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2007 Cadillac SRX

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2007 Cadillac SRX Review

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Combining the sure-footed stability of a performance sedan with the versatile utility of an SUV helps make the SRX one of Cadillac's more attractive offerings. The SRX has the power, the moves and the luxury trappings to compete with such favorites as the BMW X5 and the Infiniti FX45, while offering a number of unique amenities such as Magnetic Ride Control and a huge "UltraView" power moonroof. Capable of carrying up to seven passengers, the SRX is a viable alternative to the full-size SUV, although those who need to tow heavy loads may not appreciate the SRX's 1,000-pound base tow rating. For those who don't care about towing or off-road ability, the SRX's low step-in height, manageable dimensions and respectable fuel consumption should hold strong appeal.

You'll Like This Car If...

If you like the feel of a sports wagon but would prefer to sit up a bit higher, the SRX will fit you like a glove. In addition to its agile handling and powerful optional V8 engine, the SRX returns a smooth, controlled ride and can accommodate lots of cargo.

You May Not Like This Car If...

With its optional third-row seat, the SRX can carry seven people, but in doing so loses most of its cargo space. People who have big families or need a higher tow rating would be better served by the full-size Escalade.

What's New for 2007

The SRX's major interior renovation features a new instrument panel and center console. A new six-speed automatic transmission joins the V8-powered models, while for the first time a new Sport Package teams a limited-slip differential with all-wheel drive.

Driving the SRX
Driving Impressions

On the open road, the SRX glides serenely without veer or vagueness. Some SUV suspensions tremble at the first sign of an S-curve, but not that of the SRX, which...

... negotiates corners without giving the impression it has a high center of gravity, even when loaded down with people and cargo. The steering feel is light at first, but quickly firms up as the speed rises. The SRX's steering is precise, with dead-on straight-line tracking and confident predictability when turning into corners. On the whole, the SRX easily rivals the handling characteristics of the Volvo XC90 and may be just slightly short of matching the BMW X5. When fitted with the V6, the SRX's acceleration feels strong but without the same sense of urgency provided by the V8.

Huge Moonroof
The optional UltraView moon roof is composed of a huge glass panel that covers a five-foot section of the roof, effectively exposing the first and second rows to the sun.

Unobtrusive DVD Screen
The SRX's optional DVD entertainment screen is mounted on the back of the center console, not the roof, allowing the vehicle to be fitted with both the DVD system and the UltraView moonroof.

2007 Cadillac SRX Details
2007 Cadillac SRX photo Interior

The SRX's interior is similar to that found in the Cadillac CTS. The seats are firm and supportive and the new dash is straightforward, with softer edges and simplified audio and ventilation controls. The center touch-screen operates the audio and climate controls, as well as the optional navigation system. The second-row seat offers the most legroom in its class, and the improved step-over makes entry and exit easier than in previous models. The optional power-folding third-row seat folds flush to create a level cargo hold.

Exterior
2007 Cadillac SRX photo

The SRX is a sharp-looking vehicle. Since the SRX is not quite fully an SUV and not quite a station wagon, it might fit into the same category as the Chrysler Pacifica if it were not so loaded with luxury features and a big V8 engine. The SRX's short front and rear overhangs make it relatively easy to park and maneuver in tight spots, and a thoughtful standard feature is the power-operated rear liftgate.

Notable Equipment
Standard Equipment

Standard equipment for the two-wheel-drive models includes dual-zone air conditioning, front side-impact airbags, front and rear side-curtain airbags, leather seats, Ultrasonic Rear Park Assist, power rear liftgate, Bose audio, StabiliTrak, leather-covered tilt wheel with touch controls and cast aluminum wheels. The V8 model adds a six-disc in-dash CD changer, four-wheel disc brakes, 18-inch wheels, eight-way power passenger seat with power lumbar support, limited-slip rear differential and Magnetic Ride Control.

Optional Equipment

Popular options include a new 5.1 Bose Surround Sound audio package, a Sport Package that adds a body-colored grille with V-Series mesh insert, 20-inch wheels and tires, a limited-slip rear differential and all-wheel drive. Other options include the UltraView power moonroof, power adjustable foot pedals, DVD navigation, third-row power folding rear seat and a rear-seat DVD entertainment system.

Under the Hood

The V6 engine has its pros and cons. While powerful enough to move a loaded SRX around town, it lags somewhat when you need a quick launch or speedy passing maneuver. On the other hand, its fuel economy is slightly better than the more potent V8, a point that may become more relevant as fuel costs continue to rise.

