2009 Cadillac SRX vs. Its Competition

2009 Cadillac SRX
Marty Padgett Marty Padgett Editorial Director

The Land Rover Range Rover Sport outshines the Cadillac off-road, but with a cramped and compromised interior, it isn’t as functional as the more squared-off SRX.

The Volkswagen Touareg is a five-seater as well, but its approach to design is more fluid and “European.” The Infiniti FX seats five and features even more controversial styling than the SRX—though to many, it’s arguably the best-looking, even after a mild redesign for ‘09.

The Lexus RX 350 is a traditional luxury crossover with an enviable reputation for quality and a hybrid option, but driving excitement is not at all the name of its game.

The Mercedes-Benz M-Class doesn't offer a third-row seat, and feels the least nimble of the bunch on a twisty road, but it’s spacious and available with a clean-diesel option that gets class-leading fuel economy.

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Quick Specs
8.0
The 2009 Cadillac SRX enters its last year as a good-looking and functional crossover, but tight third-row seating and poor fuel efficiency remain as blemishes on an otherwise solid package.
8.6
The 2009 Infiniti FX offers a truly distinctive shape and sportscarlike acceleration. If you need to haul plywood or lots of kids, though, look elsewhere.
8.4
The 2009 Lexus RX 350 is a well-liked, competitive utility vehicle that has everything but personality.
7.8
There may not be a better way to pose on road or off than from behind the wheel of a 2008 Land Rover Range Rover Sport.
8.6
The 2008 Mercedes-Benz M-Class is an appealing SUV with good road manners and a lofty price tag.
7.6
The 2008 Volkswagen Touareg has more toughness than most mid-size SUVs for heavy-duty towing and off-road needs yet on-the-road comfort doesn’t suffer.
MSRP From     
$40,460N/A$37,700$57,725$44,000$39,300
Gas Mileage     
13 MPG City / 23 MPG Hwy17 MPG City / 23 MPG Hwy12 MPG City / 18 MPG Hwy11 MPG City / 24 MPG Hwy12 MPG City / 20 MPG Hwy
Engine     
Gas V6N/AGas V6Gas V8Gas V6Gas V6
EPA Class     
N/AN/A2WD Sport Utility Vehicle4WD Sport Utility Vehicle4WD Sport Utility Vehicle4WD Sport Utility Vehicle
Style Name     
RWD 4-Door V6N/AFWD 4-Door4WD 4-Door HSE4MATIC 4-Door 3.5L4-Door V6
Drivetrain     
RWDN/AFront Wheel Drive4-Wheel Drive4-Wheel DriveAll Wheel Drive
Passenger Capacity     
5N/A5555
Passenger Doors     
N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
Body Style     
4 DoorN/A4-Door SUV4 Door4 Door4 Door
Transmission     
Automatic w/ODN/AAutomaticAutomatic w/ODAutomaticAutomatic