2017 Cadillac ATS Coupe

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in Midsize coupes
2017 MODEL
$41,395 - $43,395 See Inventory Prices

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Detailed Review

The company introduced the first ATS Coupe in 2014. In the past few years, the car has gained significant amount of popularity in entry level luxury coupe segment. The latest 2017 Cadillac ATS Coupe comes with the same exteriors as its predecessor'. The major changes in the popular luxury Coupe are addition of heated steering, and heated front seats along with minor interior changes and a new Bose surround sound system is standard in all trims.

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Pros

Class-leading engine power

Premium interiors

Advanced safety features

Cons

Fuel economy is poor

Poor Cargo Capacity

What's New?

Cosmetic changes in exterior and interior

CUE infotainment system

Teen Driver technology is now standard


Features

vehicle bio

base price

$41395

bodystyle

2dr coupe

passenger capacity

4

top speed

189 mph

drivetrain

RWD

engine type

displacement

122

horsepower

272-hp @ 5500 rpm

torque

295 lbs.-ft. @ 3000 rpm

transmission

8-speed automated manual

chassis

suspension front

independent front strut suspension

suspension rear

independent rear multi-link suspension

dimensions

wheelbase

109.3 in.

length

183.6 in.

width

72.5 in.

height

54.8 in.

curb weight

3418 lbs.

ground clearance

5.4 in.

capacity

passenger volume

83.9 cu ft.

cargo volume

10.4 cu ft.

performance

zero to 100 mph

14.2 sec.

rolling start (5-60 mph)

5.8 sec.

fuel economy

city/combined/highway

22/31/25 mpg

ev range

352 mi.

highway range

496 mi.

warranty

basic warranty

4 yr./ 50000 mi.

drivetrain warranty

6 yr./ 70000 mi.

corrosion warranty

6 yr./ unlimited

roadside assistance

6 yr./ 70000 mi.



Styles

 2017 Cadillac ATS Coupe in Black Raven color  2017 Cadillac ATS Coupe in Bronze Dune Metallic color  2017 Cadillac ATS Coupe in Crystal White Tricoat color  2017 Cadillac ATS Coupe in Moonstone Metallic color  2017 Cadillac ATS Coupe in Stellar Black Metallic color
Black Raven

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Trims and Configurations

MSRP


 2017 Cadillac ATS Coupe 2.0L Turbo Luxury

2.0L Turbo Luxury

power
272-hp @ 5,500 rpm
fuel
TBD
mpg
25 combined

$41,395 - $43,395


Style Prices MPG Engine Transmission Drivetrain Seats Colors
2.0L Turbo Luxury 2dr Coupe (2.0L 4cyl 8AM) Starting at $41,395 MSRP (22/25/31) 272-hp @ 5,500 rpm2i-4
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8-speed automated manual rear wheel drive 4
2.0L Turbo Luxury 2dr Coupe AWD (2.0L 4cyl 8AM) Starting at $43,395 MSRP (22/25/30) 272-hp @ 5,500 rpm, 2 L, i-4,
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8-speed automated manual all wheel drive 4

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Expert Review


CARHP Editorial March 29, 2019

Starting at a price of $37,596 and going up to $49,495, The new 2017 Cadillac ATS Coupe comes in four trims. The ATS base is the cheapest while the Premium performance is the costliest trim. ATS coupe is giving tough competition in the category, the main competitors of the ATS coupe 2017, are Audi A5 Sport Tiptronic, Mercedes Benz C 300, and BMW 430i. Let's see how the beloved coupe holds up against its competitors.

2017 Cadillac ATS Coupe Features

The different trims of the Cadillac ATS Coupe are named as named as ATS base, Luxury, Premium luxury, and Premium performance. The base variant holds a price tag of $38K approx. The main highlights of the base variant include remote engine start, keyless entry and ignition, heated mirrors, dual-zone automatic climate control, and 18-inch alloy wheels. The base trim features Cadillac CUE Information and Media Control System which features an 8-inch display coupled with a 12-speaker BOSE sound system.

