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)


Year Make Model2010 Cadillac SRX Turbo Premium 4dr SUV AWD (2.8L 6cyl Turbo 6A)
Vehicle TypeAWD 4dr 5-passenger SUV
Base MSRP$52,685
Options on test vehicleRear Seat Entertainment System ($1,295 -- includes rear-seat dual-player DVD with wireless headphones and remote control).
As-tested MSRP$53,980
Assembly locationRamos Arizpe, Mexico


ConfigurationTransverse, front-engine, all-wheel drive
Engine typeTurbocharged, port-injected gasoline V6
Displacement (cc/cu-in)2,792cc (170 cu-in)
Block/head materialAluminum/aluminum
ValvetrainDOHC, four valves per cylinder, variable intake-valve timing
Compression ratio (x:1)9.5
Redline, indicated (rpm)6,250
Horsepower (hp @ rpm)300 @ 5,500
Torque (lb-ft @ rpm)295 @ 2,000-5,000
Fuel typePremium unleaded (recommended)
Transmission typeSix-speed automatic
Transmission ratios (x:1)I = 4.15, II = 2.37, III = 1.56, IV = 1.16, V = 0.86, VI = 0.69
Final-drive ratio (x:1)3.75


Suspension, frontIndependent MacPherson struts, coil springs, self-adjusting single-mode variable dampers, lower control arms, stabilizer bar
Suspension, rearIndependent multilink, coil springs, self-adjusting single-mode variable dampers, self-adjusting, active, stabilizer ba
Steering typeHydraulic-assist, speed-proportional rack-and-pinion power steering
Steering ratio (x:1)16.5
Tire make and modelMichelin Latitude Tour HP
Tire typeAll season front and rear
Tire size, frontP235/55R20 H
Tire size, rearP235/55R20 H
Tire sizeP235/55R20 102H
Wheel size20-by-8 inches front and rear
Wheel materialCast aluminum
Brakes, frontVentilated 13.6-by-1.2-inch discs with cast-iron two-piston sliding calipers
Brakes, rearVentilated 12.4-by-0.9-inch discs with aluminum single-piston sliding calipers

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
0-30 mph, trac ON (sec.)3.4
0-45 mph, trac ON (sec.)5.7
0-60 mph, trac ON (sec.)8.3
0-75 mph, trac ON (sec.)11.8
1/4-mile, trac ON (sec. @ mph)16.1 @ 89.5
0-60, trac ON with 1 foot of rollout (sec.)7.9
Braking, 30-0 mph (ft.)32
60-0 mph (ft.)129
Slalom, 6 x 100 ft. (mph)63.7
Slalom, 6 x 100 ft. (mph) ESC ON60.9
Skid pad, 200-ft. diameter (lateral g)0.78
Skid pad, 200-ft. diameter (lateral g) ESC ON0.74
Sound level @ idle (dB)43
@ Full throttle (dB)73.2
@ 70 mph cruise (dB)68
Engine speed @ 70 mph (rpm)2000

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 ~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 the first stop) but when slowing after the second quarter-mile run it threw up a "Brakes Overheated" warning on the dash.
Handling commentsSkid 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 throttle backs off to limit cornering speed. Slalom: With ESC off, the SRX is quite confident with crisp turn-in, precise and 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 inputs, but punishes severely with quick steering inputs. Good in transitions and good steering feel.

Testing Conditions

Test date6/8/2010
Test locationCalifornia Speedway
Elevation (ft.)1,121
Temperature (F)75.3
Relative humidity (%)53.7
Barometric pressure (in. Hg)28.8
Wind (mph, direction)6.1 headwind
Odometer (mi.)665
Fuel used for test91 octane premium unleaded
As-tested tire pressures, f/r (psi)35/35

Fuel Consumption

EPA fuel economy (mpg)15 city/22 highway/18 combined
Edmunds observed (mpg)18.5
Fuel tank capacity (U.S. gal.)21
Driving range (mi.)462

Audio and Advanced Technology

iPod/digital media compatibilityiPod via USB jack, aux jack
Satellite radioXM
Hard-drive music storage capacity (Gb)40GB music storage capacity
Rear seat video and entertainmentOptional DVD player
Navigation systemDVD
Smart entry/StartIgnition, doors, trunk/hatch
Parking aidsFront parking sonar and rear back-up camera

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
Trunk volume (cu-ft)29.2
Max cargo volume behind 1st row (cu-ft)61.2
GVWR (lbs.)5,688
Payload, mfr. max claim (lbs.)1,100
Tow capacity, mfr. claim (lbs.)3,500
Ground clearance (in.)7.0


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

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