter four-cylinder. Also available are a turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder making 272 hp and a 3.6-liter V-6 that makes 321 hp. The EPA has not yet rated those engines. 

Cadillac's compact sport sedan will start at $33,990, including an $895 destination charge, when it goes on sale this summer.

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The only problem is it's a Cadillac. I don't know of anyone in my age bracket that has Cadillac on their shopping list. Audi, Infiniti, and BMW yes. Cadillac no.


I'm 22 and Cadillac was on my list for a car, but I ended up with a Mercury Grand Marquis instead.


I see a lot of people in their 30s and 40s driving around in the CTS. If you're in your twenties, well that may explain your comment. It takes a long time to change perception of a brand. 10 years ago just about everyone was saying that they would never buy a Hyundai. Now look at the brand. Actually, Audi just a few years ago were known as expensive, unreliable and the leader in unintentional acceleration before Toyota got the headlines. Couldn't sell 'em to anybody in the US hardly. Now look at Audi, they are on a tear.

Buick is similar and they are gradually attracting a younger crowd with the Regal and Verona. If they can get the quality consistent(of which I am doubtful) and styling up they could do ok.


I'd rather have a Cadillac than mercedes or Infiniti. I.don't buy vehicles based on what others think is cool. I see mb products as catering to older folks. Several aunts of mine in their 60s drive Mercedes products. Another aunt in same age range had m37. Ats shouldn't have trouble attracting younger buyers.


202HP 2.5 liter 4 cylinder base engine. WHAT!? Talk about devaluing a brand.


The IS has had a 204hp engine standard for the last 6 years. Audi's A4 and A6 have a 211hp engine standard and the C250 has a 201hp engine standard. Talk about not being aware of what the competition offers. The ATS is only slightly more than the FWD 201hp TSX as well.


33 miles per gallon on the highway for such a light, small car with a four-cylinder engine isn't terribly great. I'm kind of mystified as to why the ATS got 33 miles per gallon.

Anyways, people need to realize that Cadillac is no longer producing boat-like sedans (Darn it...) and they are going European. Thus, Cadillac is now not the old man's car brand. But I'm the type of person who would want get a Fleetwood or a 70's Coupe DeVille if I had to choose a Cadillac (and I am still 47 years from turning sixty)so boo-hoo for me.

Also, I need to just say that the SRX's interior left a bad impression on me. I jumped into one at a mall display and the gaps were huge along the glove box, along the cupholder cover, in between panels, et cetera. The wood trim also didn't fit very well; you could see and touch the sharp edges, and I think one was slanted at a different angle from the other wood pieces.


This ATS will fail as there's nothing really appealing about it.


When Cadillac made traditional American lux sedans they were criticized for not competing with the Germans. Now we have people who say cadillac should go back to making land yachts like they did in the 60s and 70s. Amazing. 33mph highway for a luxury car is respectable- thats better than C250, IS250 or TSX can manage with their small engines.


The V series coupe and sedan has drastically changed the perception of Cadillac. With the ATS and soon to follow ATS-V that momentum will only keep building. In the past you couldn't even mention BMW and Cadillac in the same breath and now they are compared in almost every publication.


Cadillac is making a big mistake by cheapening the brand. GM can no longer afford to make just acceptable cars given how far behind they are when compared to the Japanese, Koreans, Germans, and Ford.



your statement makes no sense. Perhaps you aren't being serious. I can't believe anyone who knows anything about cars would make such an ignorant statement.


M5 is just :( that the V series CTS walks all over the M5.

I have an 09 Audi A4, and an 05 CTS-V, and let me tell you, the A4 already had to have the engine rebuilt for high oil consumption at only 40k miles. The vaccum assisted breaks on the A4 are abysmal, and the turbocharged engine leaves much to be desired. That little 4 popper hardly gets better hwy mpg than the modded 550HP V. I was looking to trade into an S line just to get over the terrible brakes, but I'm thinking ATS now.

I used to think higher of BMW, Audi, and Infinity - until I drove them... I'll stick with Cadillac, thanks...


I am 35yo, and have been driving mercedes since I am 16. Tired of so many small issues.
With my new cts, I am happy, so far, so perfect.

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