4. 2013 Cadillac ATS
Cadillac’s compact sport sedan is – arguably – what the BMW 3 Series used to be: a lightweight rear-wheel drive vehicle for someone with a taste for driving and premium transportation. With three engine options and the possibility of a manual transmission, the ATS is nothing like Cadillacs of the past. There’s a coupe model on the way and with any luck we’ll see a “V” performance variant on the horizon. Here’s hoping the fat man in the North Pole is reading.