Cadillac placed 21st of 32 automakers evaluated in a recent analysis by Consumer reports (CR).
This publication takes a number of metrics into account when rating automotive brands, conducting a series of road tests themselves to determine vehicle scores, while relying on customer feedback in surveys to determine ratings for predictive reliability scores and owner satisfaction. CR also takes into account reports from organizations such as the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) and evaluates how many “Green” eco-friendly models each automaker offers. This data is compiled and each marque is scored. The higher the score, the higher the rank.
Cadillac’s score of 63 places it near the bottom of the list. This score was awarded because Cadillac’s predicted vehicle reliability was below average, along with a poor owner satisfaction score. The Cadillac road test average score of 79, however, is decent. This score shows that CR impressed with the performance of the Cadillac model on the road, but there may be something to be desired with regards to the ownership experience. Note that of the six vehicles tested in this evaluation, the editors only recommended the XT5 luxury crossover to buy.
Currently, Cadillac does not offer a “Green” vehicle option, and the lack of an eco-model offering reduces the brand’s overall score. That’s about to change, however, as the all-electric Cadillac Lyriq 2023 crossover is set to launch soon. The Lyriq will be built at the Cadillac Spring Hill Plant in the spring.
The auto brand that did best in this particular evaluation was Subaru, which scored a score of 81 based on its predicted above-average reliability and owner satisfaction score, as well as an outstanding road test score of 89.
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