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2017 Cadillac ATS Overview

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The 2017 Cadillac ATS is the luxury automaker’s best-selling car. Blessed with stylish good looks, two lively engine options, and enough tech equipment to make Silicon Valley jealous, it’s not hard to see why this model has become so popular. Initially released for the 2013 model year, the ATS has grown up a lot since then and it’s now considered one of the best handling cars that Cadillac has ever produced. That’s saying something when you consider the company has been around since 1902.


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The 2017 Cadillac ATS carries a starting MSRP that’s less than $35,000

2017 Cadillac ATS
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What’s New for the 2017 Cadillac ATS?

Like other new models from GM, the 2017 Cadillac ATS now comes standard with Teen Driver technology. This system allows vehicle owners to set maximum speed limits for secondary drivers, which is useful for families with teenagers who are just getting their feet wet behind the wheel. Another new standard feature is the CUE infotainment system along with its eight-inch touchscreen. Other changes include the loss of the 2.5-liter engine option on the sedan model and heated seats are now standard on the Luxury trim for the coupe.

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The 2017 Cadillac ATS carries a starting MSRP that’s less than $35,000

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2017 Cadillac ATS Exterior

The exterior design of the 2017 Cadillac ATS is sleek and muscular. Cadillac’s bold grille gives the front of the ATS a unique look, while the vertical headlights add even more style. The sedan model comes standard with 17-inch premium alloy wheels, but consumers who opt for the two-door coupe version of the ATS will be treated to larger 18-inch painted alloy rims. Furthermore, Cadillac is offering a new Carbon Black package for the 2017 model year, which includes features like a black chrome grille, After Midnight dark finish wheels, body-color door handles, black finished side window molding, and a V-Series spoiler.

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Exterior available on the 2017 Cadillac ATS Sedan

  • Active aero grille shutters, Center high-mounted stop lamp, Body-color moldings, Projector headlamps, P225/45R17 all-season run-flat tires, 17-inch premium painted alloy wheels

Exterior available on the 2017 Cadillac ATS Coupe

  • Daytime Running Lamps, Chrome-accented grille, Heated power-adjustable side-view mirrors, Projector beam headlights, 18-inch painted alloy wheels, Front intermittent windshield wipers

Exterior available on the 2017 Cadillac ATS Sedan Luxury

  • Heated power exterior mirrors, 17-inch polished alloy wheels

Exterior available on the 2017 Cadillac ATS Coupe Luxury

  • HID headlamps, Adaptive Forward Lighting, LED vertical light signatures

Exterior available on the 2017 Cadillac ATS Coupe Premium Luxury

  • Rainsense automatic wipers, IntelliBeam® automatic high-beam headlamp control, 18-inch polished forged-alloy wheels, Illuminating outside door handles

Exterior available on the 2017 Cadillac ATS Sedan Premium Performance

  • High-Intensity Discharge (HID) headlamps, Illuminating outside door handles, IntelliBeam® auto high-beam headlamps, P225/40R18 front run-flat tires, P255/35R18 rear run-flat tires, Forged polished alloy wheels

Exterior available on the 2017 Cadillac ATS Coupe Premium Performance

  • 18-inch machined face forged-aluminum wheels, Performance suspension with driver-selectable Magnetic Ride Control™, Performance summer-only run-flat tires, High-capacity engine cooling

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The 2017 Cadillac ATS carries a starting MSRP that’s less than $35,000

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2017 Cadillac ATS Performance

There are two engine options for both the ATS sedan and coupe. The standard engine is a 2.0-liter turbo four-cylinder that provides 272 horsepower and 295 lb-ft of torque. That engine can be paired with the consumer’s choice of either an eight-speed automatic transmission with paddle shifters or a six-speed manual. The other available engine is a 3.6-liter V6 rated at 335 horsepower and 285 lb-ft of torque. Buyers also get to choose between rear-wheel and all-wheel drive.

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The 2017 Cadillac ATS carries a starting MSRP that’s less than $35,000

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2017 Cadillac ATS Efficiency

The efficiency of the 2017 Cadillac ATS is dependent on each buyer’s powertrain selection, as well as their decision between RWD and AWD. The most affordable version of the ‘17 Cadillac ATS comes with the turbo-four, an eight-speed automatic, and RWD. With this equipment, the new ATS yields an EPA-estimated 22 mpg in the city and 31 mpg on the highway. In contrast, fuel economy slips to 19 mpg in the city and 27 mpg on the highway when the ATS is equipped with the optional V6, eight-speed automatic, and AWD.