3.6-liter V6
255 horsepower @ 6500 rpm
254 lb.-ft. of torque @ 2800 rpm
EPA city/highway fuel economy: 16/23 (2WD), 15/22 (AWD)

4.6-liter V8
320 horsepower @ 6400 rpm
315 lb.-ft. of torque @ 4400 rpm
EPA city/highway fuel economy: 15/21 (2WD), 15/20 (AWD)

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2007 Cadillac SRX Consumer Reviews

Overall Rating
7.9
Out of 10

Based on 312 Ratings for the 2004 - 2009 models.

Review this car
  • Value
    8.0/10
    Quality
    8.2/10
  • Reliability
    8.1/10
    Performance
    8.6/10
  • Comfort
    8.7/10
    Styling
    8.7/10

Smooth driving,comfortable ride.

By on Tuesday, June 7, 2016

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 116,660

10 7.0
overall rating 7 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
7/10
Value
7/10
Reliability
7/10
Quality
8/10
Performance
7/10
Styling
10/10
Comfort
10/10

Pros: "Smooth ride, comfortable clean and well kept."

Cons: "If something goes wrong expensive to fix."

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 5

"This Cadillac is a comfortable, beautiful smooth riding car has been good for our family. Seems to use or burn oil and parts are expensive if needed. We have maintained it with regular oil changes and repairs. Has 116,660 miles on it. It would be a plus if person buying was able do work on it. Exterior looks perfect. Back windshield wiper not working."

1 person out of 1 found this review helpful

Best looking...a perfect 10!

By on Wednesday, February 24, 2016

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 93,000

10 10.0
overall rating 10 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
10/10
Value
10/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
10/10
Performance
10/10
Styling
10/10
Comfort
10/10

Pros: "Great looking, good price, fun to drive"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10

"Have really enjoyed this SRX. Its beautifully designed. Love driving it. Have 93,000 miles on it. Haven't had any problems with it."

17 people out of 24 found this review helpful

best vehicle ever

By on Sunday, February 21, 2016

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 106,500

10 10.0
overall rating 10 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
10/10
Value
10/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
10/10
Performance
10/10
Styling
10/10
Comfort
10/10

Pros: "Fun to drive"

Cons: "many great add ons."

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10

"This is the best car I have ever owned. It owes us nothing! Regular maintainance and few minor repairs over 10 years and I believe it could go another 10 years."

9 people out of 20 found this review helpful

This 2008 Cadillac SRX is the best car

By on Friday, February 5, 2016

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 38,000

10 10.0
overall rating 10 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
10/10
Value
10/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
10/10
Performance
10/10
Styling
10/10
Comfort
10/10

Pros: "Engine, transmission, comfort, drivability"

Cons: "gas mileage"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10

"The 2008 Cadillac SRX has been a great deal since I bought it in April 2015 with 26,000 miles. Now have 38,000. The design is very good with good storage space, power options, smooth V6 engine and transmission and very comfortable seating for all passengers. It does not have the 3rd row seating, which looks too small to be useful, anyhow. Buying used, I don't have too much loss for depreciation costs. Based on KBB, it's worth more now than I paid for it (bought through a dealer). This car does everything right from camping to hauling bikes to grocery trips."

6 people out of 13 found this review helpful

worst car I ever had

By on Sunday, November 15, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 37,000

10 4.0
overall rating 4 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
4/10
Value
3/10
Reliability
4/10
Quality
1/10
Performance
6/10
Styling
9/10
Comfort
10/10

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 1

"After buying this car I have determined that it will be the last GM product I will ever buy. It has had problem from day 1 and I am going to trade it in at a great loss with only 37,000miles on the clock. Resale value on this car was worse than terrible. The only thing that was nice was the interior."

17 people out of 37 found this review helpful

the best

By on Saturday, October 10, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 79,000

10 10.0
overall rating 10 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
10/10
Value
10/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
10/10
Performance
10/10
Styling
10/10
Comfort
10/10

Cons: "they don't make this size srx anymore."

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10

"station wagon with classic clean lines of 1963 oldsmobile wagons. will never show it's age. a slick looking car, owners of these cadillac wagons are in the club of jeep grand wagoneer owners. these cars will be around at tailgate parties for years to come."

12 people out of 15 found this review helpful

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