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7.0
/ 10
On Performance
BASE INVOICE
$35,536
BASE MSRP
$37,605
On Performance
You won't find a lot of nimbleness or responsiveness in the Cadillac SRX, but its powertrain is very smooth.
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Even when whipped up to its 6800-rpm power peak, the V-6 remains refined and pleasant.
Car and Driver

the power curve is smooth and linear, while the torque curve is almost as flat as Ford's EcoBoost V-6
Motor Trend

pedal feel isn't great...There's a pronounced dead part of travel before the brakes start clamping down on anything, and when they do, they're numb
Cars.com

responsive on twisty roads, but it still felt a little top heavy and tall
AutoWeek


We'll call the 2014 Cadillac SRX confident, but not all that quick or inspiring—especially considering that it has a 308-horsepower engine under the hood.

Where does the fizz go? Part of the problem is that the SRX is geared quite tall, but the other issue is sheer weight; the 3.6-liter V-6 makes its peak torque at 2,400 rpm, so it's a relaxed combination, but even with the responsive six-speed automatic transmission the SRX just isn't that quick on its feet when a quick burst of power is needed. That said, in all-out acceleration, the SRX will make it to 60 mph in a respectable seven seconds—in the same ballpark as the Acura MDX, Lincoln MKX, or even Lexus RX 350. 

You can get this vehicle with front- or all-wheel drive, and the all-wheel-drive models use a Haldex system with electronic limited-slip differential; the latter is a great choice for snowy climates and bad weather.

Sprightly and nimble are again not terms that really apply to the way the SRX handles either; it feels heavier than you might expect if you pitch it hard into a corner. It's a bit disconcerting in that its center of mass feels higher (because of your seating height) even if it isn't. But the hydraulic-assist power steering is weighted nicely, and unwinds as predictably as in most sport sedans, and the powertrain always feels refined--settling to an almost imperceptible purr at idle, while it revs with a silky tenor, and none of the intake gurgle and whoosh of GM V-6s of the not-so-distant past. One criticism is that the brakes tend to feel spongier than we’d like, and the impression is cemented with significant nosedive.

Larger wheels usually tend to make the ride worse, and they don't always improve handling; but the 20-inch wheels are fine here. We recommend the optional FE3 suspension, with an active suspension and Continuous Damping Control, which reads the road and other inputs, adjusting every two milliseconds.

Conclusion

You won't find a lot of nimbleness or responsiveness in the Cadillac SRX, but its powertrain is very smooth.

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