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04-01-2004, 02:51 PM
I now have over 2000 miles on SRX V8 w/lux perf package including a 1000 mile long weekend from LA to Phoenix and back. As an ex-owner of a 4.4 X5 I thought it might be of interest to post some comparisons. The list of pluses is long; smoother ride, much quieter (X5 tailgate never did get fixed right), better nav system, much better AM, better rear cargo cover,lighter steering, more rear legroom, zero brake dust, bigger mirrors and tire pressure readouts that work. Best cost at least $10k less. Same power and torque, same luggage space and superb fit and finish. Worst feature...terrible gas mileage. Am averaging 13.6 (X5 was 14.1)including about 800 miles at 80mph where the instantaneous mileage (another nice feature) was between 18 and 19 the whole time. At 70mph I was getting 21mpg but around town there is no way I can get the same 15mpg EPA rating Cadillac shows. In short..I love it. Have had zero problems and until BMW re-designs the X5 I'm not even thinking of going back.

04-02-2004, 11:52 AM
I have heard that the X5 feels smaller than it looks inside, with not much carrying capacity in the rear. How does the SRX compare in your opinion?


04-05-2004, 12:32 PM
Interior space up front feels the same. Rear legroom is definetly better. Cargo area is about the same cubic feet and is narrower but longer. Unfortunately for golfers you can't go on a road trip and lay 4 bags sideaways as you could in the X5. Have to take all the long clubs out of each bag so they'll lay down flat.

04-07-2004, 08:10 PM
Jim,Do you ever want to tow with the SRX? I heard that it is not rated to tow anything!

04-08-2004, 07:55 PM
My SRX manual says it can tow 1000lbs as is and 3500 with the towing package. Don't expect to ever tow anything so didn't order it. (As I recall the X5 was rated 6000lbs with the package.).

06-02-2004, 12:57 PM

12-18-2004, 04:17 PM
Wait till you try to trade out of your SRX, it is still a domestic vehicle and therefore will get crushed on resale. The other, and should be the main, factor is the safety factor. There is no safer SUV on the road than an X5. The SRX looks like a squared off Chrysler Pacifica. I have driven the SRX and it is just like all of the othernew Cadillacs, all plastic inside, funky futuristic ergonomics and lousy handling. But , you paid for itso by all means enjoy it.

traction in the rain why not for snow ?? - Mark
12-23-2004, 07:49 PM

02-26-2006, 11:21 PM
I think that Merc, justifiably, would take issue with you about the X5 being the safest SUV on the road. If I was going to be in a crash, I would definitely prefer it be in the Merc vs. the X5.

05-01-2006, 03:14 PM
same comments as you. especially like the magnetic suspension. Only getting 11 mpg in the city so far. I hope it breaks in like my x5 did which took 2 years to get it from 12 to 15 mpg in the city.

05-08-2006, 11:48 AM
I live in a real city (downtown Chicago) and am lucky to get 11 mpg as my computer on srx and on old x5 says my average speed is only 13 mph. Never took either cars on the highway.

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