Cadillac Seville1993-97 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 Seville was redesigned for the 1992 model year. Frontal airbags for both the driver and passenger became standard beginning with the 1993 model year.
Restraints/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.
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.
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 wasn't maintained well.
- During rebound, the back of the dummy's head hit the window sill.
- Smeared greasepaint shows where the dummy's head hit the window sill.
- Antilock brakes
- Daytime running lights (beginning with 1996 models)
Tested vehicle specifications:
- 1997 Cadillac Seville SLS 4-door
- Class: Large luxury car
- 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