The 2015 Cadillac ATS: Does it Offer Enough Horsepower?

September 18th, 2014 by

Are you shopping for a powerful, luxurious, truly stunning sedan around Chicago? You might have your eye on the 2015 Cadillac ATS for its horsepower, but if you want superior engineering, you should go with the 2015 Acura TLX. Available now at Chicagoland Acura Dealers, the TLX not only offers more power than the entry-level ATS, it offers greater efficiency as well.

What’s Under the Hood of the Cadillac ATS?

The ATS comes with three different engine options, but when we look at the entry-level trims, we think it’s clear who comes out on top. The 2015 Cadillac ATS features a 2.5L four-cylinder engine rated at 202 hp while the 2015 TLX’s 2.4L four-cylinder is rated at 206 hp.

Now, that might not seem like a big difference to you, but when you factor in fuel economy, it shows that an automaker like Acura is capable of making an engine that is both more powerful and more efficient than what Cadillac has to offer. So, what are the fuel economy numbers?

The 2015 Acura TLX with dual-clutch transmission earns an EPA-estimated 35 highway mpg.* That’s 35 highway mpg for a high-class, high-power sedan. Incredible. The ATS, on the other hand, only manages 33 highway mpg.

There are plenty of great reasons to choose the 2015 TLX over the Cadillac ATS, but we think this is clearly the most telling. Acura has built a more powerful, more efficient engine, and that kind of smart engineering is at play in every inch of the TLX. You’ll also enjoy the added control offered by standard paddle shifters on Acura’s model, while the ATS doesn’t even give the option for steering wheel-mounted shifting.

Test Drive the TLX Today

There’s more to a sedan than its engine, but to really get an understanding of the look and feel of the 2015 Acura TLX, you need to get behind the wheel. Visit a Chicagoland Acura Dealer today and let us put you in the driver’s seat for a test drive. We can’t wait to see you.

*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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