The 2013 Cadillac SRX earns an average Total Car Score for the Entry Luxury SUVs & Crossovers segment.
Following a thorough redesign four years ago, the Cadillac SRX receives a freshening for 2013 with revisions both inside and out. The crossover gets a bit of a facelift with new upper and lower grilles and front fender vents illuminated with LED pipes. There are also new wheel designs for the 20-inch alloy wheels available in the upper trim levels.
Inside, the Cadillac User Experience (CUE) infotainment interface is now standard across the SRX line, so all models will receive an 8-inch touch screen to control the heating and air conditioning system, OnStar, vehicle entertainment, Bluetooth-enabled devices, and options like navigation. To incorporate the newly standard CUE control screen, Cadillac has revised the SRX’s center stack, and with it the instrument cluster and steering wheel.
The SRX also has some new technological features on board. Active noise cancellation works to keep the cabin a quiet place; while new Driver Awareness and Driver Assist packages bring adaptive cruise control, front and rear automatic braking, forward-collision alert and lane-departure warning to keep the occupants safe.
Given the timing of this refresh, which is about half-way through its production cycle, we don’t expect any significant changes to the 2013 Cadillac SRX for a few more years.
The 2013 Cadillac SRX is a five-door five-passenger crossover vehicle that’s available in four different trim levels.
All SRX models are powered by a 3.6-liter V6 that produces 308 horsepower and 265 pound-feet of torque. Power is channeled through a six-speed automatic transmission to the front wheels, or all four if the optional AWD system is ordered.
In base trim, the Cadillac SRX is equipped with 18-inch alloy wheels, dual-zone automatic climate control, eight-way power front seats, an eight-speaker Bose premium AM/FM/CD audio system with satellite and HD radio, dual USB ports and a SD card slot, and Cadillac’s CUE infotainment system.
The Luxury Collection trim level adds a cargo management system, power liftgate, power-adjustable pedals, a backup camera, leather upholstery, heated front seats, a sunroof and the availability of AWD.
The Performance Collection brings xenon headlamps, 20-inch alloy wheels, an enhanced audio system with 10 speakers and a navigation system, while the top-tier Premium Collection offers tri-zone climate control, a rear-seat console with climate controls, forward-collision alert, lane-departure warning and ventilated front seats.
A rear-seat entertainment system and heavy-duty cargo partition for pets are among the options available for the SRX.
The EPA has rated the 2013 Cadillac SRX as achieving 17 mpg city, 24 mpg highway and 19 mpg combined in front-drive trim, 16/23/18 with AWD.
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