2013 Cadillac CTS  RealSafeCars65Safety Rating

#80 of 2013 Sedan/Hatchback/Wagons

#144 of all 2013 vehicles


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


The 2013 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 2013 Cadillac CTS has a score of 65, implying a 0.061% chance of driver death (5.5% chance of injury).

We estimate that the 2013 Cadillac CTS has a vehicle lifetime fatality chance of 0.0615% and a vehicle lifetime injury chance of 7.0193%, 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 7.0193% chance of being injured.

Compared to the average vehicle, the 2013 Cadillac CTS is 28% more likely to result in a fatal accident. Compared to other sedans, hatchbacks, and wagons, the 2013 Cadillac CTS is 20% more likely to result in a fatal accident.


And it is less safe than many comparable cars.

9458Cadillac CTSHyundai AzeraAcura TLCadillac XTSLexus ES-350Lexus RXVolvo S80Audi A6INFINITI GBuick LaCrosseHyundai GenesisVolvo S60Comparison to similar models.  This plot compares the RSC rating of the 2013 Cadillac CTS with its main competition. Models are plotted on a scale from 58 to 94. The 2013 Cadillac CTS is less safe than the 2013 Acura TL, the 2013 Cadillac XTS, the 2013 Lexus ES-350, the 2013 Volvo S60, the 2013 Hyundai Genesis, the 2013 Buick LaCrosse, the 2013 INFINITI G, the 2013 Audi A6, the 2013 Volvo S80, and the 2013 Lexus RX.

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