2015 Cadillac ATS

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Cadillac ATS highlights

Customer rating


  • Seriously fun to drive
  • Attractive interior
  • Generous standard features


  • Infotainment can be slow to respond
  • Sporty design limits rear headroom
  • Imprecise manual transmission

Mileage (EPA estimate)

18 city, 26 highway, 21 combined

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More sport than sedan

If you’re the type that hangs pictures using a level or sharpens your knives after each use, here is another precision instrument you’ll enjoy. The 2015 Cadillac ATS is a luxury sports sedan with an emphasis on the sport. It combines performance, passenger comfort, and style into a compelling compact package. The long list of standard features is great, but optional luxury touches on loaded higher trim levels dazzle, and driver assistance tech makes your commute easier. The 2015 ATS is an attractive package perfect for everyday commuting from the suburbs, or making memories road-tripping a twisty coastal highway.

All Cadillac ATS years

What is new for the 2015 Cadillac ATS?

  • ATS trims have been upgraded with Heated Steering Wheel, Cloth Seats, Flex Fuel Vehicle, Apple CarPlay, and Android Auto as standard equipment this year.
  • The Luxury trim now comes with Lane Departure Warning and Front Seat Heaters as standard equipment.
  • The Performance trim now comes with Front Seat Heaters as standard equipment.
  • The Base trim now comes with Rear View Camera, Remote Start, and Front Seat Heaters as standard equipment.

5 reasons to buy the 2015 Cadillac ATS

1. Sporty engines 

The 2015 Cadillac ATS has three available engines with a range of power to meet your driving needs. The base engine is a 2.0L four-cylinder with 202 horsepower, perfect for the everyday commuter. The optional four-cylinder adds a turbocharger, and this 2.0L blasts out 272 hp to make quick work of on-ramps. This engine features upgrades for the 2015 model year, and you’ll notice the increased torque. Finally, the optional 3.6L V6 generates 321 hp for effortless highway passing.  

2. Impressive performance 

The ATS features a chassis designed for handling, with nicely weighted steering and a suspension that stays flat and composed through any corner. The highest Performance trim level has a different suspension setup that electronically adjusts the suspension thousands of times per second. This has the benefit of maximizing performance, while simultaneously creating a comfortable ride for your passengers.  

3. Stunning coupe styling 

Sometimes it’s all about the aesthetic. The 2015 Cadillac ATS offers a four-door sedan or, new for 2015, a two-door coupe. It rides on the same capable chassis and suspension, but is lighter than the sedan, making for an even more engaging and agile drive. All-new bodywork looks borrowed from a stealth fighter, and paired with standard 18-inch alloy wheels and Brembo® brakes, it’s a formula that looks as great as it goes.  

4. Luxurious interior 

Have a seat in the sumptuous interior of the Cadillac ATS. With comfortable leather seats, shifter, and steering wheel, optional open-pore wood trim, and full-color head-up display, it’s designed to impress. Standard six-way power seats have power lumbar adjustability and optional heating elements. The CUE infotainment system has available 4G LTE WiFi that can connect to seven devices, navigation, and available Bluetooth® connectivity.


5. Optional AWD 

All-wheel drive can offer confidence in the worst weather conditions. If you are hesitant about driving a rear-wheel drive car in winter, look to the 2015 ATS with optional AWD. This is an automatic system that works without driver input. Simply enter a corner, during rain, snow, or even dry weather, and the torque biasing adusts wheel power as needed to grip through the corner. The active transfer case can send all power to just the front or rear wheels as needed, making the ATS an all-weather hero getting you home from work in the most inclement weather.  

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Ratings & reliability

Customer ratings

The 2015 Cadillac ATS is a car that customers say is a show stopper and has plenty of pick up. The car is comfortable and handles really nice. The gas mileage is reasonable and the turbo performance adds to the pleasure in the driving experience.
Above Average

RepairPal gave the Cadillac ATS an overall reliability rating of 3.5 out of 5 stars, which RepairPal describes as Above Average. This rating ranks Cadillac ATS 9th out of 25 among Luxury Compact Cars.

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Cadillac ATS features and specs

Luxury 2WD 2D Coupe

Standard Features

  • ABS Brakes
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alloy Wheels
  • AM/FM Stereo
  • Automatic Transmission
  • Auxiliary Audio Input
  • Bluetooth Technology
  • BOSE Sound System
  • Cruise Control
  • Leather Seats
  • Memory Seat(s)
  • Overhead Airbags
  • Parking Sensors
  • Power Locks
  • Power Mirrors
  • Power Seat(s)
  • Power Windows
  • Rear Defroster
  • Rear View Camera
  • Remote Start
  • Run Flat Tires
  • Satellite Radio Ready
  • Side Airbags
  • Smart Key
  • Traction Control
  • Turbo Charged Engine
  • Bluetooth Technology
  • CD Audio
  • Front Seat Heaters
  • Heated Steering Wheel
  • Manual Transmission
  • Navigation System
  • Sunroof(s)

Drive Wheels

Rear Wheel Drive (2WD)

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Torque (ft-lbs)


Engine type

Turbo Gas

Fuel capacity




Overall length






Leg room

F 42.3"/R 33.5"

Head room

F 37.6"/R 35.1"

Front tires


Rear tires


Seating capacity




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