• Sharp Styling
  • Convenient exterior size
  • Compromised rearward visibility
  • Confusing CUE system
SUM UP Cadillac sharpens its creased crossover.

By Automobile Magazine

What's New for SRX in 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...more

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.

Safety

Front, side, and side curtain air bags; OnStar telematics with emergency services and automatic crash notification; ABS with stability and traction control; and tire-pressure monitors are standard. A reverse camera, forward-collision alert, lane-departure warning, rear cross-traffic alert, side blind-zone alert, automatic braking, and Safety Alert Seat are optional.

Key Competitors For The 2013 Cadillac Escalade SRX

  • BMW X3
  • Lexus RX 350
  • Lincoln MKX
  • Volvo XC60

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2013 SRX Standard Equipment

Braking and Handling

  • Four Wheel ABS

Climate Control

  • Front Air Conditioning

Convenience

  • Compass
  • Cruise Control
  • Keyless Entry
  • Power Locks
  • Power Trunk/Liftgate
  • Power Windows
  • Steering Wheel Scope
  • Vehicle Information Center

Exterior

  • Privacy Glass
  • Roof Rail

Interior

  • Cargo Cover
  • Leather-Wrapped Steering Wheel
  • Premium Interior Trim

Safety

  • Adjustable Pedals
  • Auto Day/Night Mirror
  • Daytime Running Lights
  • Driver Air Bag
  • Engine Immobilizer
  • Front Fog Lights
  • Front Wipers, Variable Intermittent
  • Headlight Wiper/Washers
  • Heated Outside Mirrors
  • HID Headlights
  • Limited Slip Differential
  • Memory Mirrors
  • Passenger Air Bag
  • Rear View Camera
  • Stability Control
  • Theft Deterrent System
  • Traction Control

Seats

  • Folding Rear Seat
  • Leather Seats
  • Memory Seat

Sound and Entertainment

  • Compact Disc MP3 Capable
  • Satellite Radio

Suspension

  • Sport Suspension

Technology

  • Blue Tooth Compatible
  • GPS/Satellite Communication
  • Homelink Universal Transmitter
  • Navigation System

Tires and Wheels

  • Alloy Wheels
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