The 2010 Cadillac Escalade earns a top rating for the protection of front-seat occupants in the event of a head-on collision, and performs admirably in other crash tests conducted by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA).
The 2009 Escalade’s StabiliTrak stability control system includes rollover mitigation, to help avoid situations that might lead to a rollover. The SUV, however, receives a low three-star rating for rollover likelihood from the federal government (largely for its high center of mass), but the Escalade has previously earned top five-star ratings in the tests for frontal and side crash protection. Head-curtain side airbags covering all three rows are standard on the 2010 Cadillac Escalade, as are front side airbags. According to Cars.com, there are new front-seat side-impact airbags as standard for 2010 models. Edmunds reports that the OnStar communication and emergency notification system is included as one of the 2010 Cadillac Escalade's standard features.