2005 Cadillac STS

large luxury car / 4-door sedan

2005 Cadillac STS 4-door sedan

Crashworthiness

Rating overview
Moderate overlap front
Head restraints & seats

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 2005-11 models

Tested vehicle: 2005 Cadillac STS 4-door

The Cadillac STS was introduced in the 2005 model year as a replacement for the Seville.

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 very well.

Smeared greasepaint indicates where the dummy’s head hit the B-pillar, roof rail, grab handle, and head restraint. Head accelerations from these hits were low.

Intrusion into the driver's space was minimal, and all leg and foot injury measures were low.

Head restraints & seats

Rating applies to 2005-11 models

Seat type: Seats without adjustable lumbar

Overall evaluation
Dynamic rating
Seat/head restraint geometry