Mudfest – Part 3

By Bill and Barbara Schaffer After two full days of driving briskly between hundreds of traffic cones, cruising along wooded back roads and wallowing through mud in 25 different SUVs, we marked our ballots for the Northwest Automotive Press Associations SUV of the Year Competition. Here?s a list of the Luxury and Off-Road SUVs with…

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Test Drive: 2012 Cadillac SRX

Santa Barbara — With Cadillac?s well-earned reputation the last few years for cutting-edge styling and world class performance it seemed fitting that the SRX crossover get some enhancements to set it even further apart from competitors. ? The most significant change for 2012 Cadillac SRX is an engine transplant.? It?s not that the original two…

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2012 Cadillac SRX

?Cadillac?s new SRX: More power, new features? Headlining the list of significant updates for the new 2012 Cadillac SRX , 5-passenger, 5-door SUV is what will now be the sole engine offering in the U.S. marketplace. The new engine ? code-named ?LFX? delivers 16 percent more horsepower while also providing more low-rpm torque. This latest…

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Test Drive: 2010 Cadillac SRX

The appeal of the Cadillac Escalade SUV has always eluded me. I?m not a fan of big SUVs in general, but even accounting for my sports car orientation, the Escalade was always a puzzlement. The Escalade version of luxury is opulence, and while I?m no Spartan, I like my luxury to be understated ? less…

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