The 2012 Cadillac SRX is Cadillac’s finest crossover SUV, to date. Starting at a price of$35,485, consumers will find the SRX to be reasonably affordable. It has Cadillac’s signature grille and bi-xenon headlights with daytime running lights. The lights move as the steering wheel moves, so you’ll be able to see what lies ahead on that turn, well before normal lights would allow you to do so. Dual exhaust pipes and LED taillights decorate the rear deck of the SRX. The power open and close tailgate provides superior convenience, especially when your hands are full. The innovative sunroof from UltraView provides a near panoramic view of the sky. It isn’t just over the front seats, but the rear seats as well. This helps with spaciousness; especially since the rear seats are somewhat cramped and lacking headroom.
60 cubic feet of cargo space and storage compartments built into the floor ensure you and your family will have enough room for all your luggage, when going on vacations or other trips. The steering wheel has controls mounted on it for Bluetooth connectivity, audio settings and cruise control. Test drivers ranted and raved about the impressive touchscreen GPS navigation system that pops up from the dash. It is said to be one of the best navigation systems of any car manufacturer., and included 3-D imaging and storage for up to 10 GB of music. Authentic Sapele wood trim is available, as are leather seats, further adding to the overall luxury of this crossover SUV.
The engine of the SRX is a 3.6-liter SIDI Dual Overhead Camshaft V6, with 308 horsepower and 265 lbs./ft. of torque at 2,400 RPM. It’s also capable of running on gas or E85, making it a much greener car than some of its competitors. The Cadillac SRX has an independent front suspension and linked H-arm rear suspension, generating smooth cornering and maneuvering. Electronic Stability Control and Traction Control bolster the maneuvering capabilities of this crossover.
Cadillac has maintained a steady reputation as manufacturing some of the safest American-made cars on the road today. The 2012 SRX is certainly no exception to this rule. An advanced airbag system and occupant-sensing technology that uses beeps to alert riders who aren’t wearing their seatbelt are just the beginning of the safety features of the SRX. 4 vented anti-lock disc brakes are included, to allow for shorter stop times. Rear child door locks and 3-point seatbelts will ensure that your loved ones remain safe, during the unfortunate event of an accident. Front and rear park assist help the driver be aware of objects around the vehicle; although only the front park assist uses a visual alert. Logically you would think that a rear camera would be more beneficial than a front camera. A tire-pressure monitoring system will inform the driver once the pressure in any one tire becomes too low for safe driving, while rain-sensing wipers will automatically clear the windshield of rain, snow or sleet.
Buying a 2012 Cadillac SRX may very well be one of the best purchases you ever make. If you still aren’t convinced, go to a Cadillac dealership today and ask to test drive one for yourself. You’re probably going to end up going home with one.