The 2017-model year Cadillac XT5, a new mid-size luxury SUV, has received a 2016 Top Safety Pick+ award from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety.
The XT5 earned the highest possible rating of “good” in all five of the institute’s crashworthiness evaluations, IIHS said in a released statement. (To view video footage of the small overlap crash test, click on the photo or link below the headline.)
When equipped with optional front crash prevention, the vehicle drew a “superior” or “advanced” rating, depending on the package selected.
When equipped with both Front Automatic Braking and Low-Speed Front Automatic Braking, the SUV earned a “superior” rating for front crash prevention. In the 12 mph IIHS track test, the car consistently avoided a collision. In the 25 mph test, the XT5 avoided a collision in four out of five runs and slowed but didn’t stop completely in the fifth, according to IIHS.
When equipped with low-speed autobrake only, the XT5 drew an “advanced” rating. The SUV avoided a collision in the 12 mph test. In the 25 mph test, the impact speed was cut by 9 mph.
Both front crash prevention packages also include forward collision warning that meets National Highway Traffic Safety Administration criteria.
To qualify for a 2016 Top Safety Pick+ award, a vehicle must earn “good” ratings in the small overlap front, moderate overlap front, side, roof strength, and head restraint tests. The vehicle also must have an available front crash prevention system that earns an “advanced” or “superior” rating.