Cadillac SRX In Denver Performance | Rickenbaugh Cadillac

Cadillac SRX In Denver Performance | Rickenbaugh Cadillac

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Cadillac SRX In Denver Performance | Rickenbaugh Cadillac

The Cadillac SRX in Denver from Rickenbaugh Cadillac has undergone a lot of change in its short tenure on the Cadillac roster. Originally making it’s debut in 2004 the SRX has gone through two generations already. Where most vehicles undergo a redesign that bestows them with some new sheet metal, new accessories, and maybe an engine upgrade or two, the SRX has completely changed the platform that it is based on between the two generations. It may be more appropriate to say the SRX is two different models of the lineup at your Cadillac Dealership in Denver that share the same name. With this being said, both of the platforms have something to offer and both are stellar performers in their own right. In my opinion Cadillac should have kept the original SRX on it’s sports sedan platform and added a new model, but of course I am not an automotive executive, so who knows what motivations were behind the shift in platforms. Either way you look at it the SRX is a great option. In this article we will show you why the Cadillac SRX in Denver performance is impressive no matter which generation you choose.

Cadillac SRX in Denver

Cadillac SRX in Denver

Cadillac SRX in Denver Sports Sedan Platform
In it’s first incarnation the Cadillac SRX in Denver was based upon the sport sedan platform of the Cadillac CTS. While many crossovers are based upon sedan platforms, most of them do not carry the kind of sports pedigree that the SRX was able to bring to your Cadillac Dealership in Denver. First and foremost the first generation SRX came standard with a rear wheel drive. This is exceedingly rare even in smaller cars these days and it speaks to the sports image that the original SRX was able to capture. Of course, as a crossover the SRX was also available as an optional all wheel drive model, which is nice for those drivers in more inclement weather like that here in Denver, but for those who are blessed by clear roads the majority of the time, the rear wheel drive platform was able to get the most out of the powerful engines that were available in the first gen SRX.

Cadillac SRX in Denver Pure Performance Experience
The Cadillac SRX in Denver didn’t just offer the suspension of a sports performance sedan and call it a day. The midsize crossover was well equipped to power this platform with a couple of powerful engine choices. First off the line was the entry level powertrain, a 3.6 liter V6 which offered an impressive 260 horsepower. The V6 offered capable acceleration for the class, but was certainly not a huge step forward from the competitions offerings of standard powertrains. Where the first generation SRX made its magic was in the upgraded engine. This upgrade came in the form of a 4.6 liter V8 serving up 320 horses for a pure performance experience. The V8 offered acceleration that just blew all of the competition out of the water. Although some of the competitors in the class offered more powerful motors, none offered them in a vehicle so small for the midsize class, and none had the sports platform to help translate that power straight to the road. The combination of power and a platform that delivered true sports handling for a larger vehicle made the SRX a top choice in its first generation and is still often available in the pre-owned inventory at Rickenbaugh Cadillac

Cadillac SRX in Denver a Different Animal
That was then, and this is 2013, and the Cadillac SRX in Denver is a different animal altogether. The sports sedan platform that we all loved so much was dropped from the assembly line in favor of a front wheel drive crossover SUV framework. While this platform shift is a bit of a disappointment for the more performance minded driver, it is an improvement for the majority of crossover buyers who are looking more for a supple ride than for head jerking power. That isn’t to say that the SRX doesn’t still have a little to offer for the lead foot in all of us. The SRX offers one of the most capable motors in the small crossover class. A 3.6 liter V6 is the only option that we have for the current generation SRX, but with it’s 308 horsepower it isn’t a bad option at all. One drawback, however, is that the SRX also boasts substantially more weight than other vehicles in the class, negating some of the power that the V6 would otherwise be able to deliver. We also lost the rear wheel drive option, however, the all wheel drive is still more than capable of delivering great handling. Despite these minor setbacks the SRX is still a top choice at Rickenbaugh Cadillac.

 

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