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 |  Dec 31 2012, 2:18 PM

8. ATS Beats 3 Series at its Own Game

Cadillac is the comeback kid. At long last GM’s luxury division has found the drive and determination it needs to compete with the best in the world. Its new compact sports sedan, the ATS, is proof the brand can go tire to tire, bumper to bumper with the industry’s best.

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Put it in motion, hurl it into a sweeping corner and it’s immediately obvious the company knocked it out of the park and clear into the next county. The ATS is a masterpiece of driving dynamics and refinement, beating the benchmark BMW 3 Series at its own game. This statement would have been unthinkable just five years ago.

Don’t believe me? Well, the ATS was a finalist in AutoGuide’s first-ever Car of the Year competition, ultimately losing to an able opponent in the form of the scrappy and affordable Scion FR-S.

  • J Mack

     Damn CAFE rules are killing fun cars. The future sure looks like a Corolla.