2012 Cadillac SRX Premium

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  • $12,995
  • VIN#:
    3GYFNCE35CS505300
  • Mileage:
    94,351
  • Engine:
    3.6L V6 Cylinder Engine
  • Exterior Color:
    Black Raven
  • Body:
    Sport Utility
  • Transmission:
    Automatic
  • City MPG:
    17
  • Highway MPG:
    24
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Reviews:
* If you are looking for a luxury crossover with distinctive styling, car-like handling, an overabundance of available features and an appealing base price, the 2012 Cadillac SRX is worth a closer look. Source: KBB.com
* Abundant features; capable handling; classy cabin design; smart infotainment interface. Source: Edmunds


Awards:
* 2012 IIHS Top Safety Pick * 2012 KBB.com Brand Image Awards

Prestigious "Presidents Award" recipient for outstanding customer service.

Edmunds.com Ratings & Reviews

2012 cadillac srx

Consumer Reviews from Edmunds.com

Overall Consumer Ratings
4.4
19 Total Consumer Reviews
5 Star - (58%)
4 Star - (32%)
3 Star - (11%)
2 Star - (3%)
1 Star - (2%)

Edmunds.com Consumer Rating (out of 5)

PERFORMANCE
4.6
COMFORT
4.4
INTERIOR
4.3
RELIABILITY
4.5
VALUE
5

Edmunds.com Expert Review

Edmunds Says

Thanks to some improvements this year, the 2012 Cadillac SRX is a more well-rounded and appealing luxury crossover.

What's New

For the 2012 Cadillac SRX, a new 3.6-liter V6 replaces both of the previous engine choices. The six-speed automatic transmission also gains a fuel-saving Eco mode. In terms of features, Bluetooth is now standard, while a heated steering wheel is standard on all trims except the base SRX. Cadillac says it also retuned the suspension and added more sound insulation for a more comfortable and quiet ride.

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PROS

Abundant features; capable handling; classy cabin design; smart infotainment interface.

Introduction

When it debuted two years ago, the Cadillac SRX was a bit of an underachiever. We described it as "competent but far from class-leading." Thankfully, Cadillac has made a number of changes this year to make the 2012 SRX a more appealing luxury crossover SUV.

As before, the compact SRX's styling is still a real head-turner and unmistakably Cadillac. The comfortable interior is equally attractive and filled with many desirable features, including some that aren't even offered on competing models. The SRX is also pleasant to drive, with confident handling and a composed and quiet ride.

There's more to like for the 2012 Cadillac SRX, too. In prior years, the SRX came with either an underwhelming base 3.0-liter V6 or a more satisfying but expensive turbocharged 2.8-liter V6 upgrade. Now both have been replaced by a 308-horsepower 3.8-liter V6. This is certainly good news, as you no longer have to pay top dollar to get the best engine. And as before, the SRX is offered in both front-drive and all-wheel-drive variants.

On the downside, though, Cadillac wasn't able to address one prior problem with the SRX: weight. A good candidate for The Biggest Loser, the SRX is about 200-300 pounds heavier than most competitors. That might not seem like much, but it does negatively impact everything from acceleration to handling. Other SRX drawbacks are still there, too, including tight rear-seat headroom and poor outward visibility.

All things considered, though, the SRX is a more competitive vehicle this year, and its inherent strengths of classy styling and abundant features shine more readily. We would still suggest checking out other top crossovers such as the Audi Q5, BMW X3, Mercedes-Benz GLK350 and Volvo XC60, as they aren't as compromised in terms of practicality and are superior to the Cadillac in a few other areas as well. But the 2012 Cadillac SRX is finally the vehicle it should have been two years ago.

Body Styles, Trim Levels, and Options

The 2012 Cadillac SRX is a compact luxury crossover SUV available in four trim levels, including Base, Luxury, Performance and Premium.

The base model comes equipped with 18-inch alloy wheels, automatic headlights, roof rails, keyless entry, remote engine start, dual-zone automatic climate control, leatherette premium vinyl upholstery, an eight-way power driver seat, a reclining and 60/40 split-folding rear seat, a tilt-and-telescoping steering wheel, cruise control, OnStar, Bluetooth and an eight-speaker Bose stereo with a CD player, satellite radio, an auxiliary audio input jack and an iPod/USB audio interface.

Move up to the SRX Luxury and you get front and rear parking sensors, power-folding outside mirrors with driver-side auto-dimming, automatic wipers, a panoramic sunroof, keyless ignition/entry and a power liftgate with adjustable maximum height. Inside there's leather upholstery, driver seat adjustable thigh support, an eight-way power passenger seat, heated front seats and steering wheel, driver memory functions, power-adjustable pedals, an auto-dimming rearview mirror, interior accent lighting, the U-Rail cargo management system and a rearview camera. Options include a voice-activated navigation system with real-time traffic and a 10-speaker Bose surround-sound audio system with iPod/USB interface and digital music storage.

