After debuting as a 2014 model very late in the production year, the ELR skipped a model year and returns for 2016 with multiple improvements and a $10,000 price cut. The 2016 ELR has roughly 25 percent more power, enhanced handling, Apple CarPlay compatibility and an optional performance package.
The 2014 ELR is an all-new touring coupe and Cadillac's first plug-in hybrid.
About Cadillac ELR
After a less-than-enthusiastic reception, the Cadillac ELR plug-in extended-range coupe returns for 2016 with a raft of improvements and a roughly $10,000 price cut. While its sophisticated gas-electric powertrain is based on the far less expensive Chevrolet Volt, the ELR has been modified for better performance and a slight increase in electric driving range to 39 miles. Thanks to its onboard gasoline engine that acts as a generator when battery power is depleted, total range is 330 miles. The upshot of this setup is you don't have to find an electrical outlet when you run out of juice. That's the ELR's main advantage over the far roomier Tesla Model S, but some buyers may still balk at this 4-passenger Cadillac's nearly $66,000 starting price.