2014 Cadillac XTS

large luxury car / 4-door sedan

2014 Cadillac XTS 4-door sedan

Crashworthiness

Rating overview
Moderate overlap front
Side
Roof strength
Head restraints & seats

Crash avoidance & mitigation

Front crash prevention
Optional system
Superior
Optional system
Basic

Other available safety features

  • Standard daytime running lights
  • Optional blind spot detection
  • Optional lane departure warning

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 2013-19 models

Tested vehicle: 2013 Cadillac XTS Premium 4-door 4wd

The Cadillac XTS was introduced in the 2013 model year and is derived from the Buick LaCrosse. Moderate overlap frontal ratings are assigned by the Institute based on a test conducted by General Motors as part of frontal crash test verification.

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

Measures of occupant compartment intrusion on driver side

Test ID VTF1202
Footwell intrusion
Footrest (cm) 4
Left (cm) 9
Center (cm) 12
Right (cm) 8
Brake pedal (cm) 4
Instrument panel rearward movement
Left (cm) 2
Right (cm) 1
Steering column movement
Upward (cm) 0
Rearward (cm) -3
A-pillar rearward movement (cm) 1

Driver injury measures

Test ID VTF1202
Head
HIC-15 190
Peak gs at hard contact no contact
Neck
Tension (kN) 0.8
Extension bending moment (Nm) 19
Maximum Nij 0.20
Chest maximum compression (mm) 22
Legs
Femur force - left (kN) 0.5
Femur force - right (kN) 2.0
Knee displacement - left (mm) 1
Knee displacement - right (mm) 1
Maximum tibia index - left 0.26
Maximum tibia index - right 0.47
Tibia axial force - left (kN) 1.9
Tibia axial force - right (kN) 4.4
Foot acceleration (g)
Left 44
Right 89

How the moderate overlap front test is conducted

Side

Rating applies to 2013-19 models

Tested vehicle: 2013 Cadillac XTS Luxury 4-door 2wd with standard front and rear head curtain airbags and standard front and rear seat-mounted torso airbags

The Cadillac XTS was introduced in the 2013 model year and is derived from the Buick LaCrosse. Side ratings are assigned by the Institute based on a test conducted by General Motors as part of side crash test verification.

Rating applies to 2013-19 models

Tested vehicle:2013 Cadillac XTS Luxury 4-door 2wd

The Cadillac XTS was introduced in the 2013 model year and is derived from the Buick LaCrosse. Side ratings are assigned by the Institute based on a test conducted by General Motors as part of side crash test verification.

Overall evaluation
Structure and safety cage
Driver injury measures
Head/neck
Torso
Pelvis/leg
Driver head protection
Rear passenger injury measures
Head/neck
Torso
Pelvis/leg
Rear passenger head protection
Technical measurements for this test

Measures of occupant compartment intrusion on driver side

Test ID VTS1210
B-pillar to longitudinal centerline of driver's seat (cm) -18.0
Negative numbers indicate the amount by which the crush stopped short of the seat centerline.

Driver injury measures

Test ID VTS1210
Head HIC-15 307
Neck
Tension (kN) 1.6
Compression (kN) 0.3
Shoulder
Lateral deflection (mm) 33
Lateral force (kN) 1.7
Torso
Maximum deflection (mm) 40
Average deflection (mm) 37
Maximum deflection rate (m/s) 3.57
Maximum viscous criterion (m/s) 0.67
Pelvis
Iliac force (kN) 2.0
Acetabulum force (kN) 2.2
Combined force (kN) 4.0
Left femur
L-M force (kN) 0.2
L-M moment (Nm) 18
A-P moment (Nm) 53

Passenger injury measures

Test ID VTS1210
Head HIC-15 93
Neck
Tension (kN) 0.3
Compression (kN) 0.8
Shoulder
Lateral deflection (mm) 11
Lateral force (kN) 0.6
Torso
Maximum deflection (mm) 17
Average deflection (mm) 14
Maximum deflection rate (m/s) 2.19
Maximum viscous criterion (m/s) 0.20
Pelvis
Iliac force (kN) 0.4
Acetabulum force (kN) 2.9
Combined force (kN) 3.0
Left femur
L-M force (kN) 0.4
L-M moment (Nm) 32
A-P moment (Nm) 80

How the side crash test is conducted

Roof strength

Rating applies to 2013-19 models

Tested vehicle: 2013 Cadillac XTS Luxury Collection 4-door 2wd

Overall evaluation
Curb weight 4,083 lbs
Peak force 18,066 lbs
Strength-to-weight ratio 4.42

How the roof strength test is conducted

Head restraints & seats

Rating applies to 2013-19 models

Seat type: Power leather seats

Overall evaluation
Dynamic rating
Seat/head restraint geometry
Technical measurements for this test
Seat type Power leather seats
Geometry
Backset (mm) 24
Distance below top of head (mm) 32
Seat design parameters
Pass/fail Pass
Max T1 acceleration (g) 13.3
Head contact time (ms) 65
Force rating 1
Neck forces
Max neck shear force (N) 64
Max neck tension (N) 579

How the head restraint & seat test is conducted

Front crash prevention

Ratings are given for 2 different trim variations available on this vehicle.

System details

  • Optional Automatic Collision Preparation

Package name

  • Optional Driver Assist Package

Applies to 2013-17 models

Overall evaluation

  • This system meets the requirements for forward collision warning.
  • In the 12 mph IIHS test, this vehicle avoided a collision.
  • In the 25 mph IIHS test, impact speed was reduced by 12 mph.
Superior
Superior
with optional equipment

System details

  • Optional Forward Collision Alert

Package name

  • Optional Driver Awareness Package

Applies to 2013-17 models

Overall evaluation

  • This system meets the requirements for forward collision warning.
  • Autobrake not available.
Basic
Basic
with optional equipment

How front crash prevention is evaluated