2011 Buick
Enclave CXL
vs. 2011 Cadillac
SRX

2011 Cadillac SRX

9.9

starting from

$42,415

Reasons to buy the Cadillac SRX

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Massive towing weight
3500 lb
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Good braking distance from 60mph
126 ft
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Moon roof
Standard
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OK drivetrain traction
all-wheel drive
2011 Buick Enclave CXL

9.8

Runner-up

Buick Enclave CXL

starting from

$39,790

Reasons to buy the Buick Enclave CXL

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Good cargo space
115.0 ft3
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Power outlets
Optional
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More passenger seats
8
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Has 3 rows of seats
Luxury Features 8.9 vs 10.0
2011 Cadillac SRX Winner: SRX
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  • Enjoy additional natural light with the SRX 's standard sun roof
Practicality 10.0 vs 9.5
2011 Buick Enclave CXL Winner: Enclave CXL
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  • The Enclave CXL offers an optional power outlet for your electricity-hungry gadgets; not available on the SRX
  • Room for around 90% more stuff, 115.0 ft3 vs 61.1 ft3
  • Room for 3 more people, 8 vs 5
Entertainment System 9.8 vs 10.0
2011 Cadillac SRX Winner: SRX
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  • The SRX has 4 more speakers, providing a better entertainment experience, 10 vs 6
Cost 10.0 vs 10.0
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  • Longer basic warranty
  • Longer-lasting basic warranty
Safety Features 10.0 vs 10.0
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Road Tests - vs -
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Crash Test Ratings 10.0 vs -
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  • Good protection, only 10% to 20% chance of rolling over during emergency lane change
Performance 10.0 vs -
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  • More gears
Overall 9.8 vs 9.9

Luxury Features

Buick
Enclave CXL
2011 Buick Enclave CXL
2011 Cadillac SRX Cadillac
SRX
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moon roof Not Available vs Standard Enjoy additional natural light with the SRX 's standard sun roof
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power seats Standard vs Standard Both have power seats
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keyless entry Standard vs Standard Both have keyless entry
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leather Standard vs Standard Both come standard with leather interiors

Practicality

Buick
Enclave CXL
2011 Buick Enclave CXL
2011 Cadillac SRX Cadillac
SRX
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Passengers 8 vs 5 The Enclave CXL has lots of passenger seats, but the SRX has very few
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Cargo space 115.0 ft3 vs 61.1 ft3 The Enclave CXL has lots of cargo room, but the SRX has very little
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front seats 59.9 ft3 vs 55.2 ft3 The Enclave CXL has roomy front seats and the SRX is OK
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Base payload capacity 1631 lb vs 3500 lb The SRX can carry a phenomenal amount of weight, and the Enclave CXL is comparable to most other vehicles
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folding rear seats Standard vs Standard Both have a rear seat that folds down for extra storage space
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power outlets Optional vs Not Available Both can be upgraded to include power outlets
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navigation system Optional vs Optional Both offer an upgrade to a navigation system
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Cupholders 6 vs 4 The Enclave CXL has an OK number of cupholders while the SRX has very few
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front air conditioning Standard vs Standard A/C for hot summer days comes standard

Entertainment System

Buick
Enclave CXL
2011 Buick Enclave CXL
2011 Cadillac SRX Cadillac
SRX
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Number of speakers 6 vs 10 The SRX has more speakers, but the Enclave CXL has very few
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Has speed sensitive volume Yes vs No The Enclave CXL's stereo cranks the volume to compensate for road noise, but the SRX does not
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CD player Standard vs Standard CD player comes standard
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premium radio Optional vs Not Available Like your tunes? In the Enclave CXL, you can upgrade to satellite radio
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Has auxiliary audio input Yes vs Yes Both have an audio-in jack so you can plug in your own MP3 player to the stereo
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Has subwoofer No vs No Neither has a subwoofer; audio won't have that deep thumping bass sound
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entertainment system Optional vs Optional Both can be upgraded to include an entertainment system

Cost

Buick
Enclave CXL
2011 Buick Enclave CXL
2011 Cadillac SRX Cadillac
SRX
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MSRP $39,790 vs $42,415 Both are priced reasonably
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In-city gas mileage 17 mpg vs 17 mpg Both get OK mileage in the city
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basic warranty miles 50,000 mile vs 50,000 mile Longer basic warranty
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basic warranty years 4 year vs 4 year Longer-lasting basic warranty

Safety Features

Buick
Enclave CXL
2011 Buick Enclave CXL
2011 Cadillac SRX Cadillac
SRX
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antilock brakes Standard vs Standard Both come standard with ABS brakes
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Stability control system Yes vs Yes Both have electronic stability control
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Airbags 5 vs 5 OK number of airbags
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Rear brakes Disc vs Disc Both have the usual brakes for this class of vehicle
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child door locks Standard vs Standard Child door locks come standard
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Roadside assistance system OnStar vs OnStar

Road Tests

Buick
Enclave CXL
2011 Buick Enclave CXL
2011 Cadillac SRX Cadillac
SRX
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0-60 mph 7.9 seconds vs 8.6 seconds Neither car's 0-60 time is remarkable
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Braking distance at 60mph 143 ft vs 126 ft The SRX has above average braking ability, but the Enclave CXL is quite bad
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1/4 mile 16.2 s @ 87 mph vs 16.9 s @ 85 mph Both have average 1/4 mile times for this class of vehicle
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Lateral acceleration 0.78 g vs 0.82 g The SRX has good cornering abilities compared to the merely average Enclave CXL
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Top speed Unknown vs Unknown

Crash Test Ratings

Buick
Enclave CXL
2011 Buick Enclave CXL
2011 Cadillac SRX Cadillac
SRX
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Rollover resistance 4 stars vs 4 stars Good protection, only 10% to 20% chance of rolling over during emergency lane change
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Front driver crash test 5 stars vs Unknown
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Driver side crash test 5 stars vs Unknown

Performance

Buick
Enclave CXL
2011 Buick Enclave CXL
2011 Cadillac SRX Cadillac
SRX
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Horsepower 288 HP @ 6,300 RPM vs 265 HP @ 6,950 RPM Average power
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Number of gears 6 vs 6 More gears
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Transmission Automatic transmission vs Semi-automatic transmission The SRX 's semi-automatic transmission is rare for this class of vehicle
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paddle shifters Not Available vs Not Available Neither offers paddle shifters
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Air compressor None vs None Neither has an air compressor for increased power output
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Power-to-weight ratio 16.6 lb/hp vs 16.6 lb/hp Both have OK performance
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Drivetrain type front-wheel drive vs all-wheel drive The SRX has a good drivetrain for off-road and poor weather driving
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Curb-to-curb turning radius 40.4 ft vs Unknown

Other Vehicles to Consider

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2011 Buick Enclave CXL 2011 Toyota Highlander SE Enclave CXL vs Highlander SE
2011 Buick Enclave CXL 2011 Honda Pilot Touring Enclave CXL vs Pilot Touring
2011 Buick Enclave CXL 2011 Mazda CX-9 Grand Touring Enclave CXL vs CX-9 Grand Touring
2011 Cadillac SRX 2011 Acura RDX SRX vs RDX
2011 Cadillac SRX 2011 GMC Terrain SLT SRX vs Terrain SLT
2011 Cadillac SRX 2012 Chevrolet Traverse LTZ SRX vs Traverse LTZ
2011 Cadillac SRX 2012 GMC Acadia Denali SRX vs Acadia Denali
2011 Cadillac SRX 2011 Cadillac CTS CTS-V SRX vs CTS CTS-V

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