Cadillac Catera1997-2001 models
MODERATE OVERLAP FRONT TEST
|Structure/safety cage||Injury measures||Restraints/dummy kinematics|
|Head/neck||Chest||Leg/foot, left||Leg/foot, right|
Important: Frontal crash test ratings can be compared only among vehicles of similar weight.
Good Acceptable Marginal Poor
The Cadillac Catera was introduced in the 1997 model year.
Restraints/dummy kinematics — Dummy movement was reasonably well controlled. The dummy's head bottomed out the airbag and hit the steering wheel.
Injury measures — Measures taken from the dummy indicate a low risk of any significant injuries in a crash of this severity. Head acceleration from the steering wheel hit was low.
Left to right:
- Action shot taken during the frontal offset crash test.
- The dummy's position in relation to the steering wheel and instrument panel after the crash test indicates that the driver's survival space was maintained reasonably well.
- Dummies' knees and/or shins routinely hit and often damage the areas under the dashboard. These areas are smoothly padded and contoured in the Catera.
- Despite moderate intrusion into the driver footwell area, injury measures on the lower legs and feet were low.
- Side airbags: front seat-mounted torso airbags (beginning with 2000 models; optional, 1999 models).
- Antilock brakes
- Daytime running lights
Tested vehicle specifications:
- 1999 Cadillac Catera 4-door
- Class: Midsize luxury/near luxury car
- Weight: 3,847 lbs.
- Side airbags: none
- Wheelbase: 108 in.
- Length: 194 in.
- Width: 70 in.
- Engine: 3.0 L V6
- EPA ratings: 18 mpg city | 24 mpg highway