I’m torn about the Cadillac SRX. On one hand, there are the Cadillac’s strengths: it finally has a capable and entertaining engine, which provides adequate low-end grunt and sings arias when you stamp on the loud pedal. When you get to a corner, it has plenty of grip, and doesn’t roll like one would expect from such a big vehicle. The seats are comfortable, and the on-board tech is pretty good.
And yet, driving a Cadillac SRX, especially in this trim level, is a game of numbers. The SRX is 4400 pounds, which puts it in the upper quadrant of crossovers in terms of weight. Nearly all of its crossover competitors — the Acura RDX, Volvo XC60 T6, Audi Q5 3.2, and Mercedes-Benz GLK350 4MATIC, even the Range Rover Evoque — weigh less, despite having similar passenger and