The Performance model adds 20-inch alloy wheels, a sport-tuned suspension and adaptive dampers (all-wheel drive only), upgraded steering, adaptive xenon headlights, foglamps, the navigation system and the Bose surround-sound audio system.

The top-of-the-line SRX Premium brings a few extra goodies, including tri-zone climate control, ventilated front seats, heated rear seats and rear seat audio controls.

A rear-seat DVD entertainment system with dual seatback-mounted screens is available on all but the base model.

Powertrains and Performance

For 2012, the Cadillac SRX gets a 3.6-liter V6 engine that puts out 308 hp and 265 pound-feet of torque. A six-speed automatic is the only transmission offered. Front-wheel drive is standard and all wheel drive is available as an option. At our test track, an SRX Performance FWD sprinted to 60 mph in 7.1 seconds, a fairly quick time for the segment.

In terms of fuel economy, the SRX is a little below average, with an EPA-estimated 17 mpg city/24 mpg highway and 19 mpg combined for front-drive models and 16/23/18 for AWD. Cadillac says using the new Eco mode can improve fuel economy by up to 1 mpg. Properly equipped, the SRX can tow up to 3,500 pounds.

Safety

The 2012 Cadillac SRX comes standard with antilock disc brakes, stability and traction control, front side airbags, side curtain airbags and OnStar. In Edmunds brake testing, An SRX Performance FWD came to a stop from 60 mph in 120 feet, a solid number in this class.

In crash testing by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, the SRX received the top rating of "Good" in the frontal-offset, side-impact and roof strength tests.

Interior Design and Special Features

Perhaps the SRX's greatest strength is the styling and quality of its interior. The combination of high-end materials and striking design makes an immediate and very positive impression.

That view is further enhanced by the range of available bells and whistles, from the large touchscreen that rises out of the dash on models equipped with the navigation system to the rear-seat video system that can play two different program sources at once. All that technology does come with a plethora of buttons in the center stack that can be hard to sort out with a quick glance.

Speaking of neat features that have their downsides, the panoramic sunroof that's standard on all but the base model cuts into rear seat headroom quite substantially. The net effect is that even normal-sized adults will find their heads uncomfortably grazing the roof. Otherwise the cabin gets strong marks for legroom and seating comfort.

The power-operated rear liftgate is a thoughtful touch, with its two-position height setting that allows it to be raised even in garages with low ceilings. Once that liftgate is raised, there are 30 cubic feet of cargo room behind the rear seats and 61 cubic feet with both sections of the 60/40-split rear seatbacks folded down. Both are about average for the class.

Driving Impressions

The 2012 Cadillac SRX's new V6 accelerates more briskly and has a broader torque curve than last year's base V6. It also has more character, as it emits a pleasingly throaty, yet refined growl when you lean on it and stays smooth as the revs climb to the redline. The transmission willingly steps down for swift passing, and gearchanges under hard acceleration are seamless, if a bit slow for serious driving enthusiasts.

In other respects, the SRX is enjoyable from behind the wheel. Handling is better than you'd expect from a 2-ton-plus luxury crossover, especially with the available sport-turned suspension. The steering is fairly quick and there's minimal body lean in faster corners, making the SRX fairly athletic for its size. The ride quality is also plusher this year thanks to the revised suspension tuning. Even the Performance variant, with its big wheels and firmer suspension calibrations, delivers a compliant ride over all but the most severe pavement flaws.

Factory Installed Options

  • ENGINE, 3.6L SIDI DOHC V6 VVT WITH E85 FLEXFUEL (GAS ETHANOL) CAPABILITY
    • V6 Cylinder Engine
    • Flex Fuel Capability

Standard Equipment at time of original manufacture release.

