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QUALITY | 8 out of 10
Car and Driver
the seats are firm and supportive
Kelley Blue Book
premium-car isolation from road noise
The 2008 Cadillac SRX's interior can hold as many as seven passengers with the optional power-folding third-row seat, but those in the back should be very small--elementary-school small.
Car and Driver likes the “roomy interior” and “proficiently sculpted front seats” in the SRX, while Kelley Blue Book reports that up front in the SRX, "the seats are firm and supportive." The second-row seat is hospitable for adults, too: “With an impressive 41 inches of legroom in the second row, the SRX will comfortably carry four 6-foot adults,” Edmunds says. Cars.com notes "all passengers sit higher in the SRX than in a luxury sedan but lower than occupants in a typical SUV." Kelley Blue Book agrees that the SRX is ideal for those who "would prefer to sit up a bit higher." Automedia writes “the second-row seat boasts class-leading legroom and folds virtually flat, while the third-row bench power-folds into the floor.”
It’s in the third row of seats where things get cramped. Edmunds notes the optional fold-flat third-row seat has only “24 inches of legroom,” which “makes it suitable for only the smallest of children. Plus, with that third row in use there is no meaningful cargo capacity.” MyRide.com confirms the SRX’s cargo space is “small for vehicles of this size,” and Kelley Blue Book thirds it, noting the SRX "loses most of its cargo space" when using the optional third row of seats. With the third row of seats lowered, Edmunds finds the 2008 Cadillac SRX has "plenty of sprawl room."
Automedia reports, “The optional rear cargo management system, with three cargo compartments and a removable storage bin, will stow anything from a car care or emergency kit to sports equipment to DVDs or CDs.” They add, “roof rails and large side storage bins along the rear cargo area are standard, and the rear coat hooks are accessible from either the rear doors or the liftgate.”
Inside, the recent redesign of the center console and trim imparts a much richer feel to the 2008 Cadillac SRX. Car and Driver still is less than impressed with the Cadillac SRX quality when compared with other luxury SUV manufacturers, noting what they perceive as "poorer fit and finish than German competitors."
The 2008 Cadillac SRX has a roomy interior when the third-row seat is folded; when it’s raised, it’s suitable for kids only.