Last week we had to let go of a gorgeous 2012 Cadillac SRX. We got to test drive this beauty for a week and it was amazing.
The 2012 Cadillac SRXis equipped to the max with all the great luxury features you’d expect from a Cadillac. The turbocharged V6 engine means it wont take forever to get from 0-60 like some huge SUVs on the market. Depending on how often you “put the pedal to the metal” you can get up to 18 city miles and 25 highway miles.
The Cadillac SRX is known as a crossover. It’s bigger than a sedan but a little smaller than the typical SUV.
It’s the perfect size for my family of 4 but for larger families it would be a tight fit, especially those with 3 kids in carseats.
The SRX is equipped with so many cool buttons and features galore that a week testing the car was not enough time to use all of them. The leather wrapped steering wheel has all the things you need right at your finger tips so you can focus on driving. Call someone, change the radio volume and you can even heat the steering wheel for those cold nights (or days as we even experienced here in Florida recently).
The center console area is the epitome of luxury and convenience. Standard features includes an audio system w/ navigation that houses a single CD/DVD player. The 8″ touchscreen is a great size to see everything you need without having to squint. You can also connect your Bluetooth to the SRX and it will automatically upload all your phone contacts into the 40GB hard drive so you can use the call features and be hands-free while driving.
The Cadillac SRX comes standard with all the features you need like manual tilt and telescopic sheering wheel (good for short people like me), power adjustable break and gas pedal (they can come closer to you-again for short people like me, lol), driver’s seat memory – a push of a button will remember your exact seat settings for you and your husband so it’s easy to switch drivers, ”ultraview” sunroof- The sun roof goes into the back seat as well, heated and cooled front seats, heated rear seats, and so much more.
I was surprised at the fabulous gas mileage the SRX had. We averaged about 18MPG city and 24MPG highway which is slightly above the fuel economy estimates. Honestly, I believe that’s better than our currant sedan cars which is just horrible to admit.
Other amazing features include:
■ On Star
■Keyless entry system (you don’t need the key to open the doors)
■Remote vehicle start
■Cargo shade. Great to cover up shopping bags in the trunk area!
■Universal Home Start. You can start the car from inside your home! Great for the winter.
■XM Radio & service
■Bose system with 10 speaker 5.1 surround sound
We were so impressed with the Cadillac SRX and I have now decided that I am definitely a Cadillac type of girl. I test drove the Escalade hybrid back in August and I still talk about that car. Cadillac is a must it my life and I cannot go back to a “normal” car.
Disclosure: We test drove the 2012 Cadillac SRX for 8 days thanks to Cadillac and GM SouthEast. All opinions of this amazing car are those of me and my family.