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#620 of 804 Re: 0-60 mph [zerocar]
Feb 13, 2006 (9:57 am)
I have and AWD V8 loaded with everything and here is what I know:
MotorTrend had an AWD shoot out in Oct 2004 that involved an SRX V8, BMW x5 4.4, Infinity FX 45, and '03 Cayenne. The SRX was reported to be the fastest of the group at 0-60 in 6.4 sec and quarer Mi 14.6. 2nd place went for the Infinity at 6.5 & 17.3 sec.
This sounded too fast to be true.
Edmunds had a shoot out that included the X5 4.4i, FX 45, and ML500. The caddy tied for last with the ML at 7.4 0-60 time, the FX was first at 6.8.
I had a chance to go head to head with a '03 Cayenne, It was too close with the SRX edging the Porsche only by the front fender in the 1/4 mile. It was nice though to see a Cadillac beat a Porsche.
I did test my 0-60 but it was a lousy 7.5 sec. I blamed that on the weather, it was mid summer and quite humid. Winter (more close to typical spring US weather) 0-60 tests are normally about 0.4 sec quicker, which should put the SRX at 7.1.
Finally, Automotive.com review states, "The 4.6-liter V8 delivers lots of power. Cadillac's latest generation Northstar V8 is rated at 320 horsepower and 315 pounds-feet of torque. With the V8, the SRX can
accelerate from 0-60 mph in 6.2 seconds (6.9 for the heavier all-wheel-drive version), according to Cadillac. I personally think 6.9 for the AWD is about right. Note that Cadillac numbers are normally for the base (lighter) model of each category. Add the massive glass roof and other options and performance can suffer to upto 0.5 seconds.
I wish I did not get the AWD, I would have enjoyed the extra acceleration cick.
#621 of 804 sevenfeet0
Feb 19, 2006 (6:29 am)
There is a direct injection version of the 3.6L reportedly with 305 hp.
Also there will be a Sport version of the SRX released in 2007.
I do not know when the SRX will get the 6 speed or the higher output V6.
I can tell you that production for the '06 model year is higher than '05, so maybe the price decrease will bring more sales and possibly more interest from Cadillac in the SRX.
Feb 20, 2006 (7:19 am)
A good morning SRX fans.
I just attended the Toronto car show where I gave a goings over on the SRX, the Subaru Tribeca, AudiQ7. The SRX and the AudiQ7 were within $5,000 of each other and the Tribeca was a good $10,000 less than the SRX
What really struck me was the design and fit and finish of the SRX vs the Tribeca and Q7.
This is a subjective analysis because everyone's tastes are different. But I was interested to see the differences given the 3 vehicles are in a similar segment and many folks would analyze the 3. I still prefer the exterior styling of the SRX vs the others, but the awful interior simply will not allow me to purchase the SRX.
The SRX was a massive disappointment. The interior was boring, bland, cheap and uninspired vs the others. My husband and I were shocked. Cheap and old fashioned is the impression.
The SRX was truly awful. The plastic texture and look reaks of cheap. The labeling of the dials was appalling, crooked and bland.
The Tribeca and Q7 were grand, inspired, the plastics were of fine quality with high end texturing, the dials were designed with flare.
Also, go look at the new Porche Ceyenne - similar price point to the SRX, but a much more impressive vehicle as well, the fit and finish were well above the SRX and at the same price.
I was shocked when I left the show, I came in liking the SRX and left realizing what a dinoseur it was.
#623 of 804 Re: 0-60 mph [tmacguy]
Feb 20, 2006 (4:29 pm)
I ended up buying a 2005 V8 17k miles with RWD NAV,DVD,panoramic sunroof,3rd row seat,all wood treatment,6cd changer, rear AC, magnetic ride and it's a blast to drive. comparing it to my other v8 car (s500) which is rated at 0-60 at 6.1 sec it feels a hair slower. compared to all other SUV's it's by far the most bang for the buck. I ran it up to 115mph and felt every bit as confident as if i were in the S500.. truly a great car and i paid $33k for it. the commercial where the husband and wife wake up earlier each day to drive their new car is the level of enjoyment my wife and i feel. we've been reserving the car in-advance to ensure we have equal time in it.
#624 of 804 Re: SRX Styling and cost [wulf007]
Feb 22, 2006 (1:03 am)
I compared almost all suvs & most either didn't have features & most were more expensive once available features were added. (Won't consider Lexus.) Will probably buy one, partially because it can be purchased locally, but mostly because it appears to be both a great ride & buy. I'm test driving one tomorrow.
#625 of 804 Re: sevenfeet0 [b4z]
Feb 26, 2006 (6:49 am)
Hi bz4...sorry it took so long to reply to this...
We purchased our 2005 SRX V6 in August 2005 and have since added about 9000 miles, mostly by my wife since it's her car. We got the luxury option so that included wood trim (but not on the dash), heated seats, power passenger seats, third row seat and a few other things.
