2016 CADILLAC SRX OFFERS STRONG BALANCE OF LUXURY, PERFORMANCE AND TECHNOLOGY
Cadillac SRX offers a roomy interior, with seating for five and a large cargo area. Its design is classic Cadillac, with luxury that touches every aspect of the vehicle, from the technology-drenched dashboard and high-performance powertrain to the exclusive comfort and convenience features designed to surpass expectations.
SRX is offered in a base model and three option collections: Luxury, Performance and Premium, with all-wheel drive offered on all but the base model. All are powered by a direct-injected 3.6L V-6 rated at an SAE-certified 308 horsepower (230 kW) and 265 lb-ft of torque (358 Nm). It is matched with the Hydra-Matic 6T70 six-speed automatic transmission, which features a driver-selectable Eco feature that alters the shift points for up to 1-mpg improved fuel economy in normal driving conditions.
SRX design and exterior features
OnStar with 4G LTE and standard built-in Wi-Fi hotspot provides a mobile hub for drivers and passengers to stay connected. The hotspot is on whenever the car is on and comes with a three-month/three-gigabyte data trial.
Cadillac's luxury crossover is distinguished by striking angles and refined details, while its signature shield grille offers expressive depth. Flanking the grille are Cadillac's iconic vertical headlamps, with light pipe technology and available adaptive forward lighting technology that turns the lamps in the direction of the front wheels.
Additional standard and available exterior features include:
Light pipes also provide a glow to the front fender vents of the SRX, as well as the vertical taillamps. The SRX has a wide stance, minimal overhangs and wheels pushed to corners. Eighteen-inch wheels are standard on the Base and Luxury Collection and 20-inch wheels are standard on Performance and Premium collections.
◾High-intensity discharge headlamps with adaptive forward lighting system are standard on Performance and Premium collections
◾Halogen headlamps with Twilight Sentinel feature are standard on Base and Luxury Collection
◾Fog lamps are standard on Performance and Premium collections
◾Power liftgate is standard on Luxury, Performance and Premium collections
◾Heated and power-adjustable outside mirrors are standard on all models, with power-folding and driver-side auto dimming features standard on Luxury, Performance and Premium collections
◾Rainsense automatic windshield wipers are standard on Luxury, Performance and Premium collections
◾Chrome roof rails are standard on Luxury, Performance and Premium collections
◾Eighteen-inch aluminum wheels are standard on the Base model
◾Eighteen-inch aluminum wheels with bright machined finish are standard on the Luxury Collection
◾Twenty-inch aluminum wheels with bright machined finish and painted accents are standard on Performance and Premium collections
◾Twenty-inch chrome aluminum and polished aluminum wheels are available on Performance and Premium collections.
Ten exterior colors are offered: Cocoa Bronze Metallic, Radiant Silver Metallic, Black Raven, Crystal Red Tintcoat and Platinum Ice Tricoat, Graphite Metallic, Silver Coast Metallic, Terra Mocha Metallic and Sapphire Blue Metallic.SRX interior features
The SRX's interior is defined by Cadillac's signature blend of luxury and technology, centered on Cadillac's CÚE (Cadillac Úser Experience). Rich, saturated tones complemented by premium accent materials reflect contemporary lifestyles.
Engine : 3.6 L., 6-cylinder
Power: 305 hp
Torque: 264 ft-lbs
While CÚE is the foundation for the SRX's enhanced driving experience, it is complemented with additional features and design refinements inside the vehicle, including:
◾Standard HD radio
◾Bluetooth audio streaming is available for all collections
◾A ÚSB port in the storage bin behind the CÚE faceplate
◾The center console features an additional ÚSB port, an auxiliary input jack and a 12-volt power outlet
◾Headphones and remote designed for the rear-seat entertainment system, which also includes a rear ÚSB port and SD card slot.
