2015 Cadillac SRX | new car review

Posted on Nov 3, 2014 by
2015 Cadillac SRX
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  • Rated 4 stars
  • Excellent
AEDAED 167,000 - 210,000
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  • 2015 SRX
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  • Last modified: December 11, 2014
  • Exterior
    Editor: 55%
  • Interior
    Editor: 80%
  • Quality
    Editor: 80%
  • Features
    Editor: 90%
  • Performance
    Editor: 85%
  • Value for money
    Editor: 85%

Review Summary:

Believed to be Cadillac’s best selling model across America since 2010, the SRX is a premium mid-size crossover that is currently in its second generation and competes against the likes of the Audi Q5 and Lexus RX.

Pros

* Interior quality and finishing.
* Standard features are impressive.
* Well priced.

Cons

* Exterior styling isn't to everyone's taste.

Looks

The 2015 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.

2014 Cadillac SRX front

Feels

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.

2014 Cadillac SRX interior

Engineering

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.

2014 Cadillac SRX rear

Summing it…

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

Specifications2015 Cadillac SRX
Engine/ Cylinders3.6 litre V6
Max Power
(bhp/rpm)
308 hp @ 6,800 RPM
Max Torque
(Nm/rpm)
357 Nm @ 2,400 RPM
Tranmission6 speed automatic
DriveAll Wheel Drive
0-100 km/h7.3 secs
Top speed211 km/h
PriceAED 167,000 - 210,000

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