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Pros: Heat and Cool Seats, Touch screen navigation and radio.
Cons: NAI bought a 2009 Escalade ESV in October, it is a great ride. I've had it on the highway and it drives like a dream. Your cruisin at 85 and you hear nothing and rarely feel the bumps in the road. I would highly recommend this vehicle to anyone wanting a quality ride.
Pros: Panoramic sunroof
Cons: turn signals
Advice: ADD ALL FEATURES!This Cadillac is the best of the best! The ride is so smooth and luxurious. Although there are a few perks... the turn-signals in the gauge cluster. They are very ugly and annoying. Other than that, I have had no problems with my SRX. The AWD is very impressive when it comes to gas mileage. The panoramic sunroof is gigantic and brings in lots of light into the SRX. When you don't want light, close up the power sunshade. Cadillac has outdone themselves, which is something they have not done for quite some time now. The headlights are amazing. I have never knew how technologized these cars can get. They have a duel swiveling system and a leveling system. The washers come useful for off-roading. The inside is very plush and soft. The stitching across the dash looks luxurious. The seats are quality material. Trunk space is generous and when the seats are folded down, there is plenty of space for about eight golf bags. The power trunk is very fast and detects when it has something in the way. he reverse camera is not that clear as it should be for a Caddy, but the pop-up navigation system is really useful. The steering is responsive on the gauge cluster is easy to read with it's LCD screen. Like I said before THE TURN-SIGNALS ARE SO UGLY! When you add some of the many impressive features, this car is one amazing ride!
Pros: The power and ride.
Cons: The front driver and passenger seat belts need to be relocated off the seats to the vehicle pilars
Advice: Purchase the Northstar V8I was amazed at the features of this vehicle and how smoothly it handles. The AWD is excellent in this crossover and the comfort is excellent. This vehicle is always turning heads and I often catch people looking in the windows and admiring it. The braking is excellent and acceleration is amazing. A draw back is that replacing light bulbs on the car require taking the car apart to get the bulbs or paying the deal a good chunk of money to do it. The ride on the highway is whisper quiet and smooth.
Pros: Comfortable seats
Cons: Power and shifting
Advice: Look elsewhere, not worth the moneyI purchased a 2007 SRX with a V8 engine. The car is wonderful if you are driving on a flat straight road, however if driving uphill,even the slightest incline, the transmission is too high geared and the vehicle will lose speed and continously shift. In a twenty mile mountain drive the engine shifted a total of 42 times. I tried the same drive in the 's' mode and the engine shifted 33 times. The back up warning is useless. You are required to take your eyes off away from the mirrors or back window and look up to see if one, two or three lights about the back window are lit in order to determine if there is something you are not seeing, a audio warning does not come on until you are 12 inches away from an objet and the warning does not work at all unless your back up speed is between 3 and 5 mph. Overall I am very disappointed in the performance of the V8 engine, I have found the features to be very difficult to use and am constantly consulting the Owner's manual. The car is NOT worth the money paid for it, a big let down for all the hype the sales people had to say about it.
Pros: rear camera
Cons: If you have car seats they have to add more anchors...
Advice: Buy it. Best purchase i've made on any vehicle...22 inch rims give it a hard ride, 18 inch rims makes a nice smooth ride...I have the 2007 Escalade ESV
Pros: Northstar, Magnetic Ride Control, and AWD make it handle like a sports car
Cons: Not available with Sirius
Advice: Buy a fully loaded one - the 6 cyl with standard suspension felt like a minivanI have had my fully loaded SRX for almost a year now and it's been great. I never thought I'd by another new GM but this car has changed my mind. The Northstar V8 runs strong, the magnetic ride control and AWD makes it handle like a sports car, and the seven passenger seating is helpful. I also love the creature comforts, like the great navigation system, DVD player with wireless headphones (my baby is totally entertained)and the cool sunroof.
Pros: Magnetic Ride Control
Cons: Dash Board Interia Quality
Advice: Should select V-8 with Magnetic RideI bought it in Japan (ZIP code 46285 was dummy. I live in Japan). Almost no one owns this car which is one reason to buy (In Japan most people want to buy BMW/Mercedes). V-8 engine and suspension (Magnetic-ride) is so good. Large sun-roof and exterior I like it althoug interior is cheap. I think General Motors Asia Pasific is bad at marketing of this product.