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July 1, 2009, 8:52 pm
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I thought the ES was coming out on top. Dang! Not a "road-going couch"
"First Place: Cadillac SRX
Good dynamics with a nice ride-handling compromise overcome refinement
shortcomings. Turns out that Cadillac style and attitude work in this
Second Place: Lexus RX 350
This is the benchmark for refinement and sumptuousness in luxury
vehicles under $60,000. You will remember feeling coddled; you will
immediately forget the drive experience."
Re: Comparison: 2010 GM Cadillac SRX vs Toyota Lexus ES
From the same article:
"The Lexus handily whips the Caddy's interior for quality, fit, and
finish. The RX's soft, smooth leather would do an LS proud, while the
SRX leather seems cost-controlled and maybe slightly cheaper than the
CTS'. The SRX has power lumbar support for both driver and front
passenger, but the SRX has a manual leg bolster for the driver and not
the passenger. And when we pulled out that driver's bolster, the
finish was sub-standard. Velcro for the inner leather (or, more
likely, pleather) piece was undone, showing off some hard plastic
pieces that were meant to be out of sight. The piece should have been
sewed together at least."
"No doubt we could option these two out with similar equipment for
similar pricing. Point is, adding all the equipment to the Cadillac
won't solve the shortcomings in refinement next to the Lexus.
The RX 350 is more isolated, with road impacts notably quieter and
less harsh. The SRX's optional 20-inch wheels don't help. The Lexus is
quicker, its 3.5-liter V-6 making just 10 more horses than the
Cadillac's new 3.0-liter gas direct-injection V-6, but making 34
foot-pounds more torque, with better EPA and observed fuel economy."
What do you drive, john?
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