(continued from the previous page)
The SRX's interior is an environment of comfort
and technology, with leather-trimmed seating standard on Luxury, Performance and
Premium Collections and available equipment including a navigation system that
rises from the center of the instrument panel and features three-dimensional
imaging. A signature example of the SRX's attention to detail is the Cadillac
script logos in the front door sill plates that illuminate when the doors are
Standard and available interior features include:
system with navigation with voice recognition, including AM/FM stereo, CD/DVD
player, MP3 playback, Bose 5.1 Cabin Surround Sound with 10 speakers, 40-gig
hard drive and USB with audio connectivity is standard on the Performance and
Premium Collections and available on the Luxury Collection.
Satellite Radio with three-month trial service is standard on all models.
Bluetooth phone connectivity is standard on all models.
* Tri-zone automatic
climate control is standard on the Premium Collection and dual-zone automatic
climate control is standard on Base, as well as the Luxury and Performance
* Driver information center is standard on all models.
Keyless access is standard on the Luxury, Performance and Premium Collections.
* Ambient lighting package is standard on the Luxury, Performance and Premium
* Auto-dimming inside mirror with OnStar controls is standard on
the Luxury, Performance and Premium Collections.
* Adjustable pedals are
standard on the Luxury, Performance and Premium Collections.
camera system is standard on the Luxury, Performance and Premium Collections.
* Front bucket seats with power eight-way driver's adjustment are standard on
* Heated front seats are standard on the Luxury, Performance and
* Heated rear outboard seats are standard on the
* Rear seat with 60/40-split and pass-through is standard
on all models.
* Leather-trimmed steering wheel is standard on all models.
* Heated steering wheel is standard on the Luxury, Performance and Premium
Collections and includes Sapele wood on steering wheel, shift knob, center stack
* UltraView power sunroof is standard on the Luxury, Performance
and Premium Collections.
* Front floor console and overhead console are
standard on all models.
* Rear floor console with rear-seat audio controls
and climate controls is standard on Premium.
* Cargo management system and
cargo shade are standard on the Luxury, Performance and Premium Collections.
* Interior color and trim choices include: Ebony with Ebony accents, Titanium
with Ebony accents, Shale with Ebony accents and Shale with Brownstone accents.
More Powerful V6 Engine
A new, larger and more powerful 3.6L
direct-injected V6 - known by its "LFX" engine code - is the new and sole engine
for the SRX. It delivers an SAE-certified 308 horsepower (230 kW) and 265 lb-ft
of torque (359 Nm).
The LFX is a 60-degree design, with the cylinder
block and cylinder heads cast in aluminum for low weight. A forged steel
crankshaft provides optimal strength in the bottom end, while the cylinder heads
include four valves per cylinder, with a dual overhead camshaft design
incorporating infinitely variable cam phasing.
optimized-flow fuel injectors and the integrated exhaust manifolds/cylinder
heads promote lower emissions. The LFX's composite intake manifold also has a
comparatively small radiated surface area to help it maintain excellent noise
and vibration characteristics.
The Hydra-Matic 6T70 six-speed automatic
transmission is matched with the LFX engine and features the driver-selectable
Eco feature for enhanced fuel economy. The available all-wheel-drive system
incorporates an electronic limited-slip rear differential, which not only
improves traction in slippery road conditions but provides side-to-side torque
transfer along the rear axle to enhance control during hard cornering.
Chassis and Suspension
The SRX has a four-wheel independent
suspension system and a standard rack-and-pinion hydraulic steering system - and
offers a variable-effort, speed-sensitive steering system - with tuning biased
for sport sedan-style driving and strong on-center feel. StabiliTrak electronic
stability control is standard and works in concert with the standard
four-wheel-disc/four-channel-ABS braking system.
A trailering package is
available on the Luxury, Performance and Premium Collections and increases the
towing capacity to 3,500 pounds (1,587 kg).
Safety and Crash Avoidance
The SRX is designed to protect occupants before, during and
after a crash. A strong body structure and chassis that absorb crash energy are
complemented by martensitic steel in the fully enclosed rocker sections.
Martensitic steel is one of the strongest available and its use in the rockers
helps protect against intrusion during a side-impact crash while also helping
maintain the structure during front and rear crashes.
frontal and side-impact driver and right-front passenger air bags.
Head-curtain side-impact air bags.
* Rollover mitigation sensors.
safety belt pretensioners and load limiters.
* Tire pressure monitoring
* Trailer stability assist.
* Rearview camera system.
SRX is also designed to meet European pedestrian protection standards; and the
front bumper is positioned for greater compatibility with car bumpers.
OnStar is standard on all models. It uses GPS and
cellular phone technology to automatically call for help in the event of crash.
OnStar subscribers also can use the service to be Good Samaritans by sending
help to other motorists, and to call for help in other non-crash emergencies.
Cadillac SRX: Photo Gallery, Review (1/2) and Specifications