The SRX is good, but many things about it bother me. With no magnetic ride control and standard tires, there is something weird in the handling. Bumps and uneven pavement throw it slightly off line requiring steering correction. The steering is heavy and dead feeling with AWD. For tall guys, the steering wheel is too far away. We have squeaks and rattles. Normal aceleration falls flat at 40 mph when it shifts into 4th gear, requiring you to add more throttle, a nuisance. The engine sounds more like an appliance than a car.
I like the excellent brakes, excellent leather, memory seats, ease of oil and filterchange, and adjustable pedals (although they need more range for tall people).
Better standard handling, improve paint job to Toyota standards, better build quality, improve interior space, and improve the rock hard seats that lack lower back support. Give it better transmission gear calibration. Improve the drving position for tall people. Improve the gas mileage, 16-17 suburban, 19-20 hwy.
There are several things that I do not like about the 2005 Cadillac SRX. There are quite a few blind spots that are safety concerns. The passenger seat and back seats are very uncomfortable. I have owned other Cadillacs and I am so very disappointed with this one. I am thinking of trading it in for a GMC Yukon or Ford Explorer.
Driving this vehicle on tips is a pleasure The handling is excellent even in wintry conditions. Passing on two lane roads is a joy. It accelerates quickly and you spend a minimum amount of time in the wrong lane. On ice and snow it is very stable.
This is the first vehicle I have owned that I do not get a sore back on extended trips. The seating is excellent and the controls are convenient.
Wider pockets on the doors a few more cup holders.
The 2005 Cadillac SRX is a very nice truck if you own a gas station. With today's technolgy, 12 MPG city and 18 highway is unthinkable for this vehicle. A Tahoe gets better mileage! The sunroof is a very nice fearure, but the 3rd row seats are a joke.