Cadillac has had a pretty spectacular year. With the XLR roadster, the CTS V performance sedan, and the SRX sport-utility, the division brought out three top-notch vehicles, each of which was in the hunt for an All-Star award. The CTS V took one, as did the suburban sleeper, the tall, angular SRX wagon. It offers generous room for five (and occasional space for two more), with a commodious and accessible cargo hold. The lusty and sonorous V-8 and the surprisingly capable V-6 are terrific, as is the fluidly shifting five-speed automatic. The chassis is world-class, particularly with the optional Magnetic Ride Control, which makes the SRX the first sport-utility to deliver both a comfortable ride and truly responsive handling.
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