2010 Cadillac CTS  RealSafeCars64Safety Rating

#64 of 2010 Sedan/Hatchback/Wagons

#128 of all 2010 vehicles


Pictured: 2017 Cadillac CTS
The CTS, part of Cadillac's lineup since 2003, is a large sedan with seating up to 5. The CTS has offered Android Auto and Apple CarPlay since 2016. With optional all-wheel drive (AWD), it can easily handle mud, snow, and sand. Cadillac offers a 4-year, 50,000-mile basic warranty, and a 6-year, 70,000-mile powertrain warranty on its lineup.


The 2010 Cadillac CTS is very unsafe compared to all vehicles.

Comparison to all vehicles.  This plot shows RSC safety scores on the horizontal axis vs. the number of vehicles with each safety score (depicted by bar height and percentages at the bottom). Colors reflect vehicle safety, ranging from red (not that safe) to green (safer). For reference, a score of 0 implies a 0.15% chance of driver death (13% chance of driver injury) over 15 years, and a score of 100 reflects a 0.016% chance (1.4% chance of driver injury). The 2010 Cadillac CTS has a score of 64, implying a 0.063% chance of driver death (5.7% chance of injury).

We estimate that the 2010 Cadillac CTS has a vehicle lifetime fatality chance of 0.0634% and a vehicle lifetime injury chance of 7.2391%, meaning the average driver has a 0.0634% chance of dying in an accident if they drive the car under regular conditions for fifteen years, and a 7.2391% chance of being injured.

Compared to the average vehicle, the 2010 Cadillac CTS is 32% more likely to result in a fatal accident. Compared to other sedans, hatchbacks, and wagons, the 2010 Cadillac CTS is 23% more likely to result in a fatal accident.


And it is less safe than many comparable cars.

9454Buick LucerneCadillac CTSNissan MaximaLexus ISAcura TLLincoln MKZVolvo S80Lexus ES-350Acura TSXINFINITI GHyundai GenesisHonda CrosstourComparison to similar models.  This plot compares the RSC rating of the 2010 Cadillac CTS with its main competition. Models are plotted on a scale from 54 to 94. The 2010 Cadillac CTS is less safe than the 2010 Lexus IS, the 2010 Acura TL, the 2010 Lincoln MKZ, the 2010 Honda Crosstour, the 2010 Hyundai Genesis, the 2010 INFINITI G, the 2010 Acura TSX, the 2010 Lexus ES-350, and the 2010 Volvo S80. It is about as safe as the 2010 Nissan Maxima.

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