2013 Cadillac SRX vs. Its Competition

2013 Cadillac SRX
Bengt Halvorson Bengt Halvorson Deputy Editor

The 2013 Cadillac SRX now offers more technology than any of its competition.

Compared to the SRX, the styling of the Lexus is restrained—some would call it dull—but it has been updated for in-cabin technology.

Both the Volvo XC60 and Audi Q5 are slightly smaller than the SRX but offer more engaging driving dynamics.

The Volvo also offers the City Safety system, which might help avoid accidents in low-speed driving.

Mercedes-Benz updated the GLK for 2013 with new styling and and some off-road capabilities the SRX can't match.

The BMW X5 remains a rival, and while it's more satisfying and nuanced behind the wheel, the SRX is arguably a bit better in cabin appointments.

BMW's X3 could also be seen as an alternative, but its iDrive interface hasn't evolved to anything like GM's CUE, and the X3's interior seems cramped in comparison.

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Quick Specs
8.2
The 2013 Cadillac SRX has a roomy, rich, uniquely American interior, and with new interior technology it's now the iPhone of crossovers.
8.4
The 2013 Audi Q5 is one of the more carlike crossovers, with elegant execution, smart high-tech features, and very good passenger space.
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While it's not as fresh-faced as some of the competition, the 2013 BMW X5 continues to shine in utility, comfort, driving, and, in the X5 M, shockingly high performance.
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The 2013 Lexus RX is plush and premium, and it delivers on that luxury impression, but it's not the over-the-top lavish expression some might seek.
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It looks more like an authentically rugged SUV, but the improved 2013 Mercedes-Benz GLK has carlike road manners and now, better fuel economy with both its gas V-6 and its new turbodiesel four.
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The 2013 Volvo XC60 carries on the tradition of Volvo wagons--even their top-of-the-class safety--only in a modern, fashion-conscious crossover.
MSRP From     
$37,330$35,900$47,500$39,660$37,090$34,350
Gas Mileage     
16 MPG City / 24 MPG Hwy18 MPG City / 30 MPG Hwy14 MPG City / 26 MPG Hwy18 MPG City / 26 MPG Hwy19 MPG City / 33 MPG Hwy18 MPG City / 25 MPG Hwy
Engine     
Gas/Ethanol V6Turbocharged Gas I4Turbocharged Gas I6Gas V6Gas V6Gas I6
EPA Class     
N/A4WD Sport Utility VehicleSport Utility Vehicle2WD Sport Utility Vehicle2WD Sport Utility Vehicle4WD Sport Utility Vehicle
Style Name     
FWD 4-Door Basequattro 4-Door 2.0T PremiumAWD 4-Door xDrive35iFWD 4-DoorRWD 4-Door GLK 350AWD 4-Door 3.2L
Drivetrain     
Front Wheel DriveAll Wheel DriveAll Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveRear Wheel DriveAll Wheel Drive
Passenger Capacity     
555555
Passenger Doors     
N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
Body Style     
Sport Utility VehicleSport Utility VehicleSport Utility Vehicle - 4WDSport Utility VehicleSport Utility VehicleWagon
Transmission     
Automatic w/Manual ShiftAutomatic w/Manual ShiftAutomaticAutomaticAutomatic w/Manual ShiftAutomatic w/Manual Shift
Detailed Spec Comparison
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