2013 Cadillac SRX Luxury Crossover comes with improved technology and design. One of the new features included in the 2013 model version is CUE, thein-vehicle user experience which incorporates touch-screen controls.

Furthermore 2013 SRX's enhanced technology also brings more safety, tank to the Cadillac's new Driver Awareness and Driver Assist technology packages, which include: Rear Cross Traffic Alert, Cadillac's Safety Alert Seat technology, Automatic Front and Rear Braking, Adaptive Cruise Control and more, using radar and other technologies to help avoid collisions.

Next, some updates can be seen on the interior and exterior design as well. In details, the 2013 SRX has a refined appearance with a new design for the front upper and lower grilles. Additionally, the front fender vents are new and incorporate LED light pipes.

Moreover, now are available three new exterior colors, namely: Evolution Green Metallic, Glacier Blue Metallic and Silver Coast Metallic.

What adds more to the modification of the exterior is the new range of 20-inch wheel designs, including new chrome and polished aluminum wheels for the Performance and Premium Collections.

To go even further into details, the SRX is offered in FWD and Advanced AWD models. Each one of them is powered by a 3.6L Direct Injection V-6 engine, which delivers 308 horsepower (230 kW) and 265 lb.-ft. of torque (358 Nm).

2013 Cadillac SRX Luxury Crossover

As already mentioned, Cadillac CUE (Cadillac User Experience) is one of the new features included in the 2013 SRX, which now comes as a standard. It is the brand's new design and technical breakthrough for intuitive in-vehicle control and connectivity.

What it basically does is that it pairs entertainment and information data from up to 10 Bluetooth-enabled mobile devices, USBs, SD cards and MP3 players with a vehicle infotainment system.

The heart of CUE however, is the vibrant, eight-inch LCD multi-touch sensitive integrated in the top of the central instrument panel.

CUE is the foundation for the new 2013 Cadillac SRX. Nevertheless, what is additionally included in the interior are these features and design refinements: Standard HD radio, Bluetooth audio streaming, USB port in the storage bin behind the CUE faceplate, center console now featuring two additional USB ports, SD card slot auxiliary input jack and 12-volt power outlet, new headphone and remote design for the rear-seat entertainment system, new shift knob design, new steering wheel design, new instrument cluster with new driver information center for CUE integration.

What has to be highlighted for the new model is that it is equipped with unique noise cancellation which creates a quieter driving experience. In particular, this system uses microphones to detect ambient noise, the frequencies of which are processed by a computer that directs counteracting sound waves through the audio system to tailor the sound quality and character inside the cabin.

Moreover, a new Light Titanium interior color combination comes to go along with the new Raven Sapele wood color accent.

Additionally, further already well-known interior features are included: keyless access, ambient lighting, power-adjustable pedals, heated front and rear outboard seats, heated steering wheel and the UltraView power sunroof.

2013 Cadillac SRX Luxury Crossover Interior

2013 Cadillac SRX is the latest model from the brand, which incorporates Cadillac's "control and alert" strategy. The latter incorporates advanced technologies such as radar, cameras and ultrasonic sensors. They are part of the safety features of Cadillac's new Driver Awareness and Driver Assist technology packages and include: Forward Collision Alert, Lane Departure Warning, Rear Vision Camera with Dynamic Guidelines, Safety Alert Seat.

Safety features which come as a standard are: blind zone alert and rear cross traffic alert, StabiliTrak electronic stability control system with traction control, and four-wheel disc brakes with four-channel ABS, dual-stage frontal and side-impact driver and right-front passenger air bags, head-curtain side-impact air bags, rollover mitigation sensors, front safety belt pretensioners and load limiters.

