Cadillac SRX 2014 Crossover SUV Review
Cadillac SRX 2014 Crossover SUV Review. The Cadillac SRX 2014 is a solid choice for an entry-level luxury crossover SUV, especially if you’re looking for one that’s well stocked with safety features. Competitors offer more powerful and efficient engine options, though, and, in many cases, do a better job of integrating technology in the cabin.
The Cadillac SRX 2014 is a daringly distinctive luxury crossover that serves up equal doses of refinement and exhilaration. From its bold exterior design to the subtle elegance of available heated and ventilated seats, the SRX is pure Cadillac. Perhaps even more remarkable is the intuitive technology the SRX offers like the innovative CUE8 - Cadillac User Experience infotainment system, the convenient available Rear Vision Camera or the available Bose surround sound and HD radio. All backed by Cadillac’s Shield Program, the most comprehensive suite of owner benefits offered by any luxury automotive brand in the world. Other than the availability of 18-inch chrome wheels, new color choices and the Intellibeam automatically controlled high-beam headlights, the Cadillac SRX 2014 remains much the same as last year’s model.
The Cadillac SRX 2014 is a compact luxury crossover SUV available in four trim levels, including Base, Luxury, Performance and Premium. Every Cadillac SRX model is powered by a 3.6-liter V6 that generates 308 horsepower and 265 pound-feet of torque. A six-speed automatic is the only transmission offered. Front-wheel drive is standard, but all-wheel drive is available for all trim levels other than Base. In Edmunds testing, a front-drive SRX model ran from zero to 60 mph in 7.0 seconds, an average time for compact luxury crossovers. The SRX’s fuel economy ratings are slightly below average, with an EPA-estimated 19 mpg combined (17 mpg city/24 mpg highway) for front-drive models and 18 combined (16 city/23 highway) for AWD. Properly equipped, the Cadillac SRX can tow up to 3,500 pounds.
The Cadillac SRX 2014 has a Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) starting just over $38,000 and can reach over $50,000 for a loaded model. The SRX’s base price slightly undercuts the starting prices of the BMX X3, Lexus RX and Lincoln MKX, and is above those of the Acura RDX, Audi Q5, and Volvo XC60.