2010 Cadillac SRX vs. Its Competition

2010 Cadillac SRX
Bengt Halvorson Bengt Halvorson Deputy Editor

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.

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The boldly styled 2010 Cadillac SRX is richly appointed, with more enthusiast appeal than other crossovers.
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The 2010 Volvo XC60 brings unexpected style and a heavy dose of safety technology to families with all-weather needs.
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The 2009 Audi Q5 sports the sleek lines of a sweet German sedan, a date-worthy cabin, and good, hefty, but gimmicky handling.
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The 2009 Lexus RX 350 is a well-liked, competitive utility vehicle that has everything but personality.
MSRP From   
$33,830$32,395$37,200$37,700
Gas Mileage   
17 MPG City / 25 MPG Hwy16 MPG City / 27 MPG Hwy18 MPG City / 23 MPG Hwy17 MPG City / 23 MPG Hwy
Engine   
Gas V6Gas I6Gas V6Gas V6
EPA Class   
N/A2WD Sport Utility Vehicle4WD Sport Utility Vehicle2WD Sport Utility Vehicle
Style Name   
FWD 4-Door BaseFWD 4-Door 3.2Lquattro 4-Door 3.2L PrestigeFWD 4-Door
Drivetrain   
Front Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveAll wheel driveFront Wheel Drive
Passenger Capacity   
5555
Passenger Doors   
N/AN/AN/AN/A
Body Style   
4 Door5 Door Wagon4dr SUV4-Door SUV
Transmission   
Automatic w/ODAutomatic,AutomaticAutomatic