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The 2014 Cadillac SRX

While there is a whole lot of truck like monstrous SUVs dominating the niche of luxury crossovers, there are SUVs like Cadillac’s amazingly loved Escalade and the SRX. The 2014 Cadillac SRX is one beautifully designed crossover to behold. How can a SUV possibly sport contours and straight chiseled lines blended so perfectly that it almost looks like a sedan while being a perfect SUV on the side?  The 2014 Cadillac SRX manages to do that is a fine way. And along with the brilliantly designed exterior, which the SUV has held on to from the previous models, this year the SRX is set to sport a completely redesigned interior with newer and better features. The five passenger crossover is now upgraded with the newest safety technology and features a fully adaptive cruise control. While the beautiful lines and nimble designing on the outside is already comparable to a sedan, the interiors of the 2014 Cadillac SRX are also bold and unconventional for SUV.

Seems like everything about this utility vehicle is more car like! The 2014 Cadillac SRX doesn’t drive very sporty. The stylish SUV is powered by 3.6 liter V-6 grunt that is good for 308 ponies and produces about 265 pound feet of twist. The sprint time the vehicle takes in order to reach 60 mph from rest is 7.1 seconds which is on par with SUVs in this niche. The all wheel drive SRX comes out to be a tad bit slower yet it supersedes the 7.8 seconds sprint time of the Lexus RX350. However, the all wheel drive system on the SUV is optional. The 2014 Cadillac SRX also offers some amount of torque vectoring with the help of rear brakes. The SUV comes in front wheel drive as standard.

The interior is the big thing about the 2014 Cadillac SRX. There is more sophisticated and stylish dashboard that sports all new-fangled gauges. There is an all new 8-inch CUE infotainment system. Earlier, the screen in the SRX was semi-masked until it was needed but now the vehicle sports an all time visible LCD with a classier UI and design.

The new adaptive cruise control charges an extra sum of $2,400. But for all its worth, this is a must have if you settle to buy this SUV. The cruise control is capable of making the SUV stop or go in traffic. There are features like cross-traffic help and blind-spot assist. The safety features get more intensified with the additional lane assist system and safety alert seats. The bumper and the stylish grille of the SUC conceal radar arrays which are the basics of all the safety features in the 2014 Cadillac SRX.

This essentially Cadillac SUV faces a generous amount of competition with vehicles like the Lexus RX450h and Lexus RX350. Both the SUVs are a delight to drive. The current Cadillac SRX, in all its glory, is priced at around $40,000; however, the price is not yet fixed for the 2014 Cadillac SRX.


2014 Cadillac Escalade: An Inside Look

Leadership directly results in recognition, case in point: the 2014 Cadillac Escalade. The much-admired SUV still continues to set stature and remain one of the most luxurious, the brawniest large SUV’s in the market. If treading lightly is what you want, this is just not the vehicle for you. Perfect to be seen as either a high-end executive transport, marking your presence when your arrive all bold, or a symbol of overindulgence, the new Cadillac Escalade’s accentuated redesigned exteriors and improved performance put it into an authoritative niche in the market of luxurious crossovers.

Way quicker and more responsive than you ever might expect from such a beasty vehicle the 2014 Cadillac Escalade defies logic. The gigantic SUV is actually quicker than the way smaller and lighter 2012 Mercedes-Benz C300 Sport Sedan. What adds to its formidable presence on the roads is 6.2 Liter V8 engine. Wait for it! The road monster sets standards with commanding power of a whopping 403 HP. Immense power at your disposal! The 403 HP clubbed with 417 pound-feet of torque can propel this rumbly muscle car from rest to 60 mph in a mere sprint time of 6.5 seconds. Not to forget this is when the big ute weighs almost 6,000 pounds. The low-end torque which is also great for towing married to the six speed automatic transmission is the key to the responsive shifts and the oh-so-smooth ride this humungous SUV delivers. And when it says “great for towing”, basically translates to a towing capability of a massive 8,300 pounds. And all of it adds up to an SUV experience unlike any other that makes you forget that this is the one of the biggest, heaviest luxury SUVs and also one with the truck roots.

The 2014 Cadillac shows off its signature and distinctive Cadillac Grille that helps it make its way through a crowded field of luxury crossovers. Style icon, if called, would be no harm done to anyone. Monochromatic striking accents, for instance, the body-color, side moldings and door handles along with 22 inch ultra-bright machine finished painted aluminum wheels make it look a little more stylish than the rest. On the inside the new Cadillac boasts a comfortable cabin that is luxury-car plush yet reasonably quiet. The stunning interior is trimmed in elegant brushed aluminum accents, polished chrome and tastefully selected burled wood. Heated steering wheel, 14-way adjustable heated/cooled supple leather trimmed front seats, automatic climate control and 10 ideally place speakers, all combine to make the driver and passenger feel luxury while riding it.

Escalade, to put it simply, is a full-fledged luxury vehicle. The base model semblance of the Escalade caters to VIPs and executives with an interior that can reach up to a limo-like level of gear focusing on either work or play as required. The Platinum is the choice for those who lure for a more expensive look. There is a Cadillac escalade for everyone. Well, everyone who can spend $63,170 of starting price of this full-size SUV. Expensive but so totally worth it, this beast is going to be one big competition to the Audi Q7, the Infiniti QX56, the Land Rover Range Rover, Lexus LX570 and the Mercedes-Benz GL Class. Not much time left to see how the forth gen Escalade sweeps SUV lovers off their feet.

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