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I spent my week driving and riding around in the new 2014 Cadillac ATS and the only word that comes to mind is ‘wow.’ This isn’t grandpa’s old 73′ Coupe Deville anymore. Between the Touchscreen CUE system and lane departure warning that vibrates the seat when you accidentally leave your lane, this car was more than I could imagine. The all wheel drive isn’t exactly a new thing for Cadillac but within a few short years they have this car nailed down to how a sport sedan should drive. With the 3.6L or the 2.0 turbo version there is no shortage of get up and go or fun to be had on the open road – the ATS almost seems to anticipate acceleration and responds beautifully. The interior is, of course, classic Cadillac luxury. Hand stitching, leather and sleek styling abound inside the ATS, giving you the difficult choice between going fast for the sake of speed, or taking your time and cruising in comfort. If you’re looking for a new sedan that provides luxury, comfort and style I would highly suggest you run not walk to Morrie’s Cadillac and drive the ATS today.
Cadillac has always been synonymous with luxury, however, the lack of fresh blood to their lineup in the last decade left them tired and overlooked. That changed with the introduction of the 2013 Cadillac ATS. A new segment for Cadillac, the ATS brings the performance and luxury Cadillac is known for to a smaller, sportier platform. I was “tasked” with driving an ATS for a weekend and I have to say I was nothing less than impressed. I, like many others in my generation, initially thought Cadillacs were only enjoyed by those with an AARP card tucked into their wallet and spending their days on the golf course. I’m happy to say my assumptions were dead wrong.
At first glance this car is gorgeous. It sports the new, more aggressive front fascia that would later appear on the CTS, XTS, ELR, and future updates to Cadillac’s lineup. With features like swept back LED headlamps, 18-inch polished aluminum wheels, and a noticeably sportier stance than Cadillac’s past you can’t help but appreciate how far Cadillac has come. Currently one of the oldest American car brands, second only to Buick, Cadillac is amongst the oldest car brands in the world. Founded in 1902 with lineup consisting of 2 vehicles, the Runabout and Tonneau, both of which resembling the iconic Ford Model-A, Cadillac has spent the last 111 years perfecting the engineering found in their modern day offerings.
I’d love to tell you that I had a grand adventure during my time with the ATS but that would be quite a stretch from the truth. My weekend consisted of errands and traffic that the ATS took from mind-numbingly boring to fun in an instant. Equipped with the optional 321hp 3.6L V6 under the hood, I found myself smiling and giddy over making it to the next red light quicker that my fellow commuters. Its combination of available power, sport suspension, and remarkable list of safety features made driving this little beauty an absolute delight. The wide array of safety features that can be found in the ATS make you feel as if you have a co-pilot in the passenger seat. Getting too close to the car in front of you? Let me apply the brakes for you. Drifting into the next lane on accident? Let me warn you by vibrating your seat. The list goes on with features like adaptive cruise control, heads-up display, and parking assist to name a few.
We are pleased to announce the long anticipated arrival of the 2013 Cadillac ATS at Morrie’s Cadillac. Cadillac had the BMW 3-series in their crosshairs when developing the brand new ATS and tested the limits of this compact sport luxury sedan on some of the most demanding roads on earth. After watching our brief overview video, be sure to check out some of Cadillac’s ATS versus the world videos that highlight the different locations where the ATS was rigorously road tested.