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Certified Pre-Owned (CPO) is a category of used car. Often late-model vehicles, they have been inspected, refurbished, if necessary, and are under warranty by the manufacturer.
Cadillac SRX Features and Specs

Features & Specs

  • Engine 4.6 L V 8-cylinder
  • Drivetrain Rear Wheel Drive
  • Transmission 5-speed Automatic
  • Horse Power 320 hp @ 6400 rpm
  • Fuel Economy 14/19 mpg
  • Bluetooth No
  • Navigation No
  • Heated Seats Yes

Review of the 2004 Cadillac SRX

  • Roomy on the inside and a superb handler on the street, the SRX is a desirable alternative to the premium import crossover SUVs.

  • Safety
  • Pros

    Available Northstar V8, ample interior space, optional third-row seat, sporty handling.

  • Cons

    A few cheap interior materials, love-it-or-hate-it styling, V8 models get expensive quickly.

  • What's New for 2004

    The SRX is an all-new car-based luxury SUV that shares its styling and platform with the CTS sedan.

Full 2004 Cadillac SRX Review

What's New for 2004

The SRX is an all-new car-based luxury SUV that shares its styling and platform with the CTS sedan.

What Others Are Saying

Customer Reviews

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

It wil just no go

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Vehicle: 2004 Cadillac SRX Rwd 4dr SUV (3.6L 6cyl 5A)

I thought I was doing my wife a favor, she drove 3 different Ford Explorer Sports for about 12 years. I told her I wanted to get her a different car and showed her a 2004 SRX. Well it was love at first sight, nice car all loaded up, we bought it. Well it does not, always, like to start when it is warm. She has been stranded several times and needed rescued. When it does this it will not turn over, will not shut down the electrical system and holds on to the key. I took it to my brother, a service director at Mercedes, and he sent me to a GM guy. The GM guy worried about it for several days and found some advice on the internet, he removed the 7.5amp fuse for the security system.

13 of 23 people found this review helpful

More than a awd station

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Vehicle: 2004 Cadillac SRX Rwd 4dr SUV (3.6L 6cyl 5A)

I purchased the 2004 SRX to replace a Buick Riviera and a Chevrolet AWD Astro van. It was difficult finding a vehicle with the sporty ride and handling of the Buick that could also perform some of the daily tasks of the Astro. Suprisingly the SRX does it all with style and grace. I like this model more than the new ones for its sporty station wagon style. Even after 102k miles it makes me smile when I'm behind the wheel and I would buy another.

Adjustable pedals

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Vehicle: 2004 Cadillac SRX Rwd 4dr SUV (3.6L 6cyl 5A)

I love the car, it's perfect for my needs. I have had some issues with the wheel pulling to the left, which i asume is the alignment or suspension also at 64,000 and i had to have an engine sensor replaced. Which I have heard to be common with this model. I think the sensor has something to do with the Pedal placement. I was using the pedals extended a bit, because i'm on the short side. I was having some delay with the gas pedal. very strange. It was fine when i put the pedal's back to the farthest position. but that is a feature that I do not get to use now. Over all I have not had too many issues. Purchased about a month ago so if anything comes up I will change my review.

5 of 5 people found this review helpful

Best used car i have

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Vehicle: 2004 Cadillac SRX Rwd 4dr SUV (4.6L 8cyl 5A)

I was looking for a vehicle that I could load with stuff and take off for a long weekend, but still want to drive it daily. I found the perfect comprimise. V-8 Northstar power and all the Cadillac comforts. Sunroof is about as close as a convertable as you can get. The rear DVD is great for my son on those long trips and the heated seats are heaven. Paid just under 14k with 60k miles. This is probably the one that sat on the showroom floor in 2004. Dont get me wrong its not perfect but It fits every need I have as well as the wants. MPGs are around 18 or so but I do drive with a heavy foot since the V-8 makes me smile. Not for everyone but a great car if it fits your needs.

4 of 5 people found this review helpful

Save your $, this car's

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Vehicle: 2004 Cadillac SRX Rwd 4dr SUV (4.6L 8cyl 5A)

My 2004 SRX has 56,000 miles on it- in the past nine months I had the power steering rack replaced 3 times. There are numerous electrical problems on the car- doors wont stay shut while driving, third row of seats wont go down, battery keeps dying unexpected and I've replaced it. There was battery drainage in two spots- interior lights blew out, constant engine leaks from trans fluid and power steering. In the past two months, it has been in the shop more than I have driven it. The most unreliable car. I will never purchase another Cadillac product. From what I have read, many other people have experienced the same type of problems with this year/make car. Dealing with Cadillac is awful too.

Transfer case and head light

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Vehicle: 2004 Cadillac SRX Rwd 4dr SUV (4.6L 8cyl 5A)

I have had the head light in my Cadillac fixed twice now its time for my inspection and they say I have to pay to get it fixed again. I think its a defect cause the first time I had it fixed at the Cadillac GMC dealership. Also my transfer case is messed up when I take off it makes a thud sound. Anyone know how much it cost to fix a transfer case. Stability system light has been since five months after buying the car.

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I just bought a 2004 srx. The test drive was great. Two days later on my way to work in dry conditions the stability control kept displaying it was engaging. Luckily I didn't notice any problems just ...

I bought a 2004 SRX Certified Pre-owned. I will have had the car three years next month. The warranty expires 12/09....

My 2004 SRX gas 67k miles on it. While in for inspection ( passed) and oil change they tell me it has the following-...

Gas Mileage


  • 14
  • cty
  • 19
  • highway
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