2010 Cadillac SRX Turbo Road Test Specs | Edmunds

2010 Cadillac SRX - Road Test Specs

2010 Cadillac SRX SUV

(2.8L V6 Turbo AWD 6-speed Automatic)


Model year2010
StyleTurbo Premium 4dr SUV AWD (2.8L 6cyl Turbo 6A)
Base MSRP$52,685
Options on test vehicleRear-Seat Entertainment System ($1,295 -- includes two screens, two wireless headphones, remote control, auxiliary inputs).
As-tested MSRP$53,980


Drive typeAll-wheel Drive
Engine typeV6
Displacement (cc/cu-in)2,792cc (170cu-in)
Block/head materialAluminum
ValvetrainDouble overhead camshaft
Compression ratio (x:1)9.5
Redline (rpm)6,250
Horsepower (hp @ rpm)300 @ 5,500
Torque (lb-ft @ rpm)295 @ 2,000
Fuel typePremium unleaded (recommended)
Transmission type6-speed Automatic
Transmission and axle ratios (x:1)I=4.15; II=2.37; III=1.56; IV=1.16; V=0.86; VI=0.69; R=3.39; Final=3.75


Suspension, frontMacPherson strut
Suspension, rearMultilink
Steering typeSpeed-proportional power steering
Steering ratio (x:1)16.5
Tire brandMichelin
Tire modelLatitude HP
Tire typeAll-season front and rear
Tire size, frontP235/55R20 102H
Tire size, rearP235/55R20 102H
Wheel size20-by-8 inches front -- 20-by-8 inches rear
Wheel materialPainted alloy
Brakes, frontVentilated disc
Brakes, rearVentilated disc

Track Test Results

Acceleration, 0-30 mph (sec.)3.1
0-45 mph (sec.)5.4
0-60 mph (sec.)8.0
0-75 mph (sec.)11.6
1/4-mile (sec. @ mph)15.9 @ 88.7
0-60 with 1 foot of rollout (sec.)7.7
Braking, 30-0 mph (ft.)32
60-0 mph (ft.)129
Slalom, 6 x 100 ft. (mph)Stability off = 63.7; Stability on = 60.9
Skid pad, 200-ft. diameter (lateral g)Stability off = .78; Stability on = .74
Sound level @ idle (dB)43
@ Full throttle (dB)73.2
@ 70 mph cruise (dB)68

Test Driver Ratings & Comments

Acceleration commentsLinear power delivery from launch up to redline upshifts. No sense in using manual shifts due to shift delay. Slight turbo whistle/wheeze right before upshift, but otherwise you'd never guess this was a turbocharged V6. Huge gains from brake torque up to about 2,500 rpm at launch (about 0.4 second).
Braking commentsSome dive, minimal squirm and a medium-firm pedal. Good fade resistance up to our fifth stop (1 foot longer than 1st) but second quarter-mile run threw up a "brakes overheated" warning on the dash.
Handling commentsOn the skid pad with ESC off, the SRX exhibits very good balance between mild understeer and lift throttle rotation. Steering is friction free but informative. With ESC on, any monkey could keep the SRX within an inch of the circle as the throttel bucks off to limit cornering speed. In the slalom with ESC off, the SRX is quite confident with crisp turn-in, precise informative steering and a slightly loose rear that wants to play. With ESC on, it does a decent job of mild correction if you use smooth input, but punishes severely with quick steering input. Good in transition and good steering feel.

Testing Conditions

Elevation (ft.)1,121
Temperature (°F)75.3
Relative humidity (%)53.7
Wind (mph, direction)6.1 head

Fuel Consumption

EPA fuel economy (mpg)15 city/22 highway/18 combined
Edmunds observed (mpg)18.5
Fuel tank capacity (U.S. gal.)21

Dimensions & Capacities

Curb weight, mfr. claim (lbs.)4,387
Curb weight, as tested (lbs.)4,619
Weight distribution, as tested, f/r (%)58.3/41.7
Length (in.)190.3
Width (in.)75.2
Height (in.)65.7
Wheelbase (in.)110.5
Track, front (in.)63.8
Track, rear (in.)63.4
Turning circle (ft.)40.3
Legroom, front (in.)41.2
Legroom, rear (in.)36.3
Headroom, front (in.)39.7
Headroom, rear (in.)38.4
Shoulder room, front (in.)58.3
Shoulder room, rear (in.)56.3
Seating capacity5
Cargo volume (cu-ft)29.8
Max. cargo volume, seats folded (cu-ft)61.1


Bumper-to-bumper4 years/50,000 miles
Powertrain5 years/100,000 miles
Corrosion6 years/100,000 miles
Roadside assistance5 years/100,000 miles


Front airbagsStandard
Side airbagsDual front
Head airbagsFront and rear
Antilock brakes4-wheel ABS
Electronic brake enhancementsBraking assist, electronic brakeforce distribution
Traction controlTraction control
Stability controlStability control
Rollover protectionSide-curtain airbag rollover sensor
Tire-pressure monitoring systemTire-pressure monitoring
NHTSA crash test, driver5 stars
NHTSA crash test, passenger4 stars
NHTSA crash test, side front5 stars
NHTSA crash test, side rear5 stars
NHTSA rollover resistance4 stars
IIHS offsetGood

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