As the UFC’s Mike Goldberg states before every fight, here’s our tale of the tape:
- 2013 Cadillac ATS 2.5: compact sedan, rear-wheel-drive, 202 horsepower, $33,990.
- 2013 Buick Verano Turbo: compact sedan, front-wheel-drive, 250 horsepower, $29,990.
Despite the Buick being FWD, it does feature a significant power advantage over the more expensive Cadillac. Additionally, only the Buick offers a manual transmission at this level. There’s also distinctively different brand images to factor in here, if you indeed care about the badge on your key fob. Where the Buick Verano Turbo comes across as being a mild sleeper car while managing to continue a laid-back persona, the ATS portrays itself to be the latest exciting performance sedan on the marketplace, as evident from the launch marketing campaign.
With all things considered, which one would you rather have? Participate in the poll and elaborate in the comments below!