2016 Cadillac SRX Gets These Two Changes For Last Year Of Second-Gen Model7
As we write this, the current, second-generation Cadillac SRX has been on the market for five years. During that time, it has received some welcome updates, notably the 3.6L V6 LFX engine, the CUE infotainment system, and OnStar 4G LTE with Wi-Fi. And it looks like Cadillac will continue offering the Theta-based crossover for the 2016 model year, even though its replacement, the all-new, C1XX-platformed XT5 is right around the corner.
Even so, the second-gen SRX gets two changes for the 2016 model year. First, the 2016 Cadillac SRX will no longer be offered in the Majestic Plum Metallic exterior color. Second, the power-adjustable pedals have been removed from the Luxury trim level. Notably, the 2016 Cadillac SRX does not get Caddy’s all-new wreath-less logo.
- Exterior color (G7U) Majestic Plum Metallic
- Model code changes from 6NL26 to 6NM26 on 1SD Performance Collection and 1SE Premium Collection (AWD) only (Model code remains 6NL26 on 1SB Luxury Collection [AWD])
- (JF4) Power-adjustable pedals no longer available on 1SB Luxury Collection
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I really hope the next generation addresses the biggest flaw with the SRX. Rear visibility. Same problem with the Camaro, rear visibility is poor. Otherwise, a very competitive car in the segment.
The biggest flaw with the SRX is its engine layout (transverse) and drivetrain configuration (FWD-based). It’s a FWD-based car trying to compete in a world of RWD-based Benzes, BMWs, and (more lately than ever) Infinitis, which are Caddy’s biggest rivals. And this disadvantage results in a crossover that offers an inferior driving experience, on which Cadillac is staking its Renaissance and reputation. Plus, the benchmark of the segment is no longer the Lexus RX.
Time to step up your game, Cadillac, and build an award-winning crossover on your perfectly-balanced, award-winning platforms (Alpha).
Everyone knows how great and balanced Alpha-based ATS and CTS are. When is the last time You heard someone praise the balance, handling abilities, or driving experience of a Theta SRX? Probably never.
This sad fad styling , from the rear with its pinched in corners , looks like a dog running down the lane with its tail tucked under its butt . Here you see GM trying to be out there , in front , a leader , but what you also get is limited visibility for back seat passengers and a useless rear window for the driver . For once I would like to see a CUV design from this division that is understated but a classic design . One that doesn’t think it needs big WOW to be competitive , however , what do I know , they may be right , the trashy look could meet their expectations , wonderful !
GM is going to squeeze every penny out of this vehicle . Although I will probobly take some hits ( or thumbs down ) , I actuallly own one and i like it . The quality is better than the first model and looks a heck of alot better . All these grumpy naysayers trash the suv anytime theSRX is in the news . But just how many of these folks have actually owned one . For a couple of years it was Cadillacs top seller . It outsold the Lexus ( which is just plain &utt ugly ) and whatever it was Lincoln was trying to sell which was nothing but a dressed up Ford . Sure the suv is long in the tooth and will look out of place sitting on the sales lot with all the other new Caddy’s . But in the meantime GM will get the XT5 ready for primetime . So unless you have lived with one for a couple years , your trash talk falls on deaf ears here .
And until you’ve driven and lived with a BMW X3 or Benz GLK, both of which feature a layout befitting a luxury car (RWD platform with longitudinal engine placement) that results in a near perfect weight fisteictipn and excellent driving dynamics, your comments will also gal on deaf ears 😉
Seriously, the Lexus RX is no longer the benchmark for the segment. No SUV/CUV from Lexus is a benchmark, for that matter. It may still be a good seller for them, but that won’t be for long, as consumer opinion and demand is changing quickly.
GM – please get rid of the ugly antenna and go with the shark fin like you have on other models. Please!!!
Webleased a 2016 SRX and are generally pleased with it with one exception. We cannot get a straight answer from Cadillac as to why Apple Car Play is not available on the SRX version of CUE or even if an software update will be available. Several calls to dealer and CADILLAC have been very frustrating with no real answers????