Cadillac ATS Coupe: Sharp looks and a powerful small engine
Cadillac really wants to compete with the best of the European Sport Coupes.
The 2015 ATS model just needs a little bit of refinement to get it there.
The 2015 ATS Coupe is the two door version of Cadillac's entry model, the ATS.
With this new generation they really smoothed over some of the edges, made it look a little more normal.
In the center here I have a touchscreen, this is what Cadillac calls CUE, the Cadillac User Experience.
Now this comes standard in every ATS but navigation is actually an option I add on to this system.
I have it on this car, if I press the button here.
I get to see the map.
The maps are very rich, I get really good looking buildings here.
What I don't like about the system is it's kind of slow when you first start up the car.
Entering in the destination can take a while, 'cause that all takes a while to boot up, and that's kind of frustrating, 'cause that's when you really want to enter a destination.
I have a 4G data connection built-in in this car, that's for on star.
That's will you find on most new GM vehicles these days.
For audio sources along with Pandora I have three USB ports, I've got two in the console here and one hidden in this little pouch here, right.
I can actually put my phone here and just hide it away and keep it plugged in.
I've got HD radio and satellite radio as well and bluetooth streaming.
In this performance trim version of the ATS, I, I get a few driver assistance features.
I get a forward collision warning that will flash a red light if I'm about to hit another car.
I get lane keeping assist which will actually turn the wheel if I'm about to drift over a lane line.
Outside of a very good reverse camera here, if I put it in reverse it shows trajectory lines, and also if I'm about to hit an object behind me.
They're all very useful.
We have two engines available for the Cadillac ATS, one is a 3.6 Litre V6, the other is a 2 Liter 4 cylinder with turbo charge.
Now that's the engine we have in this car, and it's pretty impressive because it puts out 270 feet of horsepower, 295 pound feet of torque.
That's fourteen more torque than the sedan version of this car because, well it's a coupe so Cadillac thinks it should be a little faster, a little sportier.
I've made it to a six-speed automatic transmission.
It's actually got a six-speed manual in this car.
With the automatic we have a sport mode and a touring mode.
I have it sport mode right now.
That's for your more dynamic driving, that tightens up the throttle and response and also engages a sport program in the automatic shifter.
The way to engage sport mode is by driving hard.
So you gotta hit the shoulder fast.
Get some acceleration, then brake hard, then accelerate again like you're going to some corners here, and you can hear that engine coming up.
Pretty strong, he has got an decent growl to it.
We have six suspensions on this vehicle.
This six suspension is okay, it's good in the corners and some like for handling and keeps the guy very flat.
2015 Cadillac ATS Coupe goes for a base price $38,990.
But in performance trim, with all wheel drive, we've got it for $47,930.
Now, we're gonna add navigation of the Q system for $1,030, and the driver's assistance package for $3,460.
That puts us at a total of $52,420.
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