2013 Cadillac XTS  RealSafeCars74Safety Rating

#40 of 2013 Sedan/Hatchback/Wagons

#84 of all 2013 vehicles


The XTS, introduced by Cadillac in 2013, is a large sedan with seating up to 5. The XTS has offered Android Auto and Apple CarPlay since 2016. Having more than average horsepower for its class, the XTS packs some oomph. 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 2013 Cadillac XTS is below average 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 XTS has a score of 74, implying a 0.05% chance of driver death (4.4% chance of injury). If equipped with optional advanced driver safety features, the chance of death falls to 0.046%, and the chance of injury falls to 4.1%.

We estimate that the 2013 Cadillac XTS has a vehicle lifetime fatality chance of 0.0497% and a vehicle lifetime injury chance of 5.6744%, meaning the average driver has a 0.0497% chance of dying in an accident if they drive the car under regular conditions for fifteen years, and a 5.6744% chance of being injured.

Compared to the average vehicle, the 2013 Cadillac XTS is 4% more likely to result in a fatal accident. Compared to other sedans, hatchbacks, and wagons, the 2013 Cadillac XTS is 3% less likely to result in a fatal accident.

2013 Cadillac XTS offers AEB optionally. With AEB, the vehicle lifetime fatality chance drops by 7%.


And it is less safe than many comparable cars.

9857Cadillac CTSINFINITI M-37Acura TLCadillac XTSINFINITI JXLexus GSAudi Q7BMW 5 SeriesM.-B. E-ClassVolvo S80Audi A6Lincoln MKSComparison to similar models.  This plot compares the RSC rating of the 2013 Cadillac XTS with its main competition. Models are plotted on a scale from 57 to 98. The 2013 Cadillac XTS is safer than the 2013 Cadillac CTS and the 2013 INFINITI M-37 and less safe than the 2013 Lexus GS, the 2013 Lincoln MKS, the 2013 Audi A6, the 2013 Volvo S80, the 2013 Mercedes-Benz E-Class, the 2013 BMW 5 Series, and the 2013 Audi Q7.

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