The 2019 Cadillac SRX is coming back after a three-year break. The compact crossover is modernized, and it is ready to continue where it left. Although its direct successor is one of the best-selling SUV in the lineup, the new SRX will take a position below it. So, it is the combination of the compact and subcompact SUV. By that, the competition is not going to be so strong.
After the pause, the 2019 Cadillac SRX will suffer a redesign. It will borrow some styling cues and solutions from its successor. The smaller XT4 also coming for the next season, so it will be interesting to see all these Caddies out in the market. The SRX could offer slightly less premium features and more affordable price to get closer to buyers.
2019 Cadillac SRX future
The carmaker is throwing almost all to its XT lineup. Nevertheless, there is room and financial structure to support projects, such as 2019 Cadillac SRX. From all discontinued vehicles, why does Caddy believes in SRX the most? We just need to analyze market numbers. In last ten years sales rose each year. After the announcement that this SUV is going to be replaced, last two years are not worthy of mention. However, with such potential, we are not sure why the company even discontinued the SUV. After five years they are realizing a mistake and returning the 2019 Cadillac SRX.
2019 Cadillac SRX engine
The last engine SRX used is not coming back for the new edition. A V-6 is too big for the new class where the 2019 Cadillac SRX is landing. Instead, the SUV could use a 2.0-liter turbo-four. Well, it is not going to achieve as much power as 3.6-liter unit, but we could see it coming with approximately 260 hp. Eco Mode, that was very popular on SRX is now replaced with Active Fuel management system. With a smooth eight-speed transmission, the crossover will be able to deliver 30 mpg and even more on highways. Front-wheel drive is standard, and 2019 Cadillac SRX all-wheel drive is going to be optional.
2019 Cadillac SRX interior
The 2019 Cadillac SRX might not carry all expensive features we can find in other vehicles this carmaker produces. However, it would be a shame not to get cruise control or parking sensors. Apple CarPlay must be standard, while the audio system could get a downgrade. Also, we will find smartphone chargers in the cabin. Navigation is not standard even for more expensive Caddies.
Definitely, we will see many changes in the appearance of the 2019 Cadillac SRX. First of all, grille now holds horizontal bars. Huge highlights and air vents are dominating up front. On the rear, the vehicle will be rounder than before. That is the highlight of XT5 and every new model that comes out of Cadillac’s production lines. Wheels are 17-inchers. Higher trim levels will probably add 18- and 19-inch wheels. Sunroof is possible for the new Cadillac SRX, as well as the roof rails.
2019 Cadillac SRX release date
The 2019 Cadillac SRX should be available late in 2018. However, since there are six months until that date, and the company is not giving us any official info, we can start worrying about the delay. Nevertheless, it won’t be the first time for some vehicle to appear without announcement. Also, the spotlight is on the entire XT lineup. Furthermore, the SRX is taking a position between two classes, so the company must be sure it will fulfill expectations.
As we said, the 2019 Cadillac SRX is not going to be as luxurious as its XT siblings. The new XT4 will cost about $35,000. The SRX could start from $30,000. Nevertheless, this crossover will have its premium trims that will make the price jump over $40,000.