Thursday, January 12, 2012

2012 Cadillac SRX Review

By Jennifer (Double Duty Mommy) at 7:49 AM
Last week we had to let go of a gorgeous 2012 Cadillac SRX. We got to test drive this beauty for a week and it was amazing.
The 2012 Cadillac SRX is equipped to the max with all the great luxury features you'd expect from a Cadillac. The turbocharged V6 engine means it wont take forever to get from 0-60 like some huge SUVs on the market. Depending on how often you "put the pedal to the metal" you can get up to 18 city miles and 25 highway miles.
The Cadillac SRX is known as a crossover. It's bigger than a sedan but a little smaller than the typical SUV.
It's the perfect size for my family of 4 but for larger families it would be a tight fit, especially those with 3 kids in carseats.
The SRX is equipped with so many cool buttons and features galore that a week testing the car was not enough time to use all of them. The leather wrapped steering wheel has all the things you need right at your finger tips so you can focus on driving. Call someone, change the radio volume and you can even heat the steering wheel for those cold nights (or days as we even experienced here in Florida recently).
The center console area is the epitome of luxury and convenience. Standard features includes an audio system w/ navigation that houses a single CD/DVD player. The 8" touchscreen is a great size to see everything you need without having to squint. You can also connect your Bluetooth to the SRX and it will automatically upload all your phone contacts into the 40GB hard drive so you can use the call features and be hands-free while driving.

The Cadillac SRX comes standard with all the features you need like manual tilt and telescopic sheering wheel (good for short people like me), power adjustable break and gas pedal (they can come closer to you-again for short people like me, lol), driver's seat memory - a push of a button will remember your exact seat settings for you and your husband so it's easy to switch drivers, "ultraview" sunroof- The sun roof goes into the back seat as well, heated and cooled front seats, heated rear seats, and so much more.

I was surprised at the fabulous gas mileage the SRX had. We averaged about 18MPG city and 24MPG highway which is slightly above the fuel economy estimates. Honestly, I believe that's better than our currant sedan cars which is just horrible to admit.

Other amazing features include:
■ On Star
■Keyless entry system (you don't need the key to open the doors)
■Remote vehicle start
■Cargo shade. Great to cover up shopping bags in the trunk area!
■Universal Home Start. You can start the car from inside your home! Great for the winter.
■XM Radio & service
■Bose system with 10 speaker 5.1 surround sound

We were so impressed with the Cadillac SRX and I have now decided that I am definitely a Cadillac type of girl. I test drove the Escalade hybrid back in August and I still talk about that car. Cadillac is a must it my life and I cannot go back to a "normal" car.

Disclosure: We test drove the 2012 Cadillac SRX for 8 days thanks to Cadillac and GM SouthEast. All opinions of this amazing car are those of me and my family.

42 commented:

Tian H. said...

Wow, it's surely a gorgeous car! I do really want to have my own car, someday! Right now, we only can afford one sedan for our family! 

Dentistmel said...

What perfect timing. We are looking for a new car and we love the Escalade. This looks like an incredible car. I am going to show my husband all the features once he gets home. Great post!

Sonya on January 12, 2012 at 9:19 AM said...

Wow!  I may be trading my mini van in for this one!  

Vanessa Coker said...

Beautiful car and features! If id had a little more room for car seats it would've made it more appealing but it still very nice!

Tammy said...

I prefer to drive smaller cars, but it's cute.

Rob said...

Looks like a really nice vehicle.  A little to small for my family since we are a family of 5 but Cadillac is for sure a very nice vehicle.

Becca @ Mama B on January 12, 2012 at 10:20 AM said...

It's so purty.

Jennifer H said...

Girl, you are always testing drive sweet rides! I want in! :)

Jbfoster4 said...

What a great car! I will definitely be looking into this one when my lease is up! Thanks for the great review!

Mar at Obviously MARvelous said...

