2017 Cadillac ATS

midsize luxury car / 4-door sedan

2017 Cadillac ATS 4-door sedan
2015 Cadillac ATS shown

Crash avoidance & mitigation

Headlights (varies by trim/option)
Front crash prevention
Optional system
Superior
Optional system
Basic

Other available safety features

  • Standard daytime running lights
  • Optional blind spot detection
  • Optional lane departure warning
  • Optional lane departure prevention

Key

  • G
    Good
  • A
    Acceptable
  • M
    Marginal
  • P
    Poor
  • Superior
  • Advanced
  • Basic

Some ratings use a scale of Poor to Good. Others range from Basic to Superior.

Front crash prevention

Ratings are given for 2 different trim variations available on this vehicle.

System details

  • Optional Automatic Collision Preparation

Package name

  • Optional Driver Assist Package

Applies to 2013-17 models

Overall evaluation

  • This system meets the requirements for forward collision warning.
  • In the 12 mph IIHS test, this vehicle avoided a collision.
  • In the 25 mph IIHS test, impact speed was reduced by 15 mph.
Superior
Superior
with optional equipment

System details

  • Optional Forward Collision Alert

Package name

  • Optional Driver Awareness Package

Applies to 2013-18 models

Overall evaluation

  • This system meets the requirements for forward collision warning.
  • Autobrake not available.
Basic
Basic
with optional equipment

How front crash prevention is evaluated

Headlights

Ratings are given for 3 different headlight variations available on this vehicle.

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
Distance at which headlights provide at least 5 lux illumination:
car-simpler car-simpler car-simpler car-simpler car-simpler 0 ft 100 ft 200 ft 300 ft 400 ft 500 ft 600 ft Low beams Optimal low-beam illumination High beams Optimal high-beam illumination High-beam assist credit Excessive glare

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.

The low beams created excessive glare.

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 the straightaway and all 4 curves.

Technical measurements for this test
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 2015-18 models
LOW BEAMS Average minimum useful
illumination distance (5 lux)
Amount glare
exceeded threshold
Straightaway right edge 85.7 m 57.4 %
Straightaway left edge 53.6 m 57.4 %
250m radius right curve, right edge 62.0 m None
250m radius left curve, left edge 48.5 m None
150m radius right curve, right edge 56.5 m None
150m radius left curve, left edge 43.4 m None
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
Distance at which headlights provide at least 5 lux illumination:
car-simpler car-simpler car-simpler car-simpler car-simpler 0 ft 100 ft 200 ft 300 ft 400 ft 500 ft 600 ft Low beams Optimal low-beam illumination High beams Optimal high-beam illumination High-beam assist credit

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 exceeded glare limits.

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.

Technical measurements for this test
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 2015-18 models
LOW BEAMS Average minimum useful
illumination distance (5 lux)
Amount glare
exceeded threshold
Straightaway right edge 93.5 m None
Straightaway left edge 30.5 m None
250m radius right curve, right edge 48.7 m None
250m radius left curve, left edge 37.6 m None
150m radius right curve, right edge 39.9 m None
150m radius left curve, left edge 32.6 m None
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
Distance at which headlights provide at least 5 lux illumination:
car-simpler car-simpler car-simpler car-simpler car-simpler 0 ft 100 ft 200 ft 300 ft 400 ft 500 ft 600 ft Low beams Optimal low-beam illumination High beams Optimal high-beam illumination

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 exceeded glare limits.

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

Technical measurements for this test
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 2015-18 models
LOW BEAMS Average minimum useful
illumination distance (5 lux)
Amount glare
exceeded threshold
Straightaway right edge 93.5 m None
Straightaway left edge 30.5 m None
250m radius right curve, right edge 48.7 m None
250m radius left curve, left edge 37.6 m None
150m radius right curve, right edge 39.9 m None
150m radius left curve, left edge 32.6 m None
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

How headlights are evaluated