2011 Cadillac
SRX
vs. 2012 Chevrolet
Traverse LTZ

2011 Cadillac SRX

10.0

starting from

$42,415

Reasons to buy the Cadillac SRX

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Longer basic warranty
50,000 mile
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Longer-lasting basic warranty
4 year
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Good braking distance from 60mph
126 ft
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Moon roof
Standard
2012 Chevrolet Traverse LTZ

9.2

starting from

$39,615

Reasons to buy the Chevrolet Traverse LTZ

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Ample cargo space
116.4 ft3
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Power outlets
Optional
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Average power
288 HP @ 6,300 RPM
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More passenger seats
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Luxury Features 10.0 vs 8.9
2011 Cadillac SRX Winner: SRX
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  • Enjoy additional natural light with the SRX 's standard sun roof
Cost 10.0 vs 9.5
2011 Cadillac SRX Winner: SRX
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  • Basic warranty lasts 14,000 more miles, 50,000 mile vs 36,000 mile
  • Basic warranty lasts 1 more year, 4 year vs 3 year
Performance - vs -
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  • Both offer a semi-automatic transmission, quite rare for this class
  • More gears
Road Tests - vs -
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  • Both vehicles have good cornering ability
Safety Features 10.0 vs -
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Crash Test Ratings - vs 10.0
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  • Good protection, only 10% to 20% chance of rolling over during emergency lane change
Practicality 10.0 vs -
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  • Neither offers power outlets
Entertainment System 10.0 vs -
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  • Both can be upgraded to include an entertainment system
Overall 10.0 vs 9.2

Luxury Features

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SRX
2011 Cadillac SRX
2012 Chevrolet Traverse LTZ Chevrolet
Traverse LTZ
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moon roof Standard vs Not Available 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

Cost

Cadillac
SRX
2011 Cadillac SRX
2012 Chevrolet Traverse LTZ Chevrolet
Traverse LTZ
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MSRP $42,415 vs $39,615 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 36,000 mile The SRX 's %s warranty covers lots of miles, but the Traverse LTZ's doesn't cover many
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basic warranty years 4 year vs 3 year The SRX 's basic warranty is long lasting, but the Traverse LTZ's is very short

Performance

Cadillac
SRX
2011 Cadillac SRX
2012 Chevrolet Traverse LTZ Chevrolet
Traverse LTZ
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Horsepower 265 HP @ 6,950 RPM vs 288 HP @ 6,300 RPM Average power
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Number of gears 6 vs 6 More gears
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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 Unknown
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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 16.2 lb/hp The Traverse LTZ is a sporty car, while the SRX is just average
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Drivetrain type all-wheel drive vs two-wheel drive The SRX has a good drivetrain for off-road and poor weather driving
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Curb-to-curb turning radius Unknown vs 40.4 ft

Road Tests

Cadillac
SRX
2011 Cadillac SRX
2012 Chevrolet Traverse LTZ Chevrolet
Traverse LTZ
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0-60 mph 8.6 seconds vs 7.9 seconds Neither car's 0-60 time is remarkable
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Braking distance at 60mph 126 ft vs 141 ft The SRX has above average braking ability, but the Traverse LTZ is quite bad
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1/4 mile 16.9 s @ 85 mph vs 16.2 s @ 87 mph Both have average 1/4 mile times for this class of vehicle
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Lateral acceleration 0.82 g vs 0.8 g Both vehicles have good cornering ability
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Top speed Unknown vs Unknown

Safety Features

Cadillac
SRX
2011 Cadillac SRX
2012 Chevrolet Traverse LTZ Chevrolet
Traverse LTZ
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antilock brakes Standard vs Standard Both come standard with ABS brakes
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Stability control system Yes vs Unknown
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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

Crash Test Ratings

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SRX
2011 Cadillac SRX
2012 Chevrolet Traverse LTZ Chevrolet
Traverse LTZ
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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 Unknown vs 5 stars
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Driver side crash test Unknown vs 5 stars

Practicality

Cadillac
SRX
2011 Cadillac SRX
2012 Chevrolet Traverse LTZ Chevrolet
Traverse LTZ
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Passengers 5 vs 7 The Traverse LTZ has lots of passenger seats, but the SRX has very few
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Cargo space 61.1 ft3 vs 116.4 ft3 The Traverse LTZ has lots of cargo room, but the SRX has very little
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front seats 55.2 ft3 vs 59.9 ft3 The Traverse LTZ has roomy front seats and the SRX is OK
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Base payload capacity 3500 lb vs Unknown
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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 Optional Neither offers power outlets
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navigation system Optional vs Optional Both offer an upgrade to a navigation system
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Cupholders 4 vs Unknown
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front air conditioning Standard vs Standard A/C for hot summer days comes standard

Entertainment System

Cadillac
SRX
2011 Cadillac SRX
2012 Chevrolet Traverse LTZ Chevrolet
Traverse LTZ
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Number of speakers 10 vs Unknown
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Has speed sensitive volume No vs Unknown
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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 Traverse LTZ, you can upgrade to satellite radio
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Has auxiliary audio input Yes vs Unknown
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Has subwoofer No vs Unknown
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entertainment system Optional vs Optional Both can be upgraded to include an entertainment system

Other Vehicles to Consider

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2011 Cadillac SRX 2011 GMC Terrain SLT SRX vs Terrain SLT
2011 Cadillac SRX 2012 GMC Acadia Denali SRX vs Acadia Denali
2011 Cadillac SRX 2011 Cadillac CTS CTS-V SRX vs CTS CTS-V
2011 Cadillac SRX 2011 Acura RDX SRX vs RDX
2012 Chevrolet Traverse LS 2011 Chevrolet Equinox LT Traverse LS vs Equinox LT
2012 Chevrolet Traverse LTZ 2011 Buick Enclave CXL Traverse LTZ vs Enclave CXL
2012 Chevrolet Traverse LT 2011 Chevrolet Tahoe LTZ Traverse LT vs Tahoe LTZ
2012 Chevrolet Traverse LS 2011 GMC Terrain SLT Traverse LS vs Terrain SLT
2012 Chevrolet Traverse LT 2011 Ford Edge SE Traverse LT vs Edge SE

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