The year 2010 marks a pivotal year for Cadillac and its luxurious people movers. On the one hand, you have the new CTS Sport Wagon, a “traditional” station wagon. On the other, you have our subject here, the all new SRX crossover. This second generation SRX is quite a departure from the original, which debuted as a 2004 model. That car was based on the rear-wheel drive CTS, while the current SRX rides on a heavily reworked platform shared by the Chevy Equinox and GMC Terrain. While the old SRX had the look of a big, tall station wagon, the current car cuts a more contemporary crossover silhouette.
The changes are more than skin deep. The SRX is available in front or all-wheel drive, as opposed to the rear/all-wheel drive setup offered in the last SRX. The car is also smaller-five inches shorter, and two inches lower. Options on the last SRX like a third row seat and a V-8 are absent on the new car. Ã‚Â Most of these changes seems to bring the SRX a little closer to what Cadillac considers its key competition, chiefly the Lexus RX350 and Audi Q5.