2008 Cadillac SRX

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$38,105-$45,105
$35,628-$42,173
13 CITY / 21 HWY
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Overview

What Changed for 2008:
  • Adaptive remote start system

  • New 18-inch and 20-inch Wheel Sport packages

  • New UltraView sunroof with 5.6 sq. ft. of open space above first and second rows

  • New UltraView Plus sunroof fixed glass plus power shade over third row
Overview
The 2008 Cadillac SRX is basically unchanged from 2007, when it was heavily updated. A new Sport Appearance package is available this year, along with an adaptive remote start system, but most of the other changes are minor. First introduced in 2004, the midsize SRX was Cadillac's first crossover sport utility model. According to Cadillac, the SRX boasts the longest wheelbase in the segment, seating up to 7 passengers when equipped with the optional third-row seat. Built on the same platform as the Cadillac CTS sedan, the SRX has a low center of gravity and improved ride and handling compared to larger, truck-based SUVs, Cadillac says. Competitors for the SRX include the Acura MDX, Volvo XC90 and Lexus RX 350.

Model Lineup
The 2008 Cadillac SRX is available with either a V-6 or V-8 engine under the hood. Rear-wheel drive (RWD) is standard, while all-wheel drive (AWD) is available on both 6- and 8-cylinder models. Standard equipment on the V-6 includes a power rear liftgate; driver information center; leather front bucket seats; split-folding adjustable leather second-row seats; and dual-zone climate control. V-6 optional packages include the V-6 Luxury Collection, Convenience, Premium Seating, and Theater packages. The V-8 standard equipment list includes the Convenience and Premium Seating packages. There are three optional packages for the V-8, including the V-8 Premium Luxury Collection, the Utility package and the Theater package.

Options on the SRX include an UltraView sunroof that offers 5.6 sq. ft. of space above the first and second rows. Also available as an option is the UltraView Plus with power sunshade that adds a fixed glass roof over the third row.

New for 2008 is the optional SRX Wheel Sport package, available in either 18-inch or 20-inch wheel sizes. The 18-inch Wheel Sport package with 18-inch cast aluminum wheels is available with RWD and AWD, while the 20-inch package (20-inch polished aluminum wheels) is only available on the AWD SRX. Both include the Driver's package (limited-slip differential, RWD only; Xenon high-intensity discharge headlamps with integrated washers); sport grille; dual chrome exhaust tips; front and rear sport fascias; and chrome roof rails.

Powertrain
Two engines are available in the 2008 Cadillac SRX: a 3.6-liter V-6 engine with variable valve timing (VVT) that delivers 255 hp at 6500 rpm and 254 lb.-ft. of torque at 2800 rpm, and a 4.6-liter, Northstar V-8 engine with VVT producing 320 hp at 6400 rpm and 315 lb.-ft. of torque at 4400 rpm. The V-6 engine is mated to a 5-speed automatic transmission with electronically controlled shifts and Driver Shift Control (clutchless manual operation). The V-8 engine uses a 6-speed automatic transmission. Fuel economy for the 2WD V-6 engine is estimated at 15 mpg city/ 22 mpg highway and 14 mpg city/22 mpg highway for the AWD. For the V-8 engine, the 2WD and AWD EPA estimates are 13 mpg city/20 mpg highway. Standard on every 2008 Cadillac is a 5-year/100,000-mile transferable powertrain limited warranty with no deductible, 24/7 roadside assistance and courtesy transportation.

Safety
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), the Cadillac SRX receives a 4-star rating for driver and front passenger in frontal crash testing, and a 5-star rating for side-impact crash tests. In NHTSA rollover tests, the SRX receives a 3-star rating for 2WD and a 4-star rating for the AWD configuration. The 2008 Cadillac SRX features driver and front passenger dual stage air bags and seat-mounted side-impact air bags, along with front and second-row outboard passenger head curtain air bags, and lap and shoulder belts for all occupants and pre-tensioners for driver and front passenger. Standard are 4-wheel disc brakes with anti-lock braking system and brake assist; 4-channel electronic stability control system; and speed-sensitive steering. Magnetic Ride Control is optional.

