What's New for 2015:
- Standard OnStar 4G LTE connectivity with mobile Wi-Fi hotspot
- New colors include Cocoa Bronze and Majestic Plum
The 2015 Cadillac SRX is a luxury crossover SUV that competes against the Acura RDX, Audi Q5, BMW X3, Land Rover Range Rover Evoque, Lexus NX, Infiniti QX50, Mercedes-Benz GLK-Class, Porsche Macan, and Volvo XC60.
Models and Features
Cadillac sells the 2015 SRX in a choice of \"collections,\" groups of equipment named Standard, Luxury, Performance, and Premium.
Upgrading to the Luxury version nets machined-finish wheels, rain-sensing wipers, power-folding side mirrors with auto-dimming glass on the driver's side, keyless passive entry, power rear liftgate, remote engine starting, and a panoramic sunroof. Inside, the SRX Luxury features ambient cabin lighting, leather seats, heated front seats, heated steering wheel, 8-way power front passenger's seat, auto-dimming rearview mirror, universal remote control, power-adjustable pedals, and memory for the driver's settings. This version also includes a reversing camera, front and rear park-assist sensors, blind-spot information system, and a rear cross-traffic alert system.
The SRX Performance has 20-in. aluminum wheels, variable-effort power steering, xenon headlights, fog lights, and an adaptive forward-lighting system. A premium surround-sound audio system is included for this version of the SRX, along with a navigation system.
At the top of the lineup, the SRX Premium adds ventilated front seats, heated rear seats, triple-zone automatic climate control, automatic high-beam headlights, lane-departure warning system, and a forward-collision warning system. A Safety Alert Seat is also included for this version of the SRX, one that vibrates if a safety-related threat exists.
Under the Hood
Every 2015 SRX is equipped with a 306-horsepower, 3.6-liter V-6 engine and a 6-speed automatic transmission with a manual shift mode. Front-wheel drive (FWD) is standard, with an all-wheel-drive (AWD) system available as an option.
With FWD, the SRX gets 17 mpg in the city and 24 mpg on the highway. Selecting the AWD system drops those ratings to 16 mpg city/23 mpg highway.
Safety and Technology
Every 2015 SRX is equipped with a Cadillac User Experience (CUE) infotainment system. Designed to work similar to a tablet computer, the proximity-sensing CUE system supports touch, swipe, and scroll motions, delivering haptic feedback to the user through the screen. Navigation is an upgrade, as is a premium surround-sound audio system.
Available safety equipment includes park-assist sensors, reversing camera, blind-spot warning system, lane-departure warning system, forward-collision warning system, and a rear cross-traffic alert system. The available Safety Alert Seat vibrates when a threat exists, sometimes on one side to indicate on which side of the SUV the problem exists. Additionally, the SRX's adaptive forward-lighting system bends the headlights into turns to help the driver see around dark curves.
New for 2015, the OnStar system includes free 4G LTE connectivity for a limited time and amount of data usage. With this technology, the SRX becomes a mobile Wi-Fi hotspot for multiple devices.