2019 Cadillac CTS Sedan Safety and Reliability

Cadillac CTS Sedan Reliability Rating

2019 CTS Sedan Safety

According to the IIHS, the 2019 Cadillac CTS Sedan provided marginal levels of safety for the small front overlap test but scored Good for all remaining crash metrics. The NHTSA gave the CTS a perfect five out of five stars.

US NHTSA Crash Test Result

  • Overall Rating
  • Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
  • Side Crash Rating
  • Rollover Rating

2019 CTS Sedan Key Safety Features

The Cadillac CTS won't be winning any awards for safety, but it offers everything you'd expect from a car in this price range. In terms of airbag protection, the front seat occupants are covered by frontal and knee airbags as well as side-impact and side curtain airbags. Other standard safety features include a rearview camera, ABS, tire pressure monitoring, stability control, and traction control. The optional Driver Assist package adds adaptive cruise control, automatic seat belt pre-tensioning, and automatic braking. The CTS also comes with an auto alarm system that includes a trial subscription to the OnStar safety & security plan which alerts medical experts in case of an accident, a breakdown or a stolen vehicle incident. The optional Advanced Security package adds steering column lock, smash proof window lamination and locking wheel nuts.

Cadillac CTS Sedan TrimsStandardLuxuryPremium LuxuryV-SportV-Sport Premium Luxury
Back-Up CameraSOSSS
Cross-Traffic AlertN/ASSSS
Rear Parking AidSSSSS
Blind Spot MonitorN/ASSSS
Lane Departure WarningN/ASSSS
Lane Keeping AssistN/ASSSS
Night VisionN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
Tire Pressure MonitorSSSSS
Brake AssistN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
Stability ControlSSSSS
Traction ControlSSSSS

2019 CTS Sedan Reliability

The third-generation Cadillac CTS has been recalled twice in the last four years. The first recall was issued in 2015 due to a defective brake mechanism that could break, leading to a possible loss of stopping power. This issue affected certain 2015 model year CTS vehicles. The second recall was issued mid-2018 for a problem with the seat warmers, which could overheat, potentially causing a fire. This issue affected cars built between 2014 and 2016. The 2019 CTS sedan is covered by a four-year/50,000-mile limited warranty, a six-year/70,000-mile drivetrain warranty, a one-year/one-visit maintenance warranty, and a six-year/70,000-mile roadside assistance package.


  • Basic:
    4 Years \ 50,000 Miles
  • Drivetrain:
    6 Years \ 70,000 Miles
  • Rust-Through:
    6 Years \ Unlimited Miles
  • Corrosion:
    4 Years \ 50,000 Miles
  • Roadside Assistance:
    6 Years \ 70,000 Miles
  • Maintenance Note:
    1 Year \ 1 Visit
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