In comparing the Acura TLX's and the Cadillac ATS's specifications and ratings, the Acura TLX has the advantage in the areas of fuel efficiency and interior volume. The Cadillac ATS has the advantage in the areas of typical lower range of pricing for one- to five-year-old used cars and base engine power. Based on this comparison of the Acura TLX's and the Cadillac ATS's specifications and ratings, the two cars are fairly comparable.
Acura TLX vs. Cadillac ATS Pricing
A used 2018 Acura TLX ranges from $19,988 to $31,998 while a used 2018 Cadillac ATS is priced between $18,397 to $28,974.
Engine Power and Fuel Efficiency Comparison
For engine performance, the Acura TLX’s base engine makes 206 horsepower, and the Cadillac ATS base engine makes 272 horsepower. The TLX is rated to deliver an average of 27 miles per gallon, with a highway range of 568 miles. The ATS is rated to deliver an average of 25 miles per gallon, with a highway range of 496 miles. This gives the Acura TLX the fuel efficiency and maximum range advantage over the Cadillac ATS. Both models use premium unleaded.
Passenger Space Comparison
The Acura TLX, a midsize car, has the advantage of offering more interior volume, reflected in more front shoulder room, front leg room, rear shoulder room, rear leg room, and cargo space. The Cadillac ATS, a compact car, has the advantage in the areas of front head room and rear head room.
Safety Ratings Comparison
The Acura TLX has an average safety rating of 5 out of 5 Stars based on NHTSA's crash test ratings.