10-year old mid-size crossover from Cadillac is entering its twilight years. Even though it isn’t getting the axe, 2016 Cadillac SRX might come out revised and with a different moniker. It goes with Caddy’s new naming strategy, and mid-size crossover will likely be called XT5 from now on. Even if it doesn’t start with the new name from 2016 year model, it should still get a mid-cycle facelift.
2016 Cadillac SRX Review
Horsepower and 265 pound feet of rotational force. 6-speed automatic transmission with clutchless manual operation remains the sole choice in gearbox department, while all-wheel drive configuration is available with all but entry-level models which come exclusively in front-wheel drive.
Now, off the record; it seems that new model might also bring a new, turbo four powertrain and 9-speed automatic transmission as additional options. Even though SRX gets a 300+ hp powertrain, it still doesn’t exhibit the best acceleration and maneuvering which is mainly because of its 4,500-pound curb weight.
2016 Cadillac SRX will look more like newly promoted CT6, for instance. While we are aware of the fact that CT6 is a sedan, we still stand behind the previous sentence. This is a part of Caddy’s new design language which will, one by one, be adopted by its entire fleet; including SRX (or XT5).
With that in mind, expect refurbished crossover with more upright approach at front. New grille and more angular and upswept headlamps will be just a part of the new setup. Expect new bumpers as well, both up front and around the back. Even midsection and tailgate will be revised in order to fit the modern car’s description.
Interior of Cadillac SRX 2016
Interior is supposed to go through some changes as well. They might not be as dramatic as exterior ones, but they will be visible nevertheless. Materials, however, should remain largely unchanged. Of course, you can expect some new wood accents in highest grades, but either leatherette or full leather seats will be offered.
Heated front seats will be standard in all but base models, while heated rear outboard seats will come with top, Premium trim. All models will start with standard 8-inch touch screen infotainment display and Bose premium sound system with 8 or 10 speakers. Top couple of grades will even offer optional DVD rear seat entertainment system with couple of 8-inch screens and remote control.
Finally, safety features are another advantage in SRX’s list of pros as it comes with a rearview camera, front and rear parking sensors, automatic front and rear braking assist, adaptive cruise control and cross traffic alert.
2016 Cadillac SRX is rated at either 17/24 mpg or 16/23 mpg depending on whether you choose front or all-wheel drive. Possible turbo four engine and new transmission would go a long way towards fixing this SRX’s disadvantage.
2016 Cadillac SRX Price
Its prices start from around $38,000, while top, Premium edition comes just shy of $50,000.
2016 Cadillac SRX might be rebranded as XT5, but it should get a facelift even if Caddy decides for XT5 to debut a year after. In any case, SRX easily competes with other luxury crossovers. It beats them in some segments and comes short in another. For instance, SRX is a great choice if you emphasize on active safety features, but fails to impress in performance department as it rides like much larger vehicle.