The Cadillac SRX crossover offers a roomy interior, with seating for five and a large cargo area. Its design is classic "art and science," with luxury that touches every aspect of the vehicle. The SRX offers exclusive comfort and convenience, and is designed to attract new "conquest" buyers to the brand. Since the 2010 launch of its second generation, the SRX has been Cadillac's best-selling model.
What's New for 2014
Cadillac adds available 18-inch chrome-plated wheels to the Luxury Collection trim level, as well as new exterior and interior colors. Intellibeam headlamps are included in the Driver Awareness Package; the system automatically deploys high-beam headlamps when needed and instantly turns them down when oncoming traffic is detected.
Choosing Your Cadillac SRX
SRX is offered in a Base model and three option collections: Luxury, Performance and Premium. All-wheel drive is offered as an option on all but the Base model, and adds just under $3,000 to MSRPs.
A direct-injected 3.6-liter V-6 with 308 horsepower and 265 pound-feet of torque powers all models. It's matched with a six-speed automatic transmission that features a driver-selectable Eco feature that alters the shift points to improve fuel economy by up to 1 mpg in normal driving conditions.
For a quieter driving experience, the SRX offers active noise cancellation. This system uses microphones to detect ambient noise, the frequencies of which are processed by a computer that directs counteracting sound waves through the audio system to tailor the sound quality and character inside the cabin.
There are also many individual options available throughout the model lineup.
Although the Lexus RX continues to dominate the segment, when comparing equipment levels side-by-side, the Cadillac brings a better value to the table. Our choice is a front-wheel drive Luxury model, with a competitive price for equipment levels that feel like the luxury car a Cadillac should be.