2014 Cadillac ATS Videos: Performance
Our 2014 Cadillac ATS performance video review highlights engine options and critic sentiment regarding driving dynamics such as acceleration, handling and braking.
2014 Cadillac ATS Video Transcript
Many auto writers agree that the Cadillac ATS is a worthy rival to the BMW 3 Series. Long considered the benchmark of sports sedans. Hi, I am Jim Sharifi, Senior Editor with U.S. News Best Cars. In this video, we will take a closer look at the 2014 Cadillac ATS's performance. The ATS comes standard with a 2.5 L four-cylinder engine which produces 202 hp. A turbocharged 2 L four-cylinder and a 3.6 L V6 comes as options. A six speed automatic is standard while the six speed manual is available only with turbocharged engine. Rear wheel drive comes standard and all-wheel drive is optional on models with a turbocharged and V6 engines. A Cadillac ATS delivers an EPA estimated 22 miles per gallon in the city and 33 on the highway with the base engine. That's good for the upscale midsize class, though there are some rivals that get slightly better fuel economy. Test drivers say that base ATS engine provides adequate power, but they recommend choosing the optional engines for quicker acceleration. Though they call the automatic transmission a great match for the turbocharged four-cylinder engine, some suggest pairing it with a manual transmission for even more driving fun.
The 2014 Cadillac ATS earns reviewer praise for its buttoned-down sporty handling. They also appreciate the available magnetic ride control suspension which provides a firm controlled ride. Most test drivers agree that the steering is precise but some say it doesn't offer much feedback. A few also note that the brakes don't have great pedal field, but otherwise deliver linear stocks and offer good control. To learn more about the 2014 Cadillac ATS check out our videos on its interior and other important features and consider competing cars like the Audi A4 and BMW 3-series.Read more
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