2014 Cadillac CTS

large luxury car / 4-door sedan

2014 Cadillac CTS 4-door sedan

Crashworthiness

Rating overview
Moderate overlap front
Side
Roof strength
Head restraints & seats

Crash avoidance & mitigation

Front crash prevention
Optional system
Superior
Optional system
Basic

Other available safety features

  • Standard daytime running lights
  • Optional blind spot detection
  • Optional lane departure warning

Key

  • G
    Good
  • A
    Acceptable
  • M
    Marginal
  • P
    Poor
  • Superior
  • Advanced
  • Basic

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

Moderate overlap front

Rating applies to 2014-19 models

Tested vehicle: 2014 Cadillac CTS Performance Collection 4-door 4wd

The Cadillac CTS was redesigned for the 2014 model year. Moderate overlap frontal ratings are assigned by the Institute based on a test conducted by General Motors as part of frontal crash test verification.

Overall evaluation
Structure and safety cage
Injury measures
Head/neck
Chest
Leg/foot, left
Leg/foot, right
Restraints and dummy kinematics
Technical measurements for this test

Measures of occupant compartment intrusion on driver side

Test ID VTF1228
Footwell intrusion
Footrest (cm) 1
Left (cm) 2
Center (cm) 2
Right (cm) 1
Brake pedal (cm) 2
Instrument panel rearward movement
Left (cm) 0
Right (cm) 0
Steering column movement
Upward (cm) -1
Rearward (cm) -2
A-pillar rearward movement (cm) 0

Driver injury measures

Test ID VTF1228
Head
HIC-15 250
Peak gs at hard contact no contact
Neck
Tension (kN) 0.9
Extension bending moment (Nm) 13
Maximum Nij 0.25
Chest maximum compression (mm) 26
Legs
Femur force - left (kN) 1.4
Femur force - right (kN) 3.6
Knee displacement - left (mm) 3
Knee displacement - right (mm) 4
Maximum tibia index - left 0.36
Maximum tibia index - right 0.55
Tibia axial force - left (kN) 2.8
Tibia axial force - right (kN) 6.2
Foot acceleration (g)
Left 85
Right 97

How the moderate overlap front test is conducted

Side

Rating applies to 2014-19 models

Tested vehicle: 2014 Cadillac CTS (base) 4-door 2wd with standard front and rear head curtain airbags and standard front and rear seat-mounted torso airbags

The Cadillac CTS was redesigned for the 2014 model year. Side ratings are assigned by the Institute based on a test conducted by General Motors as part of side crash test verification.

Rating applies to 2014-19 models

Tested vehicle:2014 Cadillac CTS (base) 4-door 2wd

The Cadillac CTS was redesigned for the 2014 model year. Side ratings are assigned by the Institute based on a test conducted by General Motors as part of side crash test verification.

Overall evaluation
Structure and safety cage
Driver injury measures
Head/neck
Torso
Pelvis/leg
Driver head protection
Rear passenger injury measures
Head/neck
Torso
Pelvis/leg
Rear passenger head protection
Technical measurements for this test

Measures of occupant compartment intrusion on driver side

Test ID VTS1304
B-pillar to longitudinal centerline of driver's seat (cm) -14.0
Negative numbers indicate the amount by which the crush stopped short of the seat centerline.

Driver injury measures

Test ID VTS1304
Head HIC-15 482
Neck
Tension (kN) 1.0
Compression (kN) 0.0
Shoulder
Lateral deflection (mm) 47
Lateral force (kN) 2.0
Torso
Maximum deflection (mm) 38
Average deflection (mm) 36
Maximum deflection rate (m/s) 4.05
Maximum viscous criterion (m/s) 0.52
Pelvis
Iliac force (kN) 1.6
Acetabulum force (kN) 2.2
Combined force (kN) 3.8
Left femur
L-M force (kN) 0.6
L-M moment (Nm) 52
A-P moment (Nm) 102

Passenger injury measures

Test ID VTS1304
Head HIC-15 18
Neck
Tension (kN) 0.2
Compression (kN) 0.4
Shoulder
Lateral deflection (mm) 6
Lateral force (kN) 0.3
Torso
Maximum deflection (mm) 19
Average deflection (mm) 11
Maximum deflection rate (m/s) 1.83
Maximum viscous criterion (m/s) 0.17
Pelvis
Iliac force (kN) 1.0
Acetabulum force (kN) 2.0
Combined force (kN) 3.0
Left femur
L-M force (kN) 1.2
L-M moment (Nm) 42
A-P moment (Nm) 36

How the side crash test is conducted

Roof strength

Rating applies to 2014-19 models

Tested vehicle: 2015 Cadillac CTS 3.6L Luxury Collection 4-door

Overall evaluation
Curb weight 3,764 lbs
Peak force 15,989 lbs
Strength-to-weight ratio 4.25

How the roof strength test is conducted

Head restraints & seats

Rating applies to 2014-19 models

Seat type: Power leather seat

Overall evaluation
Dynamic rating
Seat/head restraint geometry
Technical measurements for this test
Seat type Power leather seat
Geometry
Backset (mm) 6
Distance below top of head (mm) 15
Seat design parameters
Pass/fail Pass
Max T1 acceleration (g) 10.2
Head contact time (ms) 45
Force rating 1
Neck forces
Max neck shear force (N) 20
Max neck tension (N) 388

How the head restraint & seat test is conducted

Front crash prevention

Ratings are given for 2 different trim variations available on this vehicle.

System details

  • Optional Automatic Collision Preparation

Package name

  • Optional Driver Assist Package

Applies to 2014-17 models

Overall evaluation

  • This system meets the requirements for forward collision warning.
  • In the 12 mph IIHS test, this vehicle avoided a collision.
  • In the 25 mph IIHS test, impact speed was reduced by 12 mph.
Superior
Superior
with optional equipment

System details

  • Optional Forward Collision Alert

Package name

  • Optional Driver Awareness Package

Applies to 2014-19 models

Overall evaluation

  • This system meets the requirements for forward collision warning.
  • Autobrake not available.
Basic
Basic
with optional equipment

How front crash prevention is evaluated