2012 Cadillac SRX

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2012 Cadillac SRX
Available in 7 styles:  2012 Cadillac SRX 4dr AWD shown
Asking Price Range
Estimated MPG

16–17 city / 23–24 hwy


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2012 Cadillac SRX 4.7 27
$ 17,691-31,743
August 4, 2011
Vehicle Overview

The SRX is a midsize five-seat crossover built on a front-wheel-drive platform. All-wheel drive is optional. Competitors include the Acura MDX, Lexus RX and Lincoln MKX.

New for 2012
A new 308-horsepower, 3.6-liter V-6 with direct injection becomes the standard engine, replacing a 3.0-liter V-6. Bluetooth connectivity is standard, and door-lock switches have been added to the door panels.

The SRX bears a resemblance to the Cadillac CTS Sport Wagon. The roofline slopes downward as the belt line rises, resulting in side windows that narrow to a squint by the time they end at the rearmost pillars. Cadillac has long used vertical taillights as homage to the tail-finned designs of the 1950s, but the SRX's taillight lenses rise in a peak to form little three-dimensional tailfins. Exterior features include:

  • Standard 18-inch wheels
  • Available 20-inch wheels
  • Standard heated power side mirrors
  • Available power liftgate

The SRX's interior quality is as big a jump from the previous generation as was the current CTS' interior. The five-passenger SRX's design now emulates that sedan, complete with an optional navigation touch-screen that rises from the dashboard. The materials are much improved, and the gauge lighting is top-notch.

The backseat accommodates three passengers and has a 60/40-split folding backseat that extends the cargo area forward when down. Interior features include:

  • Standard Bluetooth connectivity
  • Standard dual-zone automatic air conditioning
  • Optional heated steering wheel
  • Optional hard drive-based music storage
  • Optional backseat entertainment system

Under the Hood
A new 3.6-liter V-6 with direct injection is standard for 2012. It works with a six-speed automatic transmission that includes a driver-selectable Eco mode that changes shift points for better fuel economy. Mechanical features include:

  • Standard 308-hp, 3.6-liter V-6 with 265 pounds-feet of torque
  • Standard six-speed automatic transmission
  • Standard front-wheel drive; optional all-wheel drive
  • V-6 uses regular gas

The SRX has side-impact airbags for the front seats and side curtain airbags. Other safety features include:

  • All-disc antilock brakes
  • Electronic stability system
  • OnStar with automatic crash notification (subscription required after one year)
  • Available adaptive headlights that swivel in direction of turn


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