This highly capable tall crossover SUV debuted for 2004, on a platform shared with the CTS. Available with rear- or all-wheel drive, the first-generation SRX feels taut and agile. The vehicle performs well with either the 225-hp V6 or the 320-hp V8 and adjustable pedals were optional. However, fit and finish fell short and some controls were confusing. Additionally, some testers found the seat-mounted front safety belts uncomfortable. Further, the lack of lumbar adjustment in the front seats and a telescoping function for the steering wheel are deficiencies in this category. While the optional power-folding third-row seat is a welcome feature, it is rather slow to deploy, as well as stow away.