2013 Cadillac SRX Gets Mixed Review from Consumer Reports [Video]
In 2012, GM updated the SRX and made some changes that might prove popular and some that may not.
Consumer Reports tested the updated model and found that the lack of visibility is the biggest problem. We tend to say this a lot about modern vehicles, but thick A pillars and over-designed rear pillars are big problems.
The one major thing CR found in favor of the 2013 model is the bigger 3.6-liter V6, which finally matches the luxury look of the car with decent performance. Just like on the other new Cadillacs on the market today, the CUE system is a bit of a problem.
You can’t blindly aim for a button and hope it’s there because everything is touch sensitive. Many carmakers have adopted this sort of technology inspired by smartphones, but we’re not sure if it really is the way of the future. Think about it this way: texting while walking is very hard on an iPhone, but totally doable with qwerty phones. It’s probably the same with infotainment systems and driving.