For a quieter driving experience, the SRX offers active noise cancelation, which uses microphones to detect ambient noise, the frequencies of which are processed by a computer that directs counteracting sound waves through the audio system to tailor the sound quality and character inside the cabin.Additional interior features returning for 2016 include:
◾SiriusXM Satellite Radio with three-month trial service is standard on all models
◾Bose® premium eight-speaker audio system is standard on base models and the Luxury collection; a Bose 10-speaker Centerpoint Surround Sound system is standard on the Performance and Luxury Collections – and available on Luxury
◾Tri-zone automatic climate control is standard on the Premium Collection and dual-zone automatic climate control is standard on Base, as well as the Luxury and Performance collections
◾Keyless access is standard on the Luxury, Performance and Premium collections
◾Ambient lighting package is standard on the Luxury, Performance and Premium collections
◾Auto-dimming inside mirror with OnStar controls is standard on the Luxury, Performance and Premium collections
◾Adjustable pedals are standard on the Performance and Premium collections
◾Rearview camera system is standard on the Luxury, Performance and Premium collections
◾Front bucket seats with power eight-way driver's adjustment are standard on all models
◾Heated front seats are standard on the Luxury, Performance and Premium collections
◾Heated rear outboard seats are standard on the Premium Collection
◾Rear seat with 60/40-split and pass-through is standard on all models
◾Leather-trimmed steering wheel is standard on all models
◾Heated steering wheel is standard on the Luxury, Performance and Premium collections and includes Sapele wood on steering wheel, shift knob, center stack and doors
◾ÚltraView power sunroof is standard on the Luxury, Performance and Premium collections
◾Cargo management system and cargo shade are standard on the Luxury, Performance and Premium collections.
Base models receive leatherette seating offered in Ebony with Ebony accents or Light Titanium with Ebony accents. Luxury, Performance and Premium Collections include leather seating offered in four color/trim combinations: Ebony with Ebony accents, Light Titanium with Ebony accents, Caramel with Ebony accents and Shale with Brownstone accents.Cadillac CÚE and new OnStar with 4G LTE
Standard on the SRX, CÚE pairs entertainment and information data from up to 10 Bluetooth-enabled mobile devices, ÚSBs, SD cards and MP3 players with a vehicle infotainment system that reduces complexity through customized information, voice commands and fewer buttons and larger icons. The comprehensive, in-vehicle experience is designed to be unique for each consumer, from the 'simple user' to the fully connected 'super user.'
At the heart of CÚE, the vibrant, eight-inch LCD multi-touch sensitive screen – with proximity sensing and haptic feedback – is seamlessly integrated in the top of the central instrument panel. It displays CÚE's home page, which resembles a smartphone screen, with large, easy-to-target icons that execute commands. Capacitive technology on the screen and faceplate enables consumers to use the same 'swipe,' 'pinch' or 'spread' gestures common to most popular smartphones and tablets.
A motorized faceplate for the system reveals a concealed storage area for smartphones or other mobile devices and includes an illuminated ÚSB port. CÚE's vibrant LCD screen resembles a smartphone's screen, with large, easy-to-target icons to execute commands. A navigation system is also available with the Luxury Collection and is standard with the Performance and Premium Collections.
The CÚE screen is also the display for the rear-view camera that's standard on the Luxury, Performance and Premium collections.
Complementing CÚE to enhance the SRX's connectivity is new OnStar with 4G LTE and standard built-in Wi-Fi hotspot. It provides a mobile hub for drivers and passengers to stay connected. The hotspot is on whenever the vehicle is on and comes with a three-month/three-gigabyte data trial.
4G LTE is the most current and fastest mobile data network – 10 times faster than 3G and 100 times faster than the previous generation of OnStar hardware. And with OnStar, it also offers stronger, broader coverage than smartphones on the same network and it's easy to use: If the vehicle is on, the connection is on.