Okay I LOVE the features you've shown. I totally need the backup camera and with both hubs & I driving, a 2 seat memory would be amazing!

courtney b said...

wow i want one! wish i could afford it!

Joy Williams said...

I would love to own a cadillac one day.  For now I would never let my children in a car that nice!!  LOL

MamaLuvsBooks said...

WOW!!!  Now that is a car!!!  I WANT IT!!  Thanks for the review!!!

Jennifer on January 12, 2012 at 12:30 PM said...

I think you could get 3 Diono car seats in the back but other brands would be tight.

Jennifer on January 12, 2012 at 12:31 PM said...

I WAS like that a few years ago but once I drove a big SUV I didn't want to go back. I love being up higher from the ground. I feel much more safe.

Jennifer on January 12, 2012 at 12:32 PM said...

the SRX has the best back up cam that i've seen! I love that it shows which way the tires are turned.

andrews_cheryl said...

Great car!  I would love a car like this.

NotQuiteSusie said...

What a GORGEOUS car!

Penelope (NYC Mom Blogger) on January 12, 2012 at 3:16 PM said...

Wow, what a great family car!

Momsreview4you on January 12, 2012 at 5:05 PM said...

My husband is a big Cadillac fan.  He would love this car!

Elizabeth K said...

Awesome! I really like the body style.

Brandy said...

Definitely a beautiful car... I just have a hard time with the poor gas mileage. I guess for a sleek SUV that 17mpg is okay, but my honda gets nearly double that!

Jess Toothman on January 12, 2012 at 6:32 PM said...

I've been wanting to try one of the new crossovers, but it seems like it should get better gas mileage!  We just bought a brand new car though so maybe in a few years:)

Theresa Janke on January 12, 2012 at 7:10 PM said...

How awesome that you get to really test drive a car.  I wish when I bought my last car I could've had some time to really check it out.

WendyT said...

I love those safety features! 

I'm honestly not sure if I would have been able to review this car because I don't think I'd want to give it back.  Beautiful.

Stacie Haight Connerty on January 12, 2012 at 8:30 PM said...

We had one of these for a few weeks a few years ago and loved it. It really is a great car. Great review!!

Crystal on January 12, 2012 at 8:32 PM said...

Wow, sounds like a great ride.

Miranda Welle said...

Lucky!  It looks beautiful.  We were looking at a Cadillac Escalade but went with the Sequoia instead because we could seat 8 and the Escalade only sat 7.  But the SPACE in the Escalade was so nice!

Olivia Rubin on January 12, 2012 at 9:18 PM said...

love the front alert and seat memory

Theresa said...

That looks like an awesome car!

Shakeeta W said...

This looks like an amazing car!! I'm definitely someone who needs the reverse cam because I'm always terrified that I'm going to hit or run over something lol.  I also like that it has a DVD player which my kids can use for those 2-hour trips to see our families :)

Dealectiblemommies said...

Wow, this looks amazing!

Sam on January 13, 2012 at 3:11 PM said...

That is a nice looking car! Great review.

Maureen Fitzgerald said...

That is definitely going on my "must drive" list!

Nightowlmama said...

its beautiful and sounds like a really great car

Laurie said...

Wow this sounds like and awesome car, love the way it looks.

Courtney on January 13, 2012 at 11:14 PM said...

Wow, love the seat memory buttons!! Hubby ruins mine when he drives.

ToniPatton on January 14, 2012 at 10:22 AM said...

Oh that is a beauty!  I would love to have that of course we have to have 3 rows so our kids don't aggravate each other LOL

Mommyhastowork said...

What a great looking car!

Amy on January 15, 2012 at 8:50 PM said...

I love this car...but wish it had a 3rd row seat like the older models did. We would have gotten this one, but went with a Buick Enclave instead

Anna 'Reynolds' Graves on January 15, 2012 at 8:58 PM said...

What a gorgeous car!!!

Joye Rast said...

We have been looking for a crossover for my daughter with new baby coming and will have to check this one out. Thanks!!!

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