What’s the Difference Between the Cadillac ATS Sedan and the Cadillac ATS-V Sedan?
With nearly identical names, the Cadillac ATS Sedan and Cadillac ATS-V Sedan are often lumped together. Their nameplates are quite similar and they are both sedans, but they’re not exactly the same. The Cadillac ATS Sedan is a traditional sedan with four trims that are great for daily driving, while the ATS-V Sedan is a more performance-focused, single-trim model with a stronger powertrain and sporty styling.
Model Overview: Learn more about the 2018 Cadillac ATS Sedan
Cadillac ATS Sedan vs. Cadillac ATS-V Sedan
The 2018 Cadillac ATS Sedan is equipped with a standard 272-horsepower, 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine. Its upper two trims, the Luxury and Performance, come with a 3.6-liter V6 that gives off 335 horsepower and 285 lb-ft of torque. The four-cylinder can be paired to a six-speed manual or an eight-speed automatic transmission. The V6 is only available with an eight-speed automatic transmission.
The 2018 Cadillac ATS-V Sedan has a significantly upgraded engine: a 3.6=liter twin-turbo V6. This engine, available with a six-speed manual or eight-speed automatic transmission, gives off 464 horsepower and 445 lb-ft of torque.
While you gain strength behind the wheel of the ATS-V Sedan, you do lose out on efficiency. The ATS Sedan’s standard engine earns an estimated 22 mpg in the city and 31 mpg on the highway. When you’re behind the wheel of the ATS-V Sedan, you’ll only get up to 16 mpg in the city and 23 mpg on the highway.
These two Cadillac models, while sporting similar nameplates, are at two drastically different price points. The 2018 Cadillac ATS Sedan has an MSRP of $35,495, while the 2018 Cadillac ATS-V Sedan makes a big price jump with an MSRP of $61,595.
Model Overview: Learn more about the 2018 Cadillac ATS-V Sedan
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