2013 Cadillac ATS and Dodge Challenger Get a 5-Star Overall Safety Rating
The new 2013 Cadillac ATS is the latest vehicle to earn a highest-possible five-star overall safety rating from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). The ATS received a perfect score in all crash tests.
Crash test categories used by the NHTSA include overall vehicle safety, frontal crashes, side crashes and rollover. The 2013 ATS was awarded a five-star rating in every category.
Both the all-wheel drive and rear-wheel-drive versions of the 2013 Cadillac ATS received the same five-star ratings.
Also receiving a five-star overall safety rating from the NHTSA; the 2013 Dodge Challenger. The 2013 Challenger earned mostly five stars in the different crash test categories, scoring a four out of five in the rollover test.
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