Pros: Bold, expressive styling inside and out; nicely finished interior with high-end materials; smooth, peppy powertrain
Cons: Not all drivers like CUE touchscreen interface; small rear window compromises visibility; top-end models get pricey
CG Says: The Cadillac SRX enters 2014 with mild trim updates and available “Intellibeam” automatic high-beam headlamps. The SRX earns our kudos for its combination of performance, functionality, and style. The sporty, refined, and fuel-efficient V6 provides ample power, and the fashion-forward styling is dazzling inside and out. Not all of our testers like Cadillac’s CUE touchscreen interface, however—some find it unresponsive and slow to react. Note too that loaded SRXs get pricey. Seek a modestly equipped Luxury model for the optimal blend of creature comforts and dollar value.