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    Thanksgiving trip in our 2.0T

    We recently returned from a long trip from the Bay Area to Phoenix and back and the ATS proved itself to be a wonderful grand touring vehicle, handling all road conditions extremely well and in great comfort. The CUE navigation worked perfectly and, frankly, is the best in-car auto navigation application I've used. I especially like the seamless voice of the woman's navigation and street reading. Well done, Cadillac.

    We started out with an average MPG reading of 17.0 (I drive primarily city) and by the time we returned it was 22. I don't really care too much about gas mileage but during one stretch we averaged 27 MPG, not bad considering that I can't say that I'm a slow or timid driver.

    Our Caddy is the opulent blue metallic and we had several people comment at how beautiful the car is. At one gas station, we had a couple pull in front of us to tell us how much they liked the lines of the car, the LEDs, and especially the color.

    I really like the Caddy around town but the ATS has really proven to be a better touring car.
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    Re: Thanksgiving trip in our 2.0T

    Happy to hear that ATS has served you well! I have the very same car, same engine, same color, but mine is performance. If yours is RWD, that means your ATS is equipped with MRC suspension. This is another positive review about MRC and its capability in handling different road conditions. My ATS performance can be a little rough on bumpy roads. Adaptive suspension addresses this problem.

    And by the way, I like the navigation Lady too! Hope Laura or Greg (Cadillac Customer Service) can give us her digits!

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    Re: Thanksgiving trip in our 2.0T

    I too have the same car in phantom grey, it replaced a '13 in opulent blue, what a sexy color. My wife threatened me not to come home with another blue..... I did...lol (it was my 4th blue car) she fell in live with it and told me she was a little sad to see it go. I got as many (if not more) compliments on the color as I did the car. Alas, I have since fallen in love with the red interior more, and lucky me being on the inside I get to enjoy the color while driving...lol

    Congrats to you on the beauty you got on your hands and cheers for the great sounding trip

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    Doesn't seem to be a lot of blue ats on the road....I was just about to get black when I saw the blue on the showroom floor and it was mine! I haven't seen another one in my area. I have a 3.6 awd so it doesn't have the magnetic suspension and I notice it's a little jarring in bumpy sections when you get on it. Wish I would've upgraded a model for the suspension and 10 speaker sound system, but otherwise very happy.

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    Re: Thanksgiving trip in our 2.0T

    My '13 Bluey was a turbo standard same suspension as yours and it ride nice but a little skittery on bumpy corners, I find the ride quality of that car splits the difference between tour and sport modes on MRC cars, which makes sense you want ride and handling if you can't switch you pick a nice middle ground. My '14 in sport mode gets a little rough and bucks a little on a rippled freeway, it's best used in the mountains

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    Re: Thanksgiving trip in our 2.0T

    Blue ATS here. It looks sharp and stands out in the ATS crowd. Unfortunately, parked in the driveway, it is nearly identical to the blue in my wife's Mazda 3 GT.
    The red and grey were my top choices, but I couldn't find one with the right options in my price range at the time I bought.

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    Re: Thanksgiving trip in our 2.0T

    Yes, we've found the MRC to be quite good.

    On our trip home, the nav rerouted us twice and both times put us at the tail end of long traffic jams (i.e., we still hit the jam but didn't have to wait too long in it before we were moving). Since the trip, my wife has begun using it over Google maps on her phone - she trusts it more!

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    Re: Thanksgiving trip in our 2.0T

    I took mine home to toledo - I must say the mileage was craptacular - 22 ish. Filled up the tank before I left - went to moms for T-day - left around 5 to go back to cleveland, stopped to fill up noted gallons and did math on mileage. I did very little in town driving, literally on freeway off to moms (no more than 3 miles off 75) then back home. I drove pretty much at a constant 75 too. really sucks too because my Avalanche LTZ got 19 on the highway...I mean seriously a 2.0L turbo 4 gets 3 mpg better than a 5.3l v8??

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    Re: Thanksgiving trip in our 2.0T

    22 mpg highway is pretty low. Does the AWD hurt mpg?

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    Re: Thanksgiving trip in our 2.0T

    I'm averaging 20.9mpg with the p35 tune. Nearly 50-50 city and highway with highway miles having a slight advantage. Prior to the tune the highest I got was 23mpg with an avg of 22.x. I am AWD.

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    Re: Thanksgiving trip in our 2.0T

    Quote Originally Posted by Ragtop 99 View Post
    22 mpg highway is pretty low. Does the AWD hurt mpg?

    Estimates show AWD about 1 MPG less.

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    Quote Originally Posted by glenroebuck View Post
    I took mine home to toledo - I must say the mileage was craptacular - 22 ish. Filled up the tank before I left - went to moms for T-day - left around 5 to go back to cleveland, stopped to fill up noted gallons and did math on mileage. I did very little in town driving, literally on freeway off to moms (no more than 3 miles off 75) then back home. I drove pretty much at a constant 75 too. really sucks too because my Avalanche LTZ got 19 on the highway...I mean seriously a 2.0L turbo 4 gets 3 mpg better than a 5.3l v8??

    Don't forget your 5.3l V8 has variable displacement. Not saying 22 ish is good just that your V8 comparison may not be as significant as it sounds.

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    Re: Thanksgiving trip in our 2.0T

    Quote Originally Posted by Jagular View Post
    We recently returned from a long trip from the Bay Area to Phoenix and back and the ATS proved itself to be a wonderful grand touring vehicle, handling all road conditions extremely well and in great comfort. The CUE navigation worked perfectly and, frankly, is the best in-car auto navigation application I've used. I especially like the seamless voice of the woman's navigation and street reading. Well done, Cadillac.

    We started out with an average MPG reading of 17.0 (I drive primarily city) and by the time we returned it was 22. I don't really care too much about gas mileage but during one stretch we averaged 27 MPG, not bad considering that I can't say that I'm a slow or timid driver.

    Our Caddy is the opulent blue metallic and we had several people comment at how beautiful the car is. At one gas station, we had a couple pull in front of us to tell us how much they liked the lines of the car, the LEDs, and especially the color.

    I really like the Caddy around town but the ATS has really proven to be a better touring car.
    Hello Jagular,

    Glad to hear you had such a positive experience while driving your ATS on your trip. Continue to enjoy your Cadillac! If you ever have any questions, don't hesitate to contact us.

    Sincerely,

    Laura M.
    Cadillac Customer Care

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