CHANGES FOR 2013:
– Cadillac CUE infotainment system added along with revised interior.
– Driver Awareness and Driver Assist technology packages added (includes Safety Alert Seat technology, Automatic Front and Rear Braking, Adaptive Cruise Control).
– Active noise cancellation added.
– Revised exterior appearance (new upper, lower grille designs and front fender vents with LED light pipes).
– New 20-inch wheel designs for Performance and Premium Collections.
– Paint changes: Evolution Green Metallic, Glacier Blue Metallic and Silver Coast Metallic added.
– Interior changes: Light Titanium colour combination and Raven Sapele wood accent colour added.
Playing on the popularity of touchscreen smartphones, Cadillac’s new CUE (Cadillac User Experience) brings a new level of technological sophistication – or annoyance, depending on your view – to the brand’s entry-level crossover. Coming with CUE is a revised interior design and new available safety features, like Safety Alert Seat, which uses vibrations in the bottom seat cushion to alert the driver when a safety feature, like lane departure warning, has something to say to the driver. As a luxury crossover, the SRX is a convincing rival to vehicles like the Lexus RX and BMW X3, but with more distinctive styling.
The SRX uses a 3.6-litre V6 engine and six-speed automatic transmission, and comes in front- or all-wheel drive. Front drive models come in base and Leather Collection trims while the all-wheel drive models drop the base trim and get additional Luxury, Performance, and Premium Collection trims.
Standard features include front-wheel drive, airbags (front, front seat, side curtain), OnStar, content theft alarm, electronic immobilizer, four wheel disc brakes with ABS, dual exhaust with chrome tips, automatic headlights, LED taillights, body colour power heated mirrors with driver side auto-dimming feature, roof rack with black side rails, 18-inch aluminum wheels, cargo mat, automatic dual-zone climate control, cruise control, driver information centre, TPMS, push button start, automatic power locks, remote keyless entry, steering wheel mounted audio/cruise/OnStar/Bluetooth controls, leather-wrapped steering wheel, tilt/telescopic steering, power windows with auto-up/down front windows and auto-down rear windows, 8-way power driver seat, 4-way manual driver seat, heated front seats, 60/40 split-folding rear seat, 8-speaker Bose AM/FM/CD/MP3 audio, auxiliary input, Bluetooth phone connectivity and wireless audio streaming, Cadillac CUE with motorized flip-up/down 8-inch touch screen, hidden instrument panel storage area, satellite radio, and USB ports.
Leather Collection adds all-wheel drive (optional), rear limited-slip differential (AWD), power folding mirrors, E-Z Key passive entry system, driver seat/mirror/power pedals (if equipped) memory, auto-dimming rear view mirror, universal home remote, 8-way power front passenger seat, and leather seating surfaces.
Luxury Collection adds all-wheel drive, rear cross traffic alert, side blind zone alert, remote starter, power liftgate, rear parking assist, rear vision camera, sunroof, Rainsense wipers, U-Rail rear cargo system, automatic air circulation/quality and humidity sensor, power adjustable pedals, leather-wrapped steering wheel with wood insert and wood shifter, wood trim package, and heated steering wheel.
Performance Collection adds upgraded steering system, sport suspension with continuously-variable real-time damping, fog lights, HID headlights, and 20-inch chrome wheels.
Premium Collection adds lane departure warning, forward collision alert, safety alert seat, automatic tri-zone climate control, heated and ventilated front seats, heated outboard rear seats, 10-speaker Bose audio system, and navigation system.