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2013 Cadillac SRX Luxury Crossover Specifications:

Overview

Models: Cadillac SRX
Body style / driveline: 5-door, 5-passenger front engine transaxle; front-wheel-drive/all-wheel-drive midsize luxury crossover
Construction: steel body frame integral; galvanized steel front fenders, hood, roof, door panels, one-piece body side outer panel, and liftgate
EPA vehicle class: sport utility vehicle
Manufacturing location: Ramos Arizpe, Mexico
Key competitors: Lexus RX; Mercedes-Benz M Class; BMW X3; Audi Q5

Engines

3.6L V-6 VVT (LFX)
Displacement (cu in / cc): 217 / 3564
Bore x stroke (in / mm): 3.7 x 3.37 / 94 x 85.6
Block material: cast aluminum with cast-in bore liners
Cylinder head material: cast aluminum
Valvetrain: DOHC, 4 valves per cylinder, continuously variable valve timing
Ignition system: coil-on-plug
Fuel delivery: direct high-pressure fuel injection
Compression ratio: 11.5:1
Horsepower (hp / kW @ rpm): 308 / 230 @ 6800 rpm*
Torque (lb-ft / Nm @ rpm): 265 / 358 @ 2400 rpm*
Recommended fuel: regular unleaded
Max engine speed (fuel cut-off): 7200
EPA-estimated fuel economy (city / hwy): 17 / 24 (FWD) 16 / 23 (AWD)

Transmission

Type: 6T70 Hydra-Matic six-speed transverse, electronically controlled, automatic overdrive transmission
Gear ratios (:1):
First: 4.48
Second: 2.87
Third: 1.84
Fourth: 1.41
Fifth: 1.00
Sixth: 0.74
Reverse: 2.88
Final drive ratio: 3.39

Chassis/Suspension

Front suspension: independent, strut-type, specifically tuned coil springs, direct-acting stabilizer bar (hollow); hydraulic ride bushings
Rear suspension: linked H-arm, hollow stabilizer bar; real-time damping available
Traction control: all-speed using engine torque reduction and brake intervention
Steering type: hydraulic-power-assisted rack-and-pinion
Steering wheel turns, lock-to-lock: 2.84
Turning circle, curb-to-curb (ft / m): 40.3 / 12.2
Steering ratio: 16.5:1

Brakes

Type: four-wheel power-assisted disc with ABS (and ESC); vented front and rear rotors; cast iron front calipers (two-piston) and aluminum rear calipers (single-piston)
Brake rotor diameter – front (in / mm): 13.6 / 345 x 1.2 / 30
Brake rotor diameter – rear (in / mm): 12.4 / 315 x 0.9 / 23
Swept area per rotor cheek (sq in / sq cm): front: 81.7 / 527.5 rear: 48.7 / 314.7

Wheels/Tires

Wheel size and type: 18-inch aluminum (std. on Base and Luxury) 20-inch aluminum (opt. on Performance and Premium)
Tires: P235/65R18 All-season P235/55R20 All-season

Dimensions/Exterior

Overall length (in / mm): 190.3 / 4834
Overall width (in / mm): 75.2 / 1910
Overall height (in / mm): 65.7 / 1669
Wheelbase (in / mm): 110.5 / 2807
Front track (in / mm): 63.8 / 1621
Rear track (in / mm): 63.4 / 1610
Minimum ground clearance (in / mm): 7 / 178
Ground to rear load floor ( in / mm): 30.1 / 765
Curb weight (lb / kg): 4277 / 1940 (FWD) 4442 / 2015 (AWD)
Weight distribution (% front / rear): 59 / 41 (FWD) 57 / 43 (AWD)

Dimensions/Interior

Seating capacity (front / rear): 2 / 3
Headroom (in / mm): front: 39.7 / 1008 rear: 38.4 / 975
Legroom (in / mm): front: 41.2 / 1047 rear: 36.3 / 923
Shoulder room (in / mm): front: 58.3 / 1481 rear: 56.3 / 1430
Hip room (in / mm): front: 55.4 / 1408 rear: 54.7 / 1391
EPA passenger volume (cu ft / L) : 100.6 / 2848
EPA interior volume (cu ft / L): 129.8 / 3675
Cargo volume behind first-row seats (cu ft / L): 61.1 / 1730
Cargo volume behind second-row seats (cu ft / L): 29.9 / 844

Capacities

GVWR, standard (lb / kg): 5467 / 2480 (FWD) 5556 / 2520 (AWD)
Trailer towing maximum (lb / kg): 3500 / 1587 (with optional towing pkg.)
Fuel tank (gal / L): 21 / 79.5
Engine oil (qt /L): 6 / 5.9
Cooling system (qt / L): 13.5 / 12.8
Fuel tank (gal / L): 21 / 79

Souce: Cadillac