The Cadillac SRX is among the best of the luxury SUVs. The SRX drives like a European sports sedan and its edgy styling stands out in a sea of boxy sport-utilities and minivans. Yet the SRX is quite practical. It can carry up to seven passengers and its nice, flat carpeted cargo area works great for hauling stuff. The SRX comes trimmed with leather upholstery and is loaded with luxury features. The interior is stylish and comfortable, if not warm and inviting. Its available in V6 and V8 versions. The V8s are smooth and confident and deliver brilliant acceleration. All-wheel drive is available and we've found the SRX performs superbly in the snow. Its sharp handling, quick acceleration and high-performance braking make for a sporty, enjoyable experience. Yet it offers a smooth, extremely quiet ride. It's sporty luxury. The SRX was launched as an all-new vehicle for 2004, and there are few changes for 2005, though popular options on last year's V8 model are now standard and its price has been raised accordingly.