Cadillac, once known for building Titanic-sized sedans, is now best known for its’ SUVs. The SRX is a mid-size crossover SUV built by Cadillac to compete with the rest of the burgeoning crossover market.
HISTORY OF THE SRX
First Generation (2004-2009)
The first generation SRX hit country club parking lots beginning in 2004. It featured a unibody platform with up to three rows of seating. Rear-wheel drive was standard with all-wheel drive available. Engine options were either a 3.6L 6-cylinder or 4.6L 8-cylinder, mated to an automatic transmission. A generous lineup of standard equipment included both an all-leather interior and curtain side airbags.
Second Generation (2010-present)
In 2010, the present generation SRX made its debut. It’s smaller yet more luxurious than its predecessor. Engine options include either a 3.oL 6-cylinder or 2.8L turbocharged 6-cylinder mated to an automatic transmission. Rear-wheel drive is standard with optional all-wheel drive available.
There are four available trim levels: base, Luxury Collection, Performance Collection and Premium Collection. Standard equipment includes 18-inch alloy wheels, an electronic parking brake, a leather-wrapped tilt-and-telescoping steering wheel, leatherette upholstery, an eight-way power driver seat, automatic climate control, rear climate vents with separate fan control, and a Bose sound system.
For model year 2012, the SRX got the 3.6-liter 6-cylinder engine, which replaced both of the previous engine choices. The automatic transmission also gained a fuel-saving Eco mode. Bluetooth also became standard.
Old timers used to say that nothing drives like a Cadillac. Even in the modern world of crossover SUVs, that remains true. There is nothing on the road that compares to the luxury, style and performance of the SRX.