Cadillac SRX Review & Ratings
- 15 May 2015
- Author: Nikolas Perseputto
The Cadillac SRX is classified as a luxury mid-size crossover SUV and has been manufactured by General Motors since 2004. This model Cadillac is the best most popular and best selling one in the U.S since 2010 and continues to be a best seller today. The first generation of the Cadillac SRX spanned from 2004-2009 and offered a number of different engine options, including a 255 hp High-Feature V6 as well as a 320 hp 4.6 liter Northstar V8. The engine in the first generation model was designed using the GM Sigma Platform and is available in both five and six-speed automatic transmissions along with rear-wheel drive and four-wheel drive.
Similar to many other crossovers, the SRX’s design includes many components that are more common with cars than trucks, unlike the Escalade and similar Cadillac vehicles. The Cadillac SRX’s design is what makes it such a comfortable and ride with superior handling, which are two of the most common things that consumers look for when buying a vehicle. When it comes to luxury crossover SUVs, this one definitely has quite a bit going for it.
The current Cadillac SRX is a bit smaller than some of its predecessors and is able to fit a total of five people at once. The only engine that is available with the 2014 model of this vehicle is the 3.6 liter V6 which is capable of producing up to 308 horsepower as well as 265 pound-feet of torque. While it is true that this vehicle definitely has a very powerful engine, its weight prevents the kind of quick acceleration that many consumers are attracted to. Six-speed automatic and front-wheel drive are two standard features with this vehicle, with all-wheel drive being optional.
There are a total of four different trim levels available with the Cadillac SRX, including base, Luxury, Performance, and Premium. The base model of this vehicle comes with both front and rear parking sensors, reclining rear seatbacks, eight-speaker sound system, dual-zone automatic climate control, and more. Those who upgrade to the Luxury will find that there is a sunroof as well as xenon headlamps, leather upholstery, a power liftgate, heated front and rear seats, and a navigation system with backup camera. There is also the all-wheel Performance model which has a sport-tuned suspension with a design that includes continuously variable damping.
The 2010 Cadillac SRX is the second-generation model of the vehicle. The 2012 SRX has a 3.6-liter 308 hp V6 engine as well as Bluetooth which comes as a standard feature. One of the primary differences between the 2012 model of this car and the others is the sound insulation which was added to the suspension, causing it to be a much quieter ride overall. The next year brought a number of new safety features for this vehicle along with the CUE infotainment interface as well as a low-speed automatic breaking system, which was a revolutionary innovation at the time.
Comfort and luxury are two characteristics which the SRX is closely associated with and offers plenty of space for families as well as ample leg room. This mid-size crossover SUV has a ton of safety features, as you would expect with such a vehicle, as well as some nice extras like a panoramic sunroof (optional). GM’s Magnetic Ride Control was partially responsible for increasing interest in the Cadillac SRX, as it automatically adjusted the suspension settings of the vehicle according to driving and road conditions. When it comes to luxury mid-size crossover vehicles, the SRX certainly ranks very high on the list and has been a consumer favorite for about a decade now.