A replacement for the Cadillac SRX midsize crossover, named XT5, is expected in 2016. Meanwhile, after a dozen years in the lineup, the premium SRX soldiers on for one more season. Seating five, the SRX offers up to 29.9 cubic feet of storage with its rear seat folded. The Cadillac CUE system uses an eight-inch color touchscreen. OnStar 4G LTE connectivity can provide a wi-fi hotspot right in the car.
What's New for 2016
Little has changed for the SRX’s final season on the market, except for deleting adjustable pedals from the Luxury edition.
Choosing Your Cadillac SRX
Under the SRX hood, a direct-injected 3.6-liter V6 engine produces 308 horsepower and 265 pound-feet of torque. The six-speed automatic transmission has a driver-selectable Eco feature that alters shift points to gain as much as 1 mpg. Fuel economy with front-wheel drive is estimated at 17 mpg city/24 mpg highway (19 mpg combined). All-wheel drive drops the estimate to 16/23 mpg (18 combined).
In addition to the Base model, three option collections are available: Luxury, Performance, and Premium. All-wheel drive is available on all but the Base model.
A Driver Assist package is available on Luxury, Performance, and Premium models, incorporating the Driver Awareness package plus adaptive cruise control, automatic collision preparation, and front/rear automatic braking.
Although the Base model is quite well equipped, we'd lean toward the Luxury Collection, which adds more than a few worth while items. For safety's sake, the Driver Assist package may also be added; it's not offered with the Base trim.