Cadillac SRX

The Cadillac SRX is a mid-size luxury crossover SUV that was produced by Cadillac from 2004 to 2016. The second generation SRX was Cadillac's best selling model in the United States.

First generation (2004)

Cadillac SRX (Europe)

Engine options included the 255 hp (190 kW) High-Feature V6 and the 4.6 L 320 hp (239 kW) Northstar V8. It was based on the GM Sigma platform and came with a five or six-speed automatic transmission; rear-wheel drive and four-wheel drive and MagneRide were available.

An all-leather interior and curtain side airbags were standard in both models. Heated front seats and wood interior trim were standard in the V8 and available as options in the V6. DVD, sunroof, navigation system, and a power foldable third-row seat were all available options. However the third row was no longer available for the 2010 model year on the SRX.

The base price was US$38,880 for the V6 and US$45,880 for the V8 version.

The SRX won Car and Driver's Five Best Trucks "luxury SUV" award for 2004, 2005 and 2006 and was nominated for the North American Truck of the Year award for 2004.

The first generation SRX never had the V Series performance model available.

The first generation SRX was available through the 2009 model year.

The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety found the 2005-08 SRX worst in its class for driver fatalities with a death rate of 63 compared to its class average of 23.

2005 changes

For the 2005 model year, Cadillac added chrome accents to the gauge cluster and made the towing package available on V6 models and V8 models. The towing capacity also grew to 4,250 lb (1,928 kg).[3]

2006 changes

For 2006, power tailgate and satellite radio became standard. New wheel designs were also added.[4] New interior wood trim was added to the center stack and ride height was lowered slightly.[5]

2007 changes

For the 2007 model year, a new console was implemented, V8 models received six-speed automatic transmission, and base audio system was changed to Bose. A Sport package was added which included 20-inch wheels, all-wheel drive and limited slip differential. Other added options include Bose 5.1 digital surround sound, Theater package (which included Bose 5.1 digital surround sound, navigation and rear seat entertainment), automatic odor filtration, and Passenger Side Inflatable Restraint Suppression.[6]

2008 changes

The 2008 SRX received a new three-spoke steering wheel design.[7]

2009 changes

Adaptive Remote Start was added as a new option for the 2009 model year.[8]

Second generation (2010)

Cadillac SRX 3.0 V6 AWD Sport Luxury (Germany)

For the 2010 model year, Cadillac introduced an all-new SRX based on the Provoq concept vehicle. The production used its own unique platform with ties to Epsilon II. The V8 has been dropped for this generation. The second generation SRX began production in Summer 2009 as a 2010 model, and has a starting price of $34,155.[10]

The SRX was officially unveiled in January 2009. It was launched with the choice of a 3.0 liter V6 with direct injection derived from the 3.6 liter unit in the Cadillac CTS, or a 2.8 liter turbocharged V6.[11]

2016 was the last model year for the SRX as Cadillac replaced it with the XT5 which went on sale in the spring of 2016 as a 2017 model.[12]

2011 changes

For the 2011 model year, a rear backup camera and Cadillac Premium Care Maintenance program became standard and full keyless access became standard on Luxury and Performance models.[13] In January 2011, General Motors discontinued production of the 2.8 liter turbo-charged V6 engine in the SRX, citing poor sales numbers. Less than 10 percent of SRX buyers opted for the turbo-charged engine. This left the naturally aspirated 3.0 liter V6 as the only engine available for the rest of the 2011 model year.[14]

2012 changes

For 2012, a 3.6 liter V6 with E85 flex-fuel capability was offered in the turbo V6's place. The six-speed transmission received an Eco feature for improved fuel economy. Other additions include Xenon Blue exterior color and ebony interior. Also, Bluetooth hands-free technology became standard on all trims and heated steering wheel became available.[15]

2013 facelift

For the 2013 model year, all trim levels of the SRX receive an infotainment system marketed as the "Cadillac User Experience." and it has new safety features. It also included active noise cancellation technology. Additional interior features included standard HD radio, Bluetooth audio streaming, additional USB ports, SD card slot and 12-volt outlet, new headphone and remote design for rear seat entertainment, and new shift knob, steering wheel, and instrument cluster. The front grills were redesigned, it received new fender vents, three new colors: Evolution Green Metallic, Glacier Blue Metallic and Silver Coast Metallic were added, and it received new wheels.[16]

2014 changes

For the 2014 model year, 18-inch chrome wheels were added to the Luxury trim and the Driver Awareness package received Intellibeam headlights. Exterior colors Graphite Metallic, Terra Mocha Metallic, and Sapphire Blue Metallic were added caramel and ebony interior accents became options.[17]

2015 changes

The 2015 SRX added 4G LTE connection and a standard Wi-Fi hotspot. Exterior colors Cocoa Bronze Metallic and Majestic Plum Metallic were added.

2016 changes

For 2016, Cadillac removed the Majestic Plum Metallic color.

Safety recall

In May 2010, General Motors had to recall about 550 of its 2010 Cadillac SRXs with the turbocharged 2.8-liter V-6 because of a possible engine failure if owners use regular gas and then drive aggressively. The automaker said the fuel-filler lid and owner's manual warn that the engine should not be worked hard if regular fuel is used. Failures in several vehicles owned by GM and one external user led it to discover that using regular fuel and driving hard could cause possible internal engine damage including connecting rod failures. The automaker decided to conduct a "customer satisfaction program" to recalibrate the engine computer, but the NHTSA considered engine failures to be a safety issue and argued that a recall was required. The 2.8 liter V6 was permanently removed from production after the 2010 model year due to safety recalls and poor sales. 3.0L V6 was the only engine option available for the 2011 model year. The 3.0L V6 was replaced by a 3.6L V6 engine for the 2012 model year as the only engine option available.[18][19]


2016 Cadillac SRX SUV AWD NHTSA[20]
Overall: 5/5 stars
Frontal Driver: 5/5 stars
Frontal Passenger: 4/5 stars
Side Driver: 5/5 stars
Side Passenger: 5/5 stars
Side Pole Driver: 4/5 stars
Rollover : 4/5 stars 17.9%
Category Rating
Moderate overlap frontal offset Good
Side impact Good
Roof strength Good2
1 vehicle structure rated "Good"
2 strength-to-weight ratio: 4.14

Engines and transmissions

Model years Engine Power, Torque@rpm Transmission
2010–2011 3.0L V6 265 bhp (269 PS; 198 kW) @ 6950, 223 lb⋅ft (302 N⋅m)@5100 Hydra-Matic 6T70 6-speed automatic with Driver Shift Control
2010–2011 2.8L Turbo V6 300 bhp (304 PS; 224 kW) @ 5500, 295 lb⋅ft (400 N⋅m)@2000 Aisin Warner AF40 6-speed electronically controlled automatic with Driver Shift Control and Eco Mode
2012–2016 3.6L V6 308 bhp (312 PS; 230 kW), 260 lb⋅ft (353 N⋅m) Hydra-Matic 6T70 6-speed automatic with Driver Shift Control


Calendar year United States Global
2003 5,049
2004[22] 30,019
2005 22,999
2006[23] 22,043
2007 22,543
2008[24] 16,156
2009[25] 20,237
2010[26] 51,094
2011[27] 56,905
2012[28] 57,485
2013[29] 56,776
2014[30] 53,578 87,765[31]
2015[32] 68,850 99,397[31]
2016[33] 22,139
2017[34] 156


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