If you have ever been car shopping then you know how overwhelming it can feel to assess all the available models, trim levels, and features. We hope this guide all about trim levels will help make the car shopping experience easier.
A trim level is a separate designation that breaks down a car model into distinct groups with varying features. For example, the 2018 Cadillac ATS Sedan is available in four trim levels: base, Luxury, Premium Luxury, and Premium Performance.
In general, each trim level will take the features of the previous trim and add on more. In the 2018 Cadillac ATS Sedan example, the ATS Luxury model has everything the base model does and adds heated front seats, navigation, and other features. The addition of features continues through to the top tier Premium Performance trim.
Trim level designations vary between makes with some automakers adopting simple letter combination like SE and SLE, while others use more descriptive names, like Cadillac. Most brands will keep the trim level hierarchy consistent across all of its models.
To see the difference between trim levels, most auto websites will let you compare the models side-by-side. But, the best way to understand the differences in each trim is to stop by Crest Cadillac and talk to one of our dedicated and knowledgeable salespeople.