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2012 Cadillac SRX Consumer Reviews

4.7
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Its time to drive a caddy

by from Normandy Park, Washington on September 16, 2011

So after many years of owning high end european cars and japanese cars, I finally gave Cadillac a try. It was the arrival of the new SRX engine that caused me to take a look. The car is incredible. I...
So after many years of owning high end european cars and japanese cars, I finally gave Cadillac a try. It was the arrival of the new SRX engine that caused me to take a look. The car is incredible. It manages to drive very tight and smooth at the same time. The steering feedback is perfect without being too rough. All of the controls are easy to use and car has everything. I bought a fully loaded version and compared to the competitors it represents a bargain. If you buy an X5, XC90, ML350 or RX you will regret not driving the Cadillac first.
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The ideal car for me.

by from Nashville, TN on November 29, 2011

After seriously searching for a suitable & reliable car with the body style I wanted, I would have buyer's remorse had I purchased anything other than the Cadillac SRX.
After seriously searching for a suitable & reliable car with the body style I wanted, I would have buyer's remorse had I purchased anything other than the Cadillac SRX.
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new design changes everything...

by from benton, LA on February 1, 2012

It is still early but we have owned the 2012 SRX for a few months... we looked in 2010 but the engine, review issues, and being a new model made us wait. And with the new engine, fixes, and few stylin...
It is still early but we have owned the 2012 SRX for a few months... we looked in 2010 but the engine, review issues, and being a new model made us wait. And with the new engine, fixes, and few styling changes, we are glad that we did. Love it so far... time will tell (reliability). Everything is tight inside like other foreign SUV's we have had or have now (MDX). Styling is one of the best and comfort features are numerous. We did test drive with 18" and 20" wheels and the 18" wheels by far gave the best comfort ride - more tread on them (research it). I didn't think it would make that much of a difference and it does. The new engine is the best design change and we probably would not have purchased it without this change. Big difference. AND it runs on regular fuel! Do your research is all I can add...
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Best car I ever owned

by from Austin Tx on May 5, 2012

I recently purchased a 2012 Cadillac SRX. I am simply amazed at technology in this vehicle. The navigation system and phone system is the best I have ever used. The driver’s seat backs up when you exi...
I recently purchased a 2012 Cadillac SRX. I am simply amazed at technology in this vehicle. The navigation system and phone system is the best I have ever used. The driver’s seat backs up when you exit the car allowing for comfort while exiting the vehicle. With the push of a button it returns to your desired settings. Two different drivers can be configured in memory to ensure the seats and mirrors return to their programmed setting for each driver. There is even a button that heats the steering wheel for cold mornings. However, I won’t be using it much in central Texas. Not only can you start the car remotely but you also have the ability to remotely roll down all four windows. Cadillac has thought of everything when designing this vehicle. It is the smoothest riding vehicle I have ever owned. There are 4 different versions of this vehicle, I have the luxury version. Other luxury vehicles at this price point did not even have half of the options that come with the SRX. . I highly recommend this vehicle.
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great car

by from tampa. fl on March 26, 2013

we bought the SRX a month ago and really love it. everything is so perfect. the only drawback I can see is the car has some major blindspots so we have to be cautious. but other than that i really fee...
we bought the SRX a month ago and really love it. everything is so perfect. the only drawback I can see is the car has some major blindspots so we have to be cautious. but other than that i really feels luxurious.
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What's not to love?

by from Denver, CO on February 3, 2014

My wife and I did our research for about six months. We drove everything close to this class/style of vehicle, the Mercedes Benz M350, Lexus RX 350, Infinity FX35, Lincoln MKX, a really decked out Hyu...
My wife and I did our research for about six months. We drove everything close to this class/style of vehicle, the Mercedes Benz M350, Lexus RX 350, Infinity FX35, Lincoln MKX, a really decked out Hyundai Santa Fe (maybe not the same class of vehicle but we have had good luck with Hyundai in the past) and the Acura MDX/RDX. My primary criteria for purchasing a vehicle was how the vehicle 'drove' as opposed to the electronics or other features of the car. The standard I was holding myself to was the drive and feel of the Mercedes Benz M350, which I thought was outstanding. When we drove the Cadillac SRX my impression was that it drove as well, if not better than, the Mercedes Benz. Now being an owner of a 2012 SRX Performance I am even more impressed. It is a pure joy to drive. The 2012 is adequately powered, rides like a dream, and has the perfect balance of luxurious smoothness with very confident handling. This is my first Cadillac and I am so happy to be driving an essentially American crafted product (I say essentially because I believe some of the SRX is manufactured in Mexico - that is fine with me!). Honestly, a car has never really made me feel the way this Cadillac does. I feel a sense of dignity, pride in craftsmanship, and tastefulness when driving this car. It also makes me and my family feel safe. And yes I know this is not the most eco-conscious class of car to be driving, but when they improve upon this in the future, I will certainly be a customer!
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retiredr

by from palm desert,CA on December 14, 2012

appearance of car is sleek. unique body shape. put together soundly, no awkward sheet metal fits. Plenty of power, apparently same engine used on larger Cadillac models. Easy shifting positions. Easy ...
appearance of car is sleek. unique body shape. put together soundly, no awkward sheet metal fits. Plenty of power, apparently same engine used on larger Cadillac models. Easy shifting positions. Easy seat positioning. My first Cadillac..so far so good.
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2012 Cadillac SRX AWD Performance

by from Hannibal MO on July 4, 2013

We purchased a 2012 SRX AWD with 6000 miles. The exterior is beautiful. The interior is not what I would consider Cadillac quality. There isn't much wood grain and the leather is not a good quality le...
We purchased a 2012 SRX AWD with 6000 miles. The exterior is beautiful. The interior is not what I would consider Cadillac quality. There isn't much wood grain and the leather is not a good quality leather. The Suv handles well and is fun to drive. The navigation system is easy to use and the back up camera is very sensitive and has a clear picture. The stereo system with Bose speakers sounds great. The sunroof is huge and is a nice feature. I would recommend the Premium model over the performance model since it would include ventilated front seats and heated outboard rear seats. Our previous Cadillac CTS AWD had a better looking interior.
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Used car that seems brand new

by from Maryland on December 21, 2015

I purchased a 2012 SRX four months ago (August 2015) as the first used vehicle I have ever owned (previously owned 36 other cars). I was hesitant, but the price and mileage was right as can be along w...
I purchased a 2012 SRX four months ago (August 2015) as the first used vehicle I have ever owned (previously owned 36 other cars). I was hesitant, but the price and mileage was right as can be along with an extended warranty). In these four months, I truly believe this may be the best car I have ever owned and that is saying a lot. From my first new car--a 1966 Chevelle SS396 (wish I still had that), a GTO, a 442, two Corvette's, an XKE to my latest previous car, a Charger SRT8. I am EXTREMELY impressed by its still like new ride, handling, braking, comfort, unique exterior and beautiful interior. I would suggest it to anyone interested in this class of vehicle. I have driven virtually all other models. I, personally, would take this one overall.
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1st new car without any defects

by from Milford, DE on December 5, 2012

I purchased a new 2012 SRX. It has a very comfortable ride which is in my opinion, better than a comparable Mercedes Benz. The vehicle has had no defects from the factory. Performance is very good and...
I purchased a new 2012 SRX. It has a very comfortable ride which is in my opinion, better than a comparable Mercedes Benz. The vehicle has had no defects from the factory. Performance is very good and it does not require premium fuel. Anything but the base model are very well equipped. Overall a very good value in the premium small SUV field. Previous years were noted to have been under powered. The 2012-2013 models have resolved this. My wife and I are very pleased.
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