- OnStar with 4G LTE and standard built-in Wi-Fi hotspot (includes 3G/three-month trial)
- Exterior colors: Cocoa Bronze Metallic and Majestic Plum Metallic
Cadillac SRX offers a roomy interior, with seating for five and a large cargo area. Its design is classic Cadillac, with luxury that touches every aspect of the vehicle, from the technology-drenched dashboard and high-performance powertrain to the exclusive comfort and convenience features designed to surpass expectations.
For 2015, OnStar with 4G LTE and standard built-in Wi-Fi hotspot provides a mobile hub for drivers and passengers to stay connected. The hotspot is on whenever the car is on and comes with a three-month/three-gigabyte data trial.
SRX is offered in a base model and three option collections: Luxury, Performance and Premium, with all-wheel drive offered on all but the base model. All are powered by a direct-injected 3.6L V-6 rated at an SAE-certified 308 horsepower (230 kW) and 265 lb-ft of torque (358 Nm). It is matched with the Hydra-Matic 6T70 six-speed automatic transmission, which features a driver-selectable Eco feature that alters the shift points for up to 1-mpg improved fuel economy in normal driving conditions.
SRX design and exterior features
Cadillac’s luxury crossover is distinguished by striking angles and refined details, while its signature shield grille offers expressive depth. Flanking the grille are Cadillac’s iconic vertical headlamps, with light pipe technology and available adaptive forward lighting technology that turns the lamps in the direction of the front wheels.
Light pipes also provide a glow to the front fender vents of the SRX, as well as the vertical taillamps. The SRX has a wide stance, minimal overhangs and wheels pushed to corners. Eighteen-inch wheels are standard on the Base and Luxury Collection and 20-inch wheels are standard on Performance and Premium Collections.
Additional standard and available exterior features include:
Ten exterior colors are offered: Cocoa Bronze Metallic, Majestic Plum Metallic, Radiant Silver Metallic, Black Raven, Crystal Red Tintcoat and Platinum Ice Tricoat, Graphite Metallic, Silver Coast Metallic, Terra Mocha Metallic and Sapphire Blue Metallic.
SRX interior features
The SRX’s interior is defined by Cadillac’s signature blend of luxury and technology, centered on Cadillac’s CUE (Cadillac User Experience). Rich, saturated tones complemented by premium accent materials reflect contemporary lifestyles.
While CUE is the foundation for the SRX’s enhanced driving experience, it is complemented with additional features and design refinements inside the vehicle, including:
For a quieter driving experience, the SRX offers active noise cancelation, which uses microphones to detect ambient noise, the frequencies of which are processed by a computer that directs counteracting sound waves through the audio system to tailor the sound quality and character inside the cabin.
Additional interior features returning for 2014 include:
Base models receive leatherette seating offered in Ebony with Ebony accents or Light Titanium with Ebony accents. Luxury, Performance and Premium Collections include leather seating offered in four color/trim combinations: Ebony with Ebony accents, Light Titanium with Ebony accents, Caramel with Ebony accents and Shale with Brownstone accents.
Cadillac CUE and new OnStar with 4G LTE
Standard on the SRX, CUE pairs entertainment and information data from up to 10 Bluetooth-enabled mobile devices, USBs, SD cards and MP3 players with a vehicle infotainment system that reduces complexity through customized information, voice commands and fewer buttons and larger icons. The comprehensive, in-vehicle experience is designed to be unique for each consumer, from the “simple user” to the fully connected “super user.”
At the heart of CUE, the vibrant, eight-inch LCD multi-touch sensitive screen – with proximity sensing and haptic feedback – is seamlessly integrated in the top of the central instrument panel. It displays CUE’s home page, which resembles a smartphone screen, with large, easy-to-target icons that execute commands. Capacitive technology on the screen and faceplate enables consumers to use the same “swipe,” “pinch” or “spread” gestures common to most popular smartphones and tablets.
