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Three Cadillac Models Earn Five-Star Government Safety Ratings

2012 Cadillac SRX

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has announced that the 2012 Cadillac SRX and the 2012 Cadillac CTS wagon and sedan have earned overall safety scores of five out of five stars in federal government testing.

The 2012 Cadillac CTS coupe hasn’t been rated by NHTSA yet, but both CTS sedan and sport wagon models earn top scores of five out of five stars in frontal and side crash tests, and four stars out of five in rollover tests. These ratings combine for an overall score of five out of five stars. The 2011 CTS wasn’t fully crash tested by NHTSA, though sedan and wagon models earned rollover scores of four out of five stars.

In NHTSA crash tests, the 2012 Cadillac SRX earns the same scores as the CTS: four out of five stars in rollover tests, five out of five stars in frontal and side crash tests and an overall score of five out of five stars. That’s unusual, since SUVs tend to get worse rollover scores than cars due to their higher center of gravity. The 2011 Cadillac SRX earned rollover scores of four out of five stars, but didn’t undergo any other crash tests.

Both the 2012 Cadillac CTS and 2012 SRX have already been named Top Safety Picks by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety. Standard safety features on all three models include four-wheel anti-lock disc brakes, traction control and OnStar emergency response.

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