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Cadillac SRX Turbo Model Axed
SRX Turbo becomes history after one year on the market.
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January 1, 2011
By: Nick Saporito


In recent weeks there has been speculation that Cadillac would be killing off the turbocharged model of its SRX crossover. The speculation fueled by dealership rumors and recent amendments to GM’s vehicle order guide; both suggesting the cease of production of the turbo model. Today Cadillac PR has confirmed to GMI that the SRX Turbo has been discontinued.

Cadillac spokesperson Robyn Henderson stated that low sales of the turbo model fueled its demise, citing that over 90-percent of SRX sales have been of the 3.0-liter model.

SRX Turbo was powered by GM’s 2.8-liter V-6 with 300 horsepower and 295 feet-pounds of torque. The engine has been criticized in the press for its fuel economy ratings of 15 miles per-gallon city and 22 miles per-gallon highway.

The SRX is now left with GM’s 3.0-liter V-6, which produces 265 horsepower and 223 feet-pounds of torque.

Henderson also stated that the SRX continues to be a sales leader in the luxury crossover segment. Specifically citing that the SRX has a larger share of the market than BMW X3, Audi Q5 and Mercedes-Benz GLK.
 

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Henderson also stated that the SRX continues to be a sales leader in the luxury crossover segment. Specifically citing that the SRX has a larger share of the market than BMW X3, Audi A5 and Mercedes-Benz GLK.
Well, guess you can't argue with success... sales are sales.
But remember the XLR - when the "new" wears-off, wouldn't you rather have the DI 3.6 under the hood??
 

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Henderson also stated that the SRX continues to be a sales leader in the luxury crossover segment. Specifically citing that the SRX has a larger share of the market than BMW X3, Audi A5 and Mercedes-Benz GLK.
Yeah, because it is more of a RX350 competitor and priced accordingly. And BTW GM, the RX is whooping the SRX's behind.
 

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Was it really on the market for a year?

3.6 needs to be an option. The faster, the better.
 

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Sigh. It was a little pricey for the that engine option at any rate. Would still like to see a more powerful version of the SRX though.
 

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Sticking to just the 3.0L
NSAP, do you know why GM is afraid to put the 3.6 DI engine from the CTS in the SRX and the lesser 3.6 DI from the the Lacrosse in the Equinox and Terrain ? What is the reasoning here, GM sometimes makes no sense !!!! The 3.0 is not a bad engine but it needs more Torque !! Ford uses the 3.5 and the 3.7 in the Edge and the MKX !!!
 

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Yeah, because it is more of a RX350 competitor and priced accordingly. And BTW GM, the RX is whooping the SRX's behind.
RX whoops everyone.... Its a legend in this segment, the SRX could be perfect and the RX would still outsell it.
 

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How about the Pentastar 3.6? If GM will not invest in a proper motor for the SRX, then it can at least buy one from an external company. The Chrysler motor would be far better than the current good-for-a-boat-anchor-only GM 3.0.
 

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Would like to trade in the wife's Enclave for an SRX, but waiting for a better engine choice. She doesn't need the third seating row of the Enclave since we now have the Yukon XL.
 

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How about the Pentastar 3.6? If GM will not invest in a proper motor for the SRX, then it can at least buy one from an external company. The Chrysler motor would be far better than the current good-for-a-boat-anchor-only GM 3.0.
If you want GM to buy external for a proper 6 cylinder, look no further then the N55 from BMW. All GM has to do is put on a proper working HPFP, and you'll have a sweet powertrain with its diesel like low end grunt pushing that pig forward.
 

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That's too bad for the more performance oriented drivers that would prefer the power of the 2.8T. :drive:
But I guess if you're targeting the RX it wouldnt matter; it's not like Lexus is trying to be a performance brand. So if you really want the 2.8T you will have to get the Saab 9-4x Aero :)

So, is 2011 the last year for the 2.8T then or are they going to just stop making them with this engine immediately? I see about a dozen new 2011 SRX 2.8Ts online here in Chicago and when you build a 2011 on the Cadillac site you can choose a 2.8T model.
 

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I think putting the 3.6L in would only boost sales because the critics (most reviews) always pan the 3.0.

I guess with sales going so well, Caddy won't do a thing though. :-(
 
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