The 2013 Cadillac SRX is the compact luxury crossover SUV available in four trim levels, including Base, Luxury, Performance and Premium. The 2013 Cadillac SRX base model comes equipped with 18-inch alloy wheels, automatic headlights, the roof rails, keyless entry, engine start remote, dual-zone automatic climate control, vinyl upholstery high quality, driver seat eight-way power a reclining 60/40 split folding rear seat, cruise control and a tilt and telescoping steering wheel. The 2013 Cadillac SRX CUE-control infotainment an 8-inch screen system is also standard, as is OnStar, the Bluetooth phone and audio connectivity and a system of eight-speaker sound system with CD player, satellite and HD radio, two USB and an auxiliary audio jack.
The 2013 Cadillac SRX luxury and sensors front and rear parking is obtained, blind spot and cross-traffic alert, rear view camera, rain-sensing wipers, panoramic sunroof, key-less ignition / entry and a rear door electric height adjustable opening. Inside the cabin there are leather, adjustable thigh support for the driver’s seat, power passenger seat eight positions, heated front seats and steering wheel, the driver memory functions, power adjustable pedals, a rear view mirror auto-dimming interior accent lighting and load management system. A system of voice-activated navigation and 10-speaker Bose surround sound audio are optional.
Optional on the level of luxury equipment package is optional driver awareness – with collision warning forecasting, warning and lane change the driver’s seat safety alert. The Driver Assist package, which includes adaptive cruise control, automatic collision preparation and automatic braking is also available. The 2013 Cadillac SRX adds 20-inch wheels alloy, a sport suspension, adaptive dampers, variable-effort power steering, adaptive xenon headlights, fog lights, navigation system and Bose audio system surround sound.
The top-of-the-line 2013 Cadillac SRX premium package adds the awareness of drivers plus some extra benefits including control of three climate zones, ventilated front seats, heated rear seats and audio controls in the backseat. The towing package and an entertainment system for rear seat backrests mounted dual screens are available on all but the base model.
2013 Cadillac SRX Interior
The CUE infotainment control assembly 2013 Cadillac SRX System redefined inside to become one of the most interesting and allows any luxury crossover. Gone is the touch screen rising from the board and always seemed somewhat of an afterthought. Gone is the sea of buttons – not all logically arranged – distributed in the center console of the SRX. In its place is a crisp and clear LCD display that provides intuitive control over everything on audio, phone (and other electronic devices) and climate control functions.
Surprisingly, there are now only four buttons: power, volume up / volume down and “home”. Most functions can be voice commanded, but the CUE screen responds to touch commands such as hitting family and pinching – and includes tactile feedback to let you know when a command has been accepted. The effect of removing clutter button on the center console is enhanced by the ability to reconfigure the information in the instrument cluster to a variety of driver preference. It is no longer locked to look the same speedometer, tachometer and auxiliary gauges.
The visual impact of cleaning CUE and new capabilities instrument cluster helps to impart a serious hint of high technology to what was already one of the best interiors luxury crossover. Some of the new interior color combinations give an airy atmosphere and high quality look and feel of interior trim 2013 Cadillac SRX stands usually good fit and finish. There is ample space for four adults, although roofline, particularly if the optional panoramic sunroof is in place – can certainly pinch the rear. The 2013 Cadillac SRX Cargo space is about average for the class: 30 cubic feet behind the rear seats and 61 cubic feet with two sections of the backs of the rear seats 60/40-split killed.
2013 Cadillac SRX Engine
The choice of engine for the 2013 Cadillac SRX is simple, as each model features a 3.6-liter V6 engine that generates 308 horsepower and 265 pound-feet of torque. The six-speed automatic is the only transmission offered. The front-wheel drive is standard, but all-wheel 2013 Cadillac SRX is available to any setting. When subjected to a performance SRX FWD, ranging from zero to 60 mph in 7.1 seconds, an average of compact luxury crossovers. In terms of fuel economy, weight 2013 Cadillac SRX helps put a little below average, with an EPA-estimated 17 highway mpg city / 24 mpg and 19 mpg combined for front-drive models and 16 / 23/18 for AWD. There is an Eco driving mode switchable that Cadillac claims can improve fuel economy by up to 1 mpg.
2013 Cadillac SRX Safety
The 2013 Cadillac SRX comes standard with anti-lock disc brakes, stability and traction control, front side airbags and the side curtain airbags. The OnStar system includes the automatic notification accident, roadside assistance to the letter, remote door unlock, stolen vehicle assistance and turn-by-turn navigation. Standard on most systems 2013 Cadillac SRX are cross traffic alert and monitoring blind spots.
The package of awareness among drivers optional (standard on the 2013 Cadillac SRX Premium) adds forward collision warning, lane departure warning and driver seat safety alert. The latter vibrates in left or right side of the seat, based on which direction a potential danger looms. The optional Driver Assist Package includes automatic collision preparation and automatic braking at low speed, both when going forward and when in reverse.
In braking tests, 2013 Cadillac SRX FWD performance stopped from 60 mph in 120 feet, a good number of this class. In crash tests by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, the 2013 Cadillac SRX received the highest rating in frontal-offset, side impact tests and roof strength.