2001 Cadillac Seville

large luxury car / 4-door sedan

2001 Cadillac Seville 4-door sedan
2000 Cadillac Seville shown


Rating overview
Moderate overlap front: original test
Head restraints & seats


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  • Basic

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

Moderate overlap front: original test

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
Driver injury measures
Leg/foot, left
Leg/foot, right
Driver 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
HIC-15 188
Peak gs at hard contact no contact
Tension (kN) 1.1
Extension bending moment (Nm) 15
Maximum Nij 0.21
Chest maximum compression (mm) 29
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

Head restraints & seats

Seat type: All seats

Overall evaluation
Dynamic rating
Seat/head restraint geometry
Technical measurements for this test
Seat type All seats
Backset (mm) 110
Distance below top of head (mm) 105
Seat design parameters
Pass/fail Fail
Max T1 acceleration (g) 0.0
Head contact time (ms)
Force rating 0
Neck forces
Max neck shear force (N)
Max neck tension (N)

How the head restraint & seat test is conducted
Currently, IIHS tests apply only to front seats.

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