Looking at the 2011 Cadillac SRX

Wed, 11/09/2011 - 00:32

Right after its 2010 design, the 2011 Cadillac SRX lineup comes with brand new trim levels in addition to the last model year. Despite being the Cadillac’s smallest-sized SUV, it has the capacity to seat approximately 5 passengers. The lineup offer high-performance Turbo as well as 3.0 versions.

The trim levels offered in this lineup have also greatly changes. It used to be just Base, Luxury, and Turbo Performance. And now the 2011 SRX also come in varieties of 3.0, namely the (1) 3.0 Luxury, (2) 3.0 Performance, and (3) 3.0 Premium, as well as Turbo Performance and the Turbo Premium. All the 3.0 models are equipped with front-wheel drive systems. As for the Turbo models, they have on standard all-wheel drive systems. The same goes for all other models except for the base 3.0.

Available engines also depend on the models. The 3.0 models have those that are capable of running on E85 ethanol-blended fuel and are 265 hp 3.0 liter V6 engines. Turbos, on the other hand, are powered by turbocharged 300 hp 2.8 liter V6 engines. Both engines, however, share the same type of 6-speed automatic transmissions.

All models have a maximum towing capacity of 3,500 lbs.

The base 3.0 and its Luxury version feature 18-inch wheels, while their Performance and premium counterparts have 20-inch wheels.

The base 3.0 also has a lot of standard features. Its rearview camera gives the driver a good view of the back of the car.

Front and rear obstacle detection helps the driver be aware of any obstructions down the vehicle’s path – very useful in most driving occasions as well as when backing up or parking.

The standard keyless access & ignition means that you don’t have to use the key to unlock the car doors anymore. You also just need to push a button to start the car. All you have to do is to make sure the key is inside or near the car for the function to work. This is a convenient alternative to the remote engine start, which is also a base 3.0 standard feature.

Other standard features for the base 3.0 are the heated front seats with driver-seat memory, leather upholstery, wireless cell-phone link, and a sunroof.

As for the 3.0 Premium and the Turbo Premium, their standard features include the ventilated front seats and heated rear seats. All Performance and Premium models also have electronically controlled sport suspensions. For entertainment, the standard navigation system of these models comes with a hard drive for all your digital music storage needs. The Luxury models can optionally have this as well. Lastly, all models have available an optional Dual-screen DVD system.

Available safety features include traction control, ABS, antiskid system, front-side airbags, and curtain-side airbags.

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