Here comes the five passenger 2016 Cadillac SRX that comes in four trims namely: Standard, Luxury, Premium and Performance. The SRX is a clear signature of the Cadillac Brand as the interior design radiates boldness and luxury. There is a provision of a 4G LTE Wi-Fi Hotspot and loads of safety attributes. When you compare the SRX with other crossover vehicles in its class, they are obviously no match for this Cadillac beauty.
The 2016 Cadillac SRX flaunts a 3.6L 308-horsepower SIDI V6 VVT engine and a six-speed automatic transmission coupled with a performance shifting and Driver Shift Control. Other standard equipment in this stylish automobile are a StabiliTrak® Electronic Stability Control System, a four-wheel independent suspension, four-wheel ventilated disc brakes, ABS brake system, all-speed traction control, and a 21-gallon fuel tank. With its triple-sealed doors, a noise-reduction system and acoustic front windows and windshield, what you get is a smooth ride.
Of all the models of the Cadillac SRX, it is only the standard trim that is available in Front Wheel Drive. The other trims models are available in All Wheel Drive. With a measurement of 190″ L x 75″ W x 65″ H, its ability to consume less fuel is never in doubt. The Front Wheel version uses 17 mpg in the city while it consumes 24 MPG on the highway. The fuel efficiency of the All Wheel Drive models is 16 MPG while driving in the city while it utilizes 23 MPG on the motorway. The Standard trim base price is valued at $37,605 MSRP while the price of the Luxury FWD Trim is $43,640. You can acquire the Luxury AWD Trim for $46,135, while $46,030 MSRP is the cost of the Performance FWD trim, $48,840 MSRP for the Performance AWD trim, $48,920 MSRP for the Premium FWD trim, and $51,730 MSRP for the Premium AWD trim. You enjoy a four year/50,000 mile bumper-to-bumper warranty, a six year/70,000 mile powertrain limited warranty, and a six year/70,000 mile roadside assistance program when you purchase this classic auto.
The interior part of the Cadillac SRX comprises of Sapele wood trim and leather upholstery on the premium three trims. The Standard trim retains a luxurious leatherette upholstery and has an eight-way power adjustable driver’s seat. It also has a four-way manual adjustable passenger seat with sprawling rear seats.
The front seats are elevated and hold thigh-bolsters to give you a smooth ride. Other features of the exceptional SRX are rear child safety door locks, power programmable door locks, rear window defogger, remote keyless entry and the Dual-zone automatic climate control.
The Luxury Trim model offers you the opportunity to enjoy features like a power 8-way power front passenger seat, heated driver and front passenger seat with lumbar power controls. Other features in the Luxury Trim are an adaptive remote start, a cabin humidity sensor, a heated steering wheel, and the memory package that stores the settings for the driver’s seat, the flexible pedals, and the extreme mirror angles for two drivers.
With the Performance Trim, you acquire features like an UltraView® sunroof, a Power Liftgate with Memory Height, Rear Cargo Management System, and power-adjustable pedals. It also provides some extra features like a ventilated front passenger seat, heated rear seats, and the tri-zone automatic climate control.
The Cadillac SRX has a storage area under the touchscreen and beneath the cargo area as well as a spacious storage. With a 39 cubic-feet of cargo space that can be increased to 61 cubic-feet when the 60/40 split rear seats are folded down. You will fall in love with the incredible features of the Cadillac SRX such as the tri-zone climate control and a glove box to ensure your drinks are chilled.
Cadillac Cue Information and Media Control System with OnStar, Bluetooth technology, AM/FM stereo system with a single-disc CD player, a Bose eight-speaker system, and SiriusXM® Satellite and HD Radio are entertainment features that will keep you entertained in your Cadillac RSX. A purchase of the Premium trim will give you the access to enjoy a navigation system and a ten-speaker Bose® Centerpoint® Surround Sound system. The Cadillac Cue works in alliance with the touchscreen, controls installed on the steering wheel, or voice commands.
The external part of this SRX retains black roof rails that improve the classic aerodynamic lines. There are Grille and stacked headlights in the front part of the Cadillac; its rear side has thin sculpted taillights, a spoiler on the roof edge, and a dual stainless-steel exhaust. The sides hold illuminated side vents while the Standard Trim retains 18″ aluminum wheels with painted finish, the Luxury trim possesses 18″ machined-finished aluminum wheels. The Performance trim has distinct 18″ machined-finished aluminum wheels with painted finish, while the Premium trim bears 20″ seven-spoke machine-finished aluminum wheels.
SRX Standard has OnStar and airbags with a front passenger sensing system to keep your family and loved ones safe. The essence of the front passenger sensing system is to prevent the deployment of the front passenger airbag if a child is seated in that position. Other features added to the Luxury Trim are Rain-sense wipers, Front and Rear Park Assist, Rear Cross-Traffic Alert, and Side Blind Zone Alert. A purchase of the Premium trim makes you experience the wonders of the Lane Departure Warning and a Safety Alert Seat features.
Pros and Cons
The Cadillac SRX is worth its money and has got recommendations for its adherence to safety procedures. Every owner will enjoy the luxury of the interior design and also love the quiet, smooth and comfortable ride in this superb automobile. Much cannot be said about the second-row head room which is considered low and does not have enough cargo space available in other competing brands. Its fuel consumption is below average, and Cadillac could substitute the Cue with Apple CarPlay.
Comparison With Other Competitors
The 2016 Cadillac SRX is a fantastic car choice, but the 2016 Acura RDX has bigger space while the Audi Q5 and BMW X3 have better and enhanced handling.