2017 Cadillac XT5  RealSafeCars87Safety Rating

#19 of 2017 SUVs

#25 of all 2017 vehicles


Pictured: 2020 Cadillac XT5
The XT5, introduced by Cadillac in 2017, is a midsize SUV with seating up to 5. The Cadillac XT5 provides superior horsepower for its class, offering great power. Having better than average EPA (miles per gallon) for its class, it reduces fuel costs and pollution. Strong on technology, it has offered Android Auto and Apple CarPlay since 2017. 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 2017 Cadillac XT5 is above 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 XT5 has a score of 87, implying a 0.032% chance of driver death (2.9% chance of injury). If equipped with optional advanced driver safety features, the chance of death falls to 0.028%, and the chance of injury falls to 2.5%.

We estimate that the 2017 Cadillac XT5 has a vehicle lifetime fatality chance of 0.0325% and a vehicle lifetime injury chance of 3.7065%, meaning the average driver has a 0.0325% chance of dying in an accident if they drive the car under regular conditions for fifteen years, and a 3.7065% chance of being injured.

Compared to the average vehicle, the 2017 Cadillac XT5 is 32% less likely to result in a fatal accident. Compared to other suvs, the 2017 Cadillac XT5 is 22% less likely to result in a fatal accident.

2017 Cadillac XT5 offers AEB optionally. With AEB, the vehicle lifetime fatality chance drops by 13%.


But it is about as safe as many comparable models.

9672Buick EnvisionINFINITI QX50Acura RDXLincoln MKCBMW X3Audi Q5Acura MDXLexus RXM.-B. GLC-ClassLincoln MKXVolvo XC60Cadillac XT5Comparison to similar models.  This plot compares the RSC rating of the 2017 Cadillac XT5 with its main competition. Models are plotted on a scale from 72 to 96. The 2017 Cadillac XT5 is safer than the 2017 Buick Envision, the 2017 INFINITI QX50, the 2017 Acura RDX, the 2017 Lincoln MKC, and the 2017 BMW X3 and less safe than the 2017 Mercedes-Benz GLC-Class, the 2017 Lexus RX, and the 2017 Acura MDX. It is about as safe as the 2017 Audi Q5 and the 2017 Volvo XC60.

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