Despite the dwindling sales, 2019 Cadillac ATS-V is back for 2019 with a facelift. The sedan version has been discontinued, the factory announced in May, but the sports coupe will be in production for one more year.
2019 Cadillac ATS-V Review
The sports version of Cadillac ATS, 2019 ATS-V is a truly a performance car. With sharp lines and powerful LF4 engine, the car can easily compete even with the best of its rivals on the market, the likes of BMW M3 and M4 and Mercedes-AMG C63. Read about: 2019 Dodge Challenger
However, it does lack several key features that ultimately led to its downfall. Several of the key safety features that are standard on other cars in this category are not present of 2019 Cadillac ATS-V, the interior is cramped, with almost non-existent back bench and there is only a rear-wheel-drive version.
2019 Cadillac ATS-V is a two-door coupe, powered by the LF4 3.6L twin-turbocharged V6 engine. The car was derived from Cadillac ATS, which won several “car of the year” awards back in 2013 when it first came out. The car is equipped with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto as standard, together with the Cadillac User Experience (CUE) system which comes with Onstar’s 4G LTE hotspot.
One of the biggest complaints about the Cadillac ATS-V was its fuel economy and that hasn’t changed with the 2019 model. With a manual gearbox, it manages 17 mpg city, 25 highway, and 20 combined. Automatic is even worse, at 16/23/19 mpg. The car is based on GM’s Alpha platform.
One of the biggest selling points for 2019 Cadillac ATS-V is the engine. LF4 3.6L twin-turbocharged V6 producing 464 horsepower and 445 lb⋅ft of torque is able to propel the car 0-60 at 3.8 seconds.
IT has a maximum speed of 189 miles per hour, which translates to 304 km/h. the car comes with two options for the gearbox, a manual 6-gear, and an automatic 8-gear. Automatic is praised for its performance, offering seamless shifting and coupled with LF4 engine offers a truly enjoyable ride.
While the front seats are very comfortable and made with quality upholstery, the back bench is quite terrible. Another drawback is a ridiculously small boot. The vision is also somewhat limited.
If Cadillac follows its tradition, the new 2019 ATS-V will probably be released in the third quarter of 2018.
The base version of 2019 Cadillac ATS-V will cost you $67,795.