Cadillac had a smaller area in the auto show, but they had a big impact. New for the 2013 model year is the 2013 Cadillac SRX. At a first glance though, one may not even notice the subtle exterior changes.
Exterior: The all new SRX doesn’t really have anything to add to the 2013 model. Sure, it has a new front fascia, partly due to the new grilles and LED lights, but you wouldn’t notice them if you weren’t looking for them.
Interior: This is where Cadillac invested their R&D hours and money. The interior has been greatly enhanced. Introduced is Cadillac’s CUE system, which is the media/entertainment area that also serves as the area for cell phone connectivity, climate control, and more. It is a touch screensystem, which can slide down in a compartment when not used.
Power: Cadillac hasn’t made any changes to the 308-horsepower, 3.6-liter V-6 or six-speed automatic transmission used in the SRX last year, but we say that’s a good thing. As before, the 2013 Cadillac SRX is available in both front-wheel-drive and all-wheel-drive.
Our Opinion: Cadillac has always been a great luxury brand, and it doesn’t change here. From sitting in the driver’s seat, it seems very comfortable, although the CUE system will take time to get used to. I always prefer actual knobs and dials, so I can change the radio or temperature without taking my eyes off of the road. Only time will tell. We will try to get one for a test drive later on in the year.
- New York: 2013 Cadillac SRX looks the same, hides its high-tech secrets (autoblog.com)
- 2013 Cadillac SRX: Leave Well Enough Alone [Cadillac SRX] (jalopnik.com)