Technology
The 2008 Cadillac SRX offers a Bose 5.1 Cabin Surround Sound system plus voice recognition with DVD navigation; GPS-based, 6.5-inch touch screen with voice and text guidance; and DVD playback (with transmission in park mode only) as a free-standing option, or as part of the V-6 or V-8 Theater package, or the V-8 Premium Luxury Collection package. Also available on the V-8 is an entertainment system with rear-seat DVD player with liquid crystal diode display, wireless headphones and remote control. Included with all SRX models is three free months of XM satellite radio and one year of OnStar Directions & Connections and Turn-by-Turn Navigation.
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  • Name RWD (4dr V6) Transmission Automatic w/OD MSRP 38105.00 Engine 3.6L/217 City/Hwy MPG 15/22
  • Name RWD (4dr V8) Transmission Automatic w/OD MSRP 45105.00 Engine 4.6L/279 City/Hwy MPG 13/20
  • Name AWD (4dr V6) Transmission Automatic w/OD MSRP 38105.00 Engine 3.6L/217 City/Hwy MPG 14/22
  • Name AWD (4dr V8) Transmission Automatic w/OD MSRP 45105.00 Engine 4.6L/279 City/Hwy MPG 13/20
INTERIOR
  • Seats, front bucket includes 8-way power driver seat adjuster and articulating head restraints
  • Seat adjuster, front passenger manual recline
  • Seats, second row 60/40 split-bench, adjustable
  • Armrest, front center
  • Armrest, rear center with dual cup holders
  • Console, floor with floor shifter, integral armrest, storage compartment and cup holders
  • Floor mats, carpeted front and rear
  • Steering column, Tilt-wheel, adjustable
  • Steering wheel, leather-wrapped
  • Steering wheel controls, mounted audio, HVAC system and cruise controls
  • Instrumentation, analog with speedometer, tachometer and fuel gauge
  • Fuel gauge, analog
  • Tire Pressure Monitor
  • Windows, power with front and rear Express-Down, front Express-Up and rear passenger lockout
  • Door locks, power programmable
  • Rear Parking Assist, Ultrasonic with rearview LED display and audible warning
  • Cruise control, electronic with set and resume speed
  • Remote Keyless Entry
  • Adaptive Remote Start
  • Theft-deterrent alarm system
  • Theft-deterrent system, vehicle, PASS-Key III+
  • Climate control, dual-zone automatic with individual climate settings for driver and right-front passenger
  • Defogger, rear-window
  • Mirror, inside rearview auto-dimming with compass display and OnStar controls
  • Visors, driver and front passenger illuminated vanity mirrors
  • Cargo cover
  • Storage system, rear cargo area, reconfigurable 3 compartments with 1 removable storage bin
  • Seat adjuster, 8-way power front passenger
  • Seat adjusters, driver and front passenger power lumbar control
  • Seats, heated driver and front passenger
  • Steering wheel, leather-wrapped and heated
  • Memory Package. recalls 2 driver seat "presets" for audio, HVAC, mirror and (JF4) power adjustable pedals (if equipped)
  • Universal Home Remote, includes garage door opener, 3-channel programmable
EXTERIOR
  • Wheels, 17" x 7.5" (43.2 cm x 19.1 cm) painted cast aluminum
  • Tires, P235/65R17 front and P255/60R17 rear Goodyear, H-rated, all-season, blackwall
  • Roof rails, black
  • Headlamps, halogen Tungsten, windshield wiper-activated with Twilight Sentinel and flash-to-pass feature
  • Fog lamps, front, integral in front fascia
  • Glass, Solar-Ray deep-tinted mid-rear-side and liftgate
  • Mirrors, outside heated power-adjustable, body-color, manual-folding
  • Wipers, front intermittent with washers
  • Wiper, rear intermittent with washer
  • Liftgate, rear power
  • Wheels, 18" x 8" (45.7 cm x 20.3 cm) ultra-bright machined-finish cast aluminum (Requires RWD when ordered with (PDW) Ultra Luxury Collection.)
  • Headlamps, Xenon, High-Intensity Discharge (HID), windshield wiper-activated with night-time flash-to-pass feature
  • Mirrors, outside heated power-adjustable and driver-side auto-dimming, body-color, manual-folding
  • Roof rails, chrome
  • Headlamp washer system
MECHANICAL
  • Engine, 3.6L Variable Valve Timing V6 SFI (255 hp [190.2 kW] @ 6500 rpm, 254 lb-ft of torque [342.9 N-m] @ 2800 rpm) (Requires (MX0) 5-speed automatic transmission for RWD or (MX7) 5-speed automatic transmission for AWD.)
  • Transmission, 5-speed automatic, electronically-controlled with overdrive, Hydra-Matic, RWD (Must specify a transmission. Will receive 5-speed automatic transmission (5L40-E) RWD when 1SA, V6 is ordered. Will receive 6-speed automatic transmission (6L50-E) RWD when 1SB, V8 is ordered.)
  • Traction control, all-speed, brake and engine controlled
  • Rear wheel drive
  • Battery, maintenance-free with rundown protection
  • Suspension, 4-wheel independent
  • Steering, power, speed-sensitive, rack-and-pinion
  • Exhaust, stainless steel, with chrome tips
  • Engine, Northstar 4.6L Variable Valve Timing V8 SFI (320 hp [238.6 kW] @ 6400 rpm, 315 lb-ft of torque [425.3 N-m] @ 4400 rpm) (Requires (MX0) 6-speed automatic transmission for RWD or (MX7) 6-speed automatic transmission for AWD.)
