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Cadillac SRX Features and Specs

Features & Specs

  • Engine 3.6 L V 6-cylinder
  • Drivetrain Rear Wheel Drive
  • Transmission 5-speed Automatic
  • Horse Power 255 hp @ 6500 rpm
  • Fuel Economy 15/22 mpg
  • Bluetooth No
  • Navigation No
  • Heated Seats Yes

Review of the 2005 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

    Potent engine lineup, roomy and comfortable interior, optional third-row seat, excellent ride and handling dynamics.

  • Cons

    Questionable interior design and materials, missing key convenience features, mediocre fuel mileage with V8.

  • What's New for 2005

    No major changes for the SRX this year.

Full 2005 Cadillac SRX Review

What's New for 2005

No major changes for the SRX this year.

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Customer Reviews

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

Cadillac 2005 srx

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Vehicle: 2005 Cadillac SRX Rwd 4dr SUV (3.6L 6cyl 5A)

I was in love with my 05 SRX until I started having major problems. I have replaced the Catalytic Converter,The Transmission and there is a definite problem with the engines that treats oil like water! General Motors has always had a bad reputation for the quality of the automobiles they deliver and as far as I am concerned ,I am very disappointed in the major problems consumers are having that are not addressed by GM. I will Never purchase another GM automobile. Its beginning to sound like an old truck and I am ready to junk it......Never had problems like that with Toyota

3 of 6 people found this review helpful

Know your car!!

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Vehicle: 2005 Cadillac SRX Rwd 4dr SUV (3.6L 6cyl 5A)

There seems to be a lot of frustration when it comes to the oil on this car. When you are driving a luxury car you need to keep up with certain things that you wouldn't need to in a Honda. I have my oil checked after every 100+ mile trip and topped off and get my oil change every 3,000 miles. It's a great reliable car with amazing handling. The gas mileage could be better but no complaints, again a high maintenance vehicle. You need to take care of it though, and commit to regular maintenance, if you can't then you shouldn't be buying luxury.

2005 cadillac srx

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Vehicle: 2005 Cadillac SRX Rwd 4dr SUV (3.6L 6cyl 5A)

this car has been well taken care of but to be a 2005 very disappoint in 6 months time my power steer went my air compressor all coils plugs and two canister in gas tanks and the catlyer coverter really disappointed in all of this.

9 of 11 people found this review helpful

Five+ years out

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Vehicle: 2005 Cadillac SRX Rwd 4dr SUV (3.6L 6cyl 5A)

Overall, we have enjoyed our SRX. However it is a GM car. Seats very comfortable and after a 16 hour drive from SW FL to DC, we were not even stiff. However, this doesn't compare to Lexus, BMW, MB or Volvo in trim quality, fit and finish. Moreover the drive train is suspect. Replaced the torque converter at just under 50000 miles (warranty); timing chain stretched out due to insufficient lube, I was told, at 70000. N engine is an unannounced oil burner and oil needs changing more quickly than indicated. GM picked up most of the Timing Chain cost ($4000/$4500). Now (75,000) there is strange noise from under the hood and the smell of coolant. I would not again buy any early GM or N engine

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

I love my caddy

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Vehicle: 2005 Cadillac SRX Rwd 4dr SUV (3.6L 6cyl 5A)

This is the first Cadillac I ever owned, bought it used from carmax and love it. I never had the oil problem I read about, in fact I change my oil every 5,000 miles and had no problem at all with it. Good over the road, drove it from Los Angeles to Sacramento a few times and had a nice trip every time.

I love my srx.

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Vehicle: 2005 Cadillac SRX Rwd 4dr SUV (3.6L 6cyl 5A)

Okay I love my SRX. I bought it just 5 months ago with 91k on it for trade in value! I cant believe i found a black on black and with the nice 18 in wheels and mine is the only one i've seen with SRX mudflaps on all for tires. I haven't had much trouble with my caddy. it would jump when it idled so i took it in and just a cylinder was misfiring quick fix and my turn bulb had to be replaced. took it to a caddy dealer and they were horrible so i took it to a gmc dealer and they were great. ive put about 9k on it in the 5 months since i got it and i have to say is i only had about 1 quart of oil when i get it changed at 94k but you just have to watch ur oil. I Love My SRX nothing drives better

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did you ever get an answer??? I have a SRX 2005. I need that as well!!!...

I am experiencing the same thing with my 2005 SRX. My car looses acceleration when I am driving. It has shut down twice while driving which is scary in Dallas traffic. Engine light comes on and I have...

Gas Mileage


  • 15
  • cty
  • 22
  • highway
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