Last post on Jan 26, 2011 at 12:54 PM
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Lexus RX 300, Lexus RX 330, Lexus RX 350, Cadillac SRX, Car Comparisons, SUV
#8 of 17 Re: SRX [drwilsc]
Aug 29, 2009 (9:59 am)
Turbocharged engines must be run in detuned/derated mode, low CR, 95-98% of the time(***). So you sacrifice the I4's normally good FE for HP. On the other hand if Toyota's extended VVT-i method were to be adopted the engine could be run with normal CR or 10:1 (12:1 with DFI) off-boost and then modulated to 8:1, or less for intercooled BOOST.
*** Just ask Ford, even with DFI their V6 TwinForce (EcoBoost being simply a marketing SHAM) doesn't improve DFI over their non-DFI/turbo V6 engine.
#9 of 17 Re: SRX Weight [la4mead]
Sep 28, 2009 (4:01 pm)
My point is not about acceleration but mass. I have never driven the new SRX but have read a number of car mag tests (and Edmunds) and ALL of them say the engine is overmatched for the bulk it has to haul. This will translate into longer stops, poorer fuel mileage as drivers will need to keep their "foot in it", and slower acceleration. The tests have shown that the SRX is about a second slower to 60 than most of its competition. I agree, "so what", but it is not just slower, it gets worse mpg too. Given the increasing requirements for better gas mileage for all manufacturers, I am just surprised that Caddy let this one out of the barn without more efforts to take some of the lard out.
#10 of 17 Re: SRX Weight [pearl]
Jul 23, 2010 (2:10 pm)
I just purchased a 2010 SRX on July 5. I am very impressed with this
vehicle. It rides very comfortably, and is averaging 22 mpg overall. For
a 4300 pound vehicle, I think this is impressive. It seems to incorporate
the best of everything. Styling, ride, handling, etc. It has the 3.0 V-6 and
the power may not be overwhelming, but, I have found it to be very satisfying
in all aspects for my needs. Entering the interstate, cruising, it meets my
#11 of 17 Re: SRX Weight [phyre88]
Jul 27, 2010 (4:51 pm)
My lease on my '07 RX350 was coming to the end, and I decided to test drive the 2010 Cadillac SRX. It was the Performance model. I loved the interior and exterior of the SRX, but it did feel less powerful than my '07 RX and the powertrain overall felt a little less refined than the '07 RX.
I had driven the 2010 RX a few months ago as a loaner vehicle and knew that that vehicle had good power and the same refined
powertrain. So I ended up purchasing and am leasing a new 2010 RX. I picked it up last week. While there are some things I'm trying to get used to with the new vehicle(i.e., bigger overall inside, and different placement of some controls), I'm really enjoying driving the vehicle. I'm especially enjoying the passive entry/push button start, the adaptive forward HID lights, and playing my iPod through the USB port and the Bluetooth hands-free phone capabilities.
Jul 30, 2010 (7:43 pm)
How's the 2010 and newer SRX sun roof work? Open all the way in one piece or 2 pieces of glass? Only front piece open/tilt and the back piece stationary? Thanks
Nov 29, 2010 (6:40 pm)
does any know the invoice on the crossover 2011 srx
#14 of 17 SRX vs. Lexus RX
Jan 26, 2011 (6:34 am)
I purchased the SRX earlier this month. Had owned Lexus for previous ten years. The SRX is far superior to the RX in every regard.
I just drove down to Maryland on the interstate (500 mile roundtrip). I had four full size adults in the SRX and never felt it was underpowered or less responsive than the RX. My average fuel burn was 25 mpg, averaging 68 mph. When driving the same route in my RX last time I averaged 23 mpg under similar circumstances. Also, the SRX burns regular and the RX required premium to operate at an acceptable level with four adults at highway speeds.
The SRX handled far better than the RX- it is a real "drivers" vehicle. The "experts" say the RX has better interior materials but I am very pleased with what the SRX has on the inside and as mentioned above it just handles with far more spirit and confidence than the RX.
GM is also offering some very attractive lease deals which sealed it for me.
#15 of 17 P42 chrome plated wheels on luxury model
Jan 26, 2011 (11:53 am)
I am about to lease a 2011 cadillac srx with AWD and the luxury package. I hate the look of the stock 18" alloy wheels. When I talk with the Finance and Lease manager of the local Cadillac dealership, he is telling me they can't put p42 wheels and tires on the luxury awd that I have to spend about $6,000 more and get the performance model. I don't want to jack up the lease payment and get equipment that I really don't need or want just to get the wheels. The price of the 20" wheels and tires through the parts dept is insane. Any thoughts by any members would be appreciated. Thanks, Frank
#16 of 17 Re: SRX vs. Lexus RX [dnguy1]
Jan 26, 2011 (12:53 pm)
My '01 F/awd RX300 gets FE equal to your SRX and has never had even one take of premium.
"...it is a real "drivers" vehicle.."
My '01 R/awd Porsche is a REAL "drivers" vehicle while my RX makes for a much more relaxing long distance drive.
No one should be pleased with anything coming out of any GM factory, EVER!
Try the newest Porsche Cayenne if you really want a "drivers" SUV.
#17 of 17 Re: P42 chrome plated wheels on luxury model [22velocity]
Jan 26, 2011 (12:54 pm)
Yes, buy a "base" Porsche Cayenne or even an Acura MDX.