2016 Cadillac XTS  RealSafeCars76Safety Rating

#38 of 2016 Sedan/Hatchback/Wagons

#83 of all 2016 vehicles


Pictured: 2013 Cadillac XTS
The XTS, which Cadillac introduced in 2013, is a large sedan with seating up to 5. Strong on technology, it has offered Android Auto and Apple CarPlay since 2016. With optional all-wheel drive (AWD), it handles mud, snow, and sand with ease. The Cadillac XTS packs some potency, exceeding the average horsepower for its class. 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 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 2016 Cadillac XTS has a score of 76, implying a 0.047% chance of driver death (4.2% chance of injury). If equipped with optional advanced driver safety features, the chance of death falls to 0.044%, and the chance of injury falls to 3.9%.

We estimate that the 2016 Cadillac XTS has a vehicle lifetime fatality chance of 0.047% and a vehicle lifetime injury chance of 5.3653%, meaning the average driver has a 0.047% chance of dying in an accident if they drive the car under regular conditions for fifteen years, and a 5.3653% chance of being injured.

Compared to the average vehicle, the 2016 Cadillac XTS is 2% less likely to result in a fatal accident. Compared to other sedans, hatchbacks, and wagons, the 2016 Cadillac XTS is 9% less likely to result in a fatal accident.

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


And it is less safe than many comparable cars.

9470Lexus GSLexus ES-350Cadillac XTSLincoln MKTAcura RLXCadillac CTSLincoln MKXM.-B. E-ClassBMW 5 SeriesHyundai GenesisCadillac SRXLincoln MKSComparison to similar models.  This plot compares the RSC rating of the 2016 Cadillac XTS with its main competition. Models are plotted on a scale from 70 to 94. The 2016 Cadillac XTS is less safe than the 2016 Cadillac CTS, the 2016 Lincoln MKS, the 2016 Cadillac SRX, the 2016 Hyundai Genesis, the 2016 BMW 5 Series, the 2016 Mercedes-Benz E-Class, and the 2016 Lincoln MKX. It is about as safe as the 2016 Lexus GS and the 2016 Lexus ES-350.

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