2011 Cadillac SRX Price, Review & Picture – New Car Reviews, The SRX was completely redesigned for 2010 and rides on a new hybrid car/crossover architecture. Now front-wheel drive based, it offers smaller, more efficient engines and optional all-wheel drive. New styling inside and out improve the SRX’s proportions and curb appeal in an effort to better position against the segment leaders. A rear vision camera and two new paint colors are the only updates for 2011.
The Cadillac SRX had a rear-drive configuration in its first incarnation; this was changed to a front-drive, compact, crossover-platform with all-wheel-drive. The SRX is 4.8-inches shorter so its cabin loses out of 8.3 ft.³ of space. The SRX no longer has a third row of seating and legroom is diminished. The V-6, in two options, has displaced the former V-8 offering, and a car buyer can get a turbocharged engine for greater performance.
The SRX is smaller, but it is only a little bit wider than its predecessors. This proves a problem for the SRX’s handling as the V-6 tends to make the car feel as if it’s slow-moving. A trendy offering, the SRX lags in the competition. Adding on options makes this pricey car even more costly.
The 2010 SRX leaves behind the awkward proportions of the first-generation SRX for a much more fitting application of Cadillac’s Art and Science design motif. A sweeping roof and fin-like taillights give it a sporty, aggressive appearance.
Heavily derived from the CTS sedan, the SRX’s interior includes standard automatic climate control and a premium stereo. Leather is standard on most models. The new model affords 61.1 cubic-feet of cargo space.
While the base 265 horsepower 3.0-liter V-6 gets the job done, the premium 300 horsepower 2.8-liter turbocharged V-6 is the more competitive engine. Both feel sluggish under the SRX’s weight. Ride is sporty and compliant and can be upgraded with a sport package that sacrifices ride quality for handling. Fun to drive, but burdened by a high curb weight.
Front and side airbags are standard on the SRX for the front seat passengers and both front and rear seat passengers get side curtain airbags. Anti-roll sensors, electronic Traction and Stability control and OnStar Automatic Crash Response are also standard.
Bodystyles: Hatchback Crossover
Engines: 3.0L V-6, 2.8L turbocharged V-6
Transmissions: 6-speed automatic
Models: Base, Luxury, Performance, Premium
EPA Fuel Economy
FWD: 18 mpg city/25 mpg highway
AWD 3.0L: 17 mpg city/23 mpg highway
AWD 2.8L: 15 mpg city/22 mpg highway