2012 Cadillac CTS  RealSafeCars65Safety Rating

#73 of 2012 Sedan/Hatchback/Wagons

#142 of all 2012 vehicles


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


The 2012 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 2012 Cadillac CTS has a score of 65, implying a 0.062% chance of driver death (5.5% chance of injury).

We estimate that the 2012 Cadillac CTS has a vehicle lifetime fatality chance of 0.0615% and a vehicle lifetime injury chance of 7.0257%, meaning the average driver has a 0.0615% chance of dying in an accident if they drive the car under regular conditions for fifteen years, and a 7.0257% chance of being injured.

Compared to the average vehicle, the 2012 Cadillac CTS is 28% more likely to result in a fatal accident. Compared to other sedans, hatchbacks, and wagons, the 2012 Cadillac CTS is 20% more likely to result in a fatal accident.


And it is less safe than many comparable cars.

9258Nissan MaximaCadillac CTSHyundai AzeraAcura TLToyota AvalonLincoln MKZVolvo S80Lexus ES-350INFINITI GHyundai GenesisVolvo S60Buick LaCrosseComparison to similar models.  This plot compares the RSC rating of the 2012 Cadillac CTS with its main competition. Models are plotted on a scale from 58 to 92. The 2012 Cadillac CTS is less safe than the 2012 Acura TL, the 2012 Toyota Avalon, the 2012 Lincoln MKZ, the 2012 Buick LaCrosse, the 2012 Volvo S60, the 2012 Hyundai Genesis, the 2012 INFINITI G, the 2012 Lexus ES-350, and the 2012 Volvo S80. It is about as safe as the 2012 Nissan Maxima.

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