2016 Cadillac ATS

Original MSRP Range
$33,215 - $51,945
Available Style(s)
Coupe, Sedan
MPG
19 - 22 MPG City / 28 - 32 MPG Hwy
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2016 Cadillac ATS

What We Like

Genuinely sporty handling; signature Cadillac styling; smooth and substantial ride; improved CUE infotainment system; available all-wheel drive (AWD)

What We Don't

So-so base 4-cylinder engine; limited rear legroom; tight trunk

Ratings

Expert Rating

4.1/ 5

Consumer Rating

4.4/ 5

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Overview

What's New in the 2016 Cadillac ATS?

Most ATS models receive only minor changes for 2016. In addition to a revised V6 engine with a new 8-speed automatic transmission, the ATS also offers an updated version of its CUE infotainment system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. Most notable, however, is the sporty new ATS-V model, which is now the high-performance champion in the ATS lineup. See the 2016 Cadillac ATS models for sale near you

Which ATS is the Best?

We think most ATS shoppers will be happiest with the turbocharged ATS. It's powerful, fuel-efficient and available in numerous configurations. Plus, it's cheaper than the V6. As for trim level, that's up to you. Our favorite is the Performance, especially with its standard Driver Awareness package -- but it's hard to go wrong with any ATS trim. Find a Cadillac ATS for sale

 

How Much Does a 2016 Cadillac ATS Cost?

Standard ATS models are offered in four trim levels: a base-level model called only the ATS, followed by midlevel Luxury and Performance trims, along with a range-topping Premium model. The ATS Coupe is also offered in all four trim levels, with equipment roughly mirroring that of the sedan -- though the coupe doesn't offer the sedan's base-level 2.5-liter 4-cylinder engine. Finally, the new high-perfomance ATS-V can be had as a sedan or a coupe.

Base-level ATS models ($34,200 sedan; $39,000 coupe) offer automatic headlights, dual-zone automatic climate control, 17-inch alloy wheels, cruise control, Bluetooth, satellite radio, an iPod/USB interface and an auxiliary jack for MP3 players. Premium vinyl upholstery, which looks a lot like leather, is also included. When choosing a base ATS, drivers can pick between the 2.5-liter engine and the 2.0T.

Step up to the ATS Luxury ($38,300 sedan; $42,900 coupe), and you get many more features, ranging from a remote starter to keyless access, dual power front seats with driver memory, a rearview camera and leather upholstery. The Luxury also adds Cadillac's touchscreen CUE infotainment system to the center control stack with newly available Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. Like the base-level ATS, luxury models offer the choice between the 2.5-liter and the 2.0T.

Next up is the ATS Performance ($44,200 sedan; $46,400 coupe), which is no longer available with the 2.5-liter engine. Instead, it adds the 3.6-liter V6 to its list of options, while the 2.0T is now standard. Other standard features include sport seats, xenon headlights, an upgraded sound system and a Driver Awareness package. The package features forward-collision alert, automatic wipers, rear-side airbags, a lane-departure warning system and rear cross-traffic alert.

Topping the ATS lineup is the Premium ($47,100 sedan; $48,600 coupe), which also comes with the 2.0T as standard and the V6 as optional. Premium models include standard navigation, 18-in alloys and a full-color head-up display projected on the windshield.

The all-new ATS-V ($61,500 sedan; $63,700 coupe) adds the twin-turbocharged V6, along with 18-in alloy wheels, a host of exterior upgrades (such as a carbon-fiber hood and more aggressive front and rear fascias), GM's excellent Magnetic Ride Control suspension, a limited-slip differential and most of the comfort and convenience features from the ATS Performance.

All ATS models feature a wide range of options. ATS models equipped with the 2.0T or naturally aspirated V6 engines come standard with rear-wheel drive, but all-wheel drive is also available -- even on the coupe. The ATS also offers a Cold Weather package with heated seats and a heated steering wheel, as well as a Driver Awareness package -- standard on Performance and Premium models -- that offers several safety features.

