Cadillac ATS Earns Five-Star NHTSA Safety Rating

Luke Vandezande
by Luke Vandezande

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.

SEE ALSO: 2013 Cadillac ATS 2.5L Review

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.

Luke Vandezande
Luke Vandezande

Luke is an energetic automotive journalist who spends his time covering industry news and crawling the internet for the latest breaking story. When he isn't in the office, Luke can be found obsessively browsing used car listings, drinking scotch at his favorite bar and dreaming of what to drive next, though the list grows a lot faster than his bank account. He's always on <A title="@lukevandezande on Twitter" href="http://twitter.com/lukevandezande">Twitter</A> looking for a good car conversation. Find Luke on <A title="@lukevandezande on Twitter" href="http://twitter.com/lukevandezande">Twitter</A> and <A title="Luke on Google+" href="http://plus.google.com/112531385961538774338?rel=author">Google+</A>.

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