The 2019 Cadillac ATS-V is exclusively available in one trim, which means that most of the available features come as standard from the factory. Notable exterior features include performance steel braided brake lines and six-piston Brembo brake calipers, Michelin Pilot Super Sport performance tires and 18-inch forged alloy wheels, all riding on supremely balanced Magnetic ride control suspension. The interior gets heated and power-adjustable leather seats with micro-suede inserts, while performance Recaro bucket seats are available upon request. The standard two-zone climate control system can be upgraded to a three-zone system, and rear passengers can benefit from optional power sunscreens. On the tech side, the ATS-V comes equipped with standard 4G LTE Wi-Fi connectivity, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto integration, as well as SiriusXM satellite radio and wireless phone charging. The optional driver assistance package adds active driver assistance features such as forward collision avoidance and rear cross-traffic alert.
The 2019 Cadillac ATS-V starts at an MSRP of $67,795, but due to its discontinuation, you should be able to pick one up at a bargain price. Be careful of adding too many options, however, as the price can climb quickly, and you'll end up with a Caddy that costs as much as more exotic and more accomplished machines. By comparison, the BMW M4 starts with an MRSP of $69,150, climbing to $103,100 for the hardcore CS model. The Mercedes-AMG C63 Coupe starts at $68,750 and goes up to $76,450 for the 500 hp+ S version.
Cadillac offers a number of optional packages mainly aimed at improving the safety, security, and appearance of the ATS-V. The Cadillac User Experience with navigation package adds navigation, a Bose surround sound system as well as a 110V power outlet. The Luxury Package includes three-zone climate control, heated rear seats, and power rear sunshades. The Recaro performance seats are a recommended option. For those who were less than impressed with the ATS-V's safety ratings, the Driver Awareness package is a must-have: it adds modern safety systems such as lane-keep assist, forward collision avoidance, and rear cross-traffic alert to the list of standard safety features. The eight-speed automatic transmission is also on the options list, for those who appreciate a more relaxed driving experience.
The 2019 Cadillac ATS-V is a standalone model that is only available in one trim, which makes the purchasing decision that much easier. The big decisions will have to be made when it comes to choosing features off of the options list. The exterior of the ATS-V can be optioned out with a sunroof or three different styles of alloy wheels. On the inside, the Recaro seats are a must-have, especially for those who are serious about driving their cars close to the limit. A non-negotiable is the Driver Awareness Package which adds driver assistance tech such as rain-sensitive windshield wipers, lane keep assist, lane departure warning as well as forward collision alert.