2013 Cadillac ATS Long-Term Road Test

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edited September 2014 in Cadillac

image2013 Cadillac ATS Long-Term Road Test

We often talk about the benefit of the xenon headlights on our long-term 2013 Cadillac ATS, but what does the light output look like?

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  • 09gt_09gt_ Member Posts: 6
    I had a 2010 CTS wagon with halogen projector bulbs, which I traded for a 3 row 2009 SRX when our family expanded. The SRX has xenon, but they both had equally sharp cutoff and wide light pattern (the only difference being the color of the light).

    My 09 Mustang, with reflector type xenons (factory - not aftermarket), does not have a very clear/sharp pattern. So I think the projector lenses are the key to a good headlight pattern, not the light source.
  • allthingshondaallthingshonda Member Posts: 878
    Why are xenon headlights optional on any Cadillac? They should be standard equipment across the lineup. Make the adaptive feature optional.
  • 09gt_09gt_ Member Posts: 6
    @allthingshonda - like xenons are optional on BMWs, MBs, Lexi ....? I think Acura is the only "luxury" maker with xenons standard - I'm not sure about the ILX though.
  • noburgersnoburgers Member Posts: 500
    Something about that photo--nice composition, with the dash lights and the polished rimes and the dark/light contrast.
  • hank39hank39 Tallahassee, FLMember Posts: 144
    Yay and kudos for taking a beam output pic against a wall. This should be done with all cars in your fleet!
  • allthingshondaallthingshonda Member Posts: 878
    +1 hank39. I really want to see how their MDX's highly advertised jewel eye LED headlights perform.
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