CADILLAC SRX OVERVIEW
The main feature of this model is a powerful, 3.6-liter V6 engine with direct injection. This is a huge step forward compared to last year’s model, which ran from a 3.0-liter V6 and a 2.8-liter turbodiesel engine. All four-wheel drive models are equipped with an electronic differential to increase friction, which can send up to 85% of power to the rear wheels. In addition, thanks to the Acura SH-AWD system, the driver will be able to control the right and left wheels separately, which will maximize grip and performance.
Cadillac paid much attention to the quality of the SRX ride. Fortunately, the improvement of technical characteristics did not affect the quality of the ride, it remained at the same high level as before. The SRX suspension is good at absorbing bumps and potholes on a bad road. In the next updated version of the SUV, adjustable shock absorbers and a new “Sport” driving mode will be added.
The SRX steering wheel is comfortable and sharp in handling. He quickly reacts to the movement of the driver and feels good. There are not many cars that can boast a good interaction between the steering wheel and the suspension. However, in comparison with Lexus RX, negligence is felt.
The new Cadillac RSX is similar to other models of the linear range, but it is impossible to confuse it with other cars. In the parking lot, which is full of Mercedes, Lexus, you will immediately find the Cadillac, thanks to its sharp, angular lines. The front grille is not too big, the profile is beautifully combed back, the roof has an integrated spoiler. The muscular rear, high headlights and twin tailpipes hint at the performance of the car.
In the car should be excellent noise isolation. Extraneous sounds can occur even in new and rather expensive foreign cars, what can we say about cars of domestic production. Large metal surfaces of the engine shield, floor, doors and arches cause the effect of a drum or guitar, greatly enhancing the external sounds. Factory soundproofing, most often, is a layer of thick felt on the engine panel under the “torpedo”, which is maximum able to eliminate the feeling of riding with the windows open. Doors and arches, being very large in area and “very metal”, are not protected by manufacturers at all.
Good noise insulation can change the feeling of driving beyond recognition. And if you install high-quality audio equipment, you will not be able to get the full sound that is achieved by sound insulation. Certainly, high-quality audio equipment will make every connoisseur of good car audio smile from pleasure, but an audiogurman with a sensitive ear who wants to achieve studio sound will certainly hear the sound of the road and the engine through the purest sound of his media center. Even expensive and high-quality acoustics without sound insulation can sound much worse than the one that costs less, but is installed with insulation from noise.