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New York 2012: 2013 Cadillac SRX


William Maley
Editor/Reporter - CheersandGears.com
April 2, 2012

Last year, the Cadillac SRX dropped its 3.0L V6 and 2.8T V6 in favor for a 3.6L DI V6. This year, Cadillac has done refresh of the SRX's exterior and Interior in time for this weeks New York Auto Show.

Outside, the SRX gets a new grille and new front fender vents with LED light pipes. Also, the SRX gains three new paint colors and a new set of 20-inch wheels.

Inside, the SRX gains Cadillac's CUE infotainment system which integrates smartphones and other mobile devices with voice recognition and an 8-inch LCD touch-sensitive screen. Also new is two additional USB ports, an SD card slot, an auxiliary input jack, a 12-volt power outlet, new steering wheel, and a new instrument cluster.

The SRX also comes with Cadillac's new Driver Awareness and Driver Assist packages, which helps with crash avoidance by using radar, cameras, ultrasonic devices and other advanced technology.

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better mpg than either other engine i hope?
prospects of totally dropping the 3.0L? or will it become a turbo only engine?
will a turbo 4 cylinder replace the 3.0L in the other vehicles?
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I remember when the 2.8L Turbo's first came out and my parents test drove both the 3.0L v6 and the Turbo and said they would not consider anything but the turbo. Once that was decided, the economy took my dads job so they stayed with their 2004 SRX that I had gotten them. They recenty drove a new SRX with the 3.6L direct and said they cannot believe the difference between this engine and the old two options it replaced. The sales person said most people did not like the turbo with premium fuel and settled for the 3.0L V6 but did not really like it. The 3.6L v6 is pretty much loved by all and that customer feedback is they cannot see a weaker engine in the SRX
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Based on my experience with both the 3.0 and the 3.6 is that one is good and the other is a little better just as the numbers point out. The 3.0 does a good job now in the Terrain and Nox but the added HP and more important the Torque is the key.

But what hurts these engines more than anything is the low end torque. The sweet spot of both engines is over 4,000 RPM.The 3.0 has over 200 FT LBS at right around 3,000 RPM but with the gearing in the vehicles it takes a kick down and around 4,300 to feel it pull. The engine is well able to handle the RPM but sure does not have the strong low end my HHR SS has with the Turbo 4.

The good thing is the 3.6 will not pay a penalty with less MPG.

My 3.0 is not a race car by anymeans but I have no complaints on performance as it get 4000 pounds moving well enought to do what ever is asked of it in normal daily driving.

At one time I thought the 2.0 Turbo would have been a good choice but now after some time in the Terrain I have changed my mind. The 2.0 Turbo is a good engine and very efficent as long as you are not into high boost mode all the time. I feel with these heavy vehicles they will created a issue where you would be in more boost in normal driving and negate the MPG adavantage of the small engine. There is a break even point with the small engines and heavy cars.
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Does it now use LED taillights (in addition to the front fender LED light pipes), or did they keep the stupid incandescent ones it launched with?
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I always thought the tail lights were LED, My parents SRX taillights are LED.
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I always thought the tail lights were LED, My parents SRX taillights are LED.


The first gen RWD SRX had LEDs, but the FWD SRX did not.
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I always thought the tail lights were LED, My parents SRX taillights are LED.


The first gen RWD SRX had LEDs, but the FWD SRX did not.


WOW, Guess the dealership I have bought all my caddy's from must bring in mostly AWD then as I have not seen anything except LED tail lights. Thanks, I did not know they had two different lenses.
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Now this thing is selling like hot cakes, but I still wonder if a couple of Alpha-based CUVs (let's call them BRX and SRX) wouldn't be the best answer, product-wise, given where GM wants Cadillac to sit... Something larger than 4900mm long should retain the Escalade name, and even continue BOF as long as the Cadillac is significantly reengineered compared to the Chevrolet and GMC platform mates... If they'd want the Escalade to become unibody, then Omega should be the place to look...
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Well Cadillac didn't even bother covering this up with a sheet on the show floor....
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WOW, Guess the dealership I have bought all my caddy's from must bring in mostly AWD then as I have not seen anything except LED tail lights. Thanks, I did not know they had two different lenses.

Wouldn't make sense to have FWD ones on the lot in the NW...AWD makes more sense there...FWD is appropriate for the sunbelt states..
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I always thought the tail lights were LED, My parents SRX taillights are LED.


The first gen RWD SRX had LEDs, but the FWD SRX did not.


WOW, Guess the dealership I have bought all my caddy's from must bring in mostly AWD then as I have not seen anything except LED tail lights. Thanks, I did not know they had two different lenses.


You misunderstand...let me clarify:

No LED:
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LED:
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Regardless of whether or not AWD was selected. Now, GM may have later added in LEDs to the 2010 design, but someone more knowledgeable than I will have to vouch for that, however, I have only seen incandescent brake lights on all the ones I've seen in the wild. I was pretty shocked, to say the least, especially because the taillights LOOK like they'd be LED, but when illuminated are clearly not.
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Now this thing is selling like hot cakes, but I still wonder if a couple of Alpha-based CUVs (let's call them BRX and SRX) wouldn't be the best answer, product-wise, given where GM wants Cadillac to sit... Something larger than 4900mm long should retain the Escalade name, and even continue BOF as long as the Cadillac is significantly reengineered compared to the Chevrolet and GMC platform mates... If they'd want the Escalade to become unibody, then Omega should be the place to look...


I herard they were going to get a version of the Encore and it would be called a SUX. :lol:




I always thought the tail lights were LED, My parents SRX taillights are LED.


The first gen RWD SRX had LEDs, but the FWD SRX did not.


WOW, Guess the dealership I have bought all my caddy's from must bring in mostly AWD then as I have not seen anything except LED tail lights. Thanks, I did not know they had two different lenses.


You misunderstand...let me clarify:

No LED:
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LED:
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Regardless of whether or not AWD was selected. Now, GM may have later added in LEDs to the 2010 design, but someone more knowledgeable than I will have to vouch for that, however, I have only seen incandescent brake lights on all the ones I've seen in the wild. I was pretty shocked, to say the least, especially because the taillights LOOK like they'd be LED, but when illuminated are clearly not.


I got what you ment.

If there is no LED in the new version it may be their way to keep the price in line with the Lexus. They did cut the price with the newer better selling version.
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These aren't LEDs? The bottom 3 slots look like a plain old light bulb, but all the slots above that look like LEDs.

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There are LED in the new SRX tailight... and light pipe too.
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These aren't LEDs? The bottom 3 slots look like a plain old light bulb, but all the slots above that look like LEDs.

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That's what they are. Turn signal in there is a normal light bulb.
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Has anyone noticed how bad the resale value is on 3.0 v6 SRXs are? There seems to be a fairly significant drop in those weakly-equipped crossovers. As for the 2013 model, more is better from an infotainment POV.
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might depend on location. last I looked, I couldn't find a used one below 29k.
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0.26 secs (you'll have to pause/advance it) :
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Sweet Post Balthazar, that is really cool, I had no idea the headlamps followed you as you turned the steering wheel. :metal:
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