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FEATURES | 8 out of 10
Two Bose sound system upgrades, the top version with a 40-gig hard drive
Available features include a navigation system...and DVD entertainment
Standard Bluetooth connectivity
Cadillac has seen ups and downs during its storied history, but the brand has almost always showcased some of the latest automotive technology on its production vehicles. The 2010 Cadillac SRX is no exception, and while TheCarConnection.com doesn't find any truly groundbreaking features, no tech tidbits are conspicuously absent.
The 2010 Cadillac SRX is available in three different trim levels, but even the base models are "full of all the luxury features you'd expect in a well-appointed vehicle," according to The Detroit News. Jalopnik reviewers report that the SRX Cadillac is "raising the bar on both luxury and technology while carrying much of the CTS driving dynamics to an SUV." Helping the Cadillac SRX to raise said bar are standard features like "Bluetooth connectivity" and an "adjustable power-lift gate" that The Detroit News says "never opens too high so someone cannot reach the close button or have the gate hit the garage door." On most counts, the 2010 Cadillac SRX competes well with the Lexus RX 350, but Motor Trend points out that the SRX Cadillac's seats are "only heated," while the RX 350's are "heated and cooled." That quibble aside, the standard features found inside the Cadillac SRX are worthy of the Cadillac nameplate, especially the "eight-speaker Bose stereo" that Car and Driver notes comes standard.
No luxury vehicle is complete without a long list of expensive optional features, and the 2010 Cadillac SRX easily meets this lux-UV criteria. Motor Trend reviewers report that the Cadillac SRX is available with optional "three-zone climate control, pop-up navigation, and two Bose sound system upgrades, the top version with a 40-gig hard drive" that eliminates the hassle of changing CDs constantly (once you've loaded the music the first time). ConsumerGuide also says that "steering-linked headlights, and DVD entertainment" are available on the Cadillac SRX; the latter includes two screens for the rear seats and is especially handy when driving with young children.
The 2010 Cadillac SRX takes a number of great features pioneered by other vehicles and brings them together in one richly appointed cabin.