Superb Rev-Matched Downshifts, Auto is Great Addition to the 3.6L
For those reading the last point and groaning about the lack of a manual transmission for the V6, the good news is that the automatic that’s paired here is a surprisingly competent unit, and again, something fitting for the Cadillac brand.
That means that when left on its own, the automatic changes gears leisurely and without a jolt. However since this is a sport sedan, when you choose to take things into your own hands by using the paddle shifters, the ATS responds quickly. Even more impressive is the rev-matching downshifts that let you hear more of that wonderful V6.