Cadillac gives its SRX turbo boost

CNET Car Tech reviews the 2010 Cadillac SRX turbo.

2010 Cadillac SRX
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Last year we tested Cadillac's SRX small SUV. As most of its cabin tech mirrors what's in the CTS sedan, we had high praise for the vehicle; however, we felt its direct injection 3-liter V-6 engine didn't give it enough power. This year, Cadillac is releasing its top trim vehicle in the SRX line with a turbocharged 2.8-liter V-6 engine under the hood.

Despite the smaller displacement, the turbo SRX gets 35 more horsepower than the direct injection version has. Even though its fuel economy suffers from the turbo, it's not much. We also like that the car's has an aggressive transmission with a sport mode that digs deep for power.

The SRX's navigation and stereo system are very nice, but we felt its phone system was feature-poor. According to Cadillac, the 2011 SRX will have an even more robust Bluetooth hands-free phone system, giving us something more to look forward to.

Check out our 2010 Cadillac SRX Turbo review .

About the author

Wayne Cunningham reviews cars and writes about automotive technology for CNET. Prior to the Car Tech beat, he covered spyware, Web building technologies, and computer hardware. He began covering technology and the Web in 1994 as an editor of The Net magazine. He's also the author of "Vaporware," a novel that's available as a Nook e-book.

 

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