What's New for 2013:
- Updated exterior styling and wheel designs
- Cadillac User Experience (CUE) technology
- Restyled gauges and center control panel
- Additional safety features
- Active Noise Cancellation for quieter cabin
The 2013 Cadillac SRX is available in Standard, Luxury, Performance, and Premium trim levels. This year, the front grilles and the side fender vents are redesigned, and the side vents include LED light-pipe accents. Standard and Luxury trims are equipped with 18-inch aluminum wheels, while Performance and Premium trims have 20-inch alloy wheels.
The 2013 SRX has a new steering wheel, redesigned gauge cluster, and a revised center control panel. Active Noise Cancellation is added to the 5-passenger crossover SUV, to help ensure a quieter driving experience. Also standard are leather seats and dual-zone climate control.
Cadillac User Experience (CUE) technology provides an in-dash color LCD screen with touch-capacitive controls and Bluetooth connectivity for up to 10 different mobile devices. Included with the system are a USB port, SD card port, auxiliary audio jack, and includes Bluetooth music streaming capability. A power liftgate is optional, along with a rear-seat entertainment system, 3-zone automatic climate control, keyless access entry with push-button start, heated front and rear seats, heated steering wheel, and a panoramic UltraView power sunroof.
Under the Hood
The 2013 Cadillac SRX is equipped with a direct-injection 3.6-liter V-6 engine that generates 308 horsepower and 265 lb.-ft. of torque. Standard is a 6-speed automatic transmission that includes a driver-selected Eco feature designed to add 1 mpg in city and highway driving, due to modified shift points. The SRX is equipped with front-wheel drive (FWD), with an optional all-wheel-drive (AWD) system available.
EPA fuel-economy estimates for the 2013 Cadillac SRX are:
- SRX FWD: 17/24/19 mpg (city/highway/combined)
- SRX AWD: 16/23/18 mpg
The SRX is equipped with 6 air bags, 4-wheel-disc anti-lock brakes, traction and stability control, and one year of free OnStar service with automatic crash response. Optional safety features for the 2013 SRX include a Safety Alert driver's seat that vibrates, depending on which side of the vehicle a potential threat exists. Cadillac also offers an adaptive cruise control system, forward collision alert, automatic front and rear braking, side blind-zone alert, rear cross-traffic alert, lane-departure warning system, HID headlights with adaptive forward lighting, reversing camera, and rain-sensing wipers.
Official crash-test results were not available for the 2013 SRX when this overview was written. However, the structurally identical 2012 model was named a \"Top Safety Pick,\" according to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS), and received a 5-star overall crash-test rating from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA).