The 2014 Cadillac SRX Crossover is a midsize 5-seat luxury crossover SUV that offers 61.1 cubic feet of cargo-carrying capacity with the rear seatbacks folded, a modern design with upmarket materials and a high level of attention to detail, a powerful engine and a smooth and able ride. First introduced in 2010, the current SRX has a revised interior that incorporates Cadillac’s CUE (Cadillac User Experience) touchscreen interface. This interface has a large screen and uses proximity sensors and voice recognition to control phone, audio and navigation functions. The 2014 Cadillac SRX competes with Audi Q5, Lexus RX, Acura RDX and Mercedes-Benz GLK-Class.
The 2014 Cadillac SRX is available in four trim levels: Base, Luxury, Performance and Premium. The 2014 Cadillac SRX base model comes standard with 18-inch alloy wheels, dual-zone automatic climate control, keyless entry, front and rear parking sensors, automatic headlights, leatherette upholstery, a tilt-and-telescoping steering wheel, a 60/40 split-folding rear seat, an eight-way power driver seat, the CUE interface with 8-inch color display, OnStar, Bluetooth connectivity and an eight-speaker Bose audio system with a CD player and two USB ports.
The Luxury trim adds keyless ignition, keyless entry, an eight-way adjustable passenger seat, power-folding mirrors, an auto-dimming rearview mirror, automatic wipers, a power tailgate with adjustable height, a panoramic sunroof, a blind-spot warning system, a rearview camera, a rear cross-trafic alert system and adjustable thigh support for thr driver seat. Also standard on the Cadillac SRX Luxury are driver memory functions, power-adjustable pedals, heated front seats and steering wheel, leather upholstery and interior wood trim. Optional on the Luxury trim level are automatic high beams, lane departure warning system and adaptive cruise control.
The Cadillac SRX Performance model adds 20-inch alloy wheels, adaptive dampers, a sport-tuned suspension, foglights, a variable-effort power steering, adaptive xenon headlights, a voice-activated navigation system with real-time traffic and a 10-speaker Bose Surround-sound audio system. The top-of-the-line SRX Premium adds three-zone climate control, heated rear seats, ventilated front seats, rear seat audio controls, a safety alert driver seat and forward-collision and lane departure warning system.
The 2014 Cadillac SRX is powered by a 3.6-liter DOHC V6 VVT engine that produces 308 hp and 265 lb-ft of torque. The only transmission offered is a 6-speed automatic. Front-wheel drive is standard, while all-wheel drive is available for all models.
Safety features of the 2014 SRX include OnStar ( that includes automatic crash notifications, on-demand roadside assistance, remote door unlocking and turn-by-turn navigation), antilock disc brakes (ABS), six airbags (front, side and curtain), stability control and traction control.
The website thecarconnection.com says about the 2014 Cadillac SRX:
The 2014 Cadillac SRX is the uniquely American pick among luxury crossovers; and its interior appointments and class-leading technology don’t disappoint.
The Chrysler Town & Country is one of the best luxury minivans on the market, that offers a long list of standard luxury features and also an innovative, versatile and capacious interior. The 2014 Chrysler Town & Country shares its steering, suspension, brakes, drivetrain and safety cell with the Dodge Grand Caravan, but it is more luxurious. The Town & Country is spacious and comfortable, and comes with very versatile rear seating configurations. This minivan competes with Honda Odyssey, Toyota Sienna and Nissan Quest.
The 2014 Chrysler Town & Country minivan comes in four trim levels: Touring, S (which is a new model), Touring-L and Limited. The Town & Country entry-level Touring comes standard with 17-inch alloy wheels, automatic wipers, heated mirrors, a roof rack, foglights, automatic headlights, a power tailgate dual power-sliding doors, triple-zone automatic climate control, an auto-dimming rearview mirror, an eight-way power driver seat, leather upholstery, full power accessories, cruise control, a leather-wrapped steering wheel and shift knob, a 115-volt AC power outlet and a rearview camera. Also present on this model are Bluetooth connectivity, a rear seat DVD entertainment system, rear-seat USB charging ports and a six-speaker sound system with a USB interface and a 6.5-inch touchscreen.
The S model adds black-painted 17-inch wheels, a performance-tuned suspension, a darkened grille and black leather upholstery with unique cloth inserts. The Touring-L adds rear parking sensors, auto-dimming outside mirrors, blind-spot monitoring system, remote ignition and a power-adjustable front passenger seat. The top-of-the-line Limited model adds power-folding exterior mirrors, xenon headlights, driver memory functions, upgraded leather upholstery, a heated steering wheel, heated first- and second-row seats, keyless ignition, keyless entry, power-adjustable pedals and a 9-speaker premium sound system.
The 2014 Chrysler Town & Country is also available (this year only) in a 30th Anniversary Edition model. This trim level comes with 17-inch polished aluminum wheels, black leather-trimmed seat upholstery with suede inserts, black-colored interior accents, third-row power-folding seats, a larger console, chrome door handles, push-button engine start and 30th anniversary badges on the exterior, gauges and key fob.
The 2014 Chrysler Town&Country is powered by a 3.6-liter Pentastar V6 engine that produces 283 hp and 260 lb-ft of torque. The engine is paired with a six-speed automatic transmission. All models come with front-wheel drive only. EPA-estimated fuel economy of 2014 Town & Country is 17 mpg city and 25 mpg highway.
Standard safety features include stability control, antilock disc brakes, active front head restraints, traction control, side-impact airbags for the front seats and side curtain airbags for all three row.