Convenience & Comfort
  • A/C
  • Adjustable Steering Wheel
  • Auto-Dimming Rearview Mirror
  • Back-Up Camera
  • Cargo Shade
  • Climate Control
  • Cruise Control
  • Driver Illuminated Vanity Mirror
  • Driver Vanity Mirror
  • Engine Immobilizer
  • Floor Mats
  • Fog Lamps
  • Heated Mirrors
  • Heated Steering Wheel
  • HID headlights
  • Intermittent Wipers
  • Keyless Entry
  • Keyless Start
  • Leather Steering Wheel
  • Mirror Memory
  • Multi-Zone A/C
  • Navigation from Telematics
  • Navigation System
  • Panoramic Roof
  • Passenger Illuminated Visor Mirror
  • Passenger Vanity Mirror
  • Power Door Locks
  • Power Folding Mirrors
  • Power Mirror(s)
  • Power Steering
  • Power Windows
  • Rain Sensing Wipers
  • Rear A/C
  • Rear Defrost
  • Rear Parking Aid
  • Remote Engine Start
  • Security System
  • Steering Wheel Audio Controls
  • Sun/Moon Roof
  • Sun/Moonroof
  • Telematics
  • Universal Garage Door Opener
  • Variable Speed Intermittent Wipers
Drivetrain & Engine
  • Flex Fuel Capability
  • Front Wheel Drive
  • Transmission w/Dual Shift Mode
Entertainment
  • AM/FM Stereo
  • Auxiliary Audio Input
  • CD Player
  • Hard Disk Drive Media Storage
  • MP3 Player
  • Premium Sound System
  • Rear Seat Audio Controls
  • Satellite Radio
Safety
  • 4-Wheel Disc Brakes
  • ABS
  • Adjustable Pedals
  • Child Safety Locks
  • Daytime Running Lights
  • Driver Air Bag
  • Front Head Air Bag
  • Front Side Air Bag
  • Passenger Air Bag
  • Passenger Air Bag On/Off Switch
  • Passenger Air Bag Sensor
  • Rear Head Air Bag
  • Stability Control
  • Traction Control
Seat & Trim
  • Bucket Seats
  • Cooled Front Seat(s)
  • Driver Adjustable Lumbar
  • Heated Front Seat(s)
  • Heated Rear Seat(s)
  • Leather Seats
  • Pass-Through Rear Seat
  • Passenger Adjustable Lumbar
  • Power Driver Seat
  • Power Passenger Seat
  • Rear Bench Seat
  • Seat Memory
  • Woodgrain Interior Trim
Tires & Wheels
  • Tire Pressure Monitor
Value Added Features
  • Bluetooth Connection

Featured Equipment below have been confirmed on vehicle today. Additional equipment not listed may still be available.

Installed Features
  • Adaptive Remote Start
  • Alternator, 150 amps
  • Antenna, roof-mounted hex band
  • Armrest, front center, fore/aft, sliding
  • Armrest, rear center with dual cup holders
  • Audio controls, rear seat
  • Battery, maintenance-free with rundown protection
  • Brakes, 4-wheel antilock, 4-wheel vented disc
  • Console, front floor with floor shifter, integral armrest, storage compartment and cup holders
  • Console, overhead with sunroof switch (if equipped), Universal Home Remote (if equipped) and Ultrasonic Front and Rear Parking Assist indicator (if equipped)
  • Daytime Running Lamps
  • Defogger, rear-window electric with front and side window outlets for the driver and right-front passenger
  • Door locks, rear child security
  • Driver Information Center, enhanced full-color
  • Engine, 3.6L SIDI DOHC V6 VVT with E85 FlexFuel (gas ethanol) capability (308 hp [229.7 kW] @ 6800 rpm, 265 lb-ft of torque [357.8 N-m] @ 2400 rpm)
  • Exhaust, dual stainless-steel with chrome tips
  • Fog lamps, front, integral in front fascia
  • Front and Rear Park Assist
  • Fuel gauge, analog
  • Glass, Solar-Ray tinted, laminated front windows
  • Headlamp washer system
  • Headlamps, Xenon, High-Intensity Discharge (HID), windshield wiper-activated with Adaptive Forward Lighting System, headlamp washers, headlamp leveling and night-time flash-to-pass feature
  • Instrumentation, analog with speedometer, tachometer, fuel gauge, oil pressure gauge, engine water temperature gauge, primary PRNDL and Driver Information Center
  • Liftgate, rear power with memory height
  • Lighting accent, LED spotlights with lighting pipes includes lit door sill plates
  • Mirror, inside rearview auto-dimming includes OnStar controls ((UVC) rearview camera displays in mirror when (UYS) audio system with navigation is not ordered.)
  • Mirrors, outside heated, power-adjustable, power-folding and driver-side auto-dimming, body-color
  • Pedals, power adjustable with memory for accelerator and brake
  • Rear axle, 3.39 ratio
  • Roof rails, Chrome
  • Safety belts, 3-point, all seating positions
  • Seat adjuster front driver-side thigh support
  • Seat adjuster, front passenger 8-way power
  • Seat adjusters, driver and front passenger power lumbar control
  • Seat, ventilated passenger
  • Seats, heated rear outboard seating positions
  • Sensor, automatic air circulation/air quality
  • Sensor, humidity
  • Steering column, manual rake and telescopic
  • Steering wheel, leather-wrapped 3-spoke
  • Steering, power, variable effort rack-and-pinion, speed-sensitive
  • Sunroof, power UltraView double-sized glass roof that opens over first row, tilt-sliding with Express Open and power sunshade
  • Suspension, 4-wheel independent
  • Theft-deterrent alarm system
  • Tire inflation kit
  • Tire Pressure Monitor
  • Tires, P235/55R20 H-rated all-season, blackwall
  • Universal Home Remote includes garage door opener, 3-channel programmable
  • Visors, driver and front passenger illuminated vanity mirrors
  • Windows, power front express-up and down, rear express down
  • Wipers, Rainsense
  • Wood Trim Package includes real Sapele wood on door and center stack (Includes (44F) Wood Trim Package.)
  • Wood Trim Package includes real Sapele wood on heated steering wheel and shift knob (Included in (2BX) Wood Trim Package.)
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