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2015 Cadillac ATS Sedan Overview

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What’s New for the 2015 Cadillac ATS Sedan?

2015 Cadillac ATS Sedan Overview

2015 Cadillac ATS Sedan ©GM

To go along with the release of the all-new ATS Coupe, the sedan has received a minor refresh for 2015. This year, the ATS Sedan features Cadillac’s redesigned badge, a new front fascia, and a more powerful 2.0-liter turbocharged engine. Additionally, the ATS now includes 4D Wi-Fi capability and wireless charging.

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2015 Cadillac ATS Sedan Exterior

2015 Cadillac ATS Sedan Overview


One glance at the 2015 ATS Sedan’s exterior is all you need to know just how luxurious this vehicle is. Its streamlined body begins at the front with a stand-out grille, and continues along elongated doors and a shapely rear-end that hints at the Sedan’s athleticism. Each trim level—Luxury, Performance, and Premium—offers deluxe finishes that will make you the center of attention on any road.

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The base trim offers 17-inch alloy wheels, heated side mirrors, and automatic headlights. Choosing Luxury will get you front and rear parking sensors, and remote engine start (in automatic models only). The Performance model is also equipped with adaptive xenon headlights and LED running lights. Finally, the Premium trim gets all the above, plus 18-inch wheels.

2015 Cadillac ATS Sedan Performance

2015 Cadillac ATS Sedan Overview

Performance is where the 2015 Cadillac ATS Sedan really shines. The standard engine choice is a 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine good for 220 horsepower and 190 lb-ft of torque. An available 2.0-liter four-cylinder turbocharged motor pumps out 272 horsepower and 295 lb-ft of torque. Drivers can choose these engine configurations with either a six-speed manual or a six-speed automatic transmission.

Those looking for higher performance numbers can choose the optional 3.6-liter V6, which boasts 321 horsepower and 274 lb-ft of torque. This option is only available with the six-speed automatic transmission.

Each engine sends power to the rear wheels, although all-wheel drive is also available when paired with the automatic transmission.

2015 Cadillac ATS Sedan Efficiency

2015 Cadillac ATS Sedan Overview

Powerful cars are often lacking when it comes to fuel efficiency, but that is not the case with the 2015 Cadillac ATS Sedan. The base four-cylinder motor is rated at 21 mpg city and 31 mpg highway.  The 2.0-liter turbocharged engine gets 21 mpg city and 30 mpg highway, which gives it a combined rating of 24 mpg combined. Choosing the V6 engine puts a slight dent in those numbers, but you’ll still get a manageable 18 mpg city and 28 mpg highway, which equals out at 22 mpg combined.

The fuel efficiency numbers are slightly lower for AWD versions of the ATS Sedan. The turbocharged four-cylinder has ratings of 19/29 mpg city/highway, while the V6’s ratings come in at 18/26 mpg city/highway.

2015 Cadillac ATS Sedan Interior

2015 Cadillac ATS Sedan Overview

As one might expect, the luxurious feel of the ATS Sedan continues once you get inside the car. The car is decked out with high-quality materials like wood and metallic accents, and offers a wide array of standard and optional features.

Starting off with the base model, drivers will find standard cruise control, dual-zone automatic climate control, leatherette upholstery, OnStar, Bluetooth connectivity, and a seven-speaker Bose sound system. An optional extra is the Cadillac User Experience (CUE) infotainment system.

Moving up to the Luxury model will get you a rearview camera, leather seats, an auto-dimming rearview mirror, standard CUE system, and HD Radio. The Performance model adds steering wheel shift paddles, 10-speaker Bose surround-sound audio system, and front sport seats; and the high-end Premium trim will get you navigation and a power-adjustable steering wheel.

2015 Cadillac ATS Coupe Safety

2015 Cadillac ATS Sedan Overview

Standard safety features on the 2015 Cadillac ATS Sedan include eight airbags, active headrests, stability control, traction control, and a rearview camera. Additionally, each model is equipped with GM’s OnStar, which comes with emergency services features like automatic crash notification, on-demand roadside assistance, remote door unlocking, and stolen vehicle assistance.

Additionally, drivers can choose from a number of optional safety packages: Safety and Security, Driver Awareness, and Advanced Security.