2015 Cadillac SRX | new car review
* Interior quality and finishing.
* Standard features are impressive.
* Well priced.
* Exterior styling isn't to everyone's taste.
The 2015 Cadillac SRX is a tubby little crossover, that possesses the classic grille, headlights and tail lamps that make it instantly identifiable as an offering from the American brand. Everything seems to be larger than necessary on the SRX and quite frankly, that’s what earns it a large score on the ‘unappealing meter’ as well.
Inside, it’s a completely different story. A collection of plush leather, brushed aluminium and chrome trim adorn the neat and well laid out dashboard, while the centre console houses Cadillac’s capacitive touch switches which slide out of the way to reveal a secret compartment. Seating up to five individuals is dealt with effortlessly, and boot space measures in at 847 litres with the second row seats in place or 1,730 litres when stowed away.
Safety plays a big role in the SRX and that probably makes sense, since small family buyers who would opt for this vehicle are known to put the welfare of their passengers above all else. While a rear vision camera and adaptive cruise control are optional equipment, blind spot alert and rear cross traffic alert are impressively standard affair.
What’s on offer?
Below the hood is a 3.6 litre V6 engine that sends 308 horsepower and 357 Nm of torque through a 6 speed transmission to all four wheels. The 2015 Cadillac SRX wears a starting price of AED 167,000, which ironically very close to what the Audi Q5 costs, however, the Lexus RX is a few thousands more.
At the end of the day, the 2015 Cadillac SRX is a great offering from the American brand. Well priced and well equipped, the Caddy is a splendid crossover to consider, once you’ve got over its looks.
|Specifications||2015 Cadillac SRX|
|Engine/ Cylinders||3.6 litre V6|
|Max Power |
|308 hp @ 6,800 RPM|
|357 Nm @ 2,400 RPM|
|Tranmission||6 speed automatic|
|Drive||All Wheel Drive|
|0-100 km/h||7.3 secs|
|Top speed||211 km/h|
|Price||AED 167,000 - 210,000|