2011 Cadillac SRX vs. Its Competition

2011 Cadillac SRX FWD 4-door Performance Collection Angular Front Exterior View
Bengt Halvorson Bengt Halvorson Deputy Editor

With the relaunch of the SRX this past year, Cadillac this time took aim directly at the Lexus RX, a best-selling luxury crossover that emphasizes comfort over performance.

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.

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The 2011 SRX has the comfort and refinement luxury crossovers expect—plus a little Cadillac attitude.
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The 2011 Audi Q5 is one of the best upscale picks in a compact crossover, thanks to its sleek lines, practical interior, responsive feel, and city-savvy size.
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The 2011 BMW X5 offers impressive handling and features, but lacks the styling and interior that makes competitors pop, while the X5 M offers nearly sports car levels of performance with all the utility of a standard X5.
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Much of the appeal of the 2011 Lexus RX 350 and RX 450h rests in the way they provide comfort and security to driver and passengers while sealing out the world.
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The 2011 Mercedes-Benz GLK-Class has the rugged look U.S. shoppers want, in a sensibly sized package. We only wish it were a little more fuel-efficient.
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The 2011 Volvo XC60 offers top in-car tech and luxury features, in a secure package that's big enough for small families.
MSRP From     
$34,615$35,200$46,300$39,075$35,500$32,900
Gas Mileage     
15 MPG City / 25 MPG Hwy18 MPG City / 27 MPG Hwy14 MPG City / 26 MPG Hwy18 MPG City / 25 MPG Hwy16 MPG City / 22 MPG Hwy17 MPG City / 25 MPG Hwy
Engine     
Gas V6Gas I4Turbocharged Gas I6Gas V6Gas V6Gas I6
EPA Class     
N/A4WD Sport Utility Vehicle4WD Sport Utility Vehicle2WD Sport Utility Vehicle2WD Sport Utility Vehicle4WD Sport Utility Vehicle
Style Name     
FWD 4-Door Basequattro 4-Door 2.0T PremiumAWD 4-Door 35iFWD 4-DoorRWD 4-Door GLK 350AWD 4-Door 3.2L w/Moonroof
Drivetrain     
Front Wheel DriveAll wheel driveAll-Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveRear Wheel DriveAll Wheel Drive
Passenger Capacity     
555555
Passenger Doors     
N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
Body Style     
4 Door4dr SUV4 Door Sport Utility VehicleSport Utility VehicleSport Utility Vehicle5 Door Wagon
Transmission     
Automatic w/ODAutomatic w/manual shiftAutomaticAutomaticAutomaticAutomatic,