2012 Cadillac SRX Reviews, Ratings & Specs

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Color:  Radiant Silver Metallic
Kelley Blue Book Value®
$16,619 - $18,804
Used Fair Purchase Price Range
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MPG (up to)
17 City / 24 HWY
Horsepower
308
Seats
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How 2012 Cadillac SRX Ranks In Its Class

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Expert Review

By Kelley Blue Book Editorial Staff

3.6 Overall Score
Performance 3.6Comfort 4.0Styling 3.5Value 3.5

What's New

For 2012, a new 3.6-liter V6 replaces the two previous engine choices, and a new Eco feature is added to the current 6-speed transmission for increased fuel economy. Additional refinements include an available heated steering wheel, new Xenon Blue exterior color and ebony interior trim. Bluetooth hands-free phone technology is now standard across all trims.

Cadillac SRX Models & Trims

chevronDown icon Base $16,619 - $18,804
Horsepower: 308 hp
Engine Type: Gas/Ethanol V6
Standard Seating: N/A
Standard Wheels: 18 x 8.0 (in.) - Aluminum
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Horsepower: 308 hp
Engine Type: Gas/Ethanol V6
Standard Seating: N/A
Standard Wheels: 18 x 8.0 (in.) - Aluminum
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chevronDown icon Performance Collection $16,619 - $18,804
Horsepower: 308 hp
Engine Type: Gas/Ethanol V6
Standard Seating: N/A
Standard Wheels: 20 x 8.0 (in.) - Aluminum
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Horsepower: 308 hp
Engine Type: Gas/Ethanol V6
Standard Seating: N/A
Standard Wheels: 20 x 8.0 (in.) - Aluminum
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Owner Reviews

4.51
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Beautiful style. Like it better than the 2017.

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Original tires were shot at 24k, Michelins. That was a shock! But other than that, no issues. I have had the oil changed on a regular basis and have done everything as required and thank goodness I cannot complain. I have a 2012 srx and I currently have 49k miles on it. The hood is corroding on the inside and outside so I have to have the entire thing sanded down and repainted. Of course it didn't appear until after the gm warranty expired for that issue. So that will be quite an expense. But other than that, just the usual, front brakes at 42k miles and I need new shocks and back brakes now.

Barbara K
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Cadillac srx AWD classy and consistent.

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Love the Cadillac srx AWD! Great panoramic roof and sound system. . I normally purchase a new vehicle every 3 years and cannot part with this car. Everything is working great, no tears in seats, carpet looks great and just a very comfortable car to maneuver around town in and take trips with. Good visibility for pulling out into traffic. No blind spots. I am truly wanting to buy a new car, as driving a car 6 years old has never been my style, but this cadi still has retained its looks, class and there's really no reason to sell it.

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Sleep & professional looking. Not gas friendly. Durable and friendly for short people. Performance is great.

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The care looks very sleek and impressive from the outside. I've had it for 6 years and it still looks brand new. I'm not a big fan of leather seats so for comfort, I would give it a 3 out of 5. I'm only 5'2 but it I'm able to sit comfortable and reach the petals without any trouble. Performance has been great, only complaint I have is it drinks up gas like crazy! I pay $55 weekly for gas (premium), and I drive 6 days a week, about 35 miles each day.

AMBER L
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Overview

Kelley Blue Book Value

Kelley Blue Book Value
$16,619 - $18,804
$16,619 - $18,804

Horsepower

Horsepower
308 (hp)
308 (hp)

Bluetooth

Bluetooth
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Standard
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Standard

BackUp Camera

BackUp Camera
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Not Available
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Engine Type

Engine Type
3.6L SIDI DOHC V6 VVT with E85 FlexFuel (gas ethanol) capability (308 hp [229.7 kW] @ 6800 rpm, 265 lb, 3.6L SIDI DOHC V6 VVT WITH E85 FLEXFUEL (GAS ETHANOL) CAPABILITY
3.6L SIDI DOHC V6 VVT with E85 FlexFuel (gas ethanol) capability (308 hp [229.7 kW] @ 6800 rpm, 265 lb, 3.6L SIDI DOHC V6 VVT WITH E85 FLEXFUEL (GAS ETHANOL) CAPABILITY
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Convenience & Comfort

Sun Roof

Sun Roof
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Not Available
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Standard

Alarm

Alarm
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Standard
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BackUp Camera

BackUp Camera
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Not Available
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Standard

HeadsUp Display

Keyless Entry

Keyless Entry
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Standard
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Universal Garage Door Opener

Universal Garage Door Opener
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Not Available
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Rain Sensing Wipers

Rain Sensing Wipers
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Not Available
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Standard

Heated Mirrors

Heated Mirrors
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Heated Steering Wheel

Heated Steering Wheel
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Power Mirrors

Power Mirrors
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Steering Wheel Controls

Steering Wheel Controls
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Cruise Control

Cruise Control
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Power Windows

Power Windows
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Rear Defrost

Rear Defrost
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Privacy Glass

Premium Sound System

Premium Sound System
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Driver Restriction Features

Automatic Parking

Power Steering

Power Steering
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Standard
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Dimensions

Front Leg Room

Front Leg Room
41.2 (in.)
41.2 (in.)