  • Transmission, 6-speed automatic, electronically-controlled with overdrive, Hydra-Matic, RWD (Must specify a transmission. Will receive 5-speed automatic transmission (5L40-E) RWD when 1SA, V6 is ordered. Will receive 6-speed automatic transmission (6L50-E) RWD when 1SB, V8 is ordered.)
  • Differential, limited slip (RWD only, or included in (PDW) Ultra Luxury Collection.)
  • Transmission, 5-speed automatic, electronically-controlled PTU with overdrive, Hydra-Matic, AWD (Must specify a transmission. Will receive 5-speed automatic transmission (5L40-E) AWD when 1SA, V6 is ordered. Will receive 6-speed automatic transmission (6L50-E) AWD when 1SB, V8 is ordered.)
  • All-wheel drive
  • Transmission, 6-speed automatic, electronically-controlled PTU with overdrive, Hydra-Matic, AWD (Must specify a transmission. Will receive 5-speed automatic transmission (5L40-E) AWD when 1SA, V6 is ordered. Will receive 6-speed automatic transmission (6L50-E) AWD when 1SB, V8 is ordered.)
PACKAGE
  • Convenience Package includes (UG1) Universal Home Remote, (B19) Wood Trim Package and (U2S) audio system with 6-disc in-dash CD changer
  • Premium Seating Package includes (KA1) heated driver and front passenger seats, (AL2) driver and front passenger power lumbar control, (AH8) 8-way power front passenger seat adjuster, (A45) Memory Package, (NR7) leather-wrapped and heated steering wheel and (DR2) outside heated power-adjustable and driver-side auto-dimming mirrors
  • Drivers Package includes (G80) limited slip differential, (Q16) P235/60R18 front and P255/55R18 rear Michelin, V-rated, all-season tires, (QF8) 18" x 8" (45.7 cm x 20.3 cm) ultra-bright machined-finish, cast aluminum wheels, (TT6) Xenon, High-Intensity Discharge (HID) headlamps and (CE4) headlamp washer system
  • Wood Trim Package includes real Sapele wood on PRNDL bezel, center stack and console, door trim and instrument panel
SAFETY
  • StabiliTrak
  • Brakes, 4-wheel antilock, 4-wheel disc with Brake Assist
  • Daytime Running Lamps
  • OnStar, 1-year of Directions & Connections plan. Includes the innovative easy to use Turn-by-Turn Navigation services which provide voice-guided directions (where available). Also includes Automatic Notification of Air Bag Deployment, Stolen Vehicle Location Assistance, Emergency Services, Roadside Assistance, Remote Door Unlock, OnStar Vehicle Diagnostics, Hands-Free Calling, AccidentAssist, Remote Horn and Lights, Information and Convenience Services, and Driving Directions (OnStar services require vehicle electrical system (including battery), wireless service and GPS satellite signals to be available and operating for features to function properly. OnStar acts as a link to existing emergency service providers. Stolen Vehicle Location Assistance and Remo
  • Air bags, dual-stage frontal and side impact, driver and right-front passenger and head curtain side-impact, front and rear outboard seating positions, includes Passenger Sensing System (Head curtain side air bags are designed to help reduce the risk of head and neck injuries to front and outboard rear seat occupants on the near side of certain side-impact collisions. Always use safety belts and the correct child restraints for your childs age and size. Even in vehicles equipped with air bags and the Passenger Sensing System, children are safer when properly secured in a rear seat. Never place a rear-facing infant restraint in the front seat of any vehicle equipped with an active frontal air bag. See the vehicles Owners Manual and child safety seat instructi
  • Safety belts, 3-point, all seating positions
  • Child seat restraint system
  • Door locks, rear child security
ENTERTAINMENT
  • Audio system, AM/FM stereo with CD player Radio Data System (RDS) and (UQA) Bose premium 8-speaker system
  • Audio system feature, Bose premium 8-speaker system, includes dual speakers in windshield pillars, front and rear doors, rear quarter and instrument panel and amplifier (Included with (U2R) AM/FM stereo with CD player and (U2S) AM/FM stereo with 6-disc in-dash CD changer.)
  • XM Satellite Radio. With a wide variety of programming, XM has something to excite any driver. Whether you want to be entertained or informed, to laugh, think, or sing, XM has the perfect channel for you - coast-to-coast, and in digital-quality sound. 3 trial months - no obligation. (Available in the 48 contiguous United States. Required $12.95 monthly subscription sold separately after 3 trial months. All fees and programming subject to change. Subscription subject to customer agreement. For more information, visit gm.xmradio.com.)
  • Antenna, integral front and rear
  • Audio system feature, Bose premium 8-speaker system, includes dual speakers in windshield pillars, front and rear doors, rear quarter and instrument panel and amplifier (Included with (U2S) AM/FM stereo with 6-disc in-dash CD changer.)

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