- suv 83,000
- 17,900 high price
- Davenport, IA
- 5 years
- suv 83,000 gasoline black automatic
2010 cadillac srx review this car review is specific to this model, not the actual vehicle for sale. All-new crossover has new roots. introductionthe 2010 cadillac srx is all-new for the 2010 model year. there's nothing left of the original srx but the name. Whereas the original srx used a rear-wheel-drive platform with a longitudinal engine and a choice of v6 or v8, the new version is built on a front-wheel-drive platform with a transverse-mounted v6 engine. where the old srx was a three-row, seven-seat suv, the new one has two rows and five seats. And, although gm has been known for its global platform-sharing way of doing things, this vehicle shares its underpinnings with only one other vehicle, the saab 9-4x, which has not been introduced yet. the exterior design is all new, crisper and sharper than the original, with a lot less of the slab-sided look. The interior shares much of its technology and some of its design with the 2010 cadillac cts sedan, which we count as a good thing. the cadillac puts the srx in the midsize luxury sport utility vehicle segment, one of the largest and fastest-growing segments in the industry at about 25 percent of the total sales. Cadillac counts as the srx's direct competitors the acura mdx, lexus rx 350, mercedes-benz glk, audi q5, and bmw x3. initially, all srx models will be powered by a 3. 0-liter v6 engine, the same engine that powers the cadillac cts, and will come with a hydra-matic six-speed automatic transmission. Though loaded with features, everything is easy to use and the srx is very quiet underway. underway, the handling and braking are very good. The new srx feels like a high-riding cts sports sedan. We preferred the responsiveness of the 20-inch wheels and tires over the standard 18-inch setup. we found the engine lacking in power and on the loud side. The 3. 0-liter v6 gets an epa-rated 18/25 mpg with front-wheel drive. the available haldex ii all-wheel-drive system is excellent, among the world's best. It makes the srx highly capable in the winter or on unpaved roads or when encountering a slippery corner. All come with anti-lock brakes (abs), traction control, stabilitrak yaw control, onstar emergency notification. walkaroundcadillac's latest designs are all full of sharp edges and well-defined creases, and the new srx is no different in that respect. The 2010 cadillac srx looks very much part of the family, and is far less slab-sided than the outgoing truck. its design impact starts with a jutting, pointed nose, very complex headlamps, and a racy, rounded lower spoiler with a large air intake for engine cooling. The side window treatment ends in a forward-slanted d-pillar leading to the cadillac trademark knife-sharp vertical taillamps. all in all, it's a very pleasing, crisp and modern design on a chassis that is nearly six inches shorter than the original srx, with a 4. 6-inch shorter overall length, and a 2. 1-inch lower roofline. But is also about an inch wider, allowing for more interior comfort and more shoulder and hip room. the srx features a power liftgate that can be set for full opening, or programmed for three-quarter opening to keep the sheetmetal safe in low-roofed garages and parking structures. interiorloaded is too weak a word for the interior accoutrements of the new 2010 cadillac srx. Most models will have an enormous list of standard equipment including pushbutton starting, a tilt-and-telescope steering column, upper and lower adjustable ambient lighting. Available are adaptive headlights, a huge, two-segment power sunroof with 95-percent uv protection, a power tailgate, a full-color driver information center between the main gauges, onstar, and satellite navigation with voice recognition. audio entertainment starts with a radio system with 2-gigabyte memory that will download up to 20 cds to its memory through a single-cd loader. When up, the rear cargo area holds 29. 2 cubic feet of cargo, and when folded down, the seatbacks lock into place to create a nearly flat load floor and space for more than 61 cubic feet of cargo (compared to 32. 4 cubic feet and 69. 5 cubic feet for the previous three-row srx). The cargo area behind the second seat features an under-floor storage area for precious cargoes and a u-shaped channel built into the floor that accepts any number of sliding hold-down cleats. It makes more power at higher rpm than the 3. 6-liter engine it replaces, but substantially less peak torque. Power, torque and acceleration were all on par with everything else in the class, but many v6 and i6 entries sound better than this in light-throttle acceleration and cruise modes. This smaller engine is way down on useable torque compared to the larger, outgoing 3. 6-liter engine, an apparent tradeoff for mileage. The transmission dithered here and there, especially on the 2-1 downshift, but was always ready for full-throttle upshifts. driving dynamics of the new srx are very, very good in terms of handling and braking, helped by the fact that this truck is 1. 2 inches lower to the ground than the older, larger srx. The base srx and the luxury versions have power steering for their 18-inch wheels and tires, but the performance and premium versions come with a completely different zf variable-ratio power steering system that's better matched to the 20-inch tires and feels quicker and more sporty out there on the road. a sport mode for the transmission on the performance and premium models allows for semi-manual shifting. And when the shift lever is eased to the left, not only the transmission but also the real-time-damping suspension programming changes instantly and stiffens the shock absorber.
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