So much for the rear drive, V-8-powered, not quite a three-row SUV Caddy. The SRX badge moves to a new FWD/AWD platform much closer to that of the reconstituted Chevy Equinox.

It's a strict two-row seater this time out, and power comes from naturally aspirated and turbocharged V-6s, the latter cranking out 300 horsepower. The emphasis is on design, an elegantly appointed cabin, and high creature feature content.

BOTTOM LINE: Think Wreath and Crest spin on the Lexus RX 350