As an owner of a Porsche 911 C4, I was going to buy a Cayenne S. But after I test-drove both the Porsche and the Cadillac SRX, there was no hesitation anymore. The SRX feeling on the road is much better than the Cayenne (probably the magentic ride control). I also add the impression that it was better performing than the Porsche (esp. the auto 5-speed transmission is better tuned to the engine).
All the options included in the price of the caddy vs. the expensive Porsche basic features not included.
More off-track capability and pneumatic suspensions...
This SRX is so easy to drive and handle, also on long road trips and so very comfortable. Loved the memory seats. the lift gate is easy to close and I am 5'. The back of the SRX has a plug in for a small refrigerator and we use it when we travel. We also like all the conviences for all the passengers, heat and air, all the storage and cubby holes for thing.
My favorite feature is a toss up between the driver 1 and driver 2 poistions and the XM radio with the BOSE system. Love the back up beeps.
The interior color is so light, so it gets sooo dirty. Deliver cleaner with the SRX or a coating that will be able to wipe up easily. Thank you.
This is my first Cadillac and third SUV. So far very happy! My SRX is fully loaded with sunroof, navigation system and rear DVD. Eveything works great. Had a problem with a vibration in the center console, but my dealership fixed it right away. I wish it did have better gas millage, but with any SUV you should never expect great fuel economy.
Navigation System and sunroof.
They need to add lighted switches for interior lights. At night when it is dark in the vehicle you can't see the switch for the reading lights.
I have only had the vehicle for a week but so far it is the best I've ever owned. Looked at the Lexus and BMW because of the 3rd row seat in them. The comfort and performance is amazing. Will update after a few months.
Performance Comfort and Ride.
Getting out without geting dirty may be a problem in the winter, the base of the door is VERY wide.