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The 2017 Cadillac ATS carries a starting MSRP that’s less than $35,000

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2017 Cadillac ATS Interior

The interior of the 2017 Cadillac ATS provides a comfortable and tech-savvy environment for the driver and passengers. Some of the standard features provided by the ATS include six-way power front seats with lumbar support, dual-zone automatic climate control, a leather-wrapped steering wheel, and leatherette upholstery. In addition, every 2017 Cadillac ATS comes standard with a CUE infotainment system with an eight-inch touchscreen. This innovative system offers both Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility. This is useful because it gives consumers the ability to stream music, pull up maps, and access their favorite apps. The ATS also comes standard with a premium Bose sound system.

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Interior available on the 2017 Cadillac ATS Sedan

  • Air filtration system, Front center armrest, rear center armrest with cup holders, Carpeted floor mats, Coat hooks, Driver and passenger six-way power seat adjusters, Dual-zone automatic climate control, Front bucket seats, Leatherette seat trim, Cadillac CUE® Information and Media Control System, Cadillac CUE® and surround sound, Wireless charging, Bose® premium surround sound audio system, Keyless Access, OnStar® Guidance Plan for one year, OnStar® with 4G LTE, 5.7-inch color Driver Information Center, Bluetooth® for phone and audio, Cruise control, SiriusXM® Satellite Radio

Interior available on the 2017 Cadillac ATS Coupe

  • 5.7-inch color Driver Information Center, Carpeted floor mats, Six-way power front seats, Dual-zone automatic climate control, Front bucket seats, Front console, Keyless Access, Passive Entry, Leather-wrapped steering wheel with mounted controls, Lighting accents, Magnesium paddle shift controls, Frameless rearview mirror, Noise control, Remote vehicle start, Split-folding rear seat, Bluetooth® streaming, Bose® premium surround sound audio system, Cadillac CUE®, Cruise control, OnStar® Basic Plan for 5 years, OnStar® Guidance Plan for 1 year, OnStar® 4G LTE, Rear vision camera, SiriusXM® satellite radio, Teen Driver system, Wireless charging

Interior available on the 2017 Cadillac ATS Sedan Luxury

  • Memory Package, Cold Weather Package, Seating Package, Driver and passenger eight-way power seat adjusters, Leather seat trim

Interior available on the 2017 Cadillac ATS Coupe Luxury

  • Performance seats with leather seating surfaces, 12-way power adjustable driver seat, Auto-dimming mirrors, Memory Package with two presets, Front and Rear park Assist, Universal Home Remote

Interior available on the 2017 Cadillac ATS Coupe Premium Luxury

  • Heated front seats, Heated steering wheel, Sport alloy pedals, Forward Collision Alert, Lane Keep Assist with Departure Warning, Safety Alert Seat, Side Blind Zone Alert, Lane Change Alert, Rear Cross-Traffic Alert

Interior available on the 2017 Cadillac ATS Sedan Premium Performance

  • Driver and front passenger performance seats, Magnesium paddle shift control, Sport aluminum pedals, Full-color reconfigurable Head-Up Display, Magnetic Ride Control™ Adaptive Suspension, Safety Alert Seat, Forward Collision Alert, Lane Departure Warning, Lane Keep Assist with, RainSense™ automatic wipers, Side Blind Zone alert, Rear Cross-Traffic Alert

Interior available on the 2017 Cadillac ATS Coupe Premium Performance

  • Full-color Head-Up Display, 110-volt conventional power outlet, Power tilt-and-telescoping steering column

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The 2017 Cadillac ATS carries a starting MSRP that’s less than $35,000

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2017 Cadillac ATS Safety

The 2017 Cadillac ATS earned the best possible safety rating of five stars from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). This rating means the Cadillac ATS received top ratings in each of the NHTSA’s crashworthiness tests. These tests examine how the car is expected to hold up in the event of a frontal crash, side collision, and rollover crash. The 2017 Cadillac ATS comes standard with traction control, electronic stability control, antilock brakes, multiple airbags, and a rearview camera. Other advanced safety features available with the ATS includes front and rear automatic braking, forward collision alert, lane keep assist with lane departure warning, lane change alert, and adaptive cruise control.

Standard Safety Features (Sedan)

  • Anti-lock brakes
  • Rear Vision Camera
  • All-speed traction control
  • Airbags
  • Daytime running lamps
  • Rear door child locks
  • LATCH child seat restraint system
  • Passenger Sensing System
  • StabiliTrak® electronic stability control
  • Teen Driver system
  • Tire pressure monitoring system
  • OnStar® Automatic Crash Response
  • OnStar® Crisis Assist
  • OnStar® Emergency Services

Standard Safety Features (Coupe)

  • Airbag Passenger Sensing System
  • All-speed traction control
  • Daytime Running Lights
  • LATCH System
  • OnStar® Basic Plan
  • Rear Vision Camera
  • StabiliTrak® vehicle stability enhancement system
  • Teen Driver
  • Tire pressure Monitoring System
  • Trunk emergency release handle
  • OnStar Automatic Crash Response
  • OnStar Emergency Services

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