Contributing components to the ATS’s performance include:
- Nearly 50/50 weight balance
- Cadillac’s first five-link independent rear suspension
- Driver-adjustable FE sport suspension with Magnetic Ride Control real-time damping
- Premium electric variable-effort steering gear from ZF Steering Systems
- Four-channel ABS with available Brembo performance brakes
- Underbody aerodynamic shields
- A multi-link double-pivot MacPherson-strut front suspension with direct-acting stabilizer bar
Befitting a compact luxury car, the ATS will feature a host of standard and available technologies. These include the CUE (Cadillac User Experience) with its eight-inch LCD multi-touch capacitative screen that interfaces with the car’s computer; Bluetooth connectivity with voice recognition; USB, auxiliary and SD memory card ports; SiriusXM radio with three-month free subscription; keyless entry and keyless push-button start; full-color reconfigurable heads-up display, and reconfigurable 5.7-inch instrument panel cluster display.
A Bose cabin surround audio system is available on the Standard model, as well as the Luxury and Performance collections. A navigation system is also available on Luxury and Performance collections and standard with the Premium collection.
The roster of standard and available safety technology in the 2013 Cadillac ATS includes eight standard airbags (10 with optional features), safety belt pretensioners and load limiters, StabiliTrak electronic stability control system with traction control, and four-wheel disc brakes with four-channel ABS.
Cadillac says the most sophisticated of its advanced safety features is available front and rear automatic brakes. This system uses short-range radar technology and ultrasonic sensors to help prevent front- and low-speed collisions via a progression of alerts culminating in full braking, if necessary.
Other available advanced safety features include full-speed range adaptive cruise control; side blind zone alert; intelligent brake assist; forward collision alert; brake pre-fill automatic collision preparation; lane departure warning; rear vision camera with dynamic guidelines; adaptive forward lighting, and hill hold/start assist (Standard, manual transmission).