2013 Cadillac ATS: Top IIHS Score for Crash Mitigation Technology
October 9, 2013
Recently the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety started a new testing program for vehicles with collision avoidance systems. Specifically, these are the systems that can detect vehicles ahead of you, determine if you're about to cause a front crash and either warn you or warn you and take steps (including automatically applying your car's brakes) to either minimize or even prevent the potential accident.
Within this testing program, the Cadillac ATS earned a "Superior" score for the performance of its frontal collision mitigation system, which is the best score given out of three possible rankings.
This technology, which Cadillac calls Forward Collision Alert and Automatic Collision Preparation, is optional and part of the Driver Assist package. It's a pricey package ($3,645 for 2014) but at least ATS buyers now have a better idea as to the value of the system.
Brent Romans, Senior Automotive Editor