TheCarConnection.com reports that the 2009 Cadillac XLR has not been crash-tested by either the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) or the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA).
Safety features are unchanged for 2009. Edmunds notes this 2009 Cadillac "does feature its fair share of state-of-the-art technologies," including side airbags that offer head and thorax protection. Anti-lock disc brakes, run-flat tires, and stability control are also standard. This Cadillac XLR 2009 model has "rear parking sensors...also included" as standard equipment, states Edmunds.
Cars.com reports more Cadillac XLR 2009 safety features: "side-impact airbags are installed in the seats." Additionally, "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."
ConsumerGuide notes that "visibility [is] slightly compromised, especially with top up."