The 2014 SRX should rank high among safety-conscious shoppers, as it has some of the most impressive safety features in its class, plus top ratings for occupant protection.
The IIHS says the SRX is a Top Safety Pick; the NHTSA gives it five stars overall for crash protection. Cadillac fits the SRX with adaptive cruise control and front and rear emergency braking assistance--and this year, adds adaptive headlights. Forward-collision warnings are available, and the IIHS says the system is one of the best you can buy,
All SRX crossover SUVs get OnStar hardware, which offers subscription plans to deliver data and concierge services into the car, as well as automatic crash alerts.
Outward vision isn't a strength of the SRX, though. The parking sensors and rearview camera mitigate the problem, but short drivers will notice the sliver of a rearward view, caused by the vehicle's thick roof pillars.