Although some rivals might be more desirable overall, the new 2017 Cadillac SRX is a respectable choice in the entry-level luxury crossover SUV segment courtesy of appealing features such as abundant luxury and safety features, classy cabin design, and balanced handling and ride quality. The Cadillac SRX release date should be expected sometime in early 2017.
Ever since 2010, the Cadillac SRX 2017 has been Caddy’s entry-level crossover SUV and the growth prospects have been on an upward trend since then. It has done remarkably well enough to earn it the top spot in Cadillac’s lineup. However, relative to fresher models hot on its heels, the Cadillac SRX seems to be getting a bit long in the tooth.
But some of the reasons that make the SRX a standout in its class are perhaps its technology and luxury features that are it offers generously. Furthermore, it offers best-in-class safety features. Throw in the comfortable and smooth ride quality and you’ll understand why the SRX is the undisputed champ in its class.
There are some few compromises, though, lest you think otherwise. The exterior visibility is somehow compromised. The rear headroom is modest relative to the completion, and the CUE electronics interface is sluggish.
If you’re shopping in the small luxury crossover segment, you’d probably find 2017 Cadillac SRX test drive a good idea. Other vehicles that we recommend looking for include the 2017 Volvo XC60, Acura RDX, BMW X3 2017, and Audi Q5 for 2017.
The 2017 Audi Q5 price starts from $35,000. Recent media reports say the vehicle has been spied testing in Spain. Lots of changes should be expected judging by the recent Audi Q5 spy pictures in our possession. Both the 2017 Audi Q5 interior and exterior facets have been revamped. Material and technology upgrades are inevitable on its cabin. In terms of power, rumors have it that the vehicle will come with an array of four-cylinder and V-6 engines that will crank out anything around 230 to 255 horsepower. The 2017 Audi Q5 release date hasn’t been announced yet but my crystal ball tells me it’ll probably take place sometime in the first half of 2017.
The 2017 BMW X3 SUV is yet another formidable rival that will definitely give the Cadillac SRX a run for its money. The BMW X3 price starts from around $39,000. Some of the specs include an array of capable and fuel-efficient engines, top-notch crash-test scores, generous cargo and passenger space, high-quality cabin, and loads of optional amenities. The BM X3 release date should be expected this fall.
2017 Cadillac SRX Review of Trims
Four trims are available for the five-passenger compact luxury 2017 Cadillac SRX: Luxury, Base, Premium, and Performance. Modest changes to the trim lineup can be expected on its release date.
Exterior Cadillac SRX colors: Crystal Red Tintcoat, Black Raven, Terra Mocha Metallic, Platinum Ice Tricoat, Sapphire Blue Metallic, Graphite Metallic, Radiant Silver Metallic, Silver Coast Metallic, and Cocoa Bronze Metallic.
2017 Cadillac SRX Interior & Exterior Pictures
Some of the standard features to expect from the base Cadillac SRX include cruise control, HD and satellite radio, an eight-way power driver seat, heated mirrors, eighteen-inch alloy wheels, a USB port, an eight-inch display, automatic dual-zone climate control, automatic headlights, an eight-speaker Bose audio system, a leather-wrapped tilt-and-telescopic steering wheel, and a leatherette upholstery.
Upgrading to the 2017 Cadillac SRX Luxury Collection offers you features such as an enhanced automatic climate control system, a rearview camera, a rear-cross traffic alert system, front and rear parking sensors, accent lighting, a 10-speaker Bose surround-sound audio system, a voice-activated navigation system, driver and front passenger memory settings, heated front seats, a panoramic sunroof, a cargo cover, and a blind-spot warning system.
Wheelbase: 9 ft. 2.5 in. (110.5 in.)
Length: 15 ft. 10.3 in. (190.3 in.)
Width: 6 ft. 3.2 in. (75.2 in.)
Passenger volume: N/A ft³
Cargo volume: 29.8 ft³
Curb weight: 4277 lbs
Top Speed: 131 mph
0-60: 7,2 sec
MPG: 17/24 (city/highway)
Available Exterior Colors: Black Raven, Cocoa Bronze Metallic, Crystal Red Tintcoat, Graphite Metallic, Platinum Ice Tricoat, Radiant Silver Metallic, Sapphire Blue Metallic, Silver Coast Metallic and Terra Mocha Metallic
Towing Capacity: 2500 lbs
2017 Cadillac SRX Engine Specs
The familiar 3.6L V6 engine that generates 308 hp and 265 lbs. ft. of torque returns for the 2017 Cadillac SRX model. Both the front-wheel drive and a six-speed automatic transmission system are default systems.
Fuel economy for the FWD SRX stands at 17/24/1 mpg in the city/highway/combined, and 16/23/18 mpg with the AWD system.
2017 Cadillac SRX Release Date & Price
Rumors allege the new vehicle will probably go for sale sometime in early 2017. Pricing hasn’t been announced yet but industry pundits speculate it’ll likely start from an MSRP of around $37,605.
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