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EPA Rates 2013 Cadillac ATS

The EPA has released fuel economy figures for the all-new 2013 Cadillac ATS, but only for one of its three powertrains. The base 202-horsepower, 2.5-liter inline four-cylinder engine with a six-speed automatic transmission averages 22/33 mpg city/highway. 

The ATS offers two powertrain upgrades. The first is a turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine that makes 272 horsepower and is mated to either a six-speed automatic or manual transmission. The other option is a 321-horspeower, 3.6-liter V6 engine, which is paired with a six-speed automatic. While the EPA hasn’t rated the fuel economy of either of these powertrains yet, Cadillac has released preliminary figures. The automaker expects the turbocharged engine and the automatic transmission to average 22/32 mpg, while the V6 engine and automatic transmission are predicted to get a lower 19/28 mpg.

These expected and preliminary fuel economy ratings line up with what you can expect from upscale small cars like the Buick Verano and BMW 1-Series. Few 2013 competitors have been rated by the EPA, but the base 2013 Buick Verano, which has a 2.4-liter inline four-cylinder engine and a six-speed automatic transmission, gets 21/32 mpg. The Verano’s new turbocharged 2.0-liter inline four-cylinder engine averages 20/31 mpg with a six-speed manual transmission. There’s no EPA data for the 2013 BMW 135i yet, but with a seven-speed, dual-clutch automated manual, the 2012 model’s 300-horsepower, 3.0-liter inline six-cylinder turbocharged engine is less powerful than the ATS’ V6 and isn’t as good on gas, averaging 18/25 mpg.

The rear-wheel drive 2013 Cadillac ATS is scheduled to go on sale this summer, and will start at $33,990, including delivery fees.

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