I have a 2010 Cadillac SRX 3.0L Premium Crossover from Crest Cadillac in Plano for a weekend test drive review. You can find all of my Test Drive reports tagged Test Drive. All articles regarding the SRX can be found in the SRX category.
Saturday night my Wife and I picked up my Brother & Sister In Law and attended Sex in the City 2 at the Gold Class Cinema in Fairview, Texas. Gold Class Cinema is an upscale approach to dinner and a movie. We were celebrating my Sister In Law’s birthday, and this made for a very nice evening out.
The Cadillac SRX of course was excellent for picking up another couple and enjoying a more formal evening. It is easy access in/out, and has very good rear seat space and leg room.
The Premium Model Cadillac SRX includes a backup camera view. Here is the view out the back of the SRX:
and this is an equivalent view from the backup camera as shown on the navigation display:
Note that this is an augmented reality display. The light orange grid highlights the projected backup path of the SRX based on the current angle of the steering wheel. So if I proceed to backup right now, that is where the SRX is going. I had no problem seeing out the back of the SRX, but I love the backup camera aid, the integration of the projected path of the vehicle, the whole approach. This is a very nice execution.
The 2010 Cadillac SRX Premium includes as standard equipment Adaptive Forward Lighting. This feature causes the headlights to ‘steer’ along with the turn of the front wheels, lighting your intended path of travel. This is a very desirable feature, as it makes it quite a bit easier to see at night, and lets you see potential obstacles faster. This is another small detail feature of the best Cadillacs that is almost a footnote in the ordering guide or the window sticker but makes a real difference in the enjoyment of the vehicle.
Here is a quick video I grabbed of the center dash digital display options / choices:
The test SRX has the 3.0L direct injection V6 engine, making 265 hp in the SRX configuration. I have enjoyed this engine in the CTS Sport Sedan, and in the CTS Sport Wagon, but I was wondering if it would finally be over-challenged in the heavier SRX. Frankly, I continue to feel that the 3L is a very nice power plant. Certainly the 3L SRX is not a race car, but it has plenty of power and gets along quite well. I have no problem recommending this vehicle to you as tested; I have thoroughly enjoyed it.
My Host for this test drive is Crest Cadillac of Plano, Texas. They are located at 2701 North Central Expressway, Plano, Texas. You can contact them by phone Toll-free at 1-866-697-9144 or locally at (972)578-7511, or on Twitter or Facebook . Please let them know you read about the SRX here on CaddyInfo!