Trim

ATS

ATS Luxury

ATS Premium Luxury

ATS Premium Performance

MSRP

$37,595

$41,395

$46,995

$49,495

Key Features

  • LED center high-mounted stop/brake (CHMSL)
  • Cadillac CUE Information and Media Control System AM/FM stereo with 8" diagonal color information display, three USB ports, auxiliary input jack, Natural Voice Recognition,
  • Integration for Apple CarPlay and Android Auto capability for compatible phone, Collection and Teen Driver
  • Bose premium surround sound 12-speaker system
  • Exhaust, dual stainless-steel with bright tips
  • Adaptive Forward Lighting and LED vertical light signatures
  • Bluetooth for phone/audio, uplevel phone/audio with Natural Voice Recognition
  • Bose premium surround sound 12-speaker system
  • Noise control, electronic sound enhancer
  • Outside heated power-adjustable and driver-side auto-dimming body-color, manual folding with integrated turn signal indicators and puddle lamps
  • SiriusXM Satellite Radio and HD Radio
  • Wireless Charging
  • OnStar 4G LTE and built-in Wi-Fi hotspot
  • Bose premium surround sound 12-speaker system
  • 12-way driver and front passenger seats, plus 2-way power lumbar and 4-way front headrests
  • Retained accessory power power windows
  • Panoramic Sunroof

We Recommend

The best option to choose from the ATS line-up is the ATS Premium Luxury trim as it comes with all the luxury features including the power-adjustable seats, leathery upholstery and is priced at $46,995 which seems okay when you consider the features you get.

2017 Cadillac ATS Coupe Engine

Cadillac ATS Coupe is boosted with a 2.0L Turbo, I4, DOHC, VVT engine which produces best in class power count of 272 hp @ 5500 rpm. The competitors like Audi A5 Sport Tiptronic, BMW 430i, and Mercedes Benz C 300 throw powers at 220 hp @4450 rpm, 248 hp @ 5200 rpm and 241 hp @ 5550 rpm respectively. The powerful 2.0L I4 engine in the Cadillac ATS is equipped with automatic transmission.

Models

Cadillac ATS

Audi A5 sport Tiptronic

BMW 430i

Mercedes Benz C 300

MSRP

$37,595

$42,200

$42,150

$42,650

Engine

2.0L Turbo, I4, DI, DOHC, VVT

2.0L TFSI 4 Cylinder

2.0L I4 turbo

2.0L Turbo I4

Transmission

8-speed automatic

8-speed automatic

8-speed automatic

7-speed automatic

Horsepower

272 hp @ 5500 rpm

220 hp @ 4450 rpm

248 hp @ 5200 rpm

241 hp @ 5550 rpm

Torque

295 lb.-ft @ 3000 rpm

258 lb.-ft @ 1500 rpm

258 lb.-ft @ 1450 rpm

273 lb.-ft @ 1300 rpm

Cadillac's 2.0L I4 Turbo engine offer massive, class-leading torque count of 295 lb.-ft on the board. The rivals, Audi A5 sport Tiptronic, BMW 430i, and Mercedes Benz C 300 produces torque counts of 258 lb.-ft @ 1500 rpm, 258 lb.-ft @ 1450 rpm, 273 lb.-ft @ 1300 rpm respectively. At last, Cadillac ATS coupe 2017 has the most powerful engine among the competitors which produces high power and torque counts. The Cadillac ATS V excels in engine and transmission segment when compared with the rivals.

Acceleration

Cadillac ATS Coupe's potent engine produces impressive acceleration count in the entry-level luxury coupe segment. Cadillac ATS Coupe takes just 14.2 seconds in covering a quarter-mile of distance from still. The quarter-mile test results are best in class for the ATS coupe 2017. Cadillac ATS Coupe takes just 5.7 seconds while accelerating to 60 MPH from still which is again impressive, though the BMW shows better results of just 5.5 seconds in the 0-60 MPH run.

Models

Cadillac ATS

Audi A5 sport Tiptronic

BMW 430i

Mercedes Benz C 300

0-60 MPH

5.7 sec

6.1 sec

5.5 sec

6.2 sec

Quarter mile

14.2 sec

14.7 sec

14.4 sec

14.6 sec

Engine

2.0L

2.0L

2.0L

2.0L

Emission

(Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year)

7.1

7.0

6.6

6.7

Other rivals like Audi A5 sport Tiptronic and Mercedes Benz C 300 take 6.1 and 6.2 seconds respectively. The engine in the Cadillac produces a higher emission of 7.1 tons of CO2 for every 15K miles. The other cars in the segment are eco-friendlier with less emission of 7.0, 6.6, and 6.7 tons of CO2 per 15k miles for Audi A5 sport Tiptronic, BMW 430i, and Mercedes Benz C 300 respectively. At last, Cadillac ATS Coupe features competitive acceleration counts in the segment along with the popular BMW 430i.

Ride and Handling

Cadillac ATS Coupe 2017 features decent riding and handling experience in the segment. The steering is responsive and pretty agile too.

