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STYLING | 8 out of 10
the dashboard is particularly pleasing to the eye
a sharp-looking vehicle
Kelley Blue Book
styling suggests sporting intent
wagon-like boxiness that may polarize audiences
Car and Driver
The SRX was introduced for 2004, but it remains a tastefully drawn crossover vehicle that's aging well. The wagonesque rear of the 2009 Cadillac SRX defers to utility over style, but the design has gotten better with age.
Cadillac’s edgy “Art & Science” was the theme when the SRX was introduced in 2004, and it still fits in well with more sophisticated Caddys like the 2009 CTS. Autoblog appreciates the "V-shaped grille and chiseled vertical tail lamps" on the 2009 Cadillac SRX and notes enthusiasts might want to opt for the Cadillac SRX Sport Package with a more substantial front grille, along with a "lip spoiler and 20-inch wheels." Car and Driver chides the 2009 Cadillac SRX for having "wagon-like boxiness [that] may polarize audiences," though it also says, “Like a coronation tuxedo, the SRX looks as starched and crisp as something from the Queen's own cleaners.” Edmunds comments, “The SRX's swept-back and angular styling suggests sporting intent.”
The interior of the SRX has been updated and is generally liked by reviewers. The "tasteful wood and alloy trim" that impresses Edmunds is accompanied on the 2009 Cadillac SRX by "supple leather upholstery and classy touches like an analog clock." Kelley Blue Book singles out the 2009 Cadillac and its "new dash" as "straightforward."
“The center stack has been revamped,” mentions an impressed Autoblog, commenting that the Cadillac SRX models are "now capped and bordered by an aluminum trim piece that adds much needed detail." Other Cadillac SRX features reviewers single out include "classier-looking heating vents" that give the 2009 Cadillac SRX an "uncluttered look." Cars.com says the "curvy center stack and conventional slatted air vents" are standouts.
The 2009 Cadillac SRX might be aging but it is doing it gracefully.