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in 2009 Luxury Compact SUVs

Avg. Price Paid: $14,416 - $19,295
Original MSRP: $40,460 - $47,460
MPG: 15 City / 23 Hwy
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2009 Cadillac SRX Interior

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Glowing reviews commend Cadillac for giving the interior of the 2009 SRX -- which had been criticized in previous models -- a luxurious makeover in 2007. The optional third-row bench is a plus, though some don't like the fact that it limits cargo space when in use.

  • "High-grade leather trim, real wood and metal accents, and visible stitching impart a sophisticated interior ambiance that impresses, even among premium SUVs." -- Consumer Guide
  • "The SRX's handsome cabin features tasteful wood and alloy trim, supple leather upholstery and classy touches like an analog clock. The dash design is attractive and decidedly upscale, with controls that are mostly logical and fall easily to hand." -- Edmunds

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Seating

Reviewers find the 2009 SRX more spacious than other luxury SUVs. The optional third-row seat is a welcome addition -- although, as most reviewers have noted, it inhibits cargo room when in use.

  • "An impressive array of optional cabin tech makes the SRX a wired ride, and a number of unique interior design elements such as the UltraView roof, and the tiered seating mean that the cabin comfort wealth is shared with those in the rear." -- CNET
  • "Like most midsize SUVs that offer three rows of seats, accommodations of the power-folding rearmost bench are tight. Second-row occupants will be happier, though, with plenty of sprawl room. Adding to the airy feel is the huge optional UltraView sunroof that provides an uninterrupted view of the heavens." -- Edmunds
  • "The 2nd row is elevated slightly for a ‘theater seating' feel. Its sliding feature creates generous legroom, though the right-side cushion contour squeezes passengers. Head clearance is OK, even with the available sunroof. Wider doorways would aid entry and exit. The hard-to-access 3rd row is best suited for child use, though it's not as cramped as might be expected." -- Consumer Guide

Interior Features

Most reviewers rave about the fact that the Cadillac SRX offers a wide array of features and options. Various standard features include AM/FM stereo with CD player and a Bose eight-speaker system, cruise control, and remote keyless entry. The V8 upgrades to an AM/FM stereo with a six-disc in-dash CD changer and a Bose eight-speaker sound system.

  • "Large, clear gauges are the order of the day, along with controls that are easy to understand. The available navigation system absorbs, but doesn't complicate, audio adjustments." -- Consumer Guide
  • "After last year's interior overhaul, the 2008 SRX now has a quality cabin befitting the Cadillac name and the luxury segment it inhabits. The dash design is attractive and decidedly upscale, with controls that are mostly logical and fall easily to hand." -- Edmunds
  • "The well-equipped SRX has leather upholstery and virtually all the comfort, convenience and safety features found in luxury sedans." -- MSN
  • "The Bose 5.1 cabin-surround system was easy to operate, even with the navigation, and offers concert-hall quality." -- MarketWatch

Cargo

The SRX offers a maximum cargo capacity of 69.5 cubic feet, which entails 32.4 cubic feet behind the second row and 8.4 cubic feet behind the third row.

  • "With both folded, overall cargo volume mimics a large station wagon rather than a tall, traditional SUV. We're disappointed that Cadillac has discontinued SRX's clever triple-compartment storage bin. In-cabin storage is good." -- Consumer Guide
  • "The SRX will quite certainly prove handier than the typical luxury SUV for those of you with frequent child-cargo." -- NewCars.com
  • "It can carry up to seven passengers, and its flat, carpeted cargo area works great for hauling cargo." -- CarsDirect.com

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