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2013 Cadillac CTS-V - Safety Review and Crash Test Ratings

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Though it hasn't been tested, the 2013 Cadillac CTS-V features a strong set of standard safety equipment, and shares its core with the highly-rated CTS.
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'Good,' frontal offset; 'good,' side impact, 'good,' roof strength; Top Safety Pick

Not yet tested

rising beltline, cheeky C-pillars and steeply raked rear window force you to rely on the outside mirrors and standard back-up camera while reversing. That said, parking sensors and the camera make parking fairly easy.

The 2013 Cadillac CTS-V hasn't been crash-tested by any of the major safety organizations, as is common with smaller-volume, high-performance cars.

The 2013 Cadillac CTS the V-series is based on, however, has been tested. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) scores the sedan and Sport Wagon at five stars overall, with five-star frontal and five-star side impact scores. The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) scores the essentially identical 2012 CTS at top marks of "good" in front and side-impact tests, awarding the CTS Sedan a Top Safety Pick designation.

Even without direct crash-test scores to work with, the CTS-V's capable handling, impressive braking, and immense grip provide a feeling of stability and safety. Standard safety equipment includes: dual-stage frontal driver and dual-depth frontal passenger airbags; front occupant side airbags; and front and rear head curtain airbags; Automatic Crash Response service via OnStar; rearview cameras; rear park assist sensors; plus anti-lock brakes, an advanced stability and traction control system, and wiper-activated headlights.


Though it hasn't been tested, the 2013 Cadillac CTS-V features a strong set of standard safety equipment, and shares its core with the highly-rated CTS.

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