Compare 2008 Cadillac SRX vs 2009 Lexus RX 350

2008 Cadillac SRX
2009 Lexus RX 350
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4-Door V6 RWD
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door V6 AWD 14 22 $35,628 $38,105
4-Door V6 RWD 15 22 $35,628 $38,105
4-Door V8 AWD 13 20 $42,173 $45,105
4-Door V8 RWD 13 20 $42,173 $45,105
FWD 4-Door
Pricing
Invoice Price
$35,628
$33,742
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$38,105
$37,700
Monthly Payment Estimate
$635 / month
$628 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.0
8.4
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2008 Cadillac SRX is handsome and capable, but poor fuel economy and a small third-row seat cut into its usefulness. The 2009 Lexus RX 350 is a well-liked, competitive utility vehicle that has everything but personality.
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Fuel Economy
City
15 mpg 18 mpg
Highway
22 mpg 23 mpg
Vehicle
Rear Door Type
- TBD - -
EPA Classification
- 2WD Sport Utility Vehicle
Interior Dimensions
Third Shoulder Room (in)
NA -
Second Leg Room (in)
41.0 36.4
Front Head Room (in)
40.3 39.3
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Hip Room (in)
56.3 55.1
Front Shoulder Room (in)
58.7 57.9
Third Leg Room (in)
NA -
Second Head Room (in)
38.4 38.6
Third Hip Room (in)
NA -
Second Shoulder Room (in)
57.6 57.1
Front Leg Room (in)
42.1 42.5
Third Head Room (in)
NA -
Front Hip Room (in)
56.3 55.6
Passenger Volume (ft³)
- 102.5
Exterior Dimensions
Ground Clearance, Rear (in)
8.2 -
Height, Overall (in)
67.8 66.1
Step Up Height - Front (in)
19.2 -
Rear Door Opening Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Overhang, Rear w/bumper (in)
- TBD - -
Wheelbase (in)
116.4 106.9
Ground Clearance, Front (in)
8.2 -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
72.6 72.6
Side Door Opening Width (in)
- TBD - -
Overhang, Front (in)
- TBD - -
Step Up Height - Side (in)
19.2 -
Rear Door Opening Width (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Ground to Top of Load Floor (in)
- TBD - -
Length, Overall w/rear bumper (in)
194.9 -
Side Door Opening Height (in)
- TBD - -
Track Width, Front (in)
- 62.0
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- 7.1
Length, Overall (in)
- 186.2
Liftover Height (in)
- - TBD -
Track Width, Rear (in)
- 61.2
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
69.5 84.7
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in)
- TBD - NA
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
NA NA
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Console (in)
- TBD - -
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
32.4 38.3
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 4 (in)
NA -
Cargo Volume to Seat 4 (ft³)
NA -
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Brakes
Brake ABS System
4-wheel 4-Wheel
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.7 x 1.26 12.6 x - TBD -
Brake Type
Pwr Pwr
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System (Second Line)
NA -
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.6 x 1.02 11.3 x - TBD -
Fuel Tank
Aux Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
NA -
Aux Fuel Tank Location
NA -
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
20 19.2
Fuel Tank Location
- TBD - -
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), On Center
20 -
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
39.7 37.4
Steering Type
Pwr speed-sensitive Pwr Rack & Pinion
Steering Ratio (:1), At Lock
- TBD - -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
- 16.0
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
- 3.0
Tires
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Front
- TBD - -
Rear Tire Size
P255/60HR17 225/65SR17
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Spare
- TBD - -
Front Tire Capacity (lbs)
- TBD - -
Rear Tire Order Code
Q15 NA
Spare Tire Capacity (lbs)
- TBD - -
Front Tire Size
P235/65HR17 225/65SR17
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Rear
- TBD - -
Spare Tire Size
- TBD - 225/65SR17
Front Tire Order Code
Q15 NA
Rear Tire Capacity (lbs)
- TBD - -
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
200 200
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
N/A NA
Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
N/A -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
2000 2000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
N/A NA
Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
N/A -
Weight Information
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating Cap (lbs)
- TBD - -
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Rear (lbs)
- TBD - -
Curb Weight - Rear (lbs)
2082 -
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Front (lbs)
- TBD - -
Gross Combined Wt Rating (lbs)
- TBD - -
Curb Weight - Front (lbs)
2082 -
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
- 3870
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in)
- TBD - 17 x 6.5
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 x 7.5 17 x 6.5
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
- TBD - Aluminum
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 x 7.5 17 x 6.5
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
11.7 - TBD -
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Watts
- TBD - -
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (2nd)
NA -
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
254 @ 2800 251 @ 4700
Engine Order Code
LY7 NA
Displacement
3.6L/217 3.5L/211
Engine Oil Cooler
NA -
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
255 @ 6500 270 @ 6200
Engine Type
Gas V6 Gas V6
Fuel System
SFI SFI
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
22 23
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
15 18
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
- 20
Transmission
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low
NA NA
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.60 1.52
Trans Type
5 5
Trans PTO Access
NA -
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.75 0.76
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.02 3.38
Drivetrain
RWD Front Wheel Drive
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.21 2.36
Trans Order Code
MX0 NA
Transfer Case Power Take Off
NA -
Trans Power Take Off
NA -
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 1.05
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD Automatic
Transfer Case Model
NA -
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.42 4.24
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
- 3.29
Summary
Body Style
4 Door 4-Door SUV
Vehicle Name
Cadillac SRX Lexus RX 350
Body Code
NA -
Suspension
Axle Capacity - Front (lbs)
- TBD - -
Suspension Type - Rear
Independent MacPherson Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
0.87 - TBD -
Axle Ratio (:1) - Front
NA -
Spring Capacity - Rear (lbs)
- TBD - -
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Axle Type - Rear
- TBD - -
Suspension Type - Front
Independent MacPherson Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
1.42 - TBD -
Axle Capacity - Rear (lbs)
- TBD - -
Spring Capacity - Front (lbs)
- TBD - -
Axle Ratio (:1) - Rear
- TBD - -
Axle Type - Front
- TBD - -
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
- NA
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
- NA
Frame
Frame Type
- TBD - -
Doors
Side Door Type
- TBD - -
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
- 5

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