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1995 Cadillac Seville

Large luxury car
Crashworthiness
  • Moderate overlap front
    P

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Model year Front overlap Side Roof strength Head restraints & seats Front crash prevention
Small Moderate
2004
G
P
Crash avoidance rating
2003
G
P
Crash avoidance rating
2002
G
P
Crash avoidance rating
2001
G
P
Crash avoidance rating
2000
G
Crash avoidance rating
1997
P
Crash avoidance rating
1996
P
Crash avoidance rating
1995
P
Crash avoidance rating
1994
P
Crash avoidance rating

Applies to 1994-97 models

Overall evaluation
P
Structure and safety cage
P
Injury measures
Head/neck
G
Chest
G
Leg/foot, left
G
Leg/foot, right
P
Restraints and dummy kinematics
P
Important: Frontal crash test ratings should be compared only among vehicles of similar weight.

The Cadillac Seville was redesigned for the 1992 model year. Frontal airbags for both the driver and passenger became standard beginning with the 1993 model year.

Injury measures

Measures taken from the head, neck, chest, and left leg indicate low risk of injuries to these body regions in a crash of this severity. Forces on the right tibia indicate that injuries to the lower leg would be likely. Head acceleration from the window sill hit was low.

Restraints and dummy kinematics

Dummy movement wasn't well controlled. During rebound, the dummy's head hit the window sill. There was too much rearward movement and far too much upward movement of the steering wheel.

Tested vehicle specifications

Tested vehicle 1997 Cadillac Seville SLS 4-door
Weight 3,885 lbs.
Side airbags none
Wheelbase 111 in.
Length 204 in.
Width 74 in.
Engine 4.6 L V8
EPA ratings 17 mpg city / 26 mpg highway

How this test is conducted

Measures of occcupant compartment intrusion on driver side

Test ID CF97001
Footwell intrusion
Footrest (cm) 21
Left (cm) 31
Center (cm) 37
Right (cm) 31
Brake pedal (cm) 31
Instrument panel rearward movement
Left (cm) 16
Right (cm) 16
Steering column movement
Upward (cm) 15
Rearward (cm) 11
A-pillar rearward movement (cm) 9

Driver injury measures

Test ID CF97001
Head
HIC-15 214
Peak gs at hard contact 60
Neck
Tension (kN) 1.5
Extension bending moment (Nm) 25
Maximum Nij 0.29
Chest maximum compression (mm) 24
Legs
Femur force - left (kN) 3.9
Femur force - right (kN) 2.9
Knee displacement - left (mm) 3
Knee displacement - right (mm) 1
Maximum tibia index - left 0.58
Maximum tibia index - right 1.22
Tibia axial force - left (kN) 1.7
Tibia axial force - right (kN) 3.5
Foot acceleration (g)
Left 57
Right 86
1
Antilock brakes
2
Daytime running lights (beginning with 1996 models)

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