The Turbocharged 2013 Cadillac ATS Obtains the 31 MPG Mark on the Highway


General Motors has recently revealed the official fuel economy ratings of the turbocharged version of the 2013 Cadillac ATS.

Based on the confirmation provided by the car maker, the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) evaluation has revealed that the 2013 Cadillac ATS which is powered by a 2.0-liter 4 cylinder engine obtained the ratings of 21 miles per gallon in the city and 31miles per gallon on the highway.

Given these ratings, General Motors is quite optimistic that the turbocharged ATS will be more fuel-efficient compared to one of its closest rival which is the 2013 Lincoln MKZ. Unfortunately, there is a great possibility that GM’s expectations might not become a reality. This is because Ford has previously stressed out that the 2013 version of the MKZ which is powered by the 2.0-liter EcoBoost 4-cylinder engine will most likely obtain the ratings of 22 miles per gallon in the city and 33 miles per gallon on the highway.

The official fuel economy ratings obtained by turbocharged version of ATS  has also revealed that this is not fuel efficient compared to the two of its German competitors which is the 2013 Mercedes-Benz C250 sedan and the 2013 BMW 328i sedan. The 2013 BMW 328i which is propelled by a 2.0-liter obtained the EPA-estimated fuel economy ratings of 23 miles per gallon in the city and 33 miles per gallon on the highway. The 2013 Mercedes-Benz C250 sedan which is powered by a 1.8-liter 4-cylinder engine on the other hand got the official ratings of 22 miles per gallon in the city and 31 miles per gallon on the highway.

Although the turbocharged version of the 2013 Cadillac ATS has failed to match or exceed the fuel economy ratings posted by some of its rivals, General Motors is still confident that this would still be able to establish a good sales record since the vehicle is equipped with a lot of features that most luxury car buyers would want to achieve.

Fortunately, the other models that are included on this year’s ATS lineup were able to obtain better fuel economy ratings compared to some of its closest competitors that are currently sold in the market. The base model of the 2013 Cadillac ATS which is powered by the 2.5-liter 4-cylinder engine got the EPA-estimated ratings of 22 miles per gallon in the city and 33 miles per gallon on the highway.

The range-topping version of the ATS which is powered by the 3.6-liter V-6 engine obtained the ratings of 19 miles per gallon in the city and 28 miles per gallon on the highway. The all-wheel drive version which is still powered by the same V-6 engine got the ratings of 18 miles per gallon in the city and 26 miles per gallon on the highway.

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Marty Bay is the Lead Writer and Editor for VPM Automotive. He has researched and reviewed 100s of cars, and writes extensively about car technologies.
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