My wife traded in our 3 year old Trail Blazer as it started having too many problems. We got a new SRX. Following are our comments after 6 months and 6K miles. Although the “Inprovement” list is longer than the “Favorite” list, we’re happy we got it and still love driving it!
Current vehicles: BMW 7, Porsche Boxster, Honda Odyssey, Acura TL. I got the SRX to have an AWD, midsize SUV to replace the BMW. Never thought I'd get the Caddy. Rented one for 1 week to make sure I liked it. Options are great. Love the NAV, Weather reports, 40 gig hard drive. Nice interior. On the road, it feels very stable, quiet, very German. With curves it feels like a truck. My only wish is for more power. The 265 hp is adequate but with such low torque, the SRX never feels that fast. Took the car in today for a minor problem, they gave me a CTS with 3.6 L engine. Wish they put it in the SRX. With 3 yr lease, maybe they'll upgrade eng in time for my new one.
This is my second of the new restyled SRXs and my 5th new Cadillac. I have to say that I am a bit disappointed with the ride comfort as it is a bit harsh over bumps. When compared to others in its class it is fully an equal, but I expect more from a Cadillac ride and am disappointed every time I feel the bumps and grind. In my first (a 2010) I had the 2.8 turbo AWD because I wanted the power. I hated the turbo lag however. On my second (a 2011) I have the 3.0 AWD and the power is a bit lackluster but I am not planing to drive it in rally races. It joins interstate traffic safely and performs more than acceptably around town. I love everything else about the car and I demand a lot.
I love my 2010 SRX! Not only is it a beautiful car on the outside, but the interior is amazing. The moonroofs are great for fall cruising or just riding around on a starry night. If you're a car person, you might notice that the designers didn't forget Cadillac's heritage. From the subtle "tailfins" to the chrome V on the dash, there's no mistaking it as anything else than the classic American automaker. And as for the bad reviews: With grammar like that, I doubt one would be educated/successful enough to own an SRX unless they bought it off a junk lot in the first place. I highly recommend this car!
Four valves per cylinder, double overhead camshafts, variable intake and exhaust valve timing
Compression ration (x:1)
Horsepower (hp @ rpm)
265 @ 6,950
Torque (lb-ft @ rpm)
223 @ 5,100
Transmission and axle ratios (x:1)
I = 4.48, II = 2.87, III = 1.84, IV = 1.41, V = 1.00, VI = 0.74, Final Drive = 3.39, R = 2.88
Power braking gets the SRX out of the hole a little bit quicker, but it must be left in Drive. Manual shifting doesn't work, because the tach doesn't keep up. After bouncing off the rev limiter in 1st gear, I went back to D.
Very good pedal feel and respectable stopping distance. (We got a "brake overheat" warning during acceleration runs, but performance never diminished.)
Skid pad: Moderate load-up from wheel; feedback's a little springy. Precise steering, but can also adjust line with throttle. Good balance with stability control off. With stability control on, the car chops throttle, so it's foot on the floor all the way around. Slalom: Good turn-in; some delay but not much. The rear eventually walks around in transition, but not dangerously. With stability control on, its subtle brake application works well to tuck the nose in at each cone. The system is very well calibrated.