More power, more features, and increased safety for 2012 make the Cadillac SRX well worth a look if you’re in the market for a mid-size luxury crossover. It also doesn’t hurt that the SRX is a reasonably handsome vehicle and very comfortable inside.
The big news for 2012 is the addition of a new 3.6-liter V-6 replacing the turbocharged 2.8-liter and naturally-aspirated 3.0-liter V-6 engines offered in prior model years. Codenamed LFX, the 3.6-liter unit delivers 308 horsepower and 265 pound-feet of torque and its application in the SRX makes the vehicle more confident and refined with it.
The engine features direct injection technology and continuously variable valve timing, and it’s fully E85 flex-fuel capable. It’s mostly made of aluminum to save weight, though some parts, such as the intake manifold, are made from even lighter composite materials.
A six-speed automatic is still offered, though it now comes with a driver-selectable “Eco”...
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