2015 Cadillac ATS vs. Its Competition

2015 Cadillac ATS Coupe
Nelson Ireson Nelson Ireson Senior Editor

The 2015 Cadillac ATS coupe and sedan represent Cadillac’s best effort yet to challenge the German luxury stalwarts on their home turf.

BMW’s 3-Series is a touch softer and larger than it once was, and the ATS is a tick nicer inside, too.

The Audi A4 is slower and softer than the ATS, though its Google Earth and Audi Connect elements give it an edge on the tech front.

Mercedes-Benz’s C-Class has perhaps the best interior available in the segment thanks to its latest redesign, but lacks some of the performance punch of the ATS.

Infiniti’s Q50 and Q40 sedans offer even more dramatic styling than the ATS, as well as impressive performance, but lack some of the technology and refinement of the Cadillac.

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The 2015 Cadillac ATS hits all the right marks in handling, performance, quality, comfort, and technology.
8.2
The 2015 Audi A4 and S4 sedans are tech-laden, trim, handsome alternatives to the other expected German cars, as well as one very good American one.
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The 2015 BMW 3-Series lineup is a sport sedan at heart, but with Sports Wagon and Gran Turismo (hatchback) models, it's a lot more than that.
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The 2015 Infiniti Q50 continues as a more luxurious successor to the fabled G sedan, although in some forms it loses part of the enthusiast flavor of that model.
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Forget this model's recent past; the 2015 Mercedes-Benz C-Class takes a half-step up in size and a full step ahead of its peer set in sophistication -- and it's now one very charming luxury car.
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