ATS Trims

CoupeOriginal MSRP / PriceEngineHorsepowerCity MPG / Hwy MPGTransmissionDrive
ATS Coupe 2dr Cpe 2.0L Luxury Collection AWD$44,520 / N/A4 Cylinder Turbo / 6 Cylinder27222 / 306-Speed Manual / 8-Speed Shiftable AutomaticRWD / AWD4WD
ATS Coupe 2dr Cpe 2.0L Luxury Collection RWD$41,920 / N/A4 Cylinder Turbo / 6 Cylinder27222 / 316-Speed Manual / 8-Speed Shiftable AutomaticRWD / AWD4WD
ATS Coupe 2dr Cpe 2.0L Performance Collection AWD$47,445 / N/A4 Cylinder Turbo / 6 Cylinder27222 / 306-Speed Manual / 8-Speed Shiftable AutomaticRWD / AWD4WD
ATS Coupe 2dr Cpe 2.0L Performance Collection RWD$45,445 / N/A4 Cylinder Turbo / 6 Cylinder27222 / 316-Speed Manual / 8-Speed Shiftable AutomaticRWD / AWD4WD
ATS Coupe 2dr Cpe 2.0L Premium Collection AWD$48,715 / N/A4 Cylinder Turbo / 6 Cylinder27222 / 306-Speed Manual / 8-Speed Shiftable AutomaticRWD / AWD4WD
ATS Coupe 2dr Cpe 2.0L Premium Collection RWD$47,605 / N/A4 Cylinder Turbo / 6 Cylinder27222 / 316-Speed Manual / 8-Speed Shiftable AutomaticRWD / AWD4WD
ATS Coupe 2dr Cpe 2.0L Standard AWD$40,445 / N/A4 Cylinder Turbo27222 / 306-Speed Manual / 8-Speed Shiftable AutomaticRWD / AWD4WD
ATS Coupe 2dr Cpe 2.0L Standard RWD$37,995 / N/A4 Cylinder Turbo27222 / 316-Speed Manual / 8-Speed Shiftable AutomaticRWD / AWD4WD
ATS Coupe 2dr Cpe 3.6L Luxury Collection AWD$47,750 / N/A4 Cylinder Turbo / 6 Cylinder33519 / 286-Speed Manual / 8-Speed Shiftable AutomaticRWD / AWD4WD
ATS Coupe 2dr Cpe 3.6L Luxury Collection RWD$45,150 / N/A4 Cylinder Turbo / 6 Cylinder33520 / 306-Speed Manual / 8-Speed Shiftable AutomaticRWD / AWD4WD
ATS Coupe 2dr Cpe 3.6L Performance Collection AWD$50,675 / N/A4 Cylinder Turbo / 6 Cylinder33519 / 286-Speed Manual / 8-Speed Shiftable AutomaticRWD / AWD4WD
ATS Coupe 2dr Cpe 3.6L Performance Collection RWD$48,675 / N/A4 Cylinder Turbo / 6 Cylinder33520 / 306-Speed Manual / 8-Speed Shiftable AutomaticRWD / AWD4WD
ATS Coupe 2dr Cpe 3.6L Premium Collection AWD$51,945 / N/A4 Cylinder Turbo / 6 Cylinder33519 / 286-Speed Manual / 8-Speed Shiftable AutomaticRWD / AWD4WD
ATS Coupe 2dr Cpe 3.6L Premium Collection RWD$50,835 / N/A4 Cylinder Turbo / 6 Cylinder33520 / 306-Speed Manual / 8-Speed Shiftable AutomaticRWD / AWD4WD
SedanOriginal MSRP / PriceEngineHorsepowerCity MPG / Hwy MPGTransmissionDrive
ATS Sedan 4dr Sdn 2.0L Luxury Collection AWD$41,340 / N/A4 Cylinder Turbo / 4 Cylinder / 6 Cylinder27222 / 306-Speed Manual / 8-Speed Shiftable AutomaticRWD / AWD4WD
ATS Sedan 4dr Sdn 2.0L Luxury Collection RWD$39,340 / N/A4 Cylinder Turbo / 4 Cylinder / 6 Cylinder27222 / 316-Speed Manual / 8-Speed Shiftable AutomaticRWD / AWD4WD
ATS Sedan 4dr Sdn 2.0L Performance Collection AWD$45,155 / N/A4 Cylinder Turbo / 6 Cylinder27222 / 306-Speed Manual / 8-Speed Shiftable AutomaticRWD / AWD4WD
ATS Sedan 4dr Sdn 2.0L Performance Collection RWD$43,155 / N/A4 Cylinder Turbo / 6 Cylinder27222 / 316-Speed Manual / 8-Speed Shiftable AutomaticRWD / AWD4WD
ATS Sedan 4dr Sdn 2.0L Premium Collection AWD$47,210 / N/A4 Cylinder Turbo / 6 Cylinder27222 / 306-Speed Manual / 8-Speed Shiftable AutomaticRWD / AWD4WD
ATS Sedan 4dr Sdn 2.0L Premium Collection RWD$46,110 / N/A4 Cylinder Turbo / 6 Cylinder27222 / 316-Speed Manual / 8-Speed Shiftable AutomaticRWD / AWD4WD
ATS Sedan 4dr Sdn 2.0L Standard AWD$37,245 / N/A4 Cylinder Turbo / 4 Cylinder27222 / 306-Speed Manual / 8-Speed Shiftable AutomaticRWD / AWD4WD
ATS Sedan 4dr Sdn 2.0L Standard RWD$35,245 / N/A4 Cylinder Turbo / 4 Cylinder27222 / 316-Speed Manual / 8-Speed Shiftable AutomaticRWD / AWD4WD
ATS Sedan 4dr Sdn 2.5L Luxury Collection RWD$37,340 / N/A4 Cylinder Turbo / 4 Cylinder / 6 Cylinder20222 / 326-Speed Manual / 8-Speed Shiftable AutomaticRWD / AWD4WD
ATS Sedan 4dr Sdn 2.5L Standard RWD$33,215 / N/A4 Cylinder Turbo / 4 Cylinder20222 / 326-Speed Manual / 8-Speed Shiftable AutomaticRWD / AWD4WD
ATS Sedan 4dr Sdn 3.6L Luxury Collection AWD$43,340 / N/A4 Cylinder Turbo / 4 Cylinder / 6 Cylinder33519 / 286-Speed Manual / 8-Speed Shiftable AutomaticRWD / AWD4WD
ATS Sedan 4dr Sdn 3.6L Luxury Collection RWD$41,340 / N/A4 Cylinder Turbo / 4 Cylinder / 6 Cylinder33520 / 306-Speed Manual / 8-Speed Shiftable AutomaticRWD / AWD4WD
ATS Sedan 4dr Sdn 3.6L Performance Collection AWD$47,155 / N/A4 Cylinder Turbo / 6 Cylinder33519 / 286-Speed Manual / 8-Speed Shiftable AutomaticRWD / AWD4WD
ATS Sedan 4dr Sdn 3.6L Performance Collection RWD$45,155 / N/A4 Cylinder Turbo / 6 Cylinder33520 / 306-Speed Manual / 8-Speed Shiftable AutomaticRWD / AWD4WD
ATS Sedan 4dr Sdn 3.6L Premium Collection AWD$49,210 / N/A4 Cylinder Turbo / 6 Cylinder33519 / 286-Speed Manual / 8-Speed Shiftable AutomaticRWD / AWD4WD
ATS Sedan 4dr Sdn 3.6L Premium Collection RWD$48,110 / N/A4 Cylinder Turbo / 6 Cylinder33520 / 306-Speed Manual / 8-Speed Shiftable AutomaticRWD / AWD4WD
Cadillac ATS Safety

