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2009 Cadillac Escalade EXT - Safety Review and Crash Test Ratings

 
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On Safety
No corners are cut in the 2009 Cadillac Escalade EXT when it comes to safety. Everything is here, and the crash-test results are solid.
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SAFETY | 9 out of 10

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Five stars, front impact protection; five stars, side impact protection
NHTSA

advanced front air bags with passenger sensing
Kelley Blue Book

senses impending rollovers and attempts to avert them by applying individual brakes
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Experts at TheCarConnection.com are enamored with the safety features packed into the 2009 Cadillac Escalade EXT. Drivers should feel incredibly safe in this vehicle.

Cars.com is a fan of the GM StabiliTrak system found on the 2009 Cadillac Escalade EXT. The reviewer explains that the system "uses rollover mitigation technology that senses impending rollovers and attempts to avert them by applying individual brakes." The Cadillac Escalade EXT includes as standard safety equipment "advanced front air bags with passenger sensing, head-curtain side air bags for both rows [of seats], four-wheel antilock disc brakes (ABS)...rain-sensing wipers and heated washer fluid," according to Kelley Blue Book.

Safety ratings for the 2009 Cadillac Escalade EXT are quite good overall. The only National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) test where the Cadillac Escalade EXT 2009 model scores less than a top five-star rating is for rollover, where it garners only three stars. The 2009 Cadillac Escalade EXT system is designed with "technology that deploys the vehicle's standard head-curtain airbags before a crash occurs, if it determines a rollover is imminent," according to Forbes Autos. This is especially important on tall vehicles like SUVs, which are more likely to roll over (perhaps the reason for the three-star ranking).

The large size of the 2009 Escalade EXT makes blind spots all but inevitable. ConsumerGuide reports, "Visibility astern and to the right-rear is hindered by the roof design, but standard rear obstacle detection and the available rearview camera compensate."

Conclusion

No corners are cut in the 2009 Cadillac Escalade EXT when it comes to safety. Everything is here, and the crash-test results are solid.

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