If you’re cool enough to get TURBO POWER, the 2013 Cadillac ATS will return you 21 mpg city and reach 31 mpg on the highway—that vaunted over-30 figure—saving you enough money to spend on Löwenbräu and brown sunglasses.
The 2.0-liter turbocharged engine from the ATS is a thoroughly re-engineered version of the 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder currently in a bunch of high-end GM cars, like the Buick Regal GS and upcoming Buick Verano Turbo. There, it produces 270 and 250 horsepower, respectively, and returns similar numbers in mileage. And yes, it’s an Ecotec, a name you might remember from legions of Chevy Cobalts, but this time much redeemed. When Keith Buglewicz drove it, he found that it was “worth it to anybody in a hurry.”
The other two engines in the ATS’s lineup are a 2.5-liter four-cylinder that’s rated for 22 mpg city and 33 mpg highway, and a 3.6-liter V-6 with 321 horsepower and 19/28 city/highway mpg. Those figures have already been released; the turbo engine, however, will most likely be the volume seller.