Saturday, December 14 2019

2016 Cadillac ATS: Power and Class

The new 2016 Cadillac ATS is a strong, fuel-efficient, and enjoyable luxury sport sedan that has been redesigned to lead the market. The latest improvements to the Cadillac ATS has resulted in a sleek, angular design, an attractive and well-appointed cabin, and excellent handling. The all-new 3.6-liter V6 engine cranks out 333 horsepower, available with all-wheel drive in the 3.6 trim level. Drivers don’t need to worry about this Cadillac guzzling gas, however, as the new V6 scores an extra two miles per gallon as it is put through its paces on the highway. The eight-speed automatic transmission and athletic chassis ensures that this cutting edge car always has an edge over the competition.

The 2016 Cadillac ATS comes in four trim levels: base, Luxury, Performance and Premium. The base model comes with a long list of impressive features, including keyless ignition and entry, six-way power front seats, premium leatherette upholstery, dual-zone automatic climate control, a 5.7-inch driver information screen, the OnStar system, 4G LTE Wi-Fi capability, Bluetooth phone connectivity and two USB ports and an auxiliary audio jack. While the base model comes with a 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine that produces 202 horsepower and gets 26 miles per gallon combined, drivers may want to upgrade to the next trim levels to get the Cadillac User Experience (CUE). This infotainment system operates through swiping, tapping, and spreading and pinching fingers, making it simple for drivers to transition from smartphones.

Radically improved, the CUE is a state of the art infotainment system, offering drivers and passengers the latest technological options. With the CUE system, drivers can take advantage of an 8-inch touchscreen, Bluetooth audio, Android Auto and Apple CarPlay functionality, wireless cell phone charging, a rearview camera, three USB ports and HD radio. Consumers can also opt for a 10-speaker Bose surround-sound audio system to round out the system, which comes standard on the Luxury trim. The Luxury and Premium trim levels also come with added touches of class and safety, including front and rear parking sensors, remote engine start, leather upholstery, a 60/40-split folding rear seat, and an optional Safety and Security package. Many of the amenities provided on the upper trims are available as stand-alone upgrades on the base model.

The 2016 Cadillac ATS is known for safety, earning five out of five stars in government crash testing. Standard safety features include stability control, traction control, active front head restraints, and front and side airbags. Also included is OnStar, the emergency system that provides remote door unlocking, stolen vehicle assistance, turn-by-turn navigation, on-demand roadside assistance, and automatic crash notification. The rearview camera is standard on all trims except the base model, but it can be added as a stand-alone option. Cadillac also offers two specialized safety packages, called the Safety and Security package and the Driver Awareness. Both of these provide blind-spot monitoring, rear cross-traffic alert, lane departure and forward collision warning and prevention, and a lane-change alert system. These impressive safety features ensure that drivers and passengers will remain comfortable and safe regardless of where they are headed in a new 2016 Cadillac ATS.