|Trim||Engine||Drive Type||Trans.||0-60||1/4 Mile||Mpg EPA C/H/Observed||Source|
2012 Cadillac SRX
|Premium 3.6||3.6L V6||AWD||6A||7.2 sec||15.9 sec @ 89 mph||16/23/19 mpg||Car and Driver|
2010 Cadillac SRX
|Performance 3.0||3.0L V6||AWD||6A||8.4 sec||16.7 sec @ 85 mph||17/23/---- mpg||Car and Driver|
|Premium 2.8T||2.8L Turbo V6||AWD||6A||7.2 sec||15.6 sec @ 93 mph||15/22/17 mpg||Car and Driver|
|Premium 2.8T||2.8L Turbo V6||AWD||6A||7.6 sec||15.9 sec @ 90.7 mph||15/22/---- mpg||Motor Trend|
|Premium 3.0||3.0L V6||AWD||6A||8.6 sec||16.8 sec @ 83.9 mph||17/23/15.8 mpg||Motor Trend|
2007 Cadillac SRX
|V8||4.6L V8||AWD||6A||6.4 sec||14.9 sec @ 94 mph||13/20/17 mpg||Car and Driver|
2006 Cadillac SRX
|V8||4.6L V8||AWD||5A||7.4 sec||15.6 sec @ 91.1 mph||14/19/14.2 mpg||Motor Trend|
2005 Cadillac SRX
|V6||3.6L V6||AWD||5A||7.7 sec||15.6 sec @ 89 mph||14/21/14 mpg||Motor Trend|
|V8||4.6L V8||AWD||5A||7.1 sec||15.4 sec @ 92 mph||14/19/17 mpg||Car and Driver|
2004 Cadillac SRX
|V6||3.6L V6||AWD||5A||7.2 sec||15.7 sec @ 88 mph||14/21/13 mpg||Car and Driver|
|V8||4.6L V8||AWD||5A||6.7 sec||15.1 sec @ 94 mph||13/19/13 mpg||Car and Driver|
|V8||4.6L V8||RWD||5A||6.6 sec||15.0 sec @ 94 mph||14/19/15 mpg||Car and Driver|
|V8||4.6L V8||AWD||5A||6.4 sec||14.6 sec @ 96.3 mph||13/19/---- mpg||Motor Trend|
|V8||4.6L V8||AWD||5A||7.1 sec||15.1 sec @ 92.99 mph||13/19/---- mpg||Motor Trend|
|V8||4.6L V8||AWD||5A||7.2 sec||15.4 sec @ 93 mph||19/19/---- mpg||Motor Week|
About Cadillac SRX
The Cadillac SRX has been the top selling model of the luxury vehicle division of General Motors. The 2015 model is well rated for its powerful engine and sporty handling, although a lot of its competitors offer better fuel economy ratings. It remains to be seen whether the SRX will remain on top of its lofty perch as Cadillac’s best selling model.
Although it is not as prestigious as its cousin, Cadillac Elegance, the SRX has its share of celebrity fans and owners. Singer Jewel once famously said the SRX saved her and her unborn baby’s life in 2011 after a fire truck hit her SUV. Fortunately for Jewel, the Cadillac SUV was strong enough to protect her and her baby.
Meanwhile, the mother of action star and former wrestling superstar Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson also figured in an accident while driving a Cadillac SRX. While the SRX was heavily damaged, the mother of Johnson was unscathed.
Other celebrities who have been seen riding or driving a Cadillac SRX are Orlando Bloom and baseball legend Mark McGuire.
The midsize SUV has been around since 2004. The first SRX was powered by a 4.6 liter, V8 engine and complemented by a five-speed automatic. It had fuel efficiency ratings of 14 mpg for city driving and 19mpg for highway driving. It was capable of sitting five passengers.
The next model of the SRX was bigger and designed for seven passengers. Aside from the bigger interiors, the 2005 SRX provided a more car-like driving experience.
From 2004 through 2006, the SRX was included in the best trucks list of Car and Driver’s magazine. It was also nominated for truck of the year in 2004.
Here are the specs of the 2015 Cadillac SRX:
- Engine: 3.6 L, V6 engine
- Horsepower: 308 hp @ 6800 rpm
- Torque: 265 lb. feet @ 2400 rpm
- Transmission: Six speed automatic
- Fuel efficiency ratings: 17 mpg city driving, 24 mpg highway driving
- Drivetrain: Four wheel drive
- 0-60: 7.2 seconds
The Cadillac SRX has always had a powerful engine and the 2015 model is no different. Its 3.6 liter, V6 engine provides a lot of power and quick acceleration. The SRX can zoom from standstill to 60 mph in about 7.2 seconds.
The SRX also impresses with its responsive steering, sporty handling and comfortable ride. The fuel efficiency ratings are a bit low for its class, however, which may turn off motorists looking for fuel efficient SUVs. If there’s any saving grace, it’s that the SRX has a large fuel tank so there’s no need for frequent trips to the gas station.
The cabin of the SRX has a very modern look and feel. There are two rows of seating, and there’s enough space for five adults. The interiors are nicely detailed and luxuriously appointed. Up front, the passenger and driver’s seats are well bolstered which should make tall drivers and passengers happy. At the back, there is a long moonroof that provides an airy feel to the cabin.
There is about 30 cubic feet of cargo space behind the rear seats, which is smaller compared to those of its competitors like the Honda CRV.
Standard equipment of the 2015 SRX include an eight-speaker sound system with dual USB ports and Bluetooth connection, dual-zone auto climate control, and leatherette upholstery.
Optional equipment include sunroof, leather upholstery, power liftgate, keyless entry, blind spot monitoring, and rear backup camera. The high-end Premium trim also features a 10-speaker audio system, ventilated driver’s seat and lane departure warning.
The 2015 SRX features standard security equipment like side airbags and roadside emergency assistance. It also has anti-lock brakes and stability control. GM also says that SRX is one of the few vehicles with Martensitic steel, one of the strongest materials known to man. This steel can prevent intrusion in the event of a side impact.
The SRX also features forward collision prevention system that is one of the top rated in the market. The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety also gave the SRX a ‘superior’ rating in front crash prevention tests.
The manufacturer’s suggested retail price of the 2015 Cadillac SRX is around $38,500. Having a fully loaded model can cost you over $50,000. The base price of the SRX makes it a cheaper alternative to other SUVs like the Lexus RX and BMX X3. It is however, more expensive than the Audi Q5 and Acura RDX.
The jury is still out on whether the Cadillac SRX can retain its lofty position as the best selling model in the Cadillac line up. If it only had a better fuel efficiency ratings, the SRX would have surely been a cinch to do so.
To learn more about Cadillac SRX, visit the official Cadillac website.
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