Is the 2016 Cadillac ATS a Safe Car?

The Cadillac ATS comes with stability control, 4-wheel anti-lock brakes with an available Brembo performance upgrade and eight standard airbags (front, front-side, front-knee, full-length side-curtain). Rear thorax airbags are optional.

Depending on trim, the ATS also offers a laundry list of electronic driving aids, including radar-based forward-collision alert, automatic braking in case of driver negligence, lane-departure alert, a blind spot monitoring system and rear cross-traffic alert. A backup camera is standard on all models except the base-level ATS.

In National Highway Traffic Safety Administration crash tests, the ATS earned a perfect 5-star overall rating. Better yet, it also earned five stars in all three tests: frontal, side and rollover. The ATS has not yet been fully crash-tested by the nonprofit Insurance Institute for Highway Safety.

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Warranty

Original Warranty

Basic4 Years/50,000 Miles
Drivetrain6 Years/70,000 Miles
Corrosion4 Years/50,000 Miles
Rust-Through6 Years/Unlimited Miles
Roadside Assistance6 Years/70,000 Miles
Maintenance4 Years/50,000 Miles

Safety Features & Equipment

Braking & Traction
  • 4-Wheel Anti-Lock Brakes
  • Tire Pressure Monitoring System
  • Traction Control
Passenger Restraint
  • Driver Air Bag
  • Passenger Air Bag
  • Rear Side Curtain Airbags
  • Side Air Bag
  • Side Head Air Bag
Road Visibility
  • Daytime Running Lights
  • HID Headlights
Accident Prevention
  • Bluetooth, Hands-Free
  • Parking assist
  • Rearview Camera
Security
  • Alarm System
  • Telematics
  • Vehicle Anti-Theft System
Packages
  • Blind Zone Alert
  • Driver Assist Pkg
  • Lane Departure Warning
  • Cold Weather Pkg

Competition

2016 Cadillac ATS vs the competition

2016 BMW 3 Series -- The 3 Series still has a leg up on Cadillac in the powertrain department, and it's also offered as a wagon, a coupe or a convertible (the latter two of which have been recently renamed to the 4 Series). But we think the two go toe-to-toe in most major areas.

2016 Lexus IS -- We considered recommending the Audi A4 instead, but we think the IS sedan's sporty mission is more in line with that of the ATS. Offered with a choice of two V6 engines, the rear-wheel-drive or all-wheel-drive IS is similarly compact and sporty.

2016 Mercedes C-Class -- The C-Class was recently rejuvenated with a new interior and fresh engines. Unlike some baby Benzes from the past, this one looks and drives like a real Mercedes.

Used Cadillac CTS -- If you like the ATS's looks, performance and interior but need more space, consider the larger CTS. Prices are higher, though, so you may have to consider a used model.

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