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Cadillac ATS

Cadillac ATS

The Cadillac ATS nameplate represents a line of compact luxury sports cars that span a single generation, beginning with the 2013 and ending after the 2019 model year.

At the time of its debut, the ATS marked the brand’s first foray into the world’s most significant luxury car segment. Since the ATS is a compact vehicle, it is positioned below the CTS in the Cadillac vehicle lineup, with the brand repositioning the third-generation 2014 CTS as a true midsize luxury vehicle. As such, the ATS Sedan is designed to challenge the world’s best premium cars while being aimed at stalwarts of the compact luxury sedan segment such as the BMW 3-Series, Mercedes-Benz C Class Sedan, Audi A4, Lexus IS, Jaguar XE, and Volvo S60. Meanwhile, the ATS Coupe takes on the established derivatives of those vehicle, including the BMW 4-Series, Mercedes-Benz C-Class Coupe, Audi A5, and Lexus RC, respectively.

Cadillac ATS Quick Facts
Model Years 2013 – 2019
Assembly Location Lansing Grand River Plant,Michigan, USA
Body Style(s) Sedan, Coupe
Layout Front-Engined, Longitudinal
Engine(s): NA 2.5L LCV I4, T 2.0 LTG I4,TT 3.6 LFX V6, 3.6 LGX V6
Drive Wheels Rear-Wheel-Drive
Availability U.S.A., Canada, Mexico, South Korea, China
Successor CT4 (indirect)

*Engine Key: NA – Naturally Aspirated, SC – Supercharged, T – Turbocharged, TT – Twin-turbocharged

Cadillac ATS


The first-generation ATS was available in four-door sedan and two-door coupe body styles until its final model year, as the sedan configuration was discontinued after 2018. It rides on the rear-wheel-drive-based Alpha platform and was available with naturally-aspirated and turbocharged four- and six-cylinder engines.

The ATS Sedan made its debut as a 2013 model at the 2012 North American International Auto Show in Detroit while the ATS Coupe was unveiled at the 2014 North American International Auto Show in Detroit. A long-wheelbase variant, dubbed ATS-L, went on sale in China in 2014.

The high-performance Cadillac ATS-V later joined the picture as the automaker’s answer to the BMW M3/M4, Mercedes-Benz C Class AMG, and Audi RS4/RS5. It was powered by the twin-turbocharged 3.6-liter LF4 V6 engine, which was rated at 455 horsepower and 445 pound-feet of torque.

First-Gen Cadillac ATS Model Year Availability
Model Comments
2013 Cadillac ATS First model year
2014 Cadillac ATS Second model year
2015 Cadillac ATS Third model year
2016 Cadillac ATS Fourth model year
2017 Cadillac ATS Fifth model year
2018 Cadillac ATS Sixth model year
2019 Cadillac ATS Final model year

See complete first-generation Cadillac ATS information and details (coming soon).


The production of the Cadillac ATS – as well as its older sibling, the CTS – ended before spring of 2019.

The death of the ATS came at a time when consumers favored crossovers and SUVs, which meant Cadillac began axing products in low-demand.


See Cadillac ATS sales numbers for all markets, including the United States, Canada, Mexico, China, and South Korea.


  • Cadillac ATS sales are comprised of all ATS body-styles and model variants, including the coupe and sedan models, as well as ATS-V models.
  • Information for market (country) specified
  • Sales figures provided by General Motors/Cadillac
  • If you notice any inaccuracies, please let us know here

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