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2013 Cadillac ATS 3.6 AWD

All-Wheel, All Right There is no escaping the luxury all-wheel drive empire Audi has built for itself over the past 15 years. While nearly every high-end marque has at least one offering with power at all four corners, the hardware can't help but play second fiddle to Ingolstadt's Quattro kingdom. Leather-lined all-wheel drive is simply Audi the way minimum wage is an English degree. But General Motors seems hell-bent on raiding as many established fiefdoms as possible with the 2013 Cadillac ATS. Engineers and designers made no secret of the fact that the baby Cadillac was penned... Read More

Vital Stats

Engine:
3.6L V6
Power:
321 HP / 275 LB-FT
Transmission:
6-Speed Auto
Base Price:
$43,195
As-Tested Price:
$47,830
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