By Colin Bird on August 5, 2010
The redesigned 2010 Cadillac SRX has earned the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety’s Top Safety Pick status. To earn the award, a vehicle must receive the top rating of Good in front, side, rear and rollover crash tests. The vehicle also must have electronic stability control, which the SRX has standard.
The last-generation SRX, which has little mechanically in common with the 2010 model, also received Good ratings for front, side and rear crash protection.
Earning the award became tougher this year when IIHS added the rollover crash test, which measures roof strength and is twice as stringent as the federal requirement. To pass this roof-strength test, a vehicle must be able to withstand the force of four times the vehicle’s weight. The SRX can withstand 4.14 times its own weight. IIHS says GM strengthened the roof structure for the 2010 model year.
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