New Cadillac SUV earns Top Safety Pick+ award

September 22, 2016

The 2017 Cadillac XT5, a new midsize luxury SUV, qualifies for the top award from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety.

The XT5 earns good ratings in all five of the Institute's crashworthiness evaluations. When equipped with optional front crash prevention, it earns a superior or advanced rating, depending on the package selected.

When equipped with both Front Automatic Braking and Low-Speed Front Automatic Braking, the SUV earns a superior rating for front crash prevention. In the 12 mph IIHS track test, it consistently avoided a collision. In the 25 mph test, it avoided a collision in four out of five runs and slowed but didn't stop completely in the fifth.

When equipped with low-speed autobrake only, the XT5 earns an advanced rating. It avoided a collision in the 12 mph test, while in the 25 mph test, the impact speed was cut by 9 mph.

Both front crash prevention packages also include forward collision warning that meets National Highway Traffic Safety Administration criteria.

To qualify for a 2016 Top Safety Pick+ award, a vehicle must earn good ratings in the small overlap front, moderate overlap front, side, roof strength and head restraint tests. It also must have an available front crash prevention system that earns an advanced or superior rating.

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