Lexus more or less invented the luxury crossover segment with their RX.
The Lexus RX is new for 2010, and offers gasoline and hybrid versions (the RX350 and RX450h).
For 2010, Cadillac is going in the right direction with its new SRX.
This time, the Lexus RX likely has a genuine competitor to worry about.
Compared to the 2010 Cadillac SRX, the styling of the Lexus is restrained—some would call it dull.
Other new entries include the Volvo XC60, that is slightly smaller than the SRX, but offers additional safety features such as the City Safety system, which might help avoid accidents in low-speed city driving.
The Audi Q5 another stylish rival, but it’s also smaller than the SRX, especially in back.
The new Mercedes-Benz GLK provides some off-road capabilities and has an excellent combination of on-road ride and rugged trail capability, while the more aged BMW X5 has good performance but feels conservative.
Priced as aggressively as it is, the 2010 Cadillac SRX should undercut all of these crossovers and offer more value.
|2010 Cadillac SRX||2010 Volvo XC60||2009 Audi Q5||2009 Lexus RX 350|
|$33,830Browse Used Listings||$32,395Browse Used Listings||$37,200Browse Used Listings||$37,700Browse Used Listings|
|17 MPG City / 25 MPG Hwy||16 MPG City / 27 MPG Hwy||18 MPG City / 23 MPG Hwy||17 MPG City / 23 MPG Hwy|
|Gas V6||Gas I6||Gas V6||Gas V6|
|N/A||4WD Sport Utility Vehicle||4WD Sport Utility Vehicle||2WD Sport Utility Vehicle|
|FWD 4-Door Base||AWD 4-Door 3.2L w/Moonroof||quattro 4-Door 3.2L Prestige||FWD 4-Door|
|Front Wheel Drive||All Wheel Drive||All wheel drive||Front Wheel Drive|
|4 Door||5 Door Wagon||4dr SUV||4-Door SUV|