Arlington, Virginia – The 2010 Cadillac SRX has earned a Top Safety Pick rating from the U.S. Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS). The SUV earned the award after getting a “Good” rating for rollover protection.

The SRX had previously earned the top “Good” rating for front, side and rear crash protection. To become a Top Safety Pick, a vehicle must rate “Good” in all of the IIHS’ crash tests, and have electronic stability control.

The IIHS evaluates rollover protection using a roof strength test. Vehicles rated “Good” must have roofs that can withstand a force equal to at least four times the vehicle’s weight. The SRX withstood a force equal to 4.14 times its weight. For comparison, the current federal standard is 1.5 times its weight.

GM strengthened the SRX roof structure during the 2010 model year. The Top Safety Pick applies to vehicles built after May 2010.

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