Watch out, here comes the 2009 Cadillac SRX Crossover. Cadillac’s entry into the crossover SUV market makes a fair bid for your bucks, but has it got the goods in this highly contested market segment? The coupe answer is, yes. The SUV sized answer is…
Absolutely. The SRX comes in two versions delineated by their engine capacity. The cheaper model sports a V6 putting out 255-hp with a 3.6-liter engine and a 5-speed automatic transmission. The more pricey V8s use a 320-hp 4.6-liter engine and a 6-speed automatic gearbox.
In terms of handling, the SRX is surprisingly agile. This is thanks to its spiritual predecessor, the CTS sedan, which informed much of the basic construction. You see, the SRX is really just a CTS wearing a fat suit. This is a surprisingly good thing, actually. It results in CTS like handling while seating 7 and hauling 4250 lb. Perhaps it’s best not to do both at the same time though, eh?
It also comes packed with all the Cadillac safety and entertainment goodies. One thing we would recommend is including the excellent BOOSE surround sound system with your purchase to make your 2009 Cadillac SRX Crossover the finest sounding SUV on the block.