The 2012 Cadillac SRX hits dealerships next month, and although the majority of its new model year updates are small, there's big news under the hood. General Motors has decided to ditch both its 3.0-liter naturally aspirated V6 and 2.8-liter turbocharged V6 in favor of the automaker's more powerful 3.6-liter V6, an engine found in a variety of applications throughout GM's portfolio.

GM has officially priced the 2012 SRX from $36,060 (*including $875 for destination).

Other changes for the 2012 model year include standard Bluetooth connectivity on all models, a new Xenon Blue Metallic paint option, new interior color choices and a revised 20-inch wheel pattern, among other things. Follow the jump to read GM's official press release with the full details and check out the 2012 SRX in our gallery above.
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Enhanced 2012 SRX to Hit Showrooms in August

- New 3.6L V6 boosts power with ECO mode for efficient driving
- Retail sales up 18 percent, with 1.5 point segment share increase in 2011

DETROIT – The Cadillac SRX, a fast-rising favorite among midsize luxury crossovers, receives a significant upgrade for the 2012 model year starting in August. A new 308-horsepower 3.6L direct-injected V6 engine gives SRX the most standard power in its class, and includes a driver-selectable ECO Mode for optimal fuel economy.

While gaining substantial horsepower, the new LFX engine delivers comparable fuel economy to predecessor engines because of its more mass-efficient design and the ECO Mode, which sets revised shift points in the 6-speed HydraMatic automatic transmission to maximize economy.

The 2012 SRX carries a standard price of $36,060 including $875 destination charge. Other upgrades and changes in the SRX for 2012 include standard Bluetooth on all models, an optional heated steering wheel, a xenon Blue Metallic exterior paint option that will be available in fall 2011, an all-ebony interior option with contrasting stitching, and a new 20-inch wheel finish option.

"We're taking a winning product in the SRX and reaching higher," said Don Butler, Cadillac vice president of marketing. "The crossover category is one of the biggest and most important segments in the luxury market. SRX has performed very well and is the best selling Cadillac worldwide, but our approach is not to leave well enough alone."

Since the current generation launched 2010, SRX sales in the United States have moved from ninth to second in the segment, overtaking nearly all competitors. SRX retail sales are up 18 percent in 2011, gaining 1.5 share points this year. Additionally, 71 percent of SRX buyers are new to Cadillac, a high "conquest" rate in a luxury segment known for tradition and loyalty.

SRX features an advanced All Wheel Drive system with electronic limited slip rear differential that distributes power front-to-rear, and also can move power across the rear axle based on driving conditions and traction. The chassis includes Adaptive Real-Time damping technology for excellent ride control. Rainsense automatic windshield wipers connect to the braking system, enabling the brakes to conduct slight periodic caliper applications, keeping rotors dry for optimal stopping power in wet conditions.

SRX includes HID headlamps with Adaptive Forward Lighting, Bose 5.1 surround sound with navigation, a full-color LCD Driver Info Center, and a rear-view camera system. OnStar is standard and features myCadillac and OnStar RemoteLink mobile apps and Stolen Vehicle Assistance.

The SRX is Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) 2011 Top Safety Pick with industry-leading active and passive safety and crash avoidance systems.


