: ATS Options - new help

06-19-13, 01:41 PM
We are still in the 'detective' phase.

We're interested in HUD but unsure which models it is actually available on.

We'd like to stay near the $40k mark and have Nav, driver awareness, winter package, RWD, automatic, and HUD if possible.

Is this attainable?

06-19-13, 01:48 PM
HUD only comes on premium. and thats already 45k+
especially with the options you want.
probably closer to 50k i would say. someone correct me if im wrong.

06-19-13, 01:57 PM
So, if I don't go with HUD and stick with everything else, can I be in the 40K range with the Luxury model line?

06-19-13, 02:00 PM
im not sure about the drivers awareness package but all the other ones yes. you can stay very close to 40k.

06-19-13, 02:15 PM
If you go to Cadillac.com website and select shopping tools, you can build your own and select the model and equipment you want and it will give you the exact MSRP price of the car (still shows 2013 info). You can also compare equipment by model side by side under trims and specifications. That is a good tool to learn about all the prices and options. Of course, your final price would be between you and the dealer.

06-19-13, 03:14 PM
HUD is also part of the Driver Assist Package $3,645. The first trim level its available is the Performance which brings the car to Premium level which has HUD standard but lacks all of the other Assist Package goodies. So HUD under 40K...... No joy.

06-19-13, 06:31 PM
After looking at a couple semi-local dealers online site, I'm seeing several luxury trimmed models going for $41K and under.

06-20-13, 12:23 PM
I for one love the HUD in my Corvette. The new ATS does not have it, however, there is a digital MPH display in the gauge cluster. So you see the MPH two ways. Based upon that, I now find that I do not miss the HUD in the ATS. For sure, the Corvette HUD also gives you radio station selected plus g's, etc, but I can live without it...we have the performance package in the ATS.

06-20-13, 05:26 PM
You never said which engine you wanted. You would have to go with the 2.0t if you want hud. With the options you want and the 2.0T your looking at around $47k. that's the 2.0t performance.

06-21-13, 01:13 PM
FYI, someone said you only get HUD with driver awareness package... false. There are actually 2 driver awareness packages... One that is almost $4000 on the cadillac site, and another that includes the vibrating seat etc. Almost NO CARS SHIP with the actual driver awareness package. That one includes the 2 extra cameras mounted by the rear view mirror to monitor blind spots and puts a warning in your rear view mirrors.

The other more common driver awareness package has the vibrating seat/lane departure warnings and if you come too fast on a stopped car it will flash a red light in the HUD. I got this car 2 days ago, premium with performance package. Just make sure you talk to your sales person and tell them exactly what you want and read the window sticker. Or you'll end up like me with a $50k car with no heated seats because I trusted my sales person when they said 'its packed to the gills, fully loaded'.

06-21-13, 01:34 PM
FYI, someone said you only get HUD with driver awareness package... false. There are actually 2 driver awareness packages... One that is almost $4000 on the cadillac site, and another that includes the vibrating seat etc.

Actually, that someone said Driver Assist package, and what they said is correct in that context.

06-21-13, 03:18 PM
driver assist package
this package delivers a world-class array of high-tech collision-avoidance features that provide the driver an extra measure of confidence. It includes all the content of the driver awareness package, plus:

full-speed range adaptive cruise control1
automatic collision preparation with intelligent brake assist
front and rear automatic braking
electronic parking brake
rear cross-traffic alert
side blind zone alert2
full-color head-up display (if not already equipped)
this feature requires the available cold weather package.

On 2.0l turbo rwd performance and premium models, it is not available with the 6-speed manual transmission.

1 adaptive cruise control is no substitute for the driver's personal responsibility to operate the vehicle in a safe manner. The driver needs to remain attentive to traffic and road conditions and provide the steering, braking or other inputs necessary to retain control of the vehicle.
2 before making a lane change, always check the sbza display, check the side and inside mirrors, look over your shoulder for vehicles and hazards, and activate your turn signal.


changing this option will result in the following updates:

electronic parking brake

cold weather package

driver awareness package
focused on collision avoidance, this package includes a number of high-tech features designed to alert the driver to potentially hazardous traffic situations that could result in a crash. The driver awareness package includes:

safety alert seat
forward collision alert
lane departure warning
rainsense™ automatic wipers
rear thorax air bags1 for outboard passengers
direct view notification display2
1 always use safety belts and child restraints. Children are safer when properly secured in a rear seat in the appropriate child restraint. See the owner's manual for more information.

2 not included when vehicle is equipped with a head-up display.

BIG difference between the awareness and the assist package

06-24-13, 01:47 AM
The cheapest way to get the HUD is to go with the Premium, as adding the driver assistance package to the Performance is even more money, due to the adaptive cruise control. The cheapest Premium is the Turbo Manual, which lists for about $44K with no options, and the automatic is about $1200 more, I believe. One can get $2-3000 off pretty easily. The cold weather package is $600, so the total list would be about $46K, and probably $43 K after some haggling. That's more than $40k but the car will be pretty loaded with a lot of things not available on lesser equipped models.