2023 Cadillac XT5  RealSafeCars86Safety Rating

#41 of 2023 SUVs

#62 of all 2023 vehicles

Pictured: 2020 Cadillac XT5
The XT5, which Cadillac introduced in 2017, is a midsize SUV with seating up to 5. With optional all-wheel drive (AWD), it handles mud, snow, and sand with ease. Exceeding the average MPG (miles per gallon) for its class, it reduces fuel costs and the carbon footprint. Cadillac offers a 4-year, 50,000-mile basic warranty, and a 6-year, 70,000-mile powertrain warranty on its lineup.

The 2023 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 2023 Cadillac XT5 has a score of 86, implying a 0.034% chance of driver death (3.1% chance of injury). If equipped with optional advanced driver safety features, the chance of death falls to 0.03%, and the chance of injury falls to 2.6%.

We estimate that the 2023 Cadillac XT5 has a vehicle lifetime fatality chance of 0.0342% and a vehicle lifetime injury chance of 3.9076%, meaning the average driver has a 0.0342% chance of dying in an accident if they drive the car under regular conditions for fifteen years, and a 3.9076% chance of being injured.

Compared to the average vehicle, the 2023 Cadillac XT5 is 27% less likely to result in a fatal accident. Compared to other suvs, the 2023 Cadillac XT5 is 16% less likely to result in a fatal accident.

2023 Cadillac XT5 offers AEB optionally. With AEB, the vehicle lifetime fatality chance drops by 13%.

Active safety features greatly enhance occupant safety by reducing the likelihood of a crash. Active safety systems that are standard on the Cadillac XT5 include: Super Cruise with Forward Collision Alert (FCA), Front Pedestrian Braking, and Automatic Emergency Braking. Optional safety features on the 2023 Cadillac XT5 which we recommend include Lane Keep Assist with Lane Departure Warning and Side Blind Zone System.

Some safety features still may make a vehicle safer, even if not at the forefront of technological advances. 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. Standard Cornering Headlights / Leveling Head Lamps points head lamps towards where the vehicle is heading, better lighting the road ahead.

And it is less safe than many comparable cars.

9879INFINITI QX50Nissan MaximaCadillac XT5Genesis GV70Acura RDXGenesis GV80Audi Q5 SportbackAudi Q5Volvo XC60BMW X3Lincoln NautilusToyota HighlanderComparison to similar models.  This plot compares the RSC rating of the 2023 Cadillac XT5 with its main competition. Models are plotted on a scale from 79 to 98. The 2023 Cadillac XT5 is safer than the 2023 INFINITI QX50 and the 2023 Nissan Maxima and less safe than the 2023 Toyota Highlander, the 2023 Lincoln Nautilus, the 2023 BMW X3, the 2023 Volvo XC60, the 2023 Audi Q5, the 2023 Audi Q5 Sportback, and the 2023 Genesis GV80. It is about as safe as the 2023 Genesis GV70.

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