2012 Cadillac SRX will delight drivers headed on a road trip
Let’s face facts. In the mid-size luxury SUV category there really is no bad choice. The Lexus RX350 has a great new look and is available in a new sport version. The 2013 Audi Q5 will bring new levels of refinement to the segment. Volvo’s 2013 XC60 Inscription will have Scandinavian style in spades. So what can the 2012 Cadillac SRX offer that these excellent offerings don’t already provide a buyer? Cup holders. Really, really kick-butt double-level cup holders that can perfectly hug a 12 oz can, or can expand downward to give your venti, half-caf, non-fat latte the support deserving of a $4.20 libation. That is just the start of the cool storage features that make the SRX the ultimate summer road trip machine.
Cadillac SRX Secret Storage
Let’s finish off the cabin before we move to the rear of this beaut-‘ute. In addition to being able to hold big-gulps in the console, the false bottom of the cup holder can act as a secret compartment for a wallet or other items Just ahead of the cup holders there is a thoughtful “phone throne” for life’s most important possession. Inside the center console is another phone area for your passenger and a lower level that can store larger items. Elizabeth Pilibosian, Cadillac’s SRX chief engineer said in a press statement “The philosophy was not just to maximize total space but to have a place for everything and everything in its place. That makes a huge difference on longer trips.” If you need a cold place for a few road sodas, the glove box can cool drinks using the air conditioner.