2016 Cadillac XTS Earns Five-Star Safety Rating From Federal Government | Edmunds

2016 Cadillac XTS Earns Five-Star Safety Rating From Federal Government

WASHINGTON — The 2016 Cadillac XTS luxury sedan earned the highest five-star overall safety rating from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

It earned five stars in the front and side crash tests and four stars in the rollover crash test, scores that apply to both front- and all-wheel-drive versions of the XTS. The 2015 XTS also received top scores.

The 2016 XTS is on sale now at Cadillac dealerships.

Cadillac's 2016 XTS, a carryover vehicle, has not yet been rated by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety. But the 2015 XTS earned "good" scores in all IIHS crash tests.

Standard safety equipment on the 2016 XTS includes front airbags, knee airbags, front and rear side impact airbags and side-curtain airbags.

The Driver Awareness package is standard with the Premium and Platinum Collections and available on Luxury. It includes a Safety Alert Seat, lane-departure warning, blind-spot warning, rear cross-traffic alert and forward-collision warning.

The Driver Assist package is standard on the Platinum Collection and available on the Premium Collection. It includes all of the Driver Awareness package content, plus adaptive cruise control and front-and-rear automatic braking.

Key competitors to the XTS include the Acura RLX, Lexus GS 350 and Lincoln MKS. The RLX and MKS also received top safety ratings from NHTSA. The GS 350 has not been rated.

Edmunds says: The 2016 Cadillac XTS is an old-school type of luxury sedan that boasts sharp style, abundant features, a plush interior and now top crash scores.

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