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.
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2016 Cadillac SRX Overview
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.
2016 Cadillac SRX Review
The crossover SUV segment has been on fire for over a decade now, and it just keeps on growing. Cadillac is not one to shy away from this popular segment, as it offers the midsize 2016 SRX to buyers who like that not-quite-sedan, not-quite-SUV experience.
Pricing and Equipment
The 2016 Cadillac SRX starts out at $37,605, a competitive price of entry for a luxury crossover. In this base format, it comes with front-wheel drive and a wide range of standard features like:
- Dual-zone climate control
- An eight-speaker Bose sound system.
- 18-inch wheels
- Leatherette seating
In order to have all-wheel drive as an option, we would have to opt for one of the three higher trim levels: Luxury, Performance, or Premium.
With GM's venerable 3.6-liter V6 under its hood, the SRX has plenty of power for everyday driving. This V6 also delivers smooth performance, and we think its 308 horsepower is more than enough.
The SRX sort of hovers in that no-man's land between comfort and performance. The ride isn't especially cushy, but neither is its suspension especially tight. This leaves us wondering where it fits, exactly.
- We'd appreciate sportier handling
- Brakes are a bit spongy, and the front end tends to dive on hard braking.
- High curb weight hurts fuel economy.
We noted plenty of advanced tech gadgets in the serene cabin of our SRX. Things like the CUE system and touchscreen kept us interested for hours.
- There's plenty of technology for everyone.
- Cut-and-sewn upholstery is a nice touch.
- We noticed very little cabin noise.
The rear seat's headroom and legroom is a little tighter than we'd like, a drawback for buyers with tall passengers.
The Most Pleasant Surprise
Cadillac is generous with luxury features, and this builds a case for choosing the SRX over pricier alternatives from BMW or Mercedes-Benz. What's more, the levels of standard equipment just keep on getting better as you move up in trim levels.
The Least Pleasant Surprise
In an era where fuel economy is typically one of the first things that a buyer looks at, we were surprised by the SRX's thirst. At just 19 mpg combined, the SRX doesn't perform much better than a V9-powered Escalade in this important metric.
The Bottom Line
The 2016 Cadillac SRX is outstanding in several areas, but merely average in others. For buyers in search of a bang-for-your-buck deal, we think the SRX is a great buy. However, consider its middling fuel economy and not-so-hot handling before making a final decision.