2004 Cadillac SRX

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$37,995

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2004 Cadillac SRX

Key specs

Base trim shown

Overview

The good:

  • Performance of V-8
  • Passenger space
  • Cargo room
  • Sizable sunroof

The bad:

  • Fuel economy
  • Engine noise under hard acceleration
  • Dashboard materials
  • Reduced rear visibility due to thick pillars

3 trims

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Notable features

  • V-6 or V-8 power
  • Five-speed automatic
  • Available AWD
  • Optional seven-passenger capacity

2004 Cadillac SRX review: Our expert's take

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The verdict:

Versus the competiton:

‘Crossover’ with attitude

Cadillac has enjoyed a roaring success in recent years, transformed from an aging luxury brand weighed down by padded roofs and a geriatric image to a happening collection of hip-hop Escalades and sporty CTS sedans.

With new styling that has been described as “knife edge,” Cadillac has carved out a unique niche that’s distinctly different from such competitors as Lexus and Mercedes-Benz.

The beefy Escalades have retained their hold as custom-wheeled status symbols beloved by urban youth. And CTS cars can be seen zooming around the racetrack at Bob Bondurant School of High Performance Driving in Chandler, which would never have happened with Grandpa’s DeVille.

The latest Caddy with an attitude is the SRX, a luxurious “crossover” vehicle that combines the attributes of a passenger car, minivan and SUV. What it is, really, is a tall station wagon built on the chassis of the sharp-handling CTS.

Going up against such crossovers as Lexus RX 330, Mercedes-Benz M Class and Chrysler Pacifica, SRX has the look and performance to uphold Cadillac’s new image. For affluent drivers who shy away from minivans, SRX provides the space without the bulk, as well as plenty of style.

The test car was powered by a powerful V-8, an option that trumps the mostly V-6-powered crossover field, as well as optional all-wheel drive.

SRX lacks the mighty presence of Escalade, however, and seems destined to appeal more to suburban families than sports stars. Still, it should be another score for the turnaround king of luxury cars.

Consumer reviews

Rating breakdown (out of 5):
  • Comfort 4.6
  • Interior design 4.4
  • Performance 4.2
  • Value for the money 4.1
  • Exterior styling 4.3
  • Reliability 3.9

Most recent consumer reviews

4.7

Great vehicle. Typical Cadillac luxury, sporty han

Easy access to cargo space. Exsemptual gas mileage for an all wheel drive. Instrument layout is functional and easy to operate. Memory seats are great,has is the sunroof.

2.6

Worthless

Very pricey to fix. All it dose is brake down. Very unreliable nothing in them hold up and it’s one problem after another. They don’t hold fluid the lines leek constant headache

4.3

Very Useful Vehicle!

Even though its not a large SUV or truck, it was still extremely useful with transportation and general work needs! Got up to 200K with little issues, so with good maintenance it was reliable.

See all 31 consumer reviews

Warranty

New car and Certified Pre-Owned programs by Cadillac
Certified Pre-Owned program benefits
Maximum age/mileage
Less than 50,000 miles
Basic warranty terms
4 year, 50,000 miles bumper-to-bumper
Powertrain
6 years/100,000 miles (2012-2017 models)
Dealer certification required
172-point inspection
Roadside assistance
Yes
View all cpo program details

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