2000 Cadillac Seville

large luxury car / 4-door sedan

2000 Cadillac Seville 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 2000-04 models

Tested vehicle: 2000 Cadillac Seville SLS 4-door

The Cadillac Seville was redesigned for the 1998 model year and structurally modified for the 2000 model year to improve occupant protection in frontal crashes.

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

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 well.

During rebound, the dummy's head hit only the head restraint. Front lap/shoulder belts are mounted to the seats.

Smeared greasepaint indicates where the dummy's knees and shins hit the knee bolster. Injury risk was low.

Technical measurements for this test

Measures of occupant compartment intrusion on driver side

Test ID CF99021
Footwell intrusion
Footrest (cm) 6
Left (cm) 17
Center (cm) 15
Right (cm) 16
Brake pedal (cm) 9
Instrument panel rearward movement
Left (cm) 4
Right (cm) 3
Steering column movement
Upward (cm) 4
Rearward (cm) 2
A-pillar rearward movement (cm) 3

Driver injury measures

Test ID CF99021
Head
HIC-15 188
Peak gs at hard contact no contact
Neck
Tension (kN) 1.1
Extension bending moment (Nm) 15
Maximum Nij 0.21
Chest maximum compression (mm) 29
Legs
Femur force - left (kN) 2.5
Femur force - right (kN) 1.9
Knee displacement - left (mm) 1
Knee displacement - right (mm) 2
Maximum tibia index - left 0.50
Maximum tibia index - right 0.68
Tibia axial force - left (kN) 1.8
Tibia axial force - right (kN) 2.3
Foot acceleration (g)
Left 68
Right 148

How the moderate overlap front test is conducted