All new for 2014, the Cadillac ELR is a luxury sports coupe equipped with plug-in hybrid technology. The ELR is powered by a combination of a 1.4-liter combustion engine and electric drive unit producing 157 hp and 295 lb-ft of torque. FWD, paired with a 1-speed automatic transmission, enables a total range of 300 miles and charging can be done with 120 volt (12.5-18 hour charge time) or 240 volt outlets (5 hour charge time). Features include jeweled tail lamps, LED headlamps, hidden door handles, active aero grille shutters, 20-inch rims, leather interior with wood trim, heated seats, ambient lighting, automatic cupholder covers, Bose active noise cancellation, 20-way power seating, and CUE infotainment system. Safety is comprised of advanced airbags, radar sensors, cameras, adaptive cruise control, safety alert seat and ONSTAR. The ELR is backed by a 4-year/50,000-mile warranty.Read more Read less
The Cadillac ELR is a brand-new car for 2014. It's a 2-door coupe that manages to be both fun to drive and good for the environment at the same time. Featuring plugin-hybrid technology, the ELR should boast excellent fuel economy.
Slick styling; plugin-hybrid drivetrain; luxurious interior; 300-mile range
The Cadillac ELR is a luxury sports coupe starting at about $75,000. It competes with other luxury coupes from the likes of BMW, Mercedes and Audi. Of course, most of its competitors make due with a standard gasoline engine, with the one exception being the Tesla Model S. However the Cadillac should have a better range than the equivalently price Tesla, since the ELR has a built in gasoline engine that is capable of recharging the electric batteries on the go. The Cadillac ELR's value is further enhanced by tax rebates associated with owning alternative fuel vehicles.