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2013 Cadillac SRX Luxury SUV

2013 Cadillac SRX Review

(0 Stars)  Cadillac sharpens its creased crossover.

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New For 2013
The SRX gets an updated grille with more brightwork, revised fender vents, and an updated interior with the CUE infotainment system. It also adds new twenty-inch wheels, a light titanium interior color with raven sapele wood accents, and three new exterior colors. Driver awareness and driver assist packages are optional.
Overview
Three years after it was introduced, the second-generation SRX still trails its Lexus competition but has managed to close the gap considerably. Last year, Cadillac did away with the SRX’s previous V-6 engines—a 3.0-liter and a turbo 2.8-liter—and replaced them with an E85-capable, 3.6-liter, direct-injected V-6. For 2013, Cadillac has added the brand’s high-tech CUE (Cadillac User Experience) infotainment system. Using touch-capacitive controls, a large touch screen, and an optional digital gauge cluster, CUE rivals BMW’s iDrive, Audi’s MMI, Mercedes-Benz’s Comand, and Lincoln’s MyLincoln Touch for total connectivity, although CUE is not very intuitive to use. The cabin continues to mix supple leather with high-quality plastics and aluminum trim. On the road, the SRX feels composed over even rough surfaces; it is much sportier than the Lexus, but it won’t ever be mistaken for a track-day toy. The SRX is a handsome vehicle, with creased character lines, angular fascia treatments, and tail-fin-reminiscent LED taillights. Front-wheel drive is standard, and four-wheel drive is available on all but the base model.

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2013 SRX Luxury Sport Utility Vehicle Overview

  Performance Review  
Engine: 3.6L V 6 DOHC and variable valve timing
E85 / unleaded fuel
Fuel economy: Gasoline 12 MPG city, 18 MPG highway, 14 MPG combined and 294 mi. range
Gasoline direct fuel injection
21.0gallon fuel tank
Power (SAE): 308 hp @ 6,800 rpm; 265 ft lb of torque @ 2,400 rpm
Secondary fuel economy:

'13 Cadillac Luxury SUV Standard Equipment

  Braking and Handling  
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Four Wheel ABS
  Climate Control  
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Front Air Conditioning
  Convenience  
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Compass
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Cruise Control
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Keyless Entry
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Power Locks
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Power Trunk/Liftgate
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Power Windows
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Steering Wheel Scope
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Vehicle Information Center
  Exterior  
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Privacy Glass
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Roof Rail
  Interior  
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Cargo Cover
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Leather-Wrapped Steering Wheel
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Premium Interior Trim
  Safety  
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Adjustable Pedals
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Auto Day/Night Mirror
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Daytime Running Lights
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Driver Air Bag
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Engine Immobilizer
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Front Wipers, Variable Intermittent
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Heated Outside Mirrors
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Limited Slip Differential
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Memory Mirrors
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Passenger Air Bag
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Rear View Camera
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Side Air Bag(s)
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Stability Control
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Theft Deterrent System
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Traction Control
  Seats  
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Folding Rear Seat
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Heated Front Seats
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Leather Seats
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Memory Seat
  Sound and Entertainment  
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Compact Disc MP3 Capable
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Satellite Radio
  Technology  
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Blue Tooth Compatible
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GPS/Satellite Communication
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Homelink Universal Transmitter
  Tires and Wheels  
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Alloy Wheels
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