The CUE in-vehicle entertainment system in Cadillac vehicles has been expanded in the SRX to include a Blu-ray player, but that’s far from the only entertainment upgrade. In the backseat, there will be two 8” touchscreen displays that can be flipped up. They can also display different things – one passenger can play video games, while the other listens to music or watches a movie. There will only be one Blu-ray player, so if you’re using that, two different movies can’t be viewed simultaneously. A connector cable sold separately will allow passengers to connect their mobile devices to the displays and watch their own movies that way.
M0bile devices can be connected without the extra cable to play music, and each passenger has room to connect their own device – in fact, you can have up to 10 Bluetooth-enabled devices connected to the car at once. A simplified remote control to handle all of that content has been made simple enough that kids, who will probably be the main beneficiaries of these features, can use it easily.
So, what does it all mean? It means that hopefully, if you buy an SRX, you’ll have finally heard “Are we there yet?” for the last time.
You’ll be able to add the rear-seat entertainment package onto the 2013 SRX Luxury (with navigation), Performance, and Premium models, but it won’t come cheap. This option comes with a $1,595 price tag.