2016 Cadillac CTS  RealSafeCars79Safety Rating

#28 of 2016 Sedan/Hatchback/Wagons

#65 of all 2016 vehicles


Pictured: 2017 Cadillac CTS
The CTS, part of Cadillac's lineup since 2003, is a large sedan with seating up to 5. Having more than average horsepower for its class, the CTS packs some oomph. Having better than average EPA (miles per gallon) for its class, it reduces fuel costs and pollution. 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 2016 Cadillac CTS is 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 2016 Cadillac CTS has a score of 79, implying a 0.044% chance of driver death (3.9% chance of injury). If equipped with optional advanced driver safety features, the chance of death falls to 0.041%, and the chance of injury falls to 3.7%.

We estimate that the 2016 Cadillac CTS has a vehicle lifetime fatality chance of 0.0439% and a vehicle lifetime injury chance of 5.0117%, meaning the average driver has a 0.0439% chance of dying in an accident if they drive the car under regular conditions for fifteen years, and a 5.0117% chance of being injured.

Compared to the average vehicle, the 2016 Cadillac CTS is 9% less likely to result in a fatal accident. Compared to other sedans, hatchbacks, and wagons, the 2016 Cadillac CTS is 15% less likely to result in a fatal accident.

2016 Cadillac CTS offers AEB optionally. With AEB, the vehicle lifetime fatality chance drops by 7%.


And it is less safe than many comparable cars.

9171Lexus GSLexus ES-350Cadillac XTSLexus ISAcura RLXCadillac CTSM.-B. E-ClassBMW 5 SeriesHyundai GenesisVolvo S80M.-B. C-ClassAudi A6Comparison to similar models.  This plot compares the RSC rating of the 2016 Cadillac CTS with its main competition. Models are plotted on a scale from 71 to 91. The 2016 Cadillac CTS is safer than the 2016 Lexus GS, the 2016 Lexus ES-350, and the 2016 Cadillac XTS and less safe than the 2016 Audi A6, the 2016 Mercedes-Benz C-Class, the 2016 Volvo S80, the 2016 Hyundai Genesis, the 2016 BMW 5 Series, and the 2016 Mercedes-Benz E-Class. It is about as safe as the 2016 Lexus IS and the 2016 Acura RLX.

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