Visibility, engine needs revs to deliver, reliability.
The SRX has fairly agile handling, and the ride is taut yet supple. In our tests the 308-hp, 3.6-liter V6 got 18 mpg overall. Despite its generous horsepower ratings, the SRX feels sluggish and underpowered, particularly in everyday driving. The six-speed automatic shifts smoothly. Inside is a quiet, well-finished, and high-quality interior with very supportive front seats. 2013 models got a revised interior and the CUE infotainment system, which we have found excessively convoluted. The second-row seats are snug and wide roof pillars restrict rear visibility. Reliability remains below average.