There's no denying that there is a huge amount of cars in the world. In fact, there are so many to choose from that car shopping can be a rather dizzying experience. When out and about, you have probably noticed the whopping amount of small crossover SUVs that are so popular among the masses. But what happened to just buying a good 'ole sedan? Sedans may not appear as “upscale” or “mighty” as SUVs do, but there are many reasons why investing in a sedan is actually a very wise choice. Take the 2017 Cadillac ATS sedan for example. This compact sedan oozes luxury with its eye-catching angular styling and impressive list of high-tech features. It also delivers an awarding experience behind the wheel, boasting smooth agility and taking corners with poise and confidence. Like what you've learned so far? Then check out our list for the top reasons to invest in a sedan.
One of the top reasons to opt for a sedan is that they are typically much more affordable. All the body cladding and raised ride height offered in an SUV usually means you're likely to pay more. Sedans cost manufacturers less to build, which means you can get more bang for your buck.
No matter what the situation, sedans are much easier to control on the road due to their smaller size and low-to-the-ground design. This superior agility, especially during an emergency maneuver, will provide you with stress-free confidence when behind the wheel.
When comparing the larger, bulky body of an SUV with the smaller, sleeker body of a sedan, which car do you think will provide better aerodynamics? The sedan, of course! With is wedge-like design, sedans are much more aerodynamic as they can basically “wedge” through the air – a characteristic that SUVs just can't muster. Being able to cheat the wind results in better high-speed stability and fuel economy.
Better Fuel Economy
Since sedans do not feature a raised suspension and are also lighter in weight than SUVs, they are the definite choice for fuel efficiency. What's fuel have to do with size? Well, the smaller your car is, the lighter it will be in weight, and the less weight your engine has to haul around, the less fuel it will burn. Small sedans also have smaller fuel tanks, which means you won't have to pay as much in gas.
Since sedans are priced lower than SUVs, you may assume that they are not equipped with as many nice features. But this is definitely not the case. The 2017 Cadillac ATS sedan is the perfect example. With four great trims to choose from, nice features are abundant. The ATS's base-level trim is a great choice, providing all of the basic necessities, but also some upscale content. It comes with:
- Heated mirrors
- Rearview camera
- Keyless ignition/entry
- Dual-zone automatic climate control
- Driver information screen
- Power front seats
- Premium vinyl upholstery
The ATS's base trim is also packed with an exceptional tech list that includes:
- Android Auto and Apple CarPlay smartphone app functionality
- 8” touchscreen
- OnStar emergency telematics with 4G LTE WiFi capability
- Bluetooth connectivity
- 10-speaker Bose audio system with satellite radio
- 3 USB ports
- Auxiliary audio jack
The most upscale trim levels on the ATS sedan's 2017 lineup are definitely the Premium Luxury and Premium Performance. They gain:
- Adaptive xenon headlights with automatic high beams
- LED running lights
- Automatic wipers
- Collision alert
- Blind-spot warning
- Lane-departure prevention
- Rear cross-traffic alert
- Steering-wheel-mounted shift paddles
- Heated sport front seats
The Premium Performance trim tacks on even more with performance-oriented hardware, such as:
- Magnetic Ride Control adaptive dampers
- Revised suspension tuning
- Increased-capability engine cooling system
- Limited-slip differential
- 18” wheels
- Summer tires
Want to learn more about the 2017 Cadillac ATS sedan, or other sedans fresh on the market? Then drop by our dealership in Trevose, PA.