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.
Ever since it was introduced in 2004, the Cadillac SRX has been fighting to compete in the luxury crossover car segment. GM has since decided to give the SRX a new design. The SRX has a platform and body that is now well-balanced and the car has diverged from its early design.
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
Price : $34,615 – $48,855