2014 Cadillac CTS Safety

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The 2014 Cadillac CTS sedan is so new that its crash-test ratings are a rapidly evolving story; but all else points to an extremely safe sport sedan.

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) hasn't had a chance to crash-test the new sedan yet, but the carryover models are rated at five stars overall, including five stars in both frontal and side impact tests. The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) gives the new sedan "good" scores for front- and side-impact tests, but hasn't awarded an overall rating yet.

Rearward visibility is an issue, but the CTS' crash-test scores are exemplary.

All CTS sedans come with 10 airbags, which includes knee airbags for the driver and front passenger. A rearview camera comes as standard equipment, and so do rear parking sensors. GM fits every CTS sedan with OnStar, its telematics service, and throws in a free year of service. OnStar can be controlled by smartphone apps.

The options list for the CTS includes automatic parking assist; it uses cameras and sensors and electric power steering to guide the sedan into a parking space, while the driver controls the throttle and brake. A package adds forward-collision alerts, lane-departure warnings, cross-traffic alerts, and adaptive cruise control.

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