With abundant luxury and safety features, classy cabin design, a balanced ride and handling, and top safety scores, the new 2018 Cadillac SRX is a respectable choice in the entry-level luxury crossover SUV segment. However, its lackluster fuel economy ratings, a compromised exterior visibility, a frustrating CUE infotainment system, and a limited backseat space, may make its undesirable. Buyers should look forward to its release date sometime in August 2018.
For six years now, the SRX has been Caddy’s entry-level luxury crossover SUV. It has had quite a successful streak within this time and even became the best-selling model in Cadillac’s lineup. But with the segment offering a diverse and fresher variety of vehicles, the SRX’s appeal has been diminishing slightly in recent years.
As a way of invigorating the model, Cadillac embarked on several updates and technology refreshments that include but not limited to tons of luxury materials like leather and interior wood accents, a standard Wi-Fi connectivity, and safety feature galore (bind-spot monitoring with rear-cross traffic alert, lane intervention, and collision mitigation).
It also handles and steers well while providing a comfortable and hush ride. It also offers a powerful engine that is among the best in the segment. However, there are some areas that could have been addressed better such as its backseat space, exterior visibility, and fuel economy ratings. As such, we recommend you take a look at its alternatives before committing.
They include the 2018 Acura RDX, the 2018 BMW X3, the 2018 Audi Q5, and the 2018 Volvo XC60. Although the competition offers a stylish, spacious, better value, and fuel-efficient engines, the 2018 Cadillac SRX is likable nonetheless. But we think buyers will find the alternatives much better in many areas.
Trims Available – Cadillac SRX
Trims available include the well-equipped Premium, Performance, and the Base model.
Exterior Photos & Interior Pictures – 2018 Cadillac SRX
The standard features provided on the base trim include Bluetooth phone and audio connectivity, CUE electronics interface, leatherette upholstery, heated mirrors, 18-inch alloy wheels, an 8” display, cruise control, automatic climate control (dual-zone), a leather wrapped steering wheel, an eight-way driver power seat, 4G LTE connectivity, and a 60/40-split folding and reclining rear seats. Others include Bose premium sound system, auxiliary audio jack, a USB port, and HD and satellite radio.
The Luxury trim adds a power liftgate, a rearview camera, a blind-spot monitoring system, keyless entry and ignition, heated front seats, driver memory settings, an eight-way power passenger seat, leather upholstery, a rearview camera, an auto-dimming rearview camera, a cargo management system, accent lighting, an enhanced climate control system, a power liftgate, voice-activated navigation system, power-adjustable pedals, and adjustable driver thigh support.
The luxury-and performance-themed SRX at the helm of the trim level further adds rear-seat audio controls, heated rear seats, ventilated front seats, automatic climate control (tri-zone), automatic high-beams, lane-departure warning system, forward-collision warning system, a sport-tuned suspension tuning, and a 10-speaker Alpine sound system.
The Premium, and Luxury collection package comes bundled with automatic braking, adaptive cruise control, rear seat entertainment system, low-speed collision mitigation, automatic collision preparation, and dual seatback-mounted screens. Others include a variable-effort power steering, a sport-tuned suspension, adaptive xenon headlights, foglights, adaptive dampers, and 20-inch alloy wheels.
2018 Cadillac SRX Engine Review
Under the hood of the redesigned 2018 Cadillac SRX is a 3.6L V6 engine. A six-speed automatic transmission sends the power generated – 308 horsepower and 265 lbs. ft. of torque to the front wheels.
The all-wheel drive system is available for every trim with the base as the only exception. Test drives reveal the SRX only requires 7.0 seconds to zoom past 60 mph.
Although provisional at this time as EPA hasn’t confirmed the yet, the front-wheel drive models should return 24/17/19 mpg on the highway/city/combined, and the all-wheel drive models – 23/16/18 mpg.
Price & Release Date – 2018 Cadillac SRX
We should loo forwars to its release sate sometime in August 2018. As for its window sticker, various credible sources which did now wish to be named put the figure at around $40,000.