Used 2016 Cadillac SRX SUV
Cadillac SRX SUV
The 2016 Cadillac SRX meshes the company’s distinctive razor-edge styling with a luxurious interior and powerful V6 engine.
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With its angular good looks and hefty list of luxury features, Cadillac’s 2016 SRX crossover SUV makes no bones about appealing to a younger audience. Being the final year for this body style, the 2016 SRX departs still being competitive against such lofty challengers as the BMW X3, Audi Q5 and Mercedes-Benz GLK. The German brands may deliver more spirited driving experiences, but the SRX won’t disappoint, and its ride is more in line with what most buyers expect of a luxury-crossover SUV. A powerful V6 ensures impressive performance, while a roomy interior allows everyone plenty of head- and legroom. Combine all this with the SRX’s technology-rich CUE touch-screen infotainment system, and it becomes clear why an aging SRX remains relevant.
You'll Like This Car If...
If you’re looking for a 5-passenger luxury-crossover SUV with a proven record, stand-out styling and the latest in high-tech infotainment and safety features, the 2016 Cadillac SRX luxury SUV may be exactly what you’re looking for.
You May Not Like This Car If...
If you’re all about aggressive handling and more aerodynamic styling, an Audi Q5 or Infiniti QX70 might be more to your liking. Those seeking better fuel economy might consider the Lexus RX hybrid or Mercedes-Benz GLK250 BlueTEC diesel.
What's New for 2016
For 2016, every Cadillac SRX luxury crossover SUV comes standard with OnStar 4G LTE connectivity with built-in Wi-Fi hotspot.
Our 2016 Cadillac SRX test drive included equal time on winding back roads and long freeway expanses, and we found both equally suited to the SRX’s abilities. Though it tips the scales at nearly 4,300 pounds the SRX doesn’t feel ponderous or bloated, delivering good onramp acceleration and agile handling in tight corners. Even more notable is the SRX’s ride, which is devoid of the abruptness sometimes experienced with more enthusiast-oriented SUVs. If we had to pick, we’d say the SRX rides more softly than a BMW X3 or Acura RDX, but its handling falls more in line with the Audi Q5 and Lincoln MKX. The SRX’s 308-horsepower V6 never feels taxed, but its rather lackluster fuel-economy figures leave something to be desired. To help mitigate frequent fill-ups, Cadillac equips the SRX with 21-gallon fuel tank.
AUTOMATIC EMERGENCY BRAKING
The SRX’s automatic emergency braking setup can detect an impending low-speed collision and warn the driver. Should the driver fail to respond in time, the system will intervene and bring the car to a complete stop.
BOSE SILENCE AND SOUND
Cadillac’s SRX luxury SUV for 2016 includes a marvelous Bose audio system with Active Noise Cancellation. This system quiets the cabin by using opposing sound waves to cancel out intrusive road and wind noise.
The 2016 Cadillac SRX's cabin is thoroughly modern, and then some. Although we applaud the cutting-edge CUE infotainment setup and its touch-sensitive 8-inch display, the system requires a steep learning curve to operate when driving. The SRX’s front seats are roomy, though the 3-passenger rear seat can be tight for taller adults. Behind the folding and reclining rear seat is about 30 cubic feet of cargo space. That's less than a smaller SUV like the Honda CR-V, but ample for all but the biggest shopping splurges. The UltraView sunroof does a good job giving the cabin an airy feel.
“Athletic” and “attractive” are just two ways to describe Cadillac's crossover SUV. The SRX's sense of style is highlighted by angular sheet metal and a stylish – but visibility-hampering – sloped roof. Prominent creases rise along the sides from just aft the front wheels to below the rear windows, conveying a sense of momentum. The power liftgate – standard on all but base models – is an arm-saver. Twin tailpipes and large, 18- or 20-inch wheels round out a package well-suited for a young executive.
Notable Standard Equipment
In base form, Cadillac’s 2016 SRX luxury-crossover SUV includes an 8-speaker Bose sound system with dual USB inputs and Bluetooth streaming, and dual-zone auto climate control. Leatherette is the upholstery in base models. Stepping up to the Luxury trim adds a few thousand to the price, but brings real leather, a panoramic sunroof, a power liftgate, a rearview camera, keyless access and blind-spot monitoring, which is a big help on crowded roads. The top-end Premium trim adds 10-speaker Bose audio, navigation, a ventilated driver's seat to keep you cool, and safety features like lane-departure warning.
Notable Optional Equipment
All-wheel drive can be had on all but base models of the 2016 Cadillac SRX luxury-crossover SUV. Other options vary by trim. Among them are the Driver Assist Package that includes the automatic braking feature and adaptive cruise control. Other features of note include a dual-screen rear-seat entertainment system with wireless headphones, Safety Seat Alert (it alerts the driver to a potential collision by vibrating the seat), and a pet cargo partition to accommodate Fido.
Under the Hood
The 2016 SRX employs a direct-injection 3.6-liter V6 good for 308 horsepower, a figure that bests most rivals. Better yet, the SRX does not require premium gasoline, and the driver-selectable Eco mode is said to slightly improve efficiency by changing transmission shift points. All Cadillac SRX models employ a 6-speed automatic transmission. Front-wheel drive (FWD) is the SRX's standard format, with all-wheel drive (AWD) optional. Towing capacity is 3,500 pounds. The SRX's powertrain warranty runs six years or 70,000 miles. Another nice perk is Cadillac's standard Premium Care Maintenance program, which covers services such as oil changes for four years or 50,000 miles.
308 horsepower @ 6,800 rpm
265 lb-ft of torque at 2,400 rpm
EPA city/highway fuel economy: 17/24 mpg (FWD), 16/23 mpg (AWD)
The 2016 Cadillac SRX has a Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) starting at $38,600 and can reach over $50,000 for a loaded model. The SRX's base price slightly undercuts the starting prices of the BMX X3, Lexus RX and Lincoln MKX, and is above those of the Acura RDX, Audi Q5 and Volvo XC60. Before buying, be sure to check the KBB.com Fair Purchase Price to see what others in your area are actually paying for their SRX. Over the long run, we expect the Cadillac to hold its value well, but to still trail the Audi Q5 and Lexus RX in residual value.
Cadillac SRX Consumer Reviews
September 19, 2018
I have had this 2012 SRX since it was new. It only has about 31000 miles on it, but I have had not one minute of problems with it. To...
August 12, 2018
great looking and feeling car with great features
Awesome car with great safety and comfort features and very reliable. you can drive it forever if you take care of it.
March 19, 2018
Brand New all weather tires
This vehicle has low mileage exterior & interior perfect condition, good mileage on highway, no dent or any type damage very clean,...
October 28, 2017
VARY GOOD Vehicle
I like the seat height I can see over most vehicles, except other SUVs and PU. The tires are noisy, but that is the fault of Michelins,....
June 02, 2017
Cant say anything bad about this vehicle
Literally, I cant say anything bad about this vehicle. I live in Colorado where winter driving is horrible, this vehicle is amazing for...
May 05, 2017
I bought the premium left over from the previous year at a great price. Ive driven BMW and Lexus before, this car has so many luxury...
January 25, 2017
very nice car :-)
December 19, 2016
I absolutely love my Caddy
I bought my SRX new and have absolutely loved it. The ride is smooth, features are endless, and it is a very sporty looking SUV. I...
November 01, 2016
Best suv ever!
I purchased a SRX suv after owning a couple of Chevy Equinox's. They were both great vehicles and always dependable. The SRX was quite...
first time caddy owner
October 08, 2016
I have a 2016 Premium SRX and I love it. I have read a few reviews about the CUE system, but even though I am still learning I have...