Braking

The Cadillac ATS coupe is equipped with a moderately powered braking system. The braking pads for the Cadillac ATS Coupe are 12.6 inches for the front pad and 12.4 for the rear paddle. The brakes are convenient and offer decent grip. When it comes to the real-world braking experience, it was not more than average in the base model while higher models are also offer forward collision warning and automatic emergency braking systems which boosts the braking system usability and performance.

Model

Cadillac ATS

Audi A5 sport Tiptronic

BMW 430i

Mercedes Benz C 300

Brake Front (in.)

12.6

12.6

12.3

12.5

Brake Rear (in.)

12.4

11.8

11.8

11.8

Curb Weight (lbs.)

3411

3583

3558

3638

60-0 MPH (ft.)

115

108

N/A

109

Cadillac ATS Coupe slides 115 feet while decelerating from 60 MPH to still. The decelerating test performance was nothing more than just acceptable. The German competitors like Audi A5 sport Tiptronic and Mercedes Benz C300 feature better braking systems on the board. At last, the Cadillac ATS Coupe lacks in the segment when compared with the German rivals; the overall braking performance was acceptable.

2017 Cadillac ATS Coupe Fuel Economy

As Cadillac ATS Coupe is boosted with a more powerful engine than competitors, It is a bit less fuel efficient than others in the segment. It offers an fuel economy of 22 MPG on city roads and 31 MPG on highways. The combined average comes somewhere near 25 which is acceptable for an entry level luxury coupe.

Model

Cadillac ATS

Audi A5 sport Tiptronic

BMW 430i

Mercedes Benz C 300

MPG (city)

22

22

23

23

MPG (highway)

31

30

34

30

MPG (combined)

25

25

27

26

The competitors like Audi A5 sport Tiptronic and Mercedes Benz C 300 offer fuel economies of 25 and 26 MPG respectively while the BMW 430i offers best-in-class fuel economy of 27 MPG. At last, The Cadillac ATS Coupe has decent fuel economy considering its powerful engine but the competitors like BMW 430i and Mercedes Benz C 300 feature better fuel economies in the segment.

2017 Cadillac ATS Coupe Interior

Cadillac ATS Coupe offer passenger capacity of four. The coupe features premium interiors with some metal and wooden tweaks. The interior design is inline with our tastes. The interiors are competitive with the German manufacturers in the segment.The front passenger seats are heated and adjustable. There is enough space for the driver and passengers' comfort. The dual zone climate control works well. The additional interior features like wireless charging, sunroof, adjustable heated steering and adjustable back passenger seats are available in the upper premium variants.

Model

Cadillac ATS

Audi A5 sport Tiptronic

BMW 430i

Mercedes Benz C 300

Passenger capacity

4

4

4

4

Front (Head/Shoulder/Leg) (In.)

37.6/54.1/42.3

39.1/54.3/41.3

39.8/55.3/42.2

38.8/54.8/42.0

Second (Head/Shoulder/Leg) (In.)

35.1/51.1/33.5

36.0/52.8/31.7

36.1/51.7/33.7

35.6/51.7/32.0

Cadillac ATS Coupe comes with the features rich Cadillac Cue infotainment system which features an eight-inch touchscreen display on the board. Although it lacks the knob based controller, It is still one of the best infotainment systems available in the category. The connectivity features include OnStar 4G LTE and built-in Wi-Fi hotspot, Bluetooth, Satellite Radio, and 3 USB ports. The infotainment system is easy to operate as it features large easily recognizable icons. The other features like navigation, voice control, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto smartphone integration are standard on the Cadillac ATS. The multi-speaker BOSE sound system produces impressive sound output for the ATS coupe.

Cargo capacity

Cadillac ATS Coupe offers a low cargo capacity of 10.4 ft.cube which is disappointing for some users. Though we are not expecting a huge cargo capacity from a luxury cum sports car but the company should have given more cargo capacity than just 10.4 ft. cube. It can hardly manages two mid-size cargo bags in the boot.

Model

Cadillac ATS

Audi A5 sport Tiptronic

BMW 430i

Mercedes Benz C 300

Cargo Volume (ft.3)

10.4

12.2

12.6

10.5

Audi A5 sport Tiptronic, BMW 430i and Mercedes Benz C 300 are equipped with boot capacities of 12.2, 12.6 and 10.5 ft. cube respectively. There is nothing much in the segment to expect from these luxury cum sport coupes. Still, the German rivals feature a bit better cargo capacity when compared with the ATS coupe 2017.

