|2017 Cadillac ATS||2017 Chrysler 300|
|3.6-liter, V-6||Engine||3.6-liter, V-6|
|Eight-speed auto.||Transmission||Eight-speed auto.|
|Yes, Coupe||Alt. Body Style||No|
2017 Cadillac ATS vs. 2017 Chrysler 300
The Cadillac ATS is a very unique model among the luxury vehicles available in the Don Wheaton Cadillac showroom. It is one of the only models that offers two sporty body styles, a compact sedan or coupe. Both versions are high-performing. Comparing the 2017 Cadillac ATS vs. 2017 Chrysler 300 shows that the Cadillac luxury vehicle has more than enough performance and high-end features to be able to punch above it’s weight class. In addition to being able to meet or exceed the performance scores of the brawny Chrysler 300, the Cadillac luxury sedan or coupe also offers a more refined interior and some of the most cutting edge technology available in the entire automotive industry.
Cadillac’s path to place its vehicles ahead of the competition takes a more technologically-friendly route. At the center of these options is the eight-inch touchscreen for the Cadillac CUE infotainment system. This innovative bit of hardware makes for a centralized place for the driver to control the audio system, media streaming and GPS navigation. The 2017 Chrysler 300 has an infotainment system of its own, but it isn’t quite held in the same regard as CUE. Furthermore, the 2017 ATS can pair smartphones from Apple and Android for a safer and more immersive experience. Buyers choosing the Chrysler 300 will not have these options. Independent reviews have praised the interior design of the 2017 Cadillac ATS while criticizing the 2017 Chrysler 300 for have obstructed exterior visibility.
Performance of the 2017 ATS
Don Wheaton customers will need to choose between a pair of power plant options for the 2017 Cadillac ATS. Base models offers a turbocharged, 2.0-liter, four-cylinder engine making 272 horsepower and 295 pound-feet of torque. Cadillac buyers also have the option to upgrade to a naturally aspirated 3.6-liter, V-6 engine which pushes out 335 horsepower and 285 pound-feet of torque. By comparison, the 2017 Chrysler 300 starts buyers our with a V-6 engine which barely outperforms the four-cylinder of the 2017 ATS but is outmatched by the Cadillac’s own V-6. Even the top engine option for the 2017 300, a 5.7-liter, V-8, just barely makes more power than the V-6 found under the hood of the 2017 Cadillac ATS.