Front Head Room

Front Head Room
39.7 (in.)
39.7 (in.)

Rear Leg Room

Rear Leg Room
36.3 (in.)
36.3 (in.)

Second Head Room

Second Head Room
38.4 (in.)
38.4 (in.)

Trunk Volume

Cargo Volume

Entertainment

Bluetooth

Bluetooth
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MP3 Player

MP3 Player
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Entertainment System

Entertainment System
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Optional
Optional

Satellite Radio

Satellite Radio
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WiFi Hotspot

Smart Device Integration

AUX Input

AUX Input
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CD Player

CD Player
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Heating & Cooling

Climate Control

Climate Control
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AC

Dual Zone

Dual Zone
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Navigation & Communication

Navigation System

Navigation System
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Optional
Optional

Cell PhoneHookup

Seats

Standard Seat

Standard Seat
Premium Synthetic
Leather

Passengers

Passengers
5
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Power Driver Seat

Power Driver Seat
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Power Passenger Seat

Power Passenger Seat
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Heated Front Seats

Heated Front Seats
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Heated Rear Seats

Cooled Front Seats

Cooled Rear Seats

Seat Memory

Seat Memory
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3rd Row Seating

Pass Through Rear Seat

Pass Through Rear Seat
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Seat Massage

Driver Lumbar

Driver Lumbar
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Accessories

Standard Seat

Standard Seat
Aluminum
Aluminum

Power Liftgate

Hands Free Liftgate

Power Folding Mirror

Power Folding Mirror
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Bed Liner

Rear Spoiler

Running Boards

Dimensions

Tire Width

Tire Width
P235/65R18
P235/65R18

Wheelbase

Wheelbase
110.5 (in.)
110.5 (in.)

Turning Radius

Turning Radius
40.3 (ft.)
40.3 (ft.)

Length

Length
190.3 (in.)
190.3 (in.)

Width

Width
75.2 (in.)
75.2 (in.)
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Engine & Performance

Weight

Weight
4277 (.lbs)
4277 - 4442 (.lbs)

Horsepower

Horsepower
308 (hp)
308 (hp)

Torque

Torque
265 (ft. lbs.)
265 (ft. lbs.)

Maximum Towing Capacity

Maximum Towing Weight

Maximum Towing Weight
350 (.lbs)
350 (.lbs)

Trailer Hitch Receiver

Gas Electric Hybrid

FlexFuel Electric Hybrid

PlugIn Electric Gas

PlugIn Electric FlexFuel

Turbocharged

4wheel Disc Brakes

4wheel Disc Brakes
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Limited Slip Differential

Limited Slip Differential
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Performance Tires

Engine Cylinders

Engine Cylinders
V6 Cylinder
V6 Cylinder

Drivetrain

Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive
All Wheel Drive, Front Wheel Drive

Fuel

Fuel Capacity

Fuel Capacity
21 (gal.)
21 (gal.)

Combined

Combined
21 (mpg)
21 (mpg)

City

City
17 (mpg)
17 (mpg)

Highway

Highway
24 (mpg)
24 (mpg)

Suspension

Active Suspension

Air Suspension

Stance Suspension

Transmission

Manual Mode

Manual Mode
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Overdrive

CTV Transmission

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Features

Spare Tire

Spare Tire

Tow Hooks

ABS Brakes

ABS Brakes
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Automatic Headlights

Automatic Headlights
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Tire Pressure Monitor System

Tire Pressure Monitor System
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Child Safety Locks

Child Safety Locks
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Stability Control

Stability Control
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Traction Control

Traction Control
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HID Headlights

Auto Leveling Headlinghts

Rear Parking Sensors

Rear Parking Sensors
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Adaptive Cruise Control

Night Vision

Assistance

Automated Emergency Braking

Blind Spot Monitor

Lane Keeping Assist

Lane Departure Warning

Cross Traffic Alert

Air Bags

Driver Airbag

Driver Airbag
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Passenger Airbag

Passenger Airbag
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Passenger Airbag OnOff Switch

Front Side Airbag

Front Side Airbag
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Rear Side Airbag

Front Head Airbag

Front Head Airbag
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Rear Head Airbag

Rear Head Airbag
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Passenger Airbag Sensor

Passenger Airbag Sensor
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Knee Airbag

Seatbelt Airbag

Crash Test Results: Front, Side & Rollover

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration provides consumers with information about crash protection and rollover safety.

