1996 Cadillac Seville

large luxury car / 4-door sedan

Crashworthiness

Rating overview
Moderate overlap front

Other available safety features

  • Standard daytime running lights

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 1994-97 models

Tested vehicle: 1997 Cadillac Seville SLS 4-door

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.

Overall evaluation
Structure and safety cage
Injury measures
Head/neck
Chest
Leg/foot, left
Leg/foot, right
Restraints and 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.

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.