The 2013 Cadillac SRX is a four-door, luxury crossover SUV that is defined by its masculine appearance, lavish interior, and host of luxurious features. It is based on the Cadillac CTS sedan, and receives a thorough update for this model year. It is available in various configurations of four trims: Base, Luxury Collection, Performance Collection, and Premium Collection. Drivers get the satisfaction of a wonderful experience behind the wheel, highlighted by smooth acceleration and an array of convenience features. Adding to the excellence is a long list of useful safety features, making the SRX a top contender in its class.
New For 2013
The SRX gets an updated grille with more brightwork, revised fender vents, and an updated interior with the CUE infotainment system. It also adds new 20-inch wheels, a light titanium interior color with Raven Sapele wood accents, and three new exterior colors. Driver awareness and driver assist packages are optional.
All models of the 2013 Cadillac SRX have approximately a 190-inch length, 75-inch width, 66-inch height, seven-inch ground clearance, 111-inch wheelbase, and 4300-pound curb weight. Its dimensions certainly give it a commanding presence on the road. It has a spectacular design that speaks to its high-class manufacturer, and is sure to attract people of all age groups. It also has a very muscular stance.
From a frontal point of view, there is short, sculpted hood that blends into a large, wide chrome grille with the Cadillac logo in the center. On the side of the grille is a pair of large headlamps. Down below are the intakes and daytime running lights. From the side, the SRX offers a smooth, flowing design, highlighted by the lines that span the length of its doors. It sits on 20-inch chrome wheels. The rear includes a sloping rear window, a pair of attractive taillights, and a body-colored bumper.
Interior & Cargo
The complete interior of the 2013 Cadillac SRX is luxurious in every sense of the word. It is equipped with the latest technological advances and provides a supremely comfortable ride. In front, there are bucket seats, divided by console on the floor that includes the gear shifter and a storage compartment. The dash is futuristic, blessed with conveniently placed controls that are easy to use and logically arranged gauges for clear readability. In the rear, there is a 60/40-split folding bench seat that is capable of reclining. There is an adequate amount of cargo space, measuring about 29 cubic feet, which can be expanded to 61 cubic feet by folding down the rear seat.
The interior is loaded with electronic features that will surely satisfy any craving for entertainment. The SRX is fitted with the Cadillac User Interface (CUE) infotainment system, which combines efficiency with the latest in technological advancements. There is an LCD touchscreen display, which is planted on the dashboard. It contains a navigation system, which provides clear directions and helps drivers immensely. In addition, the CUE system has the ability to stream audio onto Bluetooth-compatible devices. Other available features include an entertainment system in the back seat, capable of playing Blu-ray discs and DVDs.
The 2013 Cadillac SRX has all of the safety features one would expect. There are anti-lock brakes on all four wheels, along with emergency brake assist and electronic brake force distribution, making it easier to brake when making turns. It is equipped with an Electronic Stability Control (ESC) system and traction control for better handling. Passengers in the front seat are protected by frontal and side-impact airbags, while rear seat passengers depend solely on side curtain airbags. Overhead airbags are on-board to protect occupants during a rollover or side collision. All seats have height-adjustable head restraints to help protect from injuries from whiplash. Rear seats have child seat anchors to assist people in carrying around little ones. Seatbelts have pre-tensioners that automatically tighten to help restrain passengers in the event of an accident. Additional available features include a blind-spot alert and a lane-departure warning system. The IIHS recognizes it as one of the safest vehicles on the road, giving it the ""Top Safety Pick"" award.
Each 2013 Cadillac SRX is powered by a 3.6-liter, V-6 engine that outputs 308 horsepower (hp) and 265 lb-ft of torque. It may be used with E85 ethanol. It is mated with a six-speed automatic transmission. It has strong acceleration, enabling quick starts from a stop and the ability to pass easily on two-lane roads and on the highway. It is capable of sprinting from zero to 60 mph in seven seconds. Maximum towing capacity is 3,500 pounds.
The SRX provides a relatively smooth and stable ride, due primarily to its independent strut front suspension with a stabilizer bar and coil springs, coupled with an independent multi-link rear suspension with a stabilizer bar and coil springs. Handling is adequate overall, although it does feel rather heavy when going around corners. Steering is excellent, responding precisely when asked. A solidly-built brake system contributes to quick and easy stops. Both two-wheel-drive and four-wheel-drive models are available. The latter gives drivers more confidence during foul weather conditions.
Key Competitors For The 2013 Cadillac SRX
- BMW X3
- Lexus RX350
- Lincoln MKX
- Volvo XC60