2017 Cadillac ATS  RealSafeCars77Safety Rating

#41 of 2017 Sedan/Hatchback/Wagons

#90 of all 2017 vehicles


The ATS, which Cadillac introduced in 2013, is a midsize sedan with seating up to 4. Strong on technology, it has offered Android Auto and Apple CarPlay since 2016. The Cadillac ATS has exceptional horsepower for its class, packing substantial oomph. With optional all-wheel drive (AWD), it can easily handle mud, snow, and sand. Cadillac offers a 4-year, 50,000-mile basic warranty, and a 6-year, 70,000-mile powertrain warranty on its lineup.


The 2017 Cadillac ATS is average compared to all vehicles.

Comparison to all vehicles.  This plot shows RSC safety scores on the horizontal axis vs. the number of vehicles with each safety score (depicted by bar height and percentages at the bottom). Colors reflect vehicle safety, ranging from red (not that safe) to green (safer). For reference, a score of 0 implies a 0.15% chance of driver death (13% chance of driver injury) over 15 years, and a score of 100 reflects a 0.016% chance (1.4% chance of driver injury). The 2017 Cadillac ATS has a score of 77, implying a 0.046% chance of driver death (4.1% chance of injury). If equipped with optional advanced driver safety features, the chance of death falls to 0.042%, and the chance of injury falls to 3.8%.

We estimate that the 2017 Cadillac ATS has a vehicle lifetime fatality chance of 0.0459% and a vehicle lifetime injury chance of 5.2424%, meaning the average driver has a 0.0459% chance of dying in an accident if they drive the car under regular conditions for fifteen years, and a 5.2424% chance of being injured.

Compared to the average vehicle, the 2017 Cadillac ATS is 4% less likely to result in a fatal accident. Compared to other sedans, hatchbacks, and wagons, the 2017 Cadillac ATS is 11% less likely to result in a fatal accident.

2017 Cadillac ATS offers AEB optionally. With AEB, the vehicle lifetime fatality chance drops by 8%.


And it is about as safe as many comparable models.

9170Acura ILXNissan MaximaINFINITI Q50Acura TLXVolkswagen CCLexus NXBMW 2 SeriesM.-B. C-ClassBMW 3 SeriesAudi A4Lexus ISCadillac ATSComparison to similar models.  This plot compares the RSC rating of the 2017 Cadillac ATS with its main competition. Models are plotted on a scale from 70 to 91. The 2017 Cadillac ATS is safer than the 2017 Acura ILX and the 2017 Nissan Maxima and less safe than the 2017 Lexus IS, the 2017 Audi A4, the 2017 BMW 3 Series, the 2017 Mercedes-Benz C-Class, and the 2017 BMW 2 Series.

Find another model