Cadillac will offer a larger, more powerful engine on the 2012 SRX crossover, the new engine is a version of the direct-injection 3.6-liter V6 that is offered in the Cadillac CTS sedan and other models. In the 2012 SRX, the 3.6 V6 will deliver 300 horsepower and 260 pound-feet of torque, compared with 304 hp and 273 lb-ft in the 2011 CTS. Cadillac said the 3.6 will be quicker than the 265-hp 3.0-liter V6 that is now standard in the SRX and provides 0-60 acceleration in 7.5 seconds. The 3.6 also is flex-fuel capable, which means it can run on any blend of gasoline and ethanol up to E85.
Feature and content enhancements for 2012 include:
- Standard Bluetooth phone connectivity on all models, with on-screen caller identification
- OnStar Turn-by-Turn automated directions are loaded to the vehicle
- Improved voice recognition for phone activation, navigation and radio station changes
- A heated steering wheel on the Luxury, Performance and Premium Collections
- Door lock switches on the driver and passenger door panels as well as the center console
- Cruise control buttons on the steering wheel
- Memory seat set - the occupant can set the seating position simply by pressing "set" and the number simultaneously
- Backlighting for map lights in the overhead console
- A new machined-face finish on the 20-inch wheels, which are standard on Performance and Premium Collections
- Available all-ebony interior trim
- One new exterior color: Xenon Blue Metallic.
- Popular features returning for 2012 include a moveable cargo fence and large under-floor storage space in the rear, a liftgate that can be programmed to stop at different heights and the UltraView sunroof that covers 70 percent of the vehicle roof.
The new and enhanced elements that contribute to a quieter ride include new acoustic material in the upper instrument panel, front-of-dash area, the center console area and the inner fenders, as well as laminated glass used in the front side glass. There is also a new laminated structural barrier used under the second-row seat to block noise. source : various source