2018 Audi A3 vs. 2018 Cadillac ATS

The 2018 Audi A3 has some tough competitors in the market these days. This must be one of the reasons behind why you must be comparing it side by side with the 2018 Cadillac ATS. Before you even get deceived with the looks of the ATS, it pays to know it better. Through this comparison, you will be able to see why the Audi A3 still wins.

Design & Style

There is a lot to be proud of when you own the 2018 Audi A3. Even with sleek lines, it still has a very solidly constructed body that adds up to its appeal. You get inside it and you will see how the aluminum accents in the cabin blends well with other elements. It is as if these great things are not enough. You still get to enjoy comfort with the space inside the cabin.

Inside the 2018 Cadillac ATS, on the other hand, you will notice that the cabin design is somewhat remarkable. The exterior exudes a level of class as well but not at par with what the A3 offers. Space is also a problem which will surely disgust you.

Technology & Safety

The 2018 Cadillac ATS has been introduced with some updates along the lines of technology and safety by its car maker. The infotainment system, one of those aspects that received updates, is quite disappointing though. You need some time getting familiar with how to make it work. Add to that, safety features are not as great as those in the A3.

As for the A3, you will notice how this has been blessed with a user-friendly MMI infotainment system which also supports device integration. Safety-wise, it has a lot to offer including lane departure warning, forward collision warning, blind spot monitoring, and adaptive cruise control among others.


The performance of the 2018 Audi A3 is better than the 2018 Cadillac ATS. While the Cadillac is turbocharged by a four-cylinder, 2.0-liter engine that can reach a maximum output of 295lb-ft of torque and 272 horsepower, fuel efficiency has been compromised. The A3's four-cylinder engine with the same 2.0-liter capacity is still better with an output that reaches up to 220 horsepower and 258lb-ft of torque.

The Bottom Line

There may be a lot of things that the maker of the 2018 Cadillac ATS tried to incorporate in the car model but to your dismay, you will see how it lacks the promise of a better version from the brand. Why settle for those updates when the 2018 Audi A3 can offer you what you are looking for from your next car?

Ready to Schedule an Audi A3 Test Drive Today?

If you want to find out why we are so proud of the 2018 Audi A3, why not come and test drive this outstanding car with us at Classic Audi. You will find us at Eastchester New York serving the needs of car buyers in the Tri-State area. Drop by our showroom today or you may also book your A3 test drive appointment in advance.


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