Excellent build quality, numerous storage options and its smooth, quiet ride are just some of the strong points of the 2013 Cadillac SRX.
Poor lateral seat support, sluggish transmission, unproven reliability, restricted rear visibility and excess weight are some of the sorer points.
The base SRX has a MSRP of $40,495.
The SRX Leather Collection starts at $43,595 to which an additional $3,000 is required for all-wheel drive.
The all-wheel drive SRX Luxury Collection model starts at $50,295.
The SRX Performance Collection model and Premium Collection models start at $53,795 and $55,795 respectively.
The V6 engine consumes an estimated 12.7 L/100 km city and 8.3 L/100 km highway for a combined 10.7 L/100 km rating.
This slim-downed version has an angular, chiseled overall appearance. There is a total absence of curves and rounded angles in this remarkably-designed luxury crossover.
Under the hood of this SRX is a 3.6 litre V6 that develops 308 hp and 265 lb-ft torque that drive either the two front wheels or all four through a 6-speed automatic transmission.
There is an available 844 litres of cargo room with five passengers which can be expanded to 1,730 litres when lowering the rear seat.
The Cadillac SRX is equipped with six airbags, traction and stability control along with numerous optional safety features.
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