2017 Cadillac ATS Sedan vs 2017 BMW 3 Series

Awards
Features
Performance
Safety
Usability
Pricing
2017 BMW 3 Series
2017 Cadillac ATS Sedan
          The 2017 Cadillac ATS Sedan: built for dynamic drivers.

Awards

Why did Consumer Guide Automotive name the 2017 Cadillac ATS Sedan a Best Buy for the fourth year in a row? Because the ATS "offers a fantastic combination of upscale luxury trimmings and true sports-sedan athleticism." We couldn't agree more1.
Cadillac has made safety a top priority, and it shows: the 2017 ATS Sedan has earned a coveted 5-star side crash and rollover rating from the NHTSA2.

Features

While they're not as popular in more mild areas, in frigid climates many drivers find heated seats, a standard feature on the 2017 Cadillac ATS Sedan3, quite necessary. If you want heated seats on the 2017 BMW 3 Series4, though, you'll have to pay extra for them.
Is it possible to get increased visibility while using less energy? With the HID Headlights that come standard on the 2017 Cadillac ATS Sedan5, the answer is yes. On the 2017 BMW 3 Series, those brilliant, energy-efficient HID headlights are a pricey add-on.
The refinement and luxury of leather seating is a standard feature in the 2017 Cadillac ATS Sedan5, but it's only available as an add-on option in the 2017 BMW 3 Series4.
Getting where you're going has never been easier, with turn-by-turn directions and other features of the 2017 Cadillac ATS Sedan's6 standard on-board navigation system. If you want the convenience and peace of mind of an on-board nav system in the 2017 BMW 3 Series4, you'll have to pay extra for it.
No more parallel parking jitters - the Rear Parking Aid, standard on the 2017 Cadillac ATS Sedan5, can help guide you into the perfect parking spot, signaling when you're getting too close to the curb, or other cars. Unless you enjoy the parallel parking jitters, in which case, choose the 2017 BMW 3 Series4, and don't pay extra for the rear parking aid option.
2017 Cadillac ATS SedanFoo2017 BMW 3 Seriesstandard3HEATED FRONT SEATSoptional4standard5HID HEADLIGHTS-standard5LEATHER SEATINGoptional4standard6NAVIGATION SYSTEMoptional4standard5REAR PARKING AIDoptional4

Performance

Want more power and higher top speeds? Consider the 2017 Cadillac ATS Sedan7, boasting 15 more horses and 14 more horses per ton than the 2017 BMW 3 Series8.
2017 Cadillac ATS SedanFoo2017 BMW 3 Series3357HORSEPOWER32081947HORSEPOWER PER TON1808

Safety

The 2017 Cadillac ATS Sedan's9 active Blind Spot Monitoring System warns you when a vehicle enters your blind spot, a little more peace of mind as a standard feature. Want that extra security on the 3 Series? Blind Spot Monitoring isn't standard on the 2017 BMW 3 Series10, so it will cost you.
If your vehicle begins to drift out of its lane, the Lane Departure Warning System, standard on the 2017 Cadillac ATS Sedan9, will sound an alarm. This extra layer of safety isn't standard on the 2017 BMW 3 Series10, so if you want it, you'll have to pay extra.
The 2017 Cadillac ATS Sedan9 offers side airbag protection to its rear passengers standard, but that same level of safety isn't even an option on the 2017 BMW 3 Series.
2017 Cadillac ATS SedanFoo2017 BMW 3 Seriesstandard9BLIND SPOT MONITORING SYSTEMoptional10standard9LANE DEPARTURE WARNING SYSTEMoptional10standard9REAR SIDE AIRBAG-

Usability

The 2017 Cadillac ATS Sedan's5 slightly smaller turn radius means more agile maneuvering and easier parking.
Even an increase of just an inch or two in wheel base can mean more stability, and the 2017 Cadillac ATS Sedan6 has 1 more of those stability-increasing inches.
2017 Cadillac ATS SedanFoo2017 BMW 3 Series355TURNING CIRCLE3741096WHEELBASE10811

Pricing

The 2017 Cadillac ATS Sedan6 is so confident in their materials and workmanship, they'll pay for the cost of perforation repairs for 2 years longer than the 2017 BMW 3 Series12 - quite a consideration for drivers who live in climates where corrosion is a risk.
The drivetrain in the 2017 Cadillac ATS Sedan6 is carefully engineered and built to last, and they're willing to back it with a warranty that's 20,000 miles longer than the drivetrain warranty on the 2017 BMW 3 Series12.
In the very unlikely event you'll need it, help is just a phone call away, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, with the 2017 Cadillac ATS Sedan's6 Roadside Assistance, standard for 2 years longer than 2017 BMW 3 Series12.
2017 Cadillac ATS SedanFoo2017 BMW 3 Series46CORROSION WARRANTY21270,0006DRIVETRAIN WARRANTY50,0001266ROADSIDE ASSISTANCE412
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