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2003 Cadillac Seville

Large luxury car
  • Moderate overlap front
    G
  • Head restraints & seats
    P
2000 Cadillac Seville shown
2000 Cadillac Seville shown
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
Model yearFront small overlapFront moderate overlapSideRoof strengthHead restraints & seats
2004
G
P
2003
G
P
2002
G
P
2001
G
P
2000
G
1997
P
1996
P
1995
P
1994
P

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 vehicle2000 Cadillac Seville SLS 4-door
Weight 4,008 lbs.
Side airbagsfront seat-mounted torso airbags
Wheelbase112 in.
Length201 in.
Width75 in.
Engine4.6 L V8
EPA ratings17 mpg city / 28 mpg highway

How this test is conducted

Measures of occcupant compartment intrusion on driver side

Test IDCF99021
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 IDCF99021
Head
HIC-15188
Peak gs at hard contactno 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 - left0.50
Maximum tibia index - right0.68
Tibia axial force - left (kN)1.8
Tibia axial force - right (kN)2.3
Foot acceleration (g)
Left68
Right148

Applies to 2001-04 models

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

Seat type

All seats

How this test is conducted

Seat typeAll seats
Geometry
Backset (mm)110
Distance below top of head (mm)105
Seat design parameters
Pass/failFail
Max T1 acceleration (g)
Head contact time (ms)
Force rating
Neck forces
Max neck shear force (N)
Max neck tension (N)

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