2014 Cadillac ATS is the 4th best American Sports sedan out of 25 best upscale midsize sedans. The ATS is comparatively smaller than the well known CTS sedan and is almost identical in dimensions to the 3-series sedans. ATS has a competitive edge over its rival in the category of weight that is as low as 3,400 pounds.
The rear wheel drive 2014 ATS is offered in four trims: Standard, Luxury, Performance and Premium that can be further classified in different trims on the basis of engine choices offered to the lineup. Standard and Luxury trims are powered with a 2.5 liter Powertrain, Standard, Luxury, Performance and Premium trims are powered by a 2.0 liter and a 3.6 liter is offered for Luxury, Performance and Premium.
The exterior design of the new 2014 ATS is something very adorable and fresh with the addition of new LED lights extending towards edges to headlights creating a dramatic look at night. The car has a low hood, short front overhang, front grille with matching black chrome detail, lower bumper grille, and turn signals in mirrors, low roofline and a sporty sleek design. Cadillac added elegance and appealing vertical LED taillights to make it more charming. For ATS 18 inch and 19 inch wheels are optional.
2014 ATS is one of those sedans that are praised for their upgraded interior finished with quality materials especially if we compare it to other Cadillac models. The cabin is well crafted and well equipped for the comfort and convenience of the occupants. The interior is finished with real wood paired with leatherette and supple leather trims with quality plated metals and carbon fiber accents. The car is equipped with driver oriented controls, making driving a fun and safe. The cabin of 2014 is much more elegant and well maintained beyond the expectations of the folks. The car is offering enough legroom for adults, however, the headroom is a bit disappointing with the sunroof. Rear legroom is good, but not very durable.
Three engine choices are available for the lineup of 2014 Cadillac CTS, a 2.5 liter four cylinder engine is there to generate 202 horsepower and 190 lb ft of torque. A 2.0 liter four cylinder turbocharged engine produces 272 horsepower and 260 lb ft of torque and a 3.6 liter V6 good for 321 horsepower and 274 lb ft of torque.
All the three engines are mated with a six speed automatic transmission while only 2.0 liter turbocharged engine has an optional six speed manual transmission. Across the lineup Cadillac offered rear wheel drive whereas the 2.0 liter and 3.6 liter models also have all wheel drive as an optional feature mated with automatic transmission.
Acceleration for 0-60 mph for 2.0T is 6.3 seconds and 5.7 seconds for rear wheel drive 3.6 liter. EPA rated fuel economy is 22 mpg City, 33 mpg Highway and 25 mpg combined for 2.5 liter four cylinder, 21 mpg city, 31 mpg highway and 24 mpg combined (RWD) and 20 mpg city, 29 mpg highway and 23 mpg combined (AWD) for 2.0T and 18 mpg City, 28 mpg highway and 22 mpg combined (RWD), 18 mpg city, 26 mpg highway and 21 mpg combined (AWD).
Standard features are antilock disc brakes, traction control, stability control, active front head restraints, front-seat side airbags, knee airbags and full-length side curtain airbags and OnStar that adds On-demand roadside assistance, Stolen vehicle assistance, automatic crash notification, turn by turn navigation and remote door unlocking.
The driving impression is pretty strong making Cadillac ATS 2014 a best choice that could meet fine daily demands. Three engine choices made it easy for people to choose the one most suiting their requirements. Overall performance on the road of this model is poised.
Infiniti G25, Mercedes Benz C-Class, BMW 3-Series, Audi A4 and Volvo S60 may offer a tough time to ATS 2014.
The lineup of 2014 Cadillac ATS come in a price range starting from $33,990 to $48,690 and is available on sale.
The 2014 ATS is designed to deliver a unique Cadillac experience about which many believe it will improve the overall brand image of the Cadillac. The car is well balanced, well equipped and decently designed making it a perfect car for a family of five.
Bilal Amjad is a professional content writer and learning latest web trends. I love to drive cars and happy to write on cars related topics.
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