The 2013 Cadillac SRX shows a somewhat different, more distinctive personality on the inside than it advertises on the outside. While it fits right in with other luxury crossovers on the outside, its uniquely Cadillac interior continues to stand out in its class--both in the details and in the overall design.
Cadillac has managed to keep the SRX from looking too cookie-cutter. The SRX cuts a crisp profile, with strongly sculpted sides that complement its sharp front and rear ends. There's not a single boring angle, no ungainly ones either. Its relatively tidy front and rear ends, vertical headlights, and bright and angular grille lend it a combination of nice proportions and details.
Eighteen-inch wheels are standard and 20-inch wheels are offered, and when the doors are opened an illuminated logo shows through the sill plates.
Inside, the SRX feels top-lux and distinctly American. Its ambient lighting and hand-stitched leather dash make for a rich environment that continues Cadillac's commitment to excellent cabin appointments. This year the cabin gets a futuristic overtone as well, with the incorporation of the Cadillac User Experience (CUE) touch-screen interface, as well as special capacitive controls for climate and audio just below, plus a reconfigurable gauge cluster. Last year's partially concealed screen is gone, but the end result is a more uniform, less cluttered look.