2014 Cadillac SRX

Base FWD 4-Dr Sport Utility V6 auto trans

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2014 Cadillac SRX

New For 2014

The 2014 Cadillac SRX now offers auto-dimming high beams. Last year, Cadillac retrofitted the SRX's interior with Cue, its new infotainment system, as part of an interior freshening.

Vehicle Summary

The 2014 Cadillac SRX is a mid-size luxury crossover. Once a sporty BMW X5 alternative, it has evolved to compete with the very successful Lexus RX. It comes standard with front-wheel drive and a 3.6-liter, 308-hp V-6. All-wheel drive is optional. What you're paying for here is a refined, versatile interior and exterior styling that stands out among a sea of bland crossovers. That said, the SRX is hardly a rare sight -- it's one of the best-selling vehicles in its segment.

Overview

The SRX started out life nearly a decade ago as a sporty, rear-wheel-drive vehicle that could be had with a V-8. Automobile Magazine named it to our All-Stars list in 2004 and 2005. Unfortunately, it sold poorly. The current-generation SRX, which debuted in 2010, thus follows a very different formula. It now is front-wheel drive with optional all-wheel drive and has only six-cylinder power. The result is a vehicle that doesn't appeal as much to driving enthusiasts but is probably better suited to its segment. It's hard to argue with the numbers: the 2014 Cadillac SRX is now Cadillac's best-selling vehicle.

The luxury-crossover segment is one where it's what's inside that truly counts. With the first-generation SRX, Cadillac seemed to cobble together an interior from the few pennies remaining in the budget after it had invested heavily in a fine chassis and excellent powertrains. For this generation, interior quality clearly topped the priority list. The cabin was among the best in the segment at launch, closely resembling that of the 2008–2013 CTS sedan. A 2013 refresh brought the SRX even more refinement -- new steering wheel, new color combinations, new active-noise-cancellation technology, and a new center-stack design. For better and for worse, the revisions also included the incorporation of Cadillac's new infotainment system, Cue. For better because a handsome color touchscreen replaces what had been a cluster of General-Motors-parts-bin-quality buttons. For worse because the system can be sluggish and frustrating to use while driving. The SRX is slightly larger than most mid-size crossovers and puts this size to good use. The back seat comfortably accommodates adults, and even the center position is livable. Farther back, the cargo compartment is spacious and has a covered underfloor compartment.

All the money invested in the interior had to come from somewhere. The 2014 Cadillac SRX no longer shares its bones with the CTS sport sedan, as did its predecessor. Instead, it adapts General Motors' corporate front-wheel-drive underpinnings (although technically its only direct platform-mate was the short-lived Saab 9-4x). The SRX still looks the part of a sporty vehicle. Cadillac's Art & Science design language stands apart from the cookie-cutter styling that characterizes many luxury crossovers.

The SRX certainly doesn't drive badly. A 3.6-liter V-6 provides ample power (smaller-displacement engines were offered during the first two years of production but were wisely dropped). It also handles and rides quite well, if not quite entertainingly, exhibiting good body control for a crossover. The Cadillac's main shortcoming is that it feels -- and in fact is -- rather heavy, with most of that weight riding above the front axle. Mind you, we would describe the dynamics of most competitors -- the Lexus RX, the Audi Q5, the Mercedes-Benz M-Class -- using similar phrasing. Folks who want a more engaging driving experience from their utility vehicle ought to consider the smaller BMW X3 or, for that matter, Cadillac's own CTS wagon.

You'll like:

  • Handsome, sporty exterior
  • Luxurious, attractive cabin
  • Smooth V-6 power

You won't like:

  • Confusing infotainment system
  • Curb weight leads to sluggish responses

Key Competitors

  • Audi Q5
  • Lexus RX
  • Mercedes-Benz M-class
  • Volvo XC60

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New 2014 Cadillac SRX Pricing

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$35,247
Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price
$37,605
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Certified Pre Owned Price
$32,850

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2014 Cadillac SRX Specifications

Quick Glance:
Engine
3.6L V6Engine
Fuel economy City:
17 MPG
Fuel economy Highway:
24 MPG
Horsepower:
308 hp @ 6800rpm
Torque:
265 ft lb of torque @ 2400rpm
  • Air Conditioning
  • Power Windows
  • Power Locks
  • Power Seats
  • Steering Wheel Tilt
  • Cruise Control
  • Sunroof (optional)
  • ABS
  • Stabilizer Front
  • Stabilizer RearABS
  • Electronic Traction Control
  • Electronic Stability Control
  • Locking Differential (optional)
  • Limited Slip Differential (optional)
  • Airbag Driver
  • Airbag Passenger
  • Airbag Side Front
  • Airbag Side Rear (optional)
  • Radio
  • CD Player
  • CD Changer (optional)
  • DVD (optional)
  • Navigation
Vehicle
50,000 miles / 48 months
Powertrain
100,000 miles / 60 months
Corrosion
Unlimited miles / 72 months
Roadside
100,000 miles / 60 months
Maintenance
50,000 miles / 48 months
Recall Date
12-31-1969:21:35:40
Component
SUSPENSION:REAR
Summary
General Motors LLC (GM) is recalling certain model year 2010-2015 Cadillac SRX vehicles manufactured April 14, 2009, to September 1, 2014, and 2011-2012 Saab 9-4X vehicles manufactured February 1, 2011, to September 13, 2011. On the affected vehicles, the jam nut in the rear suspension toe adjuster link may not be torqued to the proper specification. A loose toe adjuster link can cause the vehicle to sway or wander at highway speeds. A loose toe adjuster link may lead to thread damage and eventual failure. Failure of the toe adjuster link will cause an abrupt change in the vehicle's alignment.
Consequences
Failure of the toe adjuster link could cause a loss of vehicle control, increasing the risk of a crash.
Remedy
GM will notify owners, and dealers will inspect the torque of the left and right rear toe link adjuster lock nuts, and replace the parts if there is evidence of damage or a loose link, free of charge. The The recall began November 11, 2014. Owners may contact Cadillac customer service at 1-800-458-8006 or Saab customer service at 1-800-955-9007. GM's number for this recall is 14457.
Potential Units Affected
290,241
Notes
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NHTSA Rating Front Driver
5
NHTSA Rating Front Passenger
4
NHTSA Rating Front Side
5
NHTSA Rating Rear Side
5
NHTSA Rating Overall
5
NHTSA Rating Rollover
4
IIHS Front Moderate Overlap
Good
IIHS Overall Side Crash
Good
IIHS Rear Crash
Good
IIHS Roof Strength
Good
IIHS Front Small Overlap
N/R

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5-Year Total Cost to Own For The 2014 Cadillac SRX

Depreciation
41.5%
Loss in Value + Expenses
= 5 Year Cost to Own
Depreciation
$18,306
41.5%
Insurance
$7,115
16.1%
Fuel Cost
$12,206
27.7%
Financing
$4,077
9.2%
Maintenance
$1,509
3.4%
Repair Costs
$405
0.9%
State Fees
$510
1.2%
Five Year Cost of Ownership: $44,128 What's This?
Value Rating: Above Average