2017 Cadillac XTS  RealSafeCars76Safety Rating

#43 of 2017 Sedan/Hatchback/Wagons

#95 of all 2017 vehicles


Pictured: 2013 Cadillac XTS
The XTS, which Cadillac introduced in 2013, is a large sedan with seating up to 5. Having more than average horsepower for its class, the XTS packs some oomph. 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. 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 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 2017 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 2017 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 2017 Cadillac XTS is 2% less likely to result in a fatal accident. Compared to other sedans, hatchbacks, and wagons, the 2017 Cadillac XTS is 9% less likely to result in a fatal accident.

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


And it is less safe than many comparable cars.

10063INFINITI Q70Cadillac XTSLincoln MKTCadillac CTSAcura RLXAudi Q7Hyundai Genesis G80Lincoln MKXM.-B. E-ClassBMW 5 SeriesLexus ES-350Audi A6Comparison to similar models.  This plot compares the RSC rating of the 2017 Cadillac XTS with its main competition. Models are plotted on a scale from 63 to 100. The 2017 Cadillac XTS is safer than the 2017 INFINITI Q70 and less safe than the 2017 Cadillac CTS, the 2017 Acura RLX, the 2017 Audi A6, the 2017 Lexus ES-350, the 2017 BMW 5 Series, the 2017 Mercedes-Benz E-Class, the 2017 Lincoln MKX, the 2017 Hyundai Genesis G80, and the 2017 Audi Q7.

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