Cadillac SRX scores Top Safety Pick from IIHS!

August 6th, 2010 by

I think everyone knows how much I love the Cadillac SRX. That’s why I was so happy when it received the Top Safety Pick from IIHS! The Cadillac SRX is not only elegant and stylish, but it’s also safe and reliable. This award just proves it even more. 

Here’s what AutoBlog had to say about the award: 

When it comes to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety’s crash rating system, earning a score of “Good” is the best any automaker can hope for. And if a vehicle receives a score of “Good” for front, side, rear and and rollover crash protection and the vehicle has standard electronic stability control that car, truck or SUV becomes an IIHS Top Safety Pick. The 2010 Cadillac SRX became the 15th midsize SUV to be awarded with the desirable designation after the hot-selling crossover passed the rollover crash protection test with flying colors. The SRX had already received a “Good” score for its performance in the other crash tests.

The current government standard for roof safety is that it needs to be able to support 1.5 times the overall vehicle weight. The roof of the SRX proved to be able to hold 4.14 times its weight, nearly tripling the standards required by the feds. The IIHS tests roof strength by pushing a metal plate against one corner of the roof at a constant rate of speed. The maximum force sustained by the roof before the roof collapses by five inches is compared to the vehicle weight to determine the strength-to-weight ratio.

Have you test driven the SRX yet? When you are ready come see your Dayton Cadillac dealer. You will not be disappointed.

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