2011 Cadillac
SRX
vs. 2012 BMW
X6 xDrive50i

2011 Cadillac SRX

10.0

starting from

$42,415

Reasons to buy the Cadillac SRX

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Massive towing weight
3500 lb
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Quite expensive
$42,415
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Average city fuel efficiency
17 mpg
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Average highway fuel efficiency
23 mpg
2012 BMW X6 xDrive50i

9.4

Runner-up

BMW X6 xDrive50i

starting from

$70,375

Reasons to buy the BMW X6 xDrive50i

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Quite powerful
400 HP @ 5,500 RPM
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Power outlets
Standard
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Turbocharged engine improves performance
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Paddle shifters
Standard
Practicality 10.0 vs 8.1
2011 Cadillac SRX Winner: SRX
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  • The SRX can carry more than 3.5x more weight, 3500 lb vs 937 lb
  • Room for 1 more person, 5 vs 4
  • Almost the same, 55.2 ft3 vs 53.6 ft3
Cost 10.0 vs 8.6
2011 Cadillac SRX Winner: SRX
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  • The best price we've seen is $27,960 cheaper (around 40% less), $42,415 vs $70,375
  • Gets more than 20% more miles per gallon in the city, 17 mpg vs 14 mpg
Entertainment System 9.7 vs 10.0
2012 BMW X6 xDrive50i Winner: X6 xDrive50i
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  • Like your tunes? In the X6 xDrive50i, you can upgrade to satellite radio
Safety Features 10.0 vs 10.0
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Luxury Features 10.0 vs 10.0
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  • Both come standard with sun roofs
  • Both come standard with leather interiors
  • Both have power seats
Crash Test Ratings - vs -
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Performance - vs 10.0
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  • Both offer a semi-automatic transmission, quite rare for this class
  • Both have more gears, but the X6 xDrive50i in particular has a wide number
Road Tests - vs 10.0
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  • The X6 xDrive50i has extraordinary brakes, and the SRX is pretty good, too
  • The X6 xDrive50i has phenomenal cornering abilities, and the SRX is not bad, either
Overall 10.0 vs 9.4

Practicality

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Passengers 5 vs 4 Few seats
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Cargo space 61.1 ft3 vs 59.7 ft3 Both have very limited cargo room
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front seats 55.2 ft3 vs 53.6 ft3 The SRX has average-sized front seats, while the X6 xDrive50i is very cramped
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Base payload capacity 3500 lb vs 937 lb The SRX can carry a phenomenal amount of weight, and the X6 xDrive50i 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 Not Available vs Standard The X6 xDrive50i's standard power outlets will keep your gadgets charged; not available on the SRX
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navigation system Optional vs Standard The X6 xDrive50i's standard navigation system will ensure you never get lost again; optional upgrade required on the SRX
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Cupholders 4 vs 4 Limited number of cupholders
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front air conditioning Standard vs Standard A/C for hot summer days comes standard

Cost

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SRX
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MSRP $42,415 vs $70,375 The SRX has a reasonable price, while the X6 xDrive50i is very expensive
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In-city gas mileage 17 mpg vs 14 mpg The SRX has OK city mileage, while the X6 xDrive50i is very inefficient
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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

Entertainment System

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Number of speakers 10 vs 10 More speakers
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Has speed sensitive volume No vs No Neither offers speed-sensitive volume
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CD player Standard vs Standard CD player comes standard
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premium radio Not Available vs Optional Like your tunes? In the X6 xDrive50i, 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

Safety Features

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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 BMW Assist

Luxury Features

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moon roof Standard vs Standard Both come standard with sun roofs
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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

Crash Test Ratings

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Rollover resistance 4 stars vs Unknown
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Front driver crash test Unknown vs Unknown
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Driver side crash test Unknown vs Unknown

Performance

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SRX
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Horsepower 265 HP @ 6,950 RPM vs 400 HP @ 5,500 RPM The X6 xDrive50i is very powerful, while the SRX is only of average power
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Number of gears 6 vs 8 Both have more gears, but the X6 xDrive50i in particular has a wide number
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Transmission Semi-automatic transmission vs Semi-automatic transmission Both offer a semi-automatic transmission, quite rare for this class
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paddle shifters Not Available vs Standard The X6 xDrive50i comes standard with paddle shifters for ultimate driving control; not available on the SRX
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Air compressor None vs Twin turbocharger The X6 xDrive50i's Twin turbocharger lets it maximize power output, quite rare for this class of vehicle
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Power-to-weight ratio 16.6 lb/hp vs 13.1 lb/hp The X6 xDrive50i is a very sporty car, while the SRX is just average
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Drivetrain type all-wheel drive vs all-wheel drive Both have the usual drivetrain for this class of vehicle
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Curb-to-curb turning radius Unknown vs 42.0 ft

Road Tests

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0-60 mph 8.6 seconds vs 5.4 seconds The X6 xDrive50i has lightning fast acceleration and the SRX is just OK
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Braking distance at 60mph 126 ft vs 106 ft The X6 xDrive50i has extraordinary brakes, and the SRX is pretty good, too
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1/4 mile 16.9 s @ 85 mph vs Unknown
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Lateral acceleration 0.82 g vs 0.92 g The X6 xDrive50i has phenomenal cornering abilities, and the SRX is not bad, either
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Top speed Unknown vs 155 mph

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