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FEATURES | 9 out of 10
The only options are chrome versus painted wheels, keyless entry and start, cooled seats, and a rear-seat entertainment system.
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optional moonroof that covered two rows of seats, and that really brightened things up inside
packs usable, well-shaped nooks, cubbies and bins into every available spot, sometimes one above the other
we weren't sure if we liked the fact that the navigation screen was of the pop-up variety (like that of the CTS), but after some time with the system, we were sold
The car even comes with the record button that saves radio broadcasts, essentially it works like TiVo for radio.
For traditional luxury or high-tech connectivity, the 2014 Cadillac SRX has a strong set of features, including one of the most advanced instrument panels on the market, along with a great collection of entertainment and active-safety extras. And you have a lot of choice in interior appointments, with some plush upgrades if you check the right option boxes and have a little more room in the budget.
With the new CUE infotainment system included across the model line, you get enhanced steering-wheel and instrument-panel controls, plus an eight-inch capacitive screen interface with proximity sensing. The touch-based controls feature both haptic feedback and proximity sensing technology to ensure consumers know when a command has been registered. And the touch-screen is motorized and can flip up to reveal a hidden storage cubby. CUE can pair up to ten Bluetooth devices, and incorporates all the latest technology including standard HD radio, Bluetooth audio streaming.
Luxury Collection, Performance Collection and Premium Collection models add many more features, including three-zone climate control; adaptive forward lighting that swivels the headlamps in sync with vehicle steering; a power liftgate with adjustable height setting; and a dual-screen video system for rear entertainment.
Top Premium Collection models include navigation, Bose surround audio, heated and ventilated front seats, heated rear seats, heated mirrors, a heated steering wheel, a Sapele wood-trimmed interior, remote start, tri-zone climate control, rear-seat audio controls, adjustable pedals, fog lamps, and rain-sensing wipers.
Cadillac has kept the interior contemporary with some fresh trim and material combinations each year, and 2014 is no exception. This year there's a new trio of exterior colors—Graphite Metallic, Terra Mocha Metallic and Sapphire Blue Metallic—while there's a new Caramel interior with Ebony accents.Even if you dodge most or all of the options, the SRX comes extremely well equipped. Keyless entry, cruise control, heated mirrors, steering-wheel audio controls, and a CD/MP3 sound system with XM Satellite Radio remain among the many standard features. Bluetooth compatibility is standard, as is OnStar's turn-by-turn navigation service for buyers who do not opt for the navigation system.
With CUE in the middle of the dash and a long list of luxury features, the Cadillac SRX aims upward.