Part two of the 2011 Cadillac SRX Turbo AWD Premium review
Climbing into the SRX, there is no question that this is one of the best-selling luxury SUVs on the market and it is very clear why. The luxurious leather seats provide living-room comfort with power adjustments for the driver and passenger with heated surfaces helping to toast your buns on a chilly morning. Rear riding passengers also get heated seats along with their own set of controls for the rear climate zone.
My 2011 Cadillac SRX Turbo AWD Premium came with a two-tone brown layout with light beige seating surfaces, door panels and carpeting accented by the darker brown steering wheel, dash cap and upper door panels. Brushed silver trim is added on the center console, around the HVAC/stereo controls, around the vents and around the 3-pod gauge cluster to add a subtle, luxury feel. Everywhere a driver or passenger might regularly touch inside of the 2011 SRX Premium like the door-mounted and center console armrests feature a soft, padded surface with more soft surfaces across the face of the dashboard.
The back of the plush leather front seats feature flip-up monitors controlled from the dash-mounted infotainment unit with rear headphone jacks with controls for the rear-riders to alter the volume on their own. This is a great feature for someone with kids (we found out that simple plug-and-play video games also work with the auxiliary jack) to keep the little ones occupied on long road trips. Its also nice to be able to drive the missus to the mall and sit in the parking lot and watch a movie in the comfort of the SRX with a crystal clear monitor and high quality sound. One of my favorite features (as well as a favorite feature of my family during our time in the SRX) is the huge UltraView sunroof that gives both the front and rear passengers a look at the stars at the push of a button.
When it comes to roominess, the 2011 Cadillac SRX doesn’t disappoint. The rear seating area provides plenty of headroom for even the very tall and there is lots of leg room without squashing the driver or front passenger against the dash. The rear cargo area offers tons of space and the floor-mounted storage rail system allows you to move the aluminum rack to help prevent items from sliding around. The floor of the cargo area lifts up to expose an extra underfloor storage area and a roll-away “tonneau cover” provides security in case you don’t want people seeing what you have in the rear cargo area of your 2011 SRX.