The new 2017 Cadillac SRX offers us a very smooth and luxurious ride that is powered by a V-6 engine and does include an updated interior setup compared to the last model. As this 2017 version is actually going to carry over a larger part of the setup that we had last time and is mainly going to focus on updating and not changing things too much.
The Cadillac SRX is considered by GM as one of the more popular crossover SUVs that they have produced and its popularity only shows us how right there were when deciding to introduce this model. It is widely considered as a counterpart of the much acclaimed Escalade model, but it actually has a lot of difference compared to it. First of all it does not pose a truck-based design as the Escalade and also does come with some improved road manners compared to it.
The 2017 Cadillac SRX is going to offer us a design which was very much expected and does not distract us or goes away too far from its standard formula of designing vehicles. The conventional crossover-SUV shape is still present here and is very much appropriate for the car. There have also been rumors that the model might change dramatically for the future and there is even a possible name change introduced as a possibility. This may account for the stingy update this car has received. Nevertheless, we shall see come release date what the future holds for the Cadillac SRX 2017 and how it might fair against the competition.
What the exterior of the 2017 Cadillac SRX brings us is a design which successfully manages to hide the two box crossover SUV shape with lots of added body sculpturing and multiple clever angles and make the car much more modern than you would actually think. It does not seem revolutionary, although it may just fool you that it is.
The model has a chiseled look which greatly separate it from the rival models, and this does not just go for the Escalade but the Audi Q5, Land Rover Evoque, Volvo XC60 and even the Lexus RX models. This one has some vertically positioned headlights with the addition of a brightly chromed grille. The front and rear overhangs are relatively short as the overall shape brings us a bottom line powerful model.
Some exquisite features include the power line that runs the whole course of the trailing edge area and runs through the taillight lenses while at the same time extending the lenses making a more aerodynamic character to the car. Making the lines of the car sleeker is also made by the added thin spoiler to the back which adds the aerodynamics properties even more. But the best part simply has to be the inclusion of the 20-inch wheels which have SRX’s illuminated sill plates and piped lighting.
The best part of the indie of the 2017 Cadillac SRX is the added touchscreen which greatly illuminates the interior setup of the car. There is a great attention paid to the surfaces and although the technology is the prime factor of the design of the car other parts do not have that sort of an attention made to them. The large update that was mad in 2013 and the version of the car which received a large update by adding proximity sensing, slider controls, large capacitive touchscreen is still here, but has been expanded and built up a bit.
But the coverings also mark a significant highly to this model. The SRX uses hand-cut-and-sewn coverings which is placed on the instrument panel and combines with some ambient lighting and generally gives us an environment which is rich and also tech-savvy at the same time. This is something that is going to play a large role for the update of the Cadillac SRX 2017 and makes it a better model.
The powertrain for the 2017 Cadillac SRX is the not so quick but good enough V-6 engine. The engine actually enables the car to reach a power level of 308 horsepower but not more than that. People are perhaps expecting to see additional engine options at the release date but it might not happen and this one gets to be the only option that we are looking at. So what we are left with is a 3.6-liter V-6 engine that does peak torque at 2,400 rpm, and gives us a relaxed combination, but still does not manage to do much even with the added 6-speed automatic transmission. The engine fits its service but you would not expect to gain so much more from the model now.
Wheelbase: 9 ft. 2.5 in. (110.5 in.)
Length: 15 ft. 10.3 in. (190.3 in.)
Width: 6 ft. 3.2 in. (75.2 in.)
Passenger volume: N/A ft³
Cargo volume: 29.8 ft³
Curb weight: 4277 lbs.
Top Speed: 131 mph
0-60: 7.2 sec
MPG: 17/24 (city/highway)
Available Exterior Colors: Black Raven, Cocoa Bronze Metallic, Crystal Red Tintcoat, Graphite Metallic, Platinum Ice Tricoat, Radiant Silver Metallic, Sapphire Blue Metallic, Silver Coast Metallic…
Towing Capacity: 2,500 lbs
Release date and price
The 2017 Cadillac SRX is going to be available by the end of this year. We are expecting for an early release as this is more of an update than a large overhaul. The price is thus appropriately set at 37,605 USD as a base MSRP rating.