Does the 2015 Cadillac ATS Horsepower Provide?

August 5th, 2015 by

Acura TLX
The 2015 Cadillac ATS horsepower is one of the vehicle’s high points, yet when you compare it to other luxury sedans – like the 2015 Acura TLX – it falls short on performance. Performance is about more than just horsepower, though the TLX does best the Cadillac on power. Let’s take a look at the performance features and specs of the TLX and see what a real sport sedan looks like.

Performance Features

Each vehicle has an advanced four-cylinder engine under the hood, but when it comes to specs, the TLX comes out ahead:

  • The 2015 Cadillac ATS has a 2.5L four-cylinder engine with 202 hp and rated at 33 highway and 21 city mpg.
  • The 2015 Acura TLX with 2.4L four-cylinder engine delivers 206 hp and has an EPA-estimated 35 highway and 24 city mpg.*

In addition to the TLX’s superior specs, its eight-speed dual-clutch transmission comes with standard steering wheel-mounted paddle shifters to let you change gears with just a flick of your wrist. The ATS doesn’t give you the option of paddle shifters, relying on the Cadillac’s automatic transmission to try to deliver decent shifting.

Cabin Features

A good sport sedan delivers more than just performance, and the 2015 Acura TLX has some of the best features of any sedan on the road. Many of the features that make the TLX special are either unavailable or require an upgrade on the ATS, including:

  • Driver-side memory settings
  • One-touch power moonroof
  • Universal garage door opener
  • Rearview camera system
  • Speed-sensing interval wipers
  • Heated front seating
  • Acura Jewel Eye LED headlights

Acura ensures that all of their vehicles deliver on luxury and technology as well as power and fuel economy, and the TLX is a prime example of that. Cadillac, on the other hand, seems to think that a decent engine with an okay fuel economy is all you need for a modern sport sedan.

Test Drive a TLX

Now that we’ve highlighted the differences beyond the 2015 Cadillac ATS horsepower, we think it’s time you see all the 2015 Acura TLX has to offer. Visit a Chicagoland Acura Dealer near you today to take this new sport sedan for a test drive and experience it for yourself.

*Based on 2015 EPA mileage ratings. Use for comparison purposes only. Your actual mileage will vary, depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle, driving conditions, battery pack age/condition (hybrid only), and other factors.
Chicagoland Acura Dealers includes Joe Rizza Acura, Acura of Libertyville, Muller’s Woodfield Acura, McGrath Acura of Westmont, Continental Acura of Naperville, Arlington Acura in Palatine, Ed Napleton Acura, McGrath Acura of Morton Grove, Pauly Acura, McGrath Acura of Downtown Chicago, and Muller Acura of Merrillville.
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