2017 Cadillac ATS Coupe Exterior

Cadillac ATS Coupe 2017 features sturdy build quality as its predecessor. The car is equipped with a large bonnet with lustrous grills along with the Cadillac logo on the center. The standard LED lights are dazzling enough to give a sparking first Impression. The 18-inch alloy wheels complements the premium looks of the ATS 2017 coupe. The dimensions of the Cadillac ATS coupe 2017 counts at 183.6, 72.5, and 54.8 inches for length, width and height respectively. The Cadillac weighs at 3411 lbs while the rivals like Audi A5 Sport Tiptronic, BMW 430i and Mercedes Benz C 300 hold curb weights of 3583, 3558, and 3638 respectively.

Model

Cadillac ATS

Audi A5 sport Tiptronic

BMW 430i

Mercedes Benz C 300

Curb weight (lbs.)

3411

3583

3558

3638

Length(in)

183.6

182.1

182.6

184.5

Width(in)

72.5

73.0

71.9

71.3

Height(in)

54.8

54.0

54.2

55.3

Ground clearance (in)

5.0

4.5

5.1

5.1

Wheelbase (in)

109.3

108.3

110.6

111.8

Track width (in) F/R

60.3/61.7

62.6/62.1

60.9/62.7

61.5/60.9

Cadillac ATS Coupe 2017 offers decent ground clearance of 5.0 inches along with a track width of 60.3/61.7 for front/Rear on the board. The Cadillac features a large enough wheelbase of 109.3 inches while the German rivals like Audi A5 sport Tiptronic, BMW 430i, and Mercedes Benz C 300 feature wheelbases of 108.3, 110.6, and 111.8 inches respectively.

2017 Cadillac ATS Coupe Safety

Cadillac ATS Coupe is equipped with advanced safety features like StabiliTrak (Electronic Stability control system), antilock disc brakes, active front head restraints and traction control system on the board. The OnStar Guidance plan is standard for one year in all trims of the ATS 2017 coupe. The main highlights of the OnStar Guidance plan are Automatic Crash Response, Stolen Vehicle Assistance, Roadside Assistance, Turn-by-Turn Navigation and Advanced diagnostics. LATCH system for child safety is also standard on the 2017 ATS coupe.Air bags, driver and front passenger frontal (dual stage for passenger) knee and side, front and rear head curtain

  • OnStar Guidance plan for 1 year including Automatic Crash Response, Stolen Vehicle Assistance, Roadside Assistance, Turn-by-Turn Navigation, Advanced Diagnostics
  • Safety belts, 3-point, driver and front passenger
  • Child seat restraint system
  • Traction control, all-speed, brake and engine controlled
  • StabiliTrak, electronic stability control system
  • LATCH system (Lower Anchors and Top tethers for CHildren), for child safety seats
  • Trunk emergency release handle

The coupe is also equipped with a parking Assist System with rear view camera. For passenger safety, there are driver and front passenger dual stage knee and side airbags along with front and rear head curtain. The upper premium trims also feature additional safety technology including forward collision warning, lane departure alert, traffic alert, blind spot monitor and advanced Cadillac safety seat for better safety

2017 Cadillac ATS Coupe Competition

Audi A5 Sport

2017 Cadillac ATS Coupe is boosted with a more powerful engine and better acceleration when compared with Audi A5 sport Tiptronic. The Cadillac ATS excels in segments like interiors, leg-space and ground clearance. on the other hand, Audi A5 sport Tiptronic outshines the Cadillac in braking, fuel economy and cargo capacity

BMW 430i

Though the Cadillac ATS Coupe offer better power and torque counts, The BMW 430i competes well with the Cadillac in the acceleration segment. The BMW excels in segments like braking, suspension, fuel economy and cargo capacity. On the other hand, Cadillac outshines the BMW 430i in sporty experience, interiors, and infotainment system.

Mercedes Benz C 300

Cadillac ATS Coupe is equipped with a more powerful engine which produces better acceleration than the Mercedes Benz C 300. The Mercedes-Benz C 300 excels in segments like ground clearance, braking, fuel economy and cargo volume. On the other hand, Cadillac features thrilling riding experience and better infotainment system

2017 Cadillac ATS Coupe Final Verdict

The Cadillac ATC Coupe focuses more on the sporty experience than utility things like cargo space and fuel economy . The Cadillac ATS Coupe is able to complete all day to day tasks with ease along with rich and powerful sporty experience but other coupes are better and more convenient for holidays and picnics. The Cadillac ATS Coupe is a Sporty luxury coupe with top notch experience while it lags behind some segments.