So far the SRX has been very good for us. We miss the responsiveness and the sportiness our old CTS, but it's clear the CTS' DNA is in this vehicle. The only real problem we've seen is a sporatic electrical issue that has shown up about 3 times, mostly dealing with the OnStar system. But it's rarely come up enough to go back to the dealership to try to solve. We'll ask them to look at it for the next visit to the dealership.
The best thing for us about this car is the space....well mostly. The room behind the second seat is great...much better than most vehicles in the class. We easily throw my son's stroller back there along with anything else on grocery or Costco trips. We could do that with my brother's VW Touregg or some other vehicles. The place I don't like the space is the passenger front seat. The room and configuration is exactly the same as the CTS and previously I just wrote it off in that car to it's size. But in the SRX, it's just annoying and after being in my brother's Touregg, I know it doesn't have to be that way. At first I thought the seat needed additional travel rearward, but not I realize the issue is really with the dashboard design. If they flattened it by an inch, it would go a long way to satisfy us long legged folks. But the STS' configuration didn't really solve this problem...if anything, it made it worse.
I have two issues with this car. As always, I thought it was inappropiate to have the CTS' dashboard in this car. It's an "S" class car, not a "C" class car. And second, there needs to be a real sport option for this vehicle or even a V-series. Just because I drive a big wagon doesn't mean I don't want to feel the road under me. The 2006 supposidly has a handling package now but I haven't driven it.
And my wife is disappointed with the mileage and wishes a hybrid was available. She got a chance to drive her sister's Lexus RX400h recently and is smitten. But a six speed would help the mileage equation too.
#626 of 804 Re: sevenfeet0 [b4z]
Feb 26, 2006 (6:54 am)
A 300+ HP V6 version would be welcome, but there needs to be a hybrid version too. That may be difficult to retrofit in an existing design but Lexus is setting the standard here.
The V6 would be very welcome but I question if the form factor for the design will fit in the current SRX (or CTS) transmission tunnel...otherwise we might have seen this tranny already.
But since we're not supposed to see a completely redesigned SRX until 2010 (maybe), GM is going to have to do things to keep it fresh in its old age. The competition is not sitting still.
#627 of 804 Re: SRX - Vs New Audi Q7 [nascarqueen24]
Feb 27, 2006 (11:12 am)
Don't know anything about the Q7, but I am thrilled with my SRX V8 AWD luxury/performance. I was fortunate enough to get a factory exec car with 2K miles for about $45K (list $61K). It was a "certified used" car with the 100K warranty. I now have around 12K miles including a trip back and forth from Illinois to California. It behaved beautifully on the road, including a day of snowy roads through the rockies. It seemed to be most happy at around 80mph, and since most interstates in the west have a 75 speed limit, I didn't feel concerned about the gendarmes at 80.
The car was loaded to the hilt with 2 1/2 months worth of luggage, and took the mountain slopes without a complaint. My previous vehicle was a 2002 Bravada with the 4.2 I-6, and it was constantly shifting on the mountain roads, including shifting down into second on uphill climbs at about 5K rpm. The Cadillac with its V8 and 5 speed auto took the slopes effortlessly.
PS: I don't think a Century, Montana, and Rendezvous are among GM's finest, and probably should not be used for comparison!
#628 of 804 Re: SRX vs RX330 vs Lincoln
Mar 05, 2006 (6:44 am)
My wife and I just test drove a V6 SRX yesterday and my impressions are the following----> Exterior styling was great, ride was great, extremely quiet interior, plenty of cargo space and pricing seems low in comparison to other vehicles of this caliber. The only thing we did not like were the materials and styling of the interior. Does anyone know if Cadillac plans to do anything about the interior for the 2007 model? We are also going to look at the new Lincoln MKX when it comes out later this year. It seems to me that at the end of the day, we are going to select between the SRX, MKX and RE330. What are peoples impressions of these vehicles? I realize that the MKX is not available yet, but maybe someone has some inside info and what to expect.
#629 of 804 sevenfeet0 /others/trip
Mar 06, 2006 (2:06 pm)
2007 will have restyled interior.
The reason they are ddoing this is because the Buick Enclave will have a very upscale interior that would have surpassed the Cadillac's.
I am also doubtful that the SRX and CTS will get the new 6 speed right away.
It would really help things. They could go from the 3.73 rear gear to a 3.23 and with the even taller .67 overdrive vs. our .75 we would probably see a 2 mpg increase on the highway.
I just got back from H'ville, NC yesterday and we did 240 miles in 3 hours. Was running 90 several different times. This is the fastest I have driven on an Interstate trip. There was almost no traffic and we followed a couple of people who were running faster than us.
Gas mileage on theinfo center was 20.3mpg.
Actual was probably in the 19 mpg range.
The SRX was glued to the road and quiet too.