At the time of purchase, six months OnStar Guidance includes all of OnStar's advisor-based safety and security features, including Automatic Crash Response and Stolen Vehicle Assistance, as well as Turn-by-Turn navigation. (posted on conceptcarz.com)
Five years of OnStar Basic Plan includes RemoteLink Key Fob Services, allowing owners to remotely start and lock/unlock a car (if properly equipped), and activate the horn and lights from anywhere with a data connection. It also includes OnStar Vehicle Diagnostics, which runs monthly checks of a vehicle's engine, transmission, anti-lock brakes and more, and Dealer Maintenance Notification, which sends a diagnostic report directly to a preferred dealer, simplifying service scheduling.SRX powertrain
Performance is integral in the SRX, which is powered by a 3.6L direct-injected V-6 rated at an SAE-certified 308 horsepower (230 kW) and 265 lb-ft of torque (359 Nm). Lightweight features help reduce overall weight for greater efficiency and a more favorable front-to-rear weight balance. Examples include a composite intake manifold that saves approximately 5.5 pounds (2.5 kg) over the weight of a comparable aluminum intake and an integrated cylinder head/exhaust manifold design that saves approximately 13 pounds (6 kg) per engine.
The Hydra-Matic 6T70 six-speed automatic transmission is matched with the engine. An available all-wheel-drive system incorporates an electronic limited-slip rear differential, which not only improves traction in slippery road conditions but provides side-to-side torque transfer along the rear axle to enhance control during hard cornering.SRX chassis and suspension
Drivers will appreciate the SRX's four-wheel independent suspension system along with its standard rack-and-pinion hydraulic steering system – and variable-effort, speed-sensitive steering system – with tuning biased for sport sedan-style driving and strong on-center feel. StabiliTrak electronic stability control is standard and works in concert with the standard four-wheel-disc/four-channel-ABS braking system.
Additional features include:
◾An independent MacPherson strut suspension system is standard on all models, featuring a direct-acting stabilizer bar and hydraulic ride bushings
◾An independent 'H-arm' rear suspension incorporates a lightweight hollow stabilizer bar
◾Power-assisted rack-and-pinion steering is standard on Base and the Performance Collection
◾Power-assisted variable-effort and speed-sensitive rack-and-pinion steering system is standard on the Performance and Premium Collections
◾Rear axle ratio is 3.39 on all models
◾A trailering package is available on the Luxury, Performance and Premium collections and increases the towing capacity to 3,500 pounds (1,587 kg).SRX safety
Cadillac SRX provides a standard NHTSA 5-Star overall crash safety rating, the highest safety rating available.
In addition, Cadillac provides available advanced safety features based on Cadillac's 'control and alert' strategy that employs advanced technologies – including radar, cameras and ultrasonic sensors – to help prevent crashes. The safety features bolster driver vision and awareness of road hazards, and can even assist to help the driver avert potential crashes. In certain situations, Cadillac's advanced crash-avoidance systems, such as automatic braking, can pre-fill and automatically apply braking in response to potential hazards.
Among the most sophisticated of the features is front and rear automatic braking. It relies on radar, camera and ultrasonic technology to help the driver prevent front and rear low-speed collisions via a progression of alerts that extend to complete braking, if necessary.
Many of the advanced safety features are bundled in the Driver Awareness and Driver Assist packages. The Driver Awareness package is standard with the Premium Collection and available on Luxury and Performance. It includes:
◾Safety Alert Seat
◾Forward Collision Alert
◾Lane Departure Warning
◾IntelliBeam® high-beam control.
The Driver Assist package is available on the Luxury, Performance and Premium collections. It includes all of the Driver Awareness package content, plus:
◾Adaptive cruise control
◾Automatic collision preparation
◾Front and rear automatic braking.
StabiliTrak electronic stability control system with traction control, and four-wheel disc brakes with four-channel ABS are also standard, along with:
◾Dual-stage frontal and side-impact driver and right-front passenger air bags
◾Head-curtain side-impact air bags
◾Rollover mitigation sensors
◾Front safety belt pretensioners and load limiters.
Additionally, a rearview camera is standard on the Luxury, Performance and Premium collections.
The SRX is also designed to meet European pedestrian protection standards, with the front bumper positioned for greater compatibility with car bumpers.Source - Cadillac