Driving a Cadillac has always been a sure way to get recognized. Apparently, the same goes for making them. So we each get a trophy. Except you actually get to drive yours.
ALG1, a provider of residual value for the automotive industry, has honored the 2013 Cadillac ATS with the Residual Value Award in the Midsize Car Category. Residual Value Awards are granted to the vehicles that are projected to have the highest percentage of manufacturer's suggested retail price after three years. Candidates for the award are chosen based on factors varying from historical performance to brand desirability.
The 2013 Cadillac ATS was built from the ground up to be the best sport sedan in the world. That's why it eclipsed every other car to win the 2013 North American Car of the Year-a prestigious award presided over by no fewer than 50 of the most respected automotive journalists in North America.
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), which operates under the US Department of Transportation, is responsible for writing and enforcing safety, theft-resistance, and fuel economy standards for motor vehicles. The NHTSA has awarded the 2013 Cadillac ATS a 5-Star Overall Safety Rating. The ATS earned perfect scores in the overall, frontal crash, side crash, and rollover categories.
The Automobile Journalists Association of Canada (AJAC) comprises professional journalists, and photographers specializing in cars and trucks. They provide unbiased opinions of new vehicles to help consumers make better purchases that are right for them.
IIHS is a third party group that has been researching vehicle safety for over 50 years. They award vehicles that meet their performance standard in front, side, rollover, and rear tests and have standard electronic stability control.
For the fourth year in a row the Cadillac CTS-V has been recognized by Car and Driver in their annual 10Best Cars.
Popular Mechanics has been devoted to highlighting the best in science and technology since 1902. Their Auto Excellence Award is given each year to the top 10 cars that stand out in terms of functionality, technology, value and feel.
Motorweek, television's longest running automotive series, is the nation's leading news source for all things car and truck. The 2011 Driver's Choice Awards acknowledge the best-in-class vehicles across a number of categories.
For over 20 years, MOTORING has been Canada's premiere source for automotive news. With televised test drives, unbiased opinions and comprehensive driving reports, they bring you stories about cars and the people who drive them.
Thanks to its world-class engineering, dramatic styling and advanced technologies, the 2011 Cadillac CTS sedan takes top honours as Luxury Compact Car of the Year from AUTO123.com. Read the article here.
Chosen by a panel of reputable automotive journalists and consumers alike, the absolute best in vehicle performance, design and affordability have received the recognition they deserve.
1. ALG is the industry benchmark for residual values and depreciation data, www.alg.com.
‡For more information, visit iihs.org/ratings.
†Applies only to CTS Sedan and Wagon. Excludes V-Series.Government 5-Star Safety Ratings are part of the U.S. Department of Transportation's New Car Assessment Program (www.SaferCar.gov).