GM and Bill DeLord Cadillac are both very very proud with the Cadillac SRX. It is one of the most popular Cadillac’s that we have on our lot. So when I came across this review and test drive from Automotive Addicts I was happy to see that they loved it just as much as we do. There is not much that I could say about the SRX that Malcolm didn’t cover in his review. So, I will simply say enjoy and let me know what you think about the SRX. If you haven’t had the opportunity to test drive the new SRX stop by your Cincinnati Cadillac dealer today!
When it comes to building a decent luxury crossover vehicle, the new 2010 Cadillac SRX pushes General Motors further in the right direction. First released into the market in 2004 as a car-based wagon, the SRX struggled to find its place to compete with the competition. For 2010 the SRX is taking aim directly at the Lexus RX, BMW X3/X5 and Benz GLK.
Cadillac is well known for building one of the SUV kings of the road, the Cadillac Escalade, as well as several other great luxury ‘cars’. For the first time Cadillac has a vehicle that can begin a good fight against what has been one of Lexus’s prized possessions since 1998. Since then, the Lexus RX has helped define the crossover utility vehicle market. After driving a new 2010 Cadillac SRX fully loaded with all of the goodies that Caddy has to offer, you would think Cadillac has been building a crossover for just as long as Lexus. Not only does the new 2010 SRX fill the empty cup that the previous generation SRX couldn’t, but it overfills it in some ways.
The 2010 SRX screams quality from just about every angle from its quiet airtight cabin to the soft materials used throughout the interior. Our SRX all-wheel-drive premium test vehicle was equipped with just about every option available, which is the flavor that we prefer in this segment. Inside you will find a bright easy-to-read instrument cluster with a center color LCD information display specific to the SRX. You will notice that several other aspects of the dashboard are carried over from the Cadillac CTS such as the popup touch-screen LCD and controls below it. The layout works well in the SRX just like it does on the CTS. In the past General Motors was criticized for cookie cutter interiors but now days they are very tasteful and sparing about it by only reusing the good stuff.
Styling of the 2010 SRX is much different from its predecessor leaving many wondering if it is even related to the older model. Comparing the two makes the outgoing style look very dated, while the 2010 SRX looks like it grew up overnight and now has some facial hair to show off its sophistication. Speaking of sophistication, the 2010 SRX has enough gadgetry to send a rocket to the moon and back. The 2.8-liter twin-scroll turbo charged engine provides just enough power to comfortably move all 4,387 pounds. In our Premium level test vehicle the power was directed through a 6-speed automatic transmission to all 4 20-inch wheels. The bigger 20-inch wheels and 235/55/R20 Michelin Latitude tires actually provide a very good ride when combined with the optional ZF Sachs Continuous Damping Control suspension system. The SRX has a nice ‘float factor’ on the highway. Just the way a Cadillac should without any of the old-fashioned rebound drama that you may have got from a classic 6,000+ pound Detroit-steel tank.
Well, what do you think so far? I think you need to come see this SRX with your own eyes!