It seems odd that your mother wants the car raised higher. Most all women like the factory stock height because it is designed for easy ingress and egress.
I have no knowledge of anyone producing a lift kit for the SRX. However, if you only want to gain a couple of inches, the easiest way would be to install larger wheels and tires. If you are currently running 17" or 18" wheels, pick up a set of OEM 20s. You will get the lift that you want with no clearance or drive line issues.
Actually most women like to be higher.
My wife has a Tahoe and several of my female friends have them also and when they sit in the SRX they say that
they can never drive a "low" car again.
They like the visibility of the higher vehicles.
OP, having said that you may want to reconsider raising the SRX because of it's high beltline.
The door sills are high and if you raise it she will not be able to see cars beside and behind her as well.
Tahoes, etc. have low door sills and you can actually see alongside the vehicle more easily.
Check with dealer or alignment shop to see if the car has been lowered by a previous owner, if you feel it is sitting too low.
and I'm assuming that she has the seat bottom up as high as is comfortable for her?
I think more and more women are the buying influence for an SUV or Crossover because all of a sudden they can see better. I agree that the SRX is built like a tube and I cannot at 6' tall lean out the window to back etc. At some bank drive in facilities I have to use the window, as it is nearly impossible to reach the tube. My wife called our Mark VIII a butt burner. If you think the SRX is a low ride, take a ride in a really low vehicle for a while and then get back in the SRX. I recall in my Expedition I looked over most other vehicles.
I have had several suv's my last one was a ml350. I prefer the look of a higher vehicle. I now have a 2006 srx and the ride height is about the same as most small cars on the road. I pulled up next to a new body style srx and its atleast 3-5 inches taller. The height makes it look much much better, I would like a lift kit for my srx and I'm not a woman.
Automobile(s): 2004 Cadillac SRX V8 AWD, 1989 Cadillac Allanté: Pearl White
Re: Lift Kit on SRX
i also think the SRX sits a bit too low. id like to raise mine up at least an inch, maybe two.
im not interested in off roading or having a donk. id like to leave the stock wheels on or at most go to 20's, MAYBE just MAYBE 22's. however the choice of wheels has nothing to do with the desired ride height.
id like the added clearance i would get from an inch or two lift. i know its not a major difference but it could make the difference between hitting something with the bumper or not...
Automobile(s): 2007 SRX4 N*, 2004 Infinity G35 Coupe
Re: Lift Kit on SRX
The SRX is my first venture into AWD and a vehicle that was not a sedan or a coupe. I wanted the passenger capacity (3rd row seat), the cargo capacity and flexibility, and of course the AWD.
The SRX sits higher than any of my previous vehicles and I am enjoying the improved forward view. But I also needed easier ingress and egress the SUVs and many crossovers could not provide because they sat too high and running boards and step boards don't cut it with the elderly (76, 78, 87, and 89 years old) in my extended family. They can get into and out of the SRX easily, and the grab handles are a real plus. It is easier for my young grandchildren to get in and out too. The front bumper and chassis clearance works really well, avoiding the higher curb stops and the vehicle becoming a snow plow in the heavy stuff......8.5 inches clearance I believe.
There is at least a percieved if not an actual safety advantage in my mind to the lower ride height: the propensity of vehicles with a higher center of gravity to roll over.
So while you don't get quite the ride height you desire, you get a whole bunch of other things that are more than aesthetic. If it is aesthetics you desire the larger rims (20"-22") with a lower profile tire would give the appearance of a higher riding vehicle without the worry of fender and chassis interference, and your speedometer would still be accurate. For example, the SRXs with the 20" wheels use a lower profile tire to achieve the same tire/wheel diameter.
Personally, I wouldn't start monkeying with the vehicle dynamics through suspension modifications and lift kits.