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The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety is a non-profit group which conducts safety testing beyond federal regulations. "Good" is the highest rating.

Moderate Overlap Front
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Roof Strength
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Driver-side Overlap Front
N/A
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Good
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Acceptable
M
Marginal
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Poor

Safety Features

  • Brakes, 4-wheel antilock, 4-wheel vented disc
  • StabiliTrak *
  • Traction control, all-speed brake and engine controlled *
  • Daytime Running Lamps
  • Air bags, dual-stage frontal and side impact, driver and right-front passenger and head curtain side-impact, front and rear outboard seating positions includes Passenger Sensing System (Head curtain side air bags are designed to help reduce the risk of head and neck injuries to front and outboard rear seat occupants on the near side of certain side-impact collisions. Always use safety belts and the correct child restraints for your child's age and size. Even in vehicles equipped with air bags and the Passenger Sensing System, children are safer when properly secured in a rear seat. Never place a rear-facing infant restraint in the front seat of any vehicle equipped with an active frontal air bag. See the vehicle's Owner's Manual and child safety seat instructions for more safety information.) *
  • Automatic Occupant Sensing System sensor indicator inflatable restraint *
  • OnStar, 1-year of Directions and Connections plan includes Automatic Crash Response, Emergency Services, Crisis Assist, Stolen Vehicle Assistance including Remote Ignition Block, Remote Door Unlock, Turn-by-Turn Navigation with Destination Download (requires navigation radio) and OnStar eNav (where available), OnStar Vehicle Diagnostics, Roadside Assistance, Remote Horn and Lights, and Hands Free Calling. (Also includes Stolen Vehicle Slowdown. Visit onstar.com for details and system limitations.) *
  • Automatic Crash Response *
  • Stolen Vehicle Assistance *
  • OnStar Turn-by-Turn Navigation *
  • Safety belts, 3-point, all seating positions
  • Door locks, rear child security
  • Tire Pressure Monitor
  • Front and Rear Park Assist
  • Rear Vision Camera (Camera displays in (DD8) inside rearview mirror when (UYS) audio system with navigation is not ordered.)
  • Rear Vision Camera (Included and only available with (UYS) audio system with navigation.) *

* Optional Safety Feature

Long-Term Reliability

J.D. Power Ratings

JD Power's Initial Quality Study measures issues with a vehicle the first 90 days after purchase.

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Safety Recalls (2)

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Recall Jul 23, 2014
Report Receipt Date:
Jul 23, 2014
NHTSA Campaign:
14V447000
Summary:
General Motors LLC (GM) is recalling certain model year 2011-2012 Buick LaCrosse, Regal and Chevrolet Camaro, as well as certain 2010-2012 Cadillac SRX, Chevrolet Equinox and GMC Terrain vehicles, equipped with power height adjustable driver and passenger seats. In the affected vehicles, the bolt that secures the driver's and passenger's power front seat height adjuster may fall out causing the seat to drop suddenly to the lowest vertical position.
Consequence:
If the driver's seat unexpectedly drops, the distraction and altered seat position may affect the drivers' control of the vehicle, increasing the risk of a crash.
Remedy:
GM will notify owners, and dealers will replace the height adjuster shoulder bolts, free of charge. The manufacturer has not yet provided a notification schedule. Owners may contact GM customer service at 1-800-521-7300 (Buick), 1-800-458-8006 (Cadillac), 1-800-222-1020 (Chevrolet), or 1-800-462-8782 (GMC). GM's number for this recall is 14271.
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Recall Sep 19, 2014
Report Receipt Date:
Sep 19, 2014
NHTSA Campaign:
14V571000
Summary:
General Motors LLC (GM) is recalling certain model year 2010-2015 Cadillac SRX vehicles manufactured April 14, 2009, to September 1, 2014, and 2011-2012 Saab 9-4X vehicles manufactured February 1, 2011, to September 13, 2011. On the affected vehicles, the jam nut in the rear suspension toe adjuster link may not be torqued to the proper specification. A loose toe adjuster link can cause the vehicle to sway or wander at highway speeds. A loose toe adjuster link may lead to thread damage and eventual failure. Failure of the toe adjuster link will cause an abrupt change in the vehicle's alignment.
Consequence:
Failure of the toe adjuster link could cause a loss of vehicle control, increasing the risk of a crash.
Remedy:
GM will notify owners, and dealers will inspect the torque of the left and right rear toe link adjuster lock nuts, and replace the parts if there is evidence of damage or a loose link, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin in early November 2014 and remedy parts, if needed, are expected to be available around the middle of November 2014. Owners may contact Cadillac customer service at 1-800-458-8006 or Saab customer service at 1-800-955-9007. GM's number for this recall is 14457.

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