The Crossover SUV segment is what most carmakers are eyeing. In last few years, demand for luxurious crossover models is rising. GM is not willing to let the rivals have all the fun. That explains why it has revamped the Cadillac SRX. The 2016 Cadillac SRX is luxury crossover SUV of GM with a seating capacity of 5. The SRX despite being oldest model in Cadillac series, still looks nice and fresh.
2016 Cadillac SRX – Innovations in the Dashboard, Storage and Safety Features
The 2016 Cadillac SRX lacks the rear-biased and long-nose design of the sedans of GM. You get lots of angles and sculpted crests on its body exterior. Its chiseled looks help the 2016 SRX stand apart from many segment rivals. The vertically stacked headlights of Cadillac are there in place. There is a brightly chrome grille too. The tail lamps have an aerodynamic friendly shape. You also get 20-inch brashly styled wheels. There are total 4 trim levels available for the 2016 SRX crossover.
The cabin of the 2016 Cadillac SRX looks absolutely classy and contemporary. The stitched leather trim evokes quality and big touchscreen interfaces cater to users seeking luxury on the move. The space is ample even for 5 large figured adults. The cabin is really quiet and you can be assured of enjoying long highway drives minus fuss. There is no third row, ensuring enough cargo space and leg room for all passengers. The seats have excellent support and colouring. The 60/40-rear split back seat can be folded to make space for more luggage. But you will miss the sliding second-row seats found in Chevy Equinox. The long moon roof gives the cabin an airy feel. The attention to details makes the 2016 Cadillac SRX stand out from the category rivals. In more expensive models, you get heated rear seats, ventilated front seats and wood trim. In both safety and amenities, the 2016 Cadillac SRX races ahead of most rivals in its segment. The cabin is almost whisper quiet thanks to the active noise cancellation system. The CUE infotainment system and eight-inch capacitive screen interface are very handy for entertainment customization. You get haptic feedback based touch controls. The touch-screen hides a storage cubby. The CUE can be paired with as many as ten Bluetooth devices and includes Bluetooth audio streaming and HD radio. The SRX’s OnStar system has 4G LTE connectivity. If you opt for Performance Collection or Premium Collection models, you also get features like adaptive forward lighting, three-zone climate control and dual-screen video system. The OnStar Navigation is free for an initial period after which you have to pay a monthly charge to use the service. For safety, it has got top scores from Insurance Institute for Highway Safety. You get features like cross traffic alert, adaptive cruise control, safety alert seat etc. There are safety provisions like side airbags, anti-lock brakes and stability control. The 2016 SRX has got overall 5 star rating from NHTSA.
2016 Cadillac SRX – Powerful Engine and Performance
The 2016 Cadillac SRX is available with a single powertrain configuration and Front-wheel drive. You can also opt for AWD. The 3.6-liter V6 engine produces 308-horsepower and it is coupled with a 6-speed automatic transmission unit. As a result, the crossover reaches 0 to 60 mph in seven seconds flat. However, during speeding up the engine may feel a little coarse. The 20-inch wheels work nice when coupled with optional FE3 suspension. While driving, you can pick from manual, auto and sport modes to suit your driving needs the best. The mileage is not very impressive more so for the AWD models. But this has got more to do with weight of the car rather than engine prowess.
2016 Cadillac SRX – Pricing and Availability
The base model of 2016 Cadillac SRX starts at $38,600 and it goes up till $49,900for the high-end version. It is available for sale now. Despite it’s all rounder performance in crossover SUV segment, the Cadillac SRX 2016 does face some competition from a number of contenders. There is the 2016 Audi Q5 which has similar pricing. However, the Cadillac has a slight edge in technology. The new Lexus RX 350 is another worthy rival to lock horns with. The Lexus has the advantage in driving dynamics and pricing. If you want more space while enjoying typical Cadillac facilities, opt for the bigger Cadillac Escalade which has 3 rows of seats. Overall, buyers will find plenty of things to like in the 2016 Cadillac SRX. The design is enticing and cabin is spacious and well designed. The CUE infotainment system has its limitations but it is ideal for geeks. As far as safety goes, the crossover will satisfy most users. The powerful V6 engine ensures you can drive over many terrains without feeling lag. The fuel economy, however, is not that impressive and it is where it lags behind category rivals by a margin.