We had already named the Cadillac SRX an Automobile Magazine All-Star before we decided to live with one for a year. Then, halfway through our Four Seasons test, we named the SRX an All-Star for a second time. That should give you a clue about what we think of Cadillac's popular crossover.
Based on the highly regarded rear-wheel-drive Sigma platform that also underpins the CTS and STS sedans, the SRX is significant because it is uniquely a Cadillac and signals a more modern approach to the sport-utility-vehicle segment. Cadillac's other SUV, the seemingly ubiquitous truck-based Escalade, has been an undeniable sales success, but underneath its skin, the somewhat overstuffed and deeply decorated rap-mobile is simply a rebadged Chevrolet Tahoe.
From our very first test drives of the SRX, we were smitten by its ride-and-handling profile: here was an American SUV that drove like a car, not a truck. Our Four Seasons SRX prompted similar praise. "This vehicle handles brilliantly. The SRX has plenty of grip and a lovely neutral attitude," penned online editor Mike Dushane. Executive editor Mark Gillies added: "The sport-utility equation is heavily biased toward sport.... Read full article