2010 Cadillac SRX — Flash Drive
This 2010 review is representative of model years 2010 to 2013.
By Staff of MSN Autos
The redesigned 2010 Cadillac SRX is a 5-passenger luxury crossover that builds on the company's CTS design theme, which is characterized by a bold grille, upswept beltline, sporty profile and distinctive taillights. Based on the same platform as the Chevrolet Equinox, the new SRX drives like a luxury SUV with a sporty edge. The steering is linear and predictable, but not razor-sharp, and the 3.0-liter direct-injection engine provides good power. Inside, the Premium version is beautifully finished, with leather-trimmed seats and angular shapes incorporated into the design to create a luxurious but sporty feel that mirrors how it drives. The A-pillars are massive; while they contribute to the stiff platform, they also hurt visibility. The 2010 SRX is nicely executed and enjoyable to drive, giving Cadillac a serious player in the luxury crossover segment. –Mike Meredith
This new Cadillac may carry on the SRX name, but it is a far cry from the previous-generation crossover. Fitting perfectly with the trademark Cadillac design cues, the SRX looks solid, with perfect proportions that are further enhanced by the stylish, 20-inch wheels. Front seats are comfortable and have nicely laid-out controls. However, large A-pillars obstruct the driver's view when turning right or left, and the rear seat is slightly cramped. On a more positive note, cargo space is plentiful, especially with the extra storage beneath the floor. Power is reasonable, and the SRX handles pretty well for a crossover. However, the turning circle is not very tight, making it difficult to park or maneuver. Overall, the SRX is a nice choice in the crowded luxury-crossover market. –Perry Stern
The Cadillac SRX is an example of a great American-built automobile. The edgy styling is fantastic, and the SRX stands out in its class of bland crossover SUVs. Inside the car, the high level of quality is readily apparent. The interior is functional and attractive, with nice wood accents and leather. The center console showcases an intuitive navigation system that rivals high-end Japanese equivalents. And Cadillac did a wonderful job of making the driving experience comfortable, smooth and quiet. Around town, however, I averaged a disappointing 15 mpg. Since the SRX is a smaller SUV, expect tight legroom for passengers in the rear seats. Despite the few shortcomings, Cadillac can expect to win over more customers with offerings like the SRX. –Joe Chulick