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
Driver injury measures
Head/neck
Chest
Leg/foot, left
Leg/foot, right
Driver 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.

Technical measurements for this test

Measures of occupant compartment intrusion on driver side

Test ID CF97001
Footwell intrusion
Footrest (cm) 21
Left (cm) 31
Center (cm) 37
Right (cm) 31
Brake pedal (cm) 31
Instrument panel rearward movement
Left (cm) 16
Right (cm) 16
Steering column movement
Upward (cm) 15
Rearward (cm) 11
A-pillar rearward movement (cm) 9

Driver injury measures

Test ID CF97001
Head
HIC-15 214
Peak gs at hard contact 60
Neck
Tension (kN) 1.5
Extension bending moment (Nm) 25
Maximum Nij 0.29
Chest maximum compression (mm) 24
Legs
Femur force - left (kN) 3.9
Femur force - right (kN) 2.9
Knee displacement - left (mm) 3
Knee displacement - right (mm) 1
Maximum tibia index - left 0.58
Maximum tibia index - right 1.22
Tibia axial force - left (kN) 1.7
Tibia axial force - right (kN) 3.5
Foot acceleration (g)
Left 57
Right 86

How the moderate overlap front test is conducted