The 2008 Cadillac XLR has not been crash-tested by either the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) or the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS).
Edmunds notes this 2008 Cadillac "does feature its fair share of state-of-the-art technologies," some of which include "antilock disc brakes, run-flat tires and stability control," along with "side airbags that offer head as well as thorax protection." In addition, this Cadillac XLR 2008 model has "rear parking sensors...also included" as standard equipment.
Cars.com reports more Cadillac XLR 2008 safety features: "for safety's sake, the engine will not start unless the remote fob is in the car and the driver is depressing the brake pedal." This source also notes that Cadillac XLR 2008 "side-impact airbags are installed in the seats."
ConsumerGuide notes "visibility [is] slightly compromised, especially with top up."