2017 Cadillac CTS  RealSafeCars79Safety Rating

#32 of 2017 Sedan/Hatchback/Wagons

#74 of all 2017 vehicles


The CTS, a mainstay 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. Exceeding the average MPG (miles per gallon) for its class, it reduces fuel costs and the carbon footprint. The Cadillac CTS provides superior horsepower for its class, offering great power. Cadillac offers a 4-year, 50,000-mile basic warranty, and a 6-year, 70,000-mile powertrain warranty on its lineup.


The 2017 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 2017 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 2017 Cadillac CTS has a vehicle lifetime fatality chance of 0.0438% and a vehicle lifetime injury chance of 4.9993%, meaning the average driver has a 0.0438% chance of dying in an accident if they drive the car under regular conditions for fifteen years, and a 4.9993% chance of being injured.

Compared to the average vehicle, the 2017 Cadillac CTS is 9% less likely to result in a fatal accident. Compared to other sedans, hatchbacks, and wagons, the 2017 Cadillac CTS is 15% less likely to result in a fatal accident.

2017 Cadillac CTS offers AEB optionally. With AEB, the vehicle lifetime fatality chance drops by 7%.


And it is less safe than many comparable cars.

9864INFINITI Q70Cadillac XTSCadillac CTSAcura RLXAudi A6Lexus ES-350Lexus RXHyundai Genesis G80Volvo S90M.-B. C-ClassM.-B. E-ClassBMW 5 SeriesComparison to similar models.  This plot compares the RSC rating of the 2017 Cadillac CTS with its main competition. Models are plotted on a scale from 64 to 98. The 2017 Cadillac CTS is safer than the 2017 INFINITI Q70 and the 2017 Cadillac XTS and less safe than the 2017 BMW 5 Series, the 2017 Mercedes-Benz E-Class, the 2017 Mercedes-Benz C-Class, the 2017 Volvo S90, the 2017 Hyundai Genesis G80, and the 2017 Lexus RX. It is about as safe as the 2017 Acura RLX.

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