Monday, October 29, 2012

Cadillac ATS 2.5L Review

Slipping into the front seats of the Cadillac ATS, it’s nearly impossible to tell this is a GM product. Interior design is crisp, and intuitive. Little details are sprinkled all over the interior of the car to let off the idea that a bit more thought went into the making of this machine. Our tester came with the Jet Black interior, which features silver trim with unique etchings. Other, far more exciting interior colors are available on the ATS, including a sporty red leather accented with carbon fiber.

Highlighting the interior is a huge touchscreen, featuring Cadillac’s new CUE (Cadillac User Experience) operating system. CUE is reasonably responsive and features nifty tricks taken right from your smart-phone, like pinch-to-zoom on the maps and haptic feedback when making screen selections. In front of the driver an extension of CUE is present in the form of a customizable LCD screen. Both the main infotainment screen and the driver display are highly configurable and give you a wonderful sense of freedom and personalization.