1999 Cadillac Catera

midsize luxury car / 4-door sedan

1999 Cadillac Catera 4-door sedan


Rating overview
Moderate overlap front

Other available safety features

  • Standard daytime running lights


  • G
  • A
  • M
  • P
  • Superior
  • Advanced
  • Basic

Some ratings use a scale of Poor to Good. Others range from Basic to Superior.

Moderate overlap front

Rating applies to 1997-2001 models

Tested vehicle: 1999 Cadillac Catera 4-door

The Cadillac Catera was introduced in the 1997 model year.

Overall evaluation
Structure and safety cage
Injury measures
Leg/foot, left
Leg/foot, right
Restraints and dummy kinematics
Dummy movement was reasonably well controlled. The dummy's head bottomed out the airbag and hit the steering wheel.

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.