The original Cadillac SRX followed the likes of the BMW X5 and Range Rover Sport, but with the current SRX, introduced for 2010, Cadillac took aim directly at the best-selling Lexus RX 350.
Compared to the 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 is 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.
The BMW X5 remains a rival, and while it's more satisfying and nuanced behind the wheel, the SRX is arguably a bit better in cabin appointments.
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|2012 Cadillac SRXBrowse Used Listings||2012 Audi Q5Browse Used Listings||2012 BMW X5Browse Used Listings||2012 Lexus RX 350Browse Used Listings||2012 Mercedes-Benz GLK ClassBrowse Used Listings||2012 Volvo XC60Browse Used Listings|
|16 MPG City / 24 MPG Hwy||18 MPG City / 27 MPG Hwy||14 MPG City / 26 MPG Hwy||18 MPG City / 25 MPG Hwy||16 MPG City / 22 MPG Hwy||17 MPG City / 25 MPG Hwy|
|Gas/Ethanol V6||Turbocharged Gas I4||Turbocharged Gas I6||Gas V6||Gas V6||Gas I6|
|Sport Utility Vehicle 2WD||4WD Sport Utility Vehicle||4WD Sport Utility Vehicle||2WD Sport Utility Vehicle||2WD Sport Utility Vehicle||2WD Sport Utility Vehicle|
|FWD 4-Door Base||quattro 4-Door 2.0T Premium||AWD 4-Door 35i||FWD 4-Door||RWD 4-Door GLK 350||FWD 4-Door 3.2L|
|Front Wheel Drive||All wheel drive||All-Wheel Drive||Front Wheel Drive||Rear Wheel Drive||Front Wheel Drive|
|Crossover||Sport Utility Vehicle||4 Door Sport Utility Vehicle||Sport Utility Vehicle||Sport Utility Vehicle||5 Door Wagon|
|Automatic w/Manual Shift||Automatic w/Manual Transmission||Automatic||Automatic w/manual shift||Automatic||Automatic w/manual shift|
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|2012 Cadillac SRX vs. 2012 Audi Q5||2012 Cadillac SRX vs. 2012 BMW X5||2012 Cadillac SRX vs. 2012 Lexus RX 350||2012 Cadillac SRX vs. 2012 Mercedes-Benz GLK Class||2012 Cadillac SRX vs. 2012 Volvo XC60|