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      SloopJohnB
      • 3 Years Ago
      It grinds me to see destination charges shown on stickers when they're simply another element of the MSRP.
      FireFrost
      • 3 Years Ago
      Awesomeness. Why aren't there any interior images? I thought it was gonna be upgraded. I could've swore they said it was getting a slightly new face as well, dual bars through the middle, ala new '12 CTS? Is it 2013 maybe or...? Huh.
      • 3 Years Ago
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        gm4life
        • 3 Years Ago
        You really are a ignorat sl*t huh?
        Justin Campanale
        • 3 Years Ago
        While I agree that the EX is one of the most competitive choices in this segment, the RDX is nowhere near competitive, and the SRX is frankly, pretty damn competitive. The RDX just doesn't have very good looks, the interior is not good at all, and it doesn't feel sporty in the least. The SRX and EX, on the other hand, are pretty fun to drive for CUV's
          NightFlight
          • 3 Years Ago
          @Justin Campanale
          Justin, the RDX actually posts some of the best performance figures for its class, while being BY FAR the least expensive when loaded. How in the world is it not sporty? The SRX is the least sporting of ALL of the choices (aside from the LR), even more so than the XC60. Are you sure you've even driven the SRX, or all of the offerings in the segment?
          Mondrell
          • 3 Years Ago
          @Justin Campanale
          Too bad the SRX isn't even a part of that segment. In terms of price, size, and functionality, the SRX does battle with the likes of other midsizer crossovers like the MDX, XC90, and X5 with the RDX and EX are intended for compact crossovers like the Q5, X3, and GLK. Additionally, your dismissal of the RDX's performance and roadhandling strikes me as suspect personal bias since has generally garnered excellent reviews in those categories. Otherwise, it is the oldest model in the segment, and as such, won't address now-contemporary expectations as well as its peers.
      • 3 Years Ago
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      carfan
      • 3 Years Ago
      best looking crossover on the market...hands down!!
        jksss
        • 3 Years Ago
        @carfan
        I just paid $22.87 for an iPad2-64GB and my girlfriend loves her Panasonic Lumix GF 1 Camera that we got for $38.76 there arriving tomorrow by UPS. I will never pay such expensive retail prices in stores again. Especially when I also sold a 40 inch LED TV to my boss for $675 which only cost me $62.81 to buy. Here is the website we use to get it all from, CoolCent. com
      Diggz
      • 3 Years Ago
      ill take the Lincoln MKX with the 305hp 3.7L Ti-VCT V6
        DrEvil
        • 3 Years Ago
        @Diggz
        While I agree the MKX is the closest competitor that Lincoln has to anything in the (modern) Cadillac lineup. The buying public has weighed in heavily in favor of the Caddy. MKX - Jun 2011 sales: 1,771 SRX - Jun 2011 sales: 3,951 MKX - Jun 2010 sales: 1,306 SRX - Jun 2011 sales: 3,804 The Lincoln is heavily favored by the older silver haired ladies (read Retirees). The Caddy is favored by professional ladies 20 to 30 years their junior.
          DrEvil
          • 3 Years Ago
          @DrEvil
          correction: MKX - Jun 2010 sales: 1,306 SRX - Jun 2010 sales: 3,804
      donnieorama
      • 3 Years Ago
      Makes financial sense. Too bad the 3.6L has crap for torque.
      Susan
      • 3 Years Ago
      This looks so much like the Honda CR-V featured a day or two ago. The front is more angular but otherwise the shapes are alike.
      Emil
      • 3 Years Ago
      And for the 2012 you still can not have a Luxury Collection AWD with fog lights? To have fog lights you need to to pay $%K and upgrade to Performance? Stupid!
        Todd Fleming
        • 3 Years Ago
        @Emil
        Yep that was my issue to spent 38K on a car and it didnt have fog lamps, how crappy. My problem is I look at the equinox and for less I can get a loaded one. So for this it should start loaded. I mean really.
          Tone
          • 3 Years Ago
          @Todd Fleming
          And the Equinox is actually a very, very nice vehicle...especially for the money. I wouldn't want for anything else driving one.
      Fred
      • 3 Years Ago
      OK so I can buy a Cadillac from Mexico for that much and up, I'll pass. Just like I would pass on BMW's and MB's built in the USA. I am being charged for the name plate. If I buy a German car I want it manufactured by Germans. Unfortunately the Bimmer or Benz built here has no "German" qualities, except their names and suspension tuning, and buying a Cadillac from Mexico.....UH no thanks..lets get the auto workers in the USofA back to work first. All the "luxury" cars built here or in Mexico are doing is OVERCHARGING us.
        axiomatik
        • 3 Years Ago
        @Fred
        So, you want to put US autoworkers back to work, but you don't want foreign manufacturers to build here?
      Richard
      • 3 Years Ago
      now take the turbos....and bolt them on the 3.6....cmon corky you can do it....
      Lloydchiro
      • 3 Years Ago
      At the Caddy dealer the other day, I saw rows and rows of these for sale, yet they had no CTS wagons. What is this world coming to?
        Thunder938
        • 3 Years Ago
        @Lloydchiro
        I lov my 2010 CTS 3.6 Wagon, and I had some guy just stop by to look at it because he cant find one at a dealership. It is getting old hearing that the wagons dont sell in the states, sure they dont sell when you have any on the lots. Dealers around me IF they get a wagon its gone very quick
          NightFlight
          • 3 Years Ago
          @Thunder938
          @ mhgoblue BS. The CTS wagon hasn't even been on the market for that long. Nice try though.
          mhgoblue
          • 3 Years Ago
          @Thunder938
          Sadly I work at a Caddy dealership and our average turn on the wagon is close to 300 days... or waaay waaay too long to put it simpler - the SRX moves much much quicker.
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