BMW 3 Series vs Cadillac ATS

Are you looking for a small luxury car that has impeccable fuel economy and incredible power, and is loaded with state-of-the-art technology features? Then the 2018 BMW 3 Series and the Cadillac ATS are two popular options in the Manhattan, Bronx, and Queens areas that you may be considering. Both vehicles have a lot to offer today’s buyers, though, so choosing between them can be a bit difficult.

Check out this vehicle comparison from BMW of Manhattan to help make your decision a little easier. You’ll find all the information you’ll need on both vehicles, to see which one is better for your lifestyle.

Inside the BMW 3 Series and Cadillac ATS

When you step into the cabin of both the 3 Series and the ATS, you won’t be disappointed. Both vehicles offer high-quality, soft-touch materials, giving you the look and feel of a luxury sedan.

And with luxury comes space and comfort for all passengers. The BMW 3 Series offers plenty of legroom for backseat riders-35.1 inches to be exact. The Cadillac ATS falls a little behind here, offering backseat passengers 33.5 inches of legroom.

If you’re concerned with cargo space, the 2018 3 Series takes the lead here, as well. The 3 Series offers 13 cubic feet of truck room, while the ATS comes in second with just 10.4 cubic feet. With the 3 Series, you’ll be able to fit in everyone’s luggage for your next vacation, plus a few grocery bags, as well!

Staying Safe & Entertained in the 3 Series and ATS

Technology features are a big factor in choosing the right luxury vehicle, as they now play a role in both entertainment and technology. Fortunately, you’ll find state-of-the-art technology in both the 2018 3 Series and ATS.

The BMW’s iDrive infotainment system comes standard in the 3 Series via a 6.5-inch display, that can either be controlled by a knob or a touchscreen. The ATS features Cadillac’s CUE infotainment system, but doesn’t have options when it comes to control. The entire dashboard is touch-sensitive, so even raising the volume can be a bit difficult.

When it comes to safety, both the 3 Series and ATS excel in this category. Both vehicles come standard with a rearview camera, and offer plenty of assistance features, including:

  • Adaptive Cruise Control
  • Automatic Emergency Braking
  • Forward Collision Warning
  • Lane Keep Assist
  • Lane Departure Warning

With these great features, it’ll be like you have an extra set of eyes while on the road!

3 Series & ATS Engine Power and Fuel Economy

Engine power and fuel economy are equally as important when choosing a sedan, and fortunately, you’ll get the best of both worlds in the 3 Series and ATS. The 3 Series offers three different engine options, including:

  • The 2.0L BMW TwinPower Turbo inline 4-cylinder engine that produces 180 horsepower goes from 0 to 60 mph in 7.1 seconds.
  • The 2.0L BMW TwinPower Turbo inline 4-cylinder engine that produces 248 horsepower goes from 0 to 60 mph in just 5.5 seconds.
  • The 3.0L BMW TwinPower Turbo inline 6-cylinder engine that produces 320 horsepower goes from 0 to 60 mph in an astounding 4.8 seconds.

The ATS offers just two engine options: either a 2.0L base four-cylinder, or a V6.

The BMW also excels when it comes to fuel economy. You’ll get an EPA-estimated 31 city/43 highway MPG in the 3 Series, while the Cadillac ATS offers an EPA-estimated 20 city/29 highway MPG.

BMW 3 Series vs Cadillac ATS: The Results

Although both the 2018 BMW 3 Series and Cadillac ATS are great choices for your next luxury sedan, it’s the 3 Series that we think is worth a test drive.

If you are in the Manhattan, Bronx, or Queens areas, contact us at BMW of Manhattan today and see what the 2018 3 Series is all about!