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2016 Cadillac ATS

Midsize luxury car
2015 Cadillac ATS shown
2015 Cadillac ATS shown
Crashworthiness

    Crash avoidance & Mitigation
    Front crash prevention
    Crash avoidance rating
    Superior
    with optional
    equipment

    Headlights
    P

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    Model year Front overlap Side Roof strength Head restraints & seats Front crash prevention
    Small Moderate
    2016
    Crash avoidance rating
    Superior
    2015
    Crash avoidance rating
    Superior
    2014
    Crash avoidance rating
    Superior
    2013
    Crash avoidance rating
    Superior

    Applies to 2013-16 models

    System details

    • Optional Automatic Collision Preparation

    Package name

    • Optional Driver Assist Package

    Overall evaluation

    Crash avoidance rating
    Superior
    with optional
    equipment
    5 points total

    Forward collision warning

    This system meets the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration's criteria for forward collision warning.
    1 point

    Low-speed autobrake

    In the 12 mph IIHS test, this vehicle avoided a collision.
    2 points

    High-speed autobrake

    In the 25 mph IIHS test, impact speed was reduced by 15 mph.
    2 points

    How this rating is determined

    Applies to 2013-16 models

    System details

    • Optional Forward Collision Alert

    Package name

    • Optional Driver Awareness Package

    Overall evaluation

    Crash avoidance rating
    Basic
    with optional
    equipment
    1 point total

    Forward collision warning

    This system meets the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration's criteria for forward collision warning.
    1 point

    Low-speed autobrake

    Not available.
    0 points

    High-speed autobrake

    Not available.
    0 points

    How this rating is determined

    Ratings are given for 3 different headlight variations available for this vehicle.
    Trim level(s)
    • Performance trim
    • Premium trim
    Low-beam headlight type HID projector
    High-beam headlight type HID projector
    Curve-adaptive? Yes
    Automatically switches between low beams and high beams (high-beam assist)? Yes
    Overall rating
    P
    Distance at which headlights provide at least 5 lux illumination:
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    Low beams

    On the straightaway, visibility was fair on both sides of the road. On curves, visibility was good on the sharp right curve, fair on the gradual right curve and inadequate on both left curves.

    Glare from the low beams was excessive on the straightaway.

    High beams

    On the straightaway, visibility was inadequate on both sides of the road. On curves, visibility was fair in all 4 tests.

    High-beam assist compensates for some limitations of this vehicle's low beams on both left curves and on both right curves.

    How this test is conducted

    Trim level(s)
    • Luxury trim equipped with Driver Assist package
    • Luxury trim equipped with Driver Awareness package
    Low-beam headlight type Halogen projector
    High-beam headlight type Halogen projector
    Curve-adaptive? No
    Automatically switches between low beams and high beams (high-beam assist)? Yes
    Overall rating
    P
    Distance at which headlights provide at least 5 lux illumination:
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    Low beams

    On the straightaway, visibility was good on the right side of the road and inadequate on the left side. On curves, visibility was inadequate in all 4 tests.

    The low beams never created excessive glare.

    High beams

    On the straightaway, visibility was inadequate on both sides of the road. On curves, visibility was inadequate in all 4 tests.

    High-beam assist compensates for some limitations of this vehicle's low beams on the straightaway and all 4 curves.

    How this test is conducted

    Trim level(s)
    • Standard trim
    • Luxury trim
    Low-beam headlight type Halogen projector
    High-beam headlight type Halogen projector
    Curve-adaptive? No
    Automatically switches between low beams and high beams (high-beam assist)? No
    Overall rating
    P
    Distance at which headlights provide at least 5 lux illumination:
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    Low beams

    On the straightaway, visibility was good on the right side of the road and inadequate on the left side. On curves, visibility was inadequate in all 4 tests.

    The low beams never created excessive glare.

    High beams

    On the straightaway, visibility was inadequate on both sides of the road. On curves, visibility was inadequate in all 4 tests.

    How this test is conducted

    Trim level(s)
    • Performance trim
    • Premium trim
    Low-beam headlight type HID projector
    High-beam headlight type HID projector
    Curve-adaptive? Yes
    High-beam assist? Yes
    Overall rating
    Applies to 2015-16 models
    P
    LOW BEAMS Average minimum useful
    illumination distance (5 lux)
    Acceptable glare?
    Straightaway right edge 85.7 m No
    Straightaway left edge 53.6 m No
    250m radius right curve, right edge 62.0 m Yes
    250m radius left curve, left edge 48.5 m Yes
    150m radius right curve, right edge 56.5 m Yes
    150m radius left curve, left edge 43.4 m Yes
    HIGH BEAMS Average minimum useful
    illumination distance (5 lux)
    Straightaway right edge 119.4 m
    Straightaway left edge 102.4 m
    250m radius right curve, right edge 73.4 m
    250m radius left curve, left edge 67.5 m
    150m radius right curve, right edge 57.8 m
    150m radius left curve, left edge 60.4 m

    Trim level(s)
    • Luxury trim equipped with Driver Assist package
    • Luxury trim equipped with Driver Awareness package
    Low-beam headlight type Halogen projector
    High-beam headlight type Halogen projector
    Curve-adaptive? No
    High-beam assist? Yes
    Overall rating
    Applies to 2015-16 models
    P
    LOW BEAMS Average minimum useful
    illumination distance (5 lux)
    Acceptable glare?
    Straightaway right edge 93.5 m Yes
    Straightaway left edge 30.5 m Yes
    250m radius right curve, right edge 48.7 m Yes
    250m radius left curve, left edge 37.6 m Yes
    150m radius right curve, right edge 39.9 m Yes
    150m radius left curve, left edge 32.6 m Yes
    HIGH BEAMS Average minimum useful
    illumination distance (5 lux)
    Straightaway right edge 125.2 m
    Straightaway left edge 73.7 m
    250m radius right curve, right edge 50.6 m
    250m radius left curve, left edge 44.5 m
    150m radius right curve, right edge 41.7 m
    150m radius left curve, left edge 36.3 m

    Trim level(s)
    • Standard trim
    • Luxury trim
    Low-beam headlight type Halogen projector
    High-beam headlight type Halogen projector
    Curve-adaptive? No
    High-beam assist? No
    Overall rating
    Applies to 2015-16 models
    P
    LOW BEAMS Average minimum useful
    illumination distance (5 lux)
    Acceptable glare?
    Straightaway right edge 93.5 m Yes
    Straightaway left edge 30.5 m Yes
    250m radius right curve, right edge 48.7 m Yes
    250m radius left curve, left edge 37.6 m Yes
    150m radius right curve, right edge 39.9 m Yes
    150m radius left curve, left edge 32.6 m Yes
    HIGH BEAMS Average minimum useful
    illumination distance (5 lux)
    Straightaway right edge 125.2 m
    Straightaway left edge 73.7 m
    250m radius right curve, right edge 50.6 m
    250m radius left curve, left edge 44.5 m
    150m radius right curve, right edge 41.7 m
    150m radius left curve, left edge 36.3 m

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