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2001 Cadillac Seville

Large luxury car
2000 Cadillac Seville shown
2000 Cadillac Seville shown
Crashworthiness
  • Moderate overlap front
    G
  • Head restraints & seats
    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 2000-04 models

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

The Cadillac Seville was redesigned for the 1998 model year and structurally modified for the 2000 model year to improve occupant protection in frontal crashes.

Injury measures

Measures taken from the dummy indicate a low risk of any significant injuries in a crash of this severity.

Restraints and dummy kinematics

Dummy movement was well controlled. After the dummy moved forward into the airbag, it rebounded into the seat without its head coming close to any stiff structure that could cause injury.

Tested vehicle specifications

Tested vehicle 2000 Cadillac Seville SLS 4-door
Weight 4,008 lbs.
Side airbags front seat-mounted torso airbags
Wheelbase 112 in.
Length 201 in.
Width 75 in.
Engine 4.6 L V8
EPA ratings 17 mpg city / 28 mpg highway

How this test is conducted

Measures of occcupant compartment intrusion on driver side

Test ID CF99021
Footwell intrusion
Footrest (cm) 6
Left (cm) 17
Center (cm) 15
Right (cm) 16
Brake pedal (cm) 9
Instrument panel rearward movement
Left (cm) 4
Right (cm) 3
Steering column movement
Upward (cm) 4
Rearward (cm) 2
A-pillar rearward movement (cm) 3

Driver injury measures

Test ID CF99021
Head
HIC-15 188
Peak gs at hard contact no contact
Neck
Tension (kN) 1.1
Extension bending moment (Nm) 15
Maximum Nij 0.21
Chest maximum compression (mm) 29
Legs
Femur force - left (kN) 2.5
Femur force - right (kN) 1.9
Knee displacement - left (mm) 1
Knee displacement - right (mm) 2
Maximum tibia index - left 0.50
Maximum tibia index - right 0.68
Tibia axial force - left (kN) 1.8
Tibia axial force - right (kN) 2.3
Foot acceleration (g)
Left 68
Right 148

Applies to 2001-04 models

Overall evaluation
P
Dynamic rating
Seat/head restraint geometry
P
Important: Ratings for head restraints & seats should be compared only among vehicles of similar weight.

Seat type

All seats

How this test is conducted

Seat type All seats
Geometry
Backset (mm) 110
Distance below top of head (mm) 105
Seat design parameters
Pass/fail Fail
Max T1 acceleration (g) 0.0
Head contact time (ms)
Force rating 0
Neck forces
Max neck shear force (N)
Max neck tension (N)
1
Side airbags: front seat-mounted torso airbags (2000 models); driver seat-mounted combination head and torso airbag, with torso-only airbag for passenger (2001-04 models)
2
Electronic stability control
3
Antilock brakes
4
Daytime running lights

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