2017 Cadillac XT5 Earns Top Safety Pick+ From IIHS

Jason Siu
by Jason Siu

Cadillac’s new crossover has earned top safety marks from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS).

The 2017 Cadillac XT5 earned good ratings in all five of the institute’s crashworthiness evaluations, and when equipped with optional front crash prevention, it earns a superior or advanced rating, depending on which package is selected.

When equipped with both Front Automatic Braking and Low-Speed Front Automatic Braking, the Cadillac XT5 earns a superior rating for front crash prevention. During the 12-mph IIHS track test, it consistently avoided a collision, while in the 25-mph test, the XT5 avoided a collision in four out of the five runs and slowed, but didn’t completely stop in the fifth.

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The 2017 Cadillac XT5 equipped with Low-Speed Front Automatic Braking only earns an advanced rating. It avoided a collision in the 12-mph test and the impact speed was reduced by 9 mph in the 25-mph test.

In order for a vehicle to qualify for an IIHS Top Safety Pick+ award, it must earn good ratings in the small overlap front, moderate overlap front, side, roof strength and head restraint tests. The vehicle must also have an available front crash prevention system that earns an advanced or superior rating.

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Jason Siu
Jason Siu

Jason Siu began his career in automotive journalism in 2003 with Modified Magazine, a property previously held by VerticalScope. As the West Coast Editor, he played a pivotal role while also extending his expertise to Modified Luxury & Exotics and Modified Mustangs. Beyond his editorial work, Jason authored two notable Cartech books. His tenure at AutoGuide.com saw him immersed in the daily news cycle, yet his passion for hands-on evaluation led him to focus on testing and product reviews, offering well-rounded recommendations to AutoGuide readers. Currently, as the Content Director for VerticalScope, Jason spearheads the content strategy for an array of online publications, a role that has him at the helm of ensuring quality and consistency across the board.

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