Build Your Own: Cadillac Unveils 2013 ATS Configurator

Cadillac’s 2013 ATS sport sedan is on its way to dealers across the country, but keen Caddy fans now have the ability to configure the new car with the new ATS online configurator.

Like many of the configurators we’ve seen lately for brand-new models, this configurator is an early version and doesn’t provide detailed pricing on the features or trim levels. Instead, we’ll have to soldier on knowing the basic prices as previously announced: including destination charges, the 2013 ATS with a 2.5-liter I-4 will cost $33,390, while the 2.0-liter turbocharged I-4 engine raises the base price to $35,795, and the range-topping 3.6-liter V-6 version costs $42,090.

The 2.5-liter Cadillac ATSs are split into Standard and Luxury trim levels, while the 2.0-liter models are split into Standard, Luxury, Performance, and Premium levels. The 3.6-liter models have Luxury, Performance, and Premium trim levels. ATS owners who want the famed new CUE touchscreen infotainment system will have to opt for Luxury, Performance, or Premium trim levels with any engine, while manual-transmission fans must order a 2.0-liter model with rear-wheel drive. All-wheel drive, meanwhile, is only available with the 2.0-liter and 3.6-liter engines, and only with an automatic transmission.

Powertrains aside, the options packages themselves are straightforward: Luxury packages add CUE infotainment and leather seats, as well as front and rear park assist, a rear-view camera, and keyless entry and ignition (and remote start for automatic models). Performance models add Bose surround sound, sport seats, HID headlights, and a Lane Departure Warning System. Premium packages add standard navigation, a 60/40 split rear seat, a full-color heads-up display, and a sport suspension with Magnetic Ride Control.

From there, buyers can add heated seats and a heated steering wheel as part of the Cold Weather package, and a Driver Assist package that includes adaptive cruise control and a blind-spot information system.

Time will tell just how much these options and packages will cost. Expect those figures to arrive shortly, as the 2013 Cadillac ATS arrives at dealerships this summer.

Source: Cadillac