A motorized faceplate for the system reveals a concealed storage area for smartphones or other mobile devices and includes an illuminated USB port. CUE’s vibrant LCD screen resembles a smartphone’s screen, with large, easy-to-target icons to execute commands. A navigation system is also available with the Luxury Collection and is standard with the Performance and Premium Collections.
The CUE screen is also the display for the rear-view camera that’s standard on the Luxury, Performance and Premium Collections.
Complementing CUE to enhance the SRX’s connectivity is new OnStar with 4G LTE and standard built-in Wi-Fi hotspot. It provides a mobile hub for drivers and passengers to stay connected. The hotspot is on whenever the vehicle is on and comes with a three-month/three-gigabyte data trial.
4G LTE is the most current and fastest mobile data network – 10 times faster than 3G and 100 times faster than the previous generation of OnStar hardware. And with OnStar, it also offers stronger, broader coverage than smartphones on the same network and it’s easy to use: If the vehicle is on, the connection is on.
At the time of purchase, six months OnStar Directions and Connections includes all of OnStar’s advisor-based safety and security features, including Automatic Crash Response and Stolen Vehicle Assistance, as well as Turn-by-Turn navigation.
Five years of OnStar Basic Plan includes RemoteLink Key Fob Services, allowing owners to remotely start and lock/unlock a car (if properly equipped), and activate the horn and lights from anywhere with a data connection. It also includes OnStar Vehicle Diagnostics which runs monthly checks of a vehicle’s engine, transmission, anti-lock brakes and more, and Dealer Maintenance Notification, which sends a diagnostic report directly to a preferred dealer, simplifying service scheduling.
Performance is integral in the SRX, which is powered by a 3.6L direct-injected V-6 rated at an SAE-certified 308 horsepower (230 kW) and 265 lb-ft of torque (359 Nm). Lightweight features help reduce overall weight for greater efficiency and a more favorable front-to-rear weight balance. Examples include a composite intake manifold that saves approximately 5.5 pounds (2.5 kg) over the weight of a comparable aluminum intake and an integrated cylinder head/exhaust manifold design that saves approximately 13 pounds (6 kg) per engine.
The Hydra-Matic 6T70 six-speed automatic transmission is matched with the engine. An available all-wheel-drive system incorporates an electronic limited-slip rear differential, which not only improves traction in slippery road conditions but provides side-to-side torque transfer along the rear axle to enhance control during hard cornering.
SRX chassis and suspension
Drivers will appreciate the SRX’s four-wheel independent suspension system along with its standard rack-and-pinion hydraulic steering system – and variable-effort, speed-sensitive steering system – with tuning biased for sport sedan-style driving and strong on-center feel. StabiliTrak electronic stability control is standard and works in concert with the standard four-wheel-disc/four-channel-ABS braking system.
Additional features include:
Cadillac SRX provides a standard NHTSA 5-Star overall crash safety rating, the highest safety rating available.
In addition, Cadillac provides available advanced safety in the based on Cadillac’s “control and alert” strategy that employs advanced technologies – including radar, cameras and ultrasonic sensors – to help prevent crashes. The safety features bolster driver vision and awareness of road hazards, and can even assist to help the driver avert potential crashes. In certain situations, Cadillac’s advanced crash-avoidance systems, such as automatic braking, can pre-fill and automatically apply braking in response to potential hazards.
Among the most sophisticated of the features is front and rear automatic braking. It relies on radar, camera and ultrasonic technology to help the driver prevent front and rear low-speed collisions via a progression of alerts that extend to complete braking, if necessary.
Many of the advanced safety features are bundled in the Driver Awareness and Driver Assist Packages. The Driver Awareness package is standard with the Premium Collection and available on Luxury and Performance. It includes:
The Driver Assist package is available on the Luxury, Performance and Premium Collections. It includes all of the Driver Awareness package content, plus:
StabiliTrak electronic stability control system with traction control, and four-wheel disc brakes with four-channel ABS are also standard, along with:
Additionally, a rearview camera is standard on the Luxury, Performance and Premium Collections.
The SRX is also designed to meet European pedestrian protection standards, with the front bumper positioned for greater compatibility with car bumpers.