|2016 Cadillac ATS||2016 Audi A4|
|272 HP||Horsepower||220 HP|
|3,373 lbs.||Curb Weight||3,583 lbs.|
|7.6 l/100km||Highway Fuel Efficiency||7.6 l/100km|
|10.4 cu. ft.||Cargo Capacity||12.4 cu. ft.|
2016 Cadillac ATS vs 2016 Audi A4
Before the introduction of the CT6, the Cadillac ATS was one of the youngest vehicles on the Cadillac lineup, having only just been introduced for the 2013 model year. Even still, it has now been 4-5 years, so we presume the ATS may be one of the next models to go through the big Cadillac overhaul, being revamped and receiving its new name, just like the SRX did when it became the XT5, coming later this year as a 2017 model.
We wanted to see how our young, compact luxury car could measure up against a similar vehicle, so we decided to take a closer look at it in comparison to one of its biggest competitors. Thus, we compared the 2016 Cadillac ATS vs 2016 Audi A4.
Advantages of the 2016 Cadillac ATS
As you can tell by taking a look at the table above, the Cadillac ATS is superior in a couple of different specification areas. Starting at the top, it has a pretty hefty advantage in terms of power. The ATS can deliver 272 horsepower while the A4 can only pump out 220. 52 horsepower is quite a sizeable advantage, especially when combined with the fact that the Cadillac sedan also weighs 210 lbs. less than its Audi competitor.
But the Audi model can hold its own in other areas too. We came to the conclusion that fuel economy is a wash between the two models, as both utilize 7.6 l/100km when driving on the highway. Plus, unfortunately, the Audi A4 can accommodate an extra 2 cubic feet of your stuff in its trunk, which might be a backpack or a small suitcase.
However, if you can live with a smaller trunk, we think that the power advantages more than make up for any small disadvantages the ATS has. If you find yourself interested in this little luxury, feel free to give us a call at Don Wheaton or just schedule a test drive right here on our website and we’ll meet you at the showroom!