2020 Cadillac CT5  RealSafeCars72Safety Rating

#65 of 2020 Sedan/Hatchback/Wagons

#151 of all 2020 vehicles


The CT5, which Cadillac introduced in 2020, is a large sedan with seating up to 5. The CT5 provides exceptional fuel efficiency for its class, saving your wallet and the environment. The CT5 has technology that is now expected: Android Auto and Apple CarPlay. Cadillac offers a 4-year, 50,000-mile basic warranty, and a 6-year, 70,000-mile powertrain warranty on its lineup.


The 2020 Cadillac CT5 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 2020 Cadillac CT5 has a score of 72, implying a 0.053% chance of driver death (4.7% chance of injury).

We estimate that the 2020 Cadillac CT5 has a vehicle lifetime fatality chance of 0.0526% and a vehicle lifetime injury chance of 6.003%, meaning the average driver has a 0.0526% chance of dying in an accident if they drive the car under regular conditions for fifteen years, and a 6.003% chance of being injured.

Compared to the average vehicle, the 2020 Cadillac CT5 is 10% more likely to result in a fatal accident. Compared to other sedans, hatchbacks, and wagons, the 2020 Cadillac CT5 is 2% more likely to result in a fatal accident.

Active safety features greatly enhance occupant safety by reducing the likelihood of a crash. All trims and versions of the 2020 Cadillac CT5 include the following active safety systems: Super Cruise with Forward Collision Alert (FCA), Front Pedestrian Braking, and Automatic Emergency Braking. There is an optional safety feature on the 2020 Cadillac CT5 which may add to the cost but should be strongly considered --- Side Blind Zone System.

Some safety technologies get a lot of press, but another may also improve safety. Standard side mirror turn signals can help when you don't see a vehicle in your blind spot, by alerting them to your intention to switch lanes, which allows the other driver to avoid an accident with you.


And it is less safe than many comparable cars.

8868Cadillac CT5Lexus ES-350Acura TLXToyota AvalonKia StingerNissan MaximaVolvo S60Lincoln MKZGMC AcadiaChrysler 300Dodge ChargerINFINITI Q50Comparison to similar models.  This plot compares the RSC rating of the 2020 Cadillac CT5 with its main competition. Models are plotted on a scale from 68 to 88. The 2020 Cadillac CT5 is less safe than the 2020 Lexus ES-350, the 2020 Acura TLX, the 2020 Toyota Avalon, the 2020 Kia Stinger, the 2020 Nissan Maxima, the 2020 INFINITI Q50, the 2020 Dodge Charger, the 2020 Chrysler 300, the 2020 GMC Acadia, the 2020 Lincoln MKZ, and the 2020 Volvo S60.

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