2019 Cadillac ATS
The 2019 Cadillac ATS drops 2 doors this year, but maintains its European character and good manners. Due to the fact that of dull sales, the ATS will be offered only as a coupe for this year, and will be terminated soon. Although the sedan is off the table, the staying coupe is enjoyable to drive and relatively luxurious.
The ATS can be found in 4 trims this year: Standard, Luxury, Premium Luxury, and Premium Performance. Requirement and Luxury trimmed models are geared up with 2.0-liter turbo-4 that makes 272 hp and 295 lb-ft of torque. The leading two trims get Cadillac’s 3.6-liter V-6 that makes 335 hp and 285 lb-ft of torque.
2019 Cadillac ATS Styling
The 2019 Cadillac ATS carries a familiar, aged look that hasn’t changed much given that the model’s introduction several years earlier. We do not mind it, however it’s average by now. The ATS carries such an identifiable design at this point, any changes to the exterior seem to pale in comparison. The look has actually aged well, however just since it didn’t use the trailblazing shapes that some of Cadillac’s other vehicles have.
The ATS is a less-sharp approximation of Cadillac’s CTS, with rounded lines coddling the grille and lower front bumper. The now-ubiquitous swept-back headlight shape looks practically out of location here, strangely pointy on an otherwise pedestrian profile.
Inside, exposure is helped by a low dash and well-placed controls. In some colors, the dash can feel imposingly dark and dull, however the minimalist appearance works well to draw the eye to the ATS’ 8.0-inch infotainment screen and capacitive controls underneath it. Cool features like cordless charging are almost lost in the otherwise unimaginative style.
2019 Cadillac ATS Engine
The 2019 ATS is fun to drive and much livelier than its simple appearance lets on. 2 engines are offered across the ATS line in 2019: a 2.0-liter turbocharged inline-4 that makes 272 horsepower and a 335-hp 3.6-liter V-6. Both powerplants are matched to an 8-speed automated, but the turbo-4 can get a smooth-shifting 6-speed handbook for a match made in twisty-road heaven.
Surprisingly, the smaller, less-powerful engine will win the enthusiast’s heart in the ATS. The pairing of a lighter engine with the option to click through your very own equipments produces a pleasurable driving experience, and one that is more usable day-to-day than rivals like the Mercedes-Benz C300 and BMW 328i.
2019 Cadillac ATS Features
The 2019 ATS is offered in 4 trims, 2 engine options, and back- or all-wheel drive available across most of the range. With an entertaining 6-speed manual offered in certain configurations, the ATS has the ideal aspects in location to be a true sports coupe and overall entertainer.
The ATS lineup includes Standard, Luxury, Premium Luxury, and Premium Performance models. Requirement and Luxury models feature a 2.0-liter turbo-4, while Premium Luxury and Premium Performance trims are equipped with a 3.6-liter V-6. All models are equipped with Cadillac’s feature-rich 8.0-inch touchscreen infotainment system. With haptic feedback and standard Apple CarPlay/Android Auto compatibility, the ATS is tech-heavy even in base trim.
2019 Cadillac ATS Safety
The 2019 Cadillac ATS is pared down this year to a two-door version that hasn’t yet been checked by federal or independent authorities. We’ve withheld our safety rating pending those outcomes, but provided the low numbers of coupes offered, we’re not holding our breath.
The 2019 ATS can be geared up with a selection of optional advanced safety tech like forward collision caution, lane-keep assist, rear-cross traffic notifies, car high-beams, and more, however the tech is not readily available on base models at all and is optional on Luxury trims. Premium and Premium Performance trims get the features as basic equipment, but we’re then speaking about vehicles that are almost $50,000 before alternatives and tax.