The 2013 Cadillac SRX luxury crossover introduces technology and design enhancements headlined by CUE, the in-vehicle user experience that incorporates touch-screen controls similar to the most popular mobile devices. The 2013 SRX’s enhanced technology also contributes to safety, with Cadillac’s new Driver Awareness and Driver Assist technology packages.
Interior and exterior design updates further distinguish the 2013 SRX, while active noise cancellation technology helps provide a quieter driving experience. Since its redesign in 2009, the SRX has established a strong visual signature for Cadillac in the luxury crossover segment.
The 2013 SRX refines that appearance with a new design for the front upper and lower grilles that conveys greater depth and the brand’s attention to detail. They update Cadillac’s signature shield piece grille design with greater detail and depth, giving the SRX a richer appearance. 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. Light pipes also provide a new glow to the front fender vents of the SRX, as well as the vertical tail lamps. The SRX has a wide stance, minimal overhangs and wheels pushed to corners.
Additionally, three new exterior colors are offered this year: Evolution Green Metallic, Glacier Blue Metallic and Silver Coast Metallic. Eighteen-inch wheels are standard on the Base and Luxury Collection and 20-inch wheels are standard on Performance and Premium Collections. Also new is the SRX’s range of 20-inch wheel designs, including new chrome and polished aluminum wheels for the Performance and Premium Collections – the top two option packages.
Offered in Base, Luxury, Performance and Premium models, power for the SRX is generated by a (LFX) 3.6L direct-injection V6 prime mover. Torque is communicated to the street through a Hydra-Matic 6T70 six-speed automatic transmission. This sophisticated transmission also features a driver-selectable Eco feature that alters shift points for up to 1-mpg improved fuel economy in normal driving situations.
Performance and safety are enhanced by an available all-wheel-drive (AWD) system designed to optimize vehicle handling and stability in all driving conditions. The pre-emptive, active-on-demand system provides an extra measure of capability in wet or icy conditions.
Inside the passenger cabin is optimized for five-passenger luxury and good cargo-carrying ability. The Cadillac User Experience (CUE) interface is standard on the 2013 SRX. It is the brand’s new design and technical breakthrough for intuitive in-vehicle control and connectivity. CUE pairs entertainment and information data from up to 10 Bluetooth-enabled mobile devices, USBs, 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.”
The heart of CUE is the vibrant, eight-inch LCD multi-touch sensitive screen – with proximity sensing and haptic feedback – that is seamlessly integrated in the top of the central instrument panel. It displays CUE’s home page, which resembles a smart phone’s 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 smart phones and tablets. A motorized faceplate for the system reveals a concealed storage area for smart phones or other mobile devices and includes an illuminated USB port.
Dimensions & specifications
Wheelbase: 110.5; overall length: 190.3; width: 75.2; height: 65.7
All vehicle measurements are in inches
Engine: 3.6L V6 – 308 hp at 6,800 rpm and 265 lbs-ft of torque at 2,400 rpm.
Transmission: six-speed automatic
EPA Fuel Economy: 17 city/24 hwy. (FWD); 16 city/23 hwy. (AWD)
Cargo capacity: 61.2 cubic feet
Towing capacity: 3,500 lbs.
Dual front airbags, front seat mounted side-impact airbags, dual head curtain side-impact airbags, four-wheel disc brakes with anti-lock, brake assist, electronic brake force distribution, traction control, StabiliTrak vehicle stability system, side blind zone alert, rear cross traffic alert, Bluetooth hands-free phone system, OnStar communications system, rollover mitigation sensors, and tire pressure monitoring system. Luxury adds Rainsense automatic windshield wipers, keyless access, adjustable pedals, and rearview camera. Performance adds high-intensity discharge (HID) headlamps with Adaptive Forward Lighting System, and fog lamps.
Optional safety features include adaptive cruise control, automatic front/rear braking, forward collision alert, lane departure warning, rear vision camera with dynamic guidelines and safety alert seat.
Basic: 4-year/50,000 mile
Powertrain: 6-year/70,000 mile
Corrosion: 4-year/50,000 mile
Roadside Assistance: 6-year/70,000 mile 24-hour
The base Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) for the 2013 Cadillac SRX crossover starts from $37,330 for the Base FWD model up to $50,730 for the Premium AWD. Destination charges add $895.