Arguably a new segment benchmark, Cadillac’s ATS can add a five-star NHTSA safety rating to its list of accolades.
Aimed at dethroning the BMW 3 Series, the ATS is one of the 54 latest vehicles to undergo testing. What’s more, it managed a five-star rating on not only the overall category, but in front- and side-impact crashes as well as rollover tests.
That meant a victory over its biggest contender: the BMW 3 Series, which also scored five starts overall, but lost out with only four in front-crash tests.
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NHTSA’s tests cover approximately 85 percent of all new vehicles and will examine 33 passenger cars, 16 SUVs, four trucks and one minivan this year.
Results for the Lexus LS were also recently released and the car also scored a five-star overall rating, but just like BMW it did so with one four-star category.