The Cadillac SRX comes standard with two rows of seats to carry five people; an optional power third-row seat is available to accommodate up to seven passengers. Two engines are available, a 3.6-liter V6 and a 4.6-liter V8. Both are paired with a five-speed automatic transmission. The SRX comes standard with rear-wheel drive, with all-wheel drive available as an option.
The base SRX ($38,340) comes with rear-wheel drive and the V6. It comes standard with leather upholstery and a long list of luxury features, including an eight-way driver seat; a power-adjustable second-row seat; one-touch power windows; heated mirrors; steering wheel-mounted audio controls; driver and passenger climate controls; AM/FM cassette in-dash single CD player; and OnStar telecommunications. All-wheel drive ($1,900) is optional along with most of the features available on the V8 model. Other options include the UltraView sun roof ($1,800); navigation system ($1,995); power-adjustable pedals ($150); heated front seats ($450); and trailer package ($250).
The V8 model ($50,135) comes with all the V6 features plus 18-inch wheels; tire pressure monitor; heated front seats; power passenger seat; power-adjustable pedals; memory system for driver's seat, mirrors, and pedals; wood/leather-wrapped steering wheel; wood interior trim; rear air conditioner system; Bose AM/FM radio with in-dash 6-disc CD changer; UltraView power sun roof; driver's side automatic day/night mirror, universal garage door opener; reconfigurable rear storage system and roof rack. The V8 can be further upgraded by adding the Luxury Performance Package ($6,920), which includes a navigation system, rear-seat DVD entertainment system, XM Satellite Radio ($9.95 monthly fee after third month), third-row seats, xenon headlights, power-stowable third-row seat, trailering equipment, and Magnetic Ride Control suspension. All-wheel drive is available ($1,900).
For comparison, buyers of the V6 model will can add the $3,095 $2,640 luxury package, and $2,250 utility package including all-wheel drive and third-row seat for an average price of $44,685 $43,925, which makes it competitive with the Mercedes-Benz ML350 at $45,760, the Volvo XC90 at $42,005 and the BMW X5 3.0i at $46,070.
The already well-equipped V8 can be upgraded by adding all-wheel drive ($1,900) and third row seat ($1,000), bringing the price to $53,730. That positions it between above a similarly equipped Lexus GX 470 at $46,715 and the Mercedes ML500 at $49,235 and below matching the BMW X5 4.4 at $53,445 $53,495. By selecting every option, it's possible to load the SRX up to $60,000, but few buyers are expected to do that.
Standard safety features cover the gamut and consist of: dual-stage front airbags; front side seat-mounted airbags; roof-mounted side curtain airbags that cover the first and second rows of seats; anti-lock brakes; traction control; Panic Brake Assist to help during emergency braking and Dynamic Rear Brake Proportioning to regulate brake pressure for improved stopping; electronic stability control; rear parking assist; seatbelt pretensioners; the LATCH universal child safety seat system in the outboard second row positions; child security door and window locks; engine immobilizer anti-theft system; battery rundown protection; and one-year of the OnStar communications system.