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MotorWeek 2013 Drivers’ Choice Best of the Year: 2013 Cadillac ATS

February 7, 2013

CHICAGO, Feb. 7, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — MotorWeek, television’s longest running automotive series, names the Cadillac ATS as its “Best of the Year” 2013 Drivers’ Choice award winner for delivering an American-made driving experience that’s as close to a classic European sport sedan as you can get. The Drivers’ Choice Awards are among the auto industry’s most coveted honors and are announced annually at the Chicago Auto Show. The 2013 Cadillac ATS edged out the competition by setting ambitious new benchmarks in the sport sedan segment.

“The objective of the ATS was to challenge the world’s best sport sedans head-to-head, developing a true driver’s car that was nimble, quick and fun,” said Jim Vurpillat, director of marketing, global Cadillac. “That makes this recognition from the experts at Motorweek especially meaningful.”

“There is no other new American car that excels in every measure within its class like the new Cadillac ATS,” said MotorWeek host John Davis. “It’s lightweight; it’s powerful, has extraordinary handling and is impressively fuel efficient. On top of that it has the latest in advanced technology and connectivity, including Cadillac’s CUE system. The Cadillac ATS is simply the most impressive luxury sport sedan ever to wear an American brand name.”

Recognized as the best overall among winners in 13 lifestyle categories, the Cadillac ATS also won as “Best Sport Sedan.” All Drivers’ Choice winners are featured on motorweek.org, as well as on a special episode (#3223) of MotorWeek airing on public television stations beginning February 9, 2013, and on cable’s Velocity beginning February 19, 2013. MotorWeek’s Driver’s Choice Awards are nationally sponsored by RockAuto, Tire Rack and 3M.

The MotorWeek Drivers’ Choice Awards are unique for their consumer focus and represent the best automotive picks for a range of lifestyles. MotorWeek’s editorial staff evaluates more than 150 cars, trucks and utilities based on performance, technology, practicality, fuel efficiency and dollar value.

2013 Drivers’ Choice Winners:

    Best Subcompact Car                   Hyundai Accent
                                          Kia Rio
    Best Compact Car                      Dodge Dart
    Best Family Sedan                     Ford Fusion
    Best Convertible                      Volkswagen Beetle
    Best Luxury Sedan                     Lexus ES
    Best Sport Sedan                      Cadillac ATS
    Best Sport Coupe                      Fiat 500 Abarth
    Best Performance Car                  Ford Shelby GT500
    Best Small Utility                    Toyota RAV4
    Best Large Utility                    Nissan Pathfinder
                                          Infiniti JX
    Best Pickup Truck                     Ram 1500
    Best Eco-Friendly                     Volkswagen Jetta Hybrid
    Best Dream Machine                    SRT Viper
                                          Land Rover Range Rover

Now in its 32nd season, MotorWeek is one of the nation’s leading sources for the latest car and truck reviews, do-it-yourself car care tips and auto industry news. Produced by Maryland Public Television, the award-winning series airs on PBS, Velocity and V-me Spanish-language network. Full episodes can also be viewed on pbs.org.

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