Based on Cadillac SRX Base
The SRX is a midsize five-seat crossover built on a front-wheel-drive platform. All-wheel drive is optional. The SRX competes with the Acura MDX, Lexus RX and Lincoln MKX.New for 2011The biggest change for the SRX is that it comes with free scheduled maintenance for four years or 50,000 miles, t... Read Full Report
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Editor's note: This review was written in November 2009 about the 2010 Cadillac SRX. Little of substance has changed with this year's model. To see what's new for 2011, click here, or check out a side-by-side comparison of the two model years. Smaller and less expensive than its predecessor, Cadillac's redesigned SRX moves squarely into the entry-luxury crossover segment &md... Read full review for the 2011 Cadillac SRX
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The car looks great, drives great. Some say it is underhorsepowered, but I didn't buy th car to race. It is certainly fast enough to get out of trouble and get on the highway. The interior and exterio... Read Full Review
Service & Repair
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Free Scheduled Maintenance
What you should get in your warranty can be confusing. Make sure you are informed.
Often called a basic warranty or new-vehicle warranty, a bumper-to-bumper policy covers components like air conditioning, audio systems, vehicle sensors, fuel systems and major electrical components. Most policies exclude regular maintenance like fluid top offs and oil changes, but a few brands have separate free-maintenance provisions, and those that do offer them is slowly rising. Bumper-to-bumper warranties typically expire faster than powertrain warranties.
Don't be misled a 10-year or 100,000-mile powertrain warranty doesn't promise a decade of free repairs for your car. It typically covers just the engine and transmission, along with any other moving parts that lead to the wheels, like the driveshaft and constant velocity joints. Some automakers also bundle seat belts and airbags into their powertrain warranties. With a few exceptions, powertrain warranties don't cover regular maintenance like engine tuneups and tire rotations.
Some automakers include roadside assistance with their bumper-to-bumper or powertrain warranties, while others have separate policies. These programs cover anything from flat-tire changes and locksmith services to jump-starts and towing. Few reimburse incidental costs like motel rooms (if you have to wait for repairs).
Free Scheduled Maintenance
Some automakers include free scheduled maintenance for items such as oil changes, air filters and tire rotations. Some include consumables including brake pads and windshield wipers; others do not. They are typically for the first couple of years of ownership of a new car.