2013 Cadillac SRX Crossover Overview
What’s New for the 2013 Cadillac SRX Crossover
The 2013 Cadillac SRX Crossover sees some significant interior and exterior updates, including a new electronics interface called CUE, new safety features, an active noise-cancellation system to reduce outside noise, and restyled front and rear fascias. These updates make an already impressive vehicle even better.
2013 Cadillac SRX Crossover Exterior
The Cadillac SRX is the automaker’s best-selling vehicle, and for good reason. The sporty crossover features distinct lines from front to the rear of the exterior of the vehicle. You won’t mistake this crossover for anything besides a Cadillac. Its signature look combines the classy Cadillac image with a sporty and capable design.
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The base model features 18-inch alloy wheels, automatic headlights, roof rails, keyless entry, and remote engine start. How’s that for an impressive list of standard features?
2013 Cadillac SRX Crossover Performance
Every trim level features a 3.6-liter V6 that pouts out 308 hp and 265 lb-ft of torque. A six-speed automatic is the only transmission offered, and front-wheel drive comes standard, with the option for all-wheel drive.
2013 Cadillac SRX Crossover Efficiency
The SRX Crossover gets an EPA-estimated 17 mpg city, 24 mpg highway, and 19 mpg in combined driving for front-wheel-drive models and 16 mpg city, 23 mpg highway, and 18 mpg combined for the all-wheel-drive model. Also featured is an Eco driving mode, which can improve fuel economy by up to 1 mpg – we’ll take it!
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2013 Cadillac SRX Crossover Interior
Cadillac’s CUE infotainment system is the star of the new 2013 model. The system features a crisp LCD touch-screen and intuitive audio, climate, navigation, and phone control. The system has only four buttons: power, volume up/down, and home. CUE is controlled by voice commands and the swipes and pinches we have become accustom to using on our smartphones.
The visual impact CUE has made is just as impressive as the technology itself. The SRX used to be loaded with buttons and knobs, but now it is simple, refined, and high-tech. The interior is a welcomed combination of technology and luxury.
2013 Cadillac SRX Crossover Safety
The 2013 Cadillac SRX comes standard with antilock disc brakes, stability and traction control, OnStar, front side airbags, and side curtain airbags. Optional is a Driver Awareness package which comes standard on the SRX Premium, and adds forward-collision alert, lane departure warning, and a safety alert driver seat. The safety alert driver’s seat vibrates when the car suspects an imminent crash, and can be turned off if users decide they don’t like the unique feature.
The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety granted the SRX the top rating of “Good” in their frontal-offset, side-impact, and roof strength tests.