2019 Cadillac CTS  RealSafeCars77Safety Rating

#58 of 2019 Sedan/Hatchback/Wagons

#123 of all 2019 vehicles


Pictured: 2017 Cadillac CTS
The CTS, a mainstay of Cadillac's lineup since 2003, is a large sedan with seating up to 5. 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 2016. With optional all-wheel drive (AWD), it bypasses mud and snow 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 2019 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 2019 Cadillac CTS has a score of 77, implying a 0.046% chance of driver death (4.1% chance of injury). If equipped with optional advanced driver safety features, the chance of death falls to 0.043%, and the chance of injury falls to 3.9%.

We estimate that the 2019 Cadillac CTS has a vehicle lifetime fatality chance of 0.0463% and a vehicle lifetime injury chance of 5.2909%, meaning the average driver has a 0.0463% chance of dying in an accident if they drive the car under regular conditions for fifteen years, and a 5.2909% chance of being injured.

Compared to the average vehicle, the 2019 Cadillac CTS is 3% less likely to result in a fatal accident. Compared to other sedans, hatchbacks, and wagons, the 2019 Cadillac CTS is 10% less likely to result in a fatal accident.

2019 Cadillac CTS offers AEB optionally. With AEB, the vehicle lifetime fatality chance drops by 7%.


And it is less safe than many comparable cars.

9670Cadillac XTSLexus GSVolkswagen ArteonLexus ES-350Cadillac CTSAcura RLXAudi A6Hyundai Genesis G80M.-B. E-ClassVolvo S90BMW 5 SeriesM.-B. C-ClassComparison to similar models.  This plot compares the RSC rating of the 2019 Cadillac CTS with its main competition. Models are plotted on a scale from 70 to 96. The 2019 Cadillac CTS is less safe than the 2019 Mercedes-Benz C-Class, the 2019 BMW 5 Series, the 2019 Volvo S90, the 2019 Mercedes-Benz E-Class, the 2019 Hyundai Genesis G80, and the 2019 Audi A6. It is about as safe as the 2019 Lexus ES-350.

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