2011 Cadillac
SRX
vs. 2012 Chevrolet
Traverse LS

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 LS

8.3

starting from

$30,240

Reasons to buy the Chevrolet Traverse LS

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Ample cargo space
116.4 ft3
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More passenger seats
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Average power
281 HP @ 6,300 RPM
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Very inexpensive
$30,240
Luxury Features 10.0 vs 6.6
2011 Cadillac SRX Winner: SRX
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  • Almost the same
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  • Almost the same
Cost 10.0 vs 10.0
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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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  • Neither offers satellite radio
Overall 10.0 vs 8.3

Luxury Features

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SRX
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2012 Chevrolet Traverse LS Chevrolet
Traverse LS
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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 Not Available Conveniently adjust your seat with the SRX 's power seats; not available on the Traverse LS
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keyless entry Standard vs Standard Both have keyless entry
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leather Standard vs Not Available Leather comes standard on the SRX ; the Traverse LS only offers cloth seats

Cost

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SRX
2011 Cadillac SRX
2012 Chevrolet Traverse LS Chevrolet
Traverse LS
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MSRP $42,415 vs $30,240 The Traverse LS has a great price and the SRX is pretty reasonable
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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 LS'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 LS's is very short

Performance

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SRX
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2012 Chevrolet Traverse LS Chevrolet
Traverse LS
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Horsepower 265 HP @ 6,950 RPM vs 281 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 16.6 lb/hp Both have OK performance
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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

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SRX
2011 Cadillac SRX
2012 Chevrolet Traverse LS Chevrolet
Traverse LS
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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 LS is quite bad
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1/4 mile 16.9 s s @ 85.0 mph mph vs 16.2 s s @ 87.0 mph 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

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SRX
2011 Cadillac SRX
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Traverse LS
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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
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2012 Chevrolet Traverse LS Chevrolet
Traverse LS
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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

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SRX
2011 Cadillac SRX
2012 Chevrolet Traverse LS Chevrolet
Traverse LS
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Passengers 5 vs 8 The Traverse LS 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 LS 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 LS has roomy front seats and the SRX is OK
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Base payload capacity 3,500 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 Not Available Neither offers power outlets
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navigation system Optional vs Not Available The SRX offers an optional navigation system; not available on the Traverse LS
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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

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SRX
2011 Cadillac SRX
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Traverse LS
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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 Not Available Neither offers 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 Not Available It'll cost you to get an entertainment system on the SRX ; but it's not available at all on the Traverse LS

Other Vehicles to Consider

2011 Cadillac SRX 2011 Buick Enclave CXL SRX vs Enclave CXL
2011 Cadillac SRX 2011 GMC Terrain SLE SRX vs Terrain SLE
2011 Cadillac SRX 2011 Ford Edge SEL SRX vs Edge SEL
2011 Cadillac SRX 2012 GMC Acadia SLE SRX vs Acadia SLE
2011 Cadillac SRX 2011 Cadillac CTS 3.6 SRX vs CTS 3.6
2012 Chevrolet Traverse LS 2011 Chevrolet Equinox LT Traverse LS vs Equinox LT
2012 Chevrolet Traverse LS 2011 Ford Edge SEL Traverse LS vs Edge SEL
2012 Chevrolet Traverse LS 2011 Buick Enclave CXL Traverse LS vs Enclave CXL
2012 Chevrolet Traverse LT 2011 Chevrolet Tahoe LTZ Traverse LT vs Tahoe LTZ
2012 Chevrolet Traverse LS 2011 GMC Terrain SLE Traverse LS vs Terrain SLE

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