Consumer Reports has recently went for a spin in the 2014 Cadillac ELR and the result was rather surprising.
If you’re interested in the Cadillac ELR, you’re in the right place, because the footage posted below is showing Consumer Reports’ test drive of the new vehicle. The result is rather surprising because after the quick spin in the ELR, Consumer Reports is recommending you to buy a… Tesla Model S. CR’s Tom Mutchler says that for the 75,995 USD asking price, customers can get the Tesla Model S, which is more practical, roomier and it runs on electricity alone. So, beat that, Caddy!
The Cadillac ELR has been officially introduced just earlier this year and the model is currently being assembled in Detroit. This is a plug-in hybrid compact two-door coupe, getting basically a re-tuned version of the powertrain used in the Chevy Volt. We can find a 16.5 kWh lithium-ion battery pack, which is providing an all-electric range of 36 miles and a top speed of 100 mph. The ELR is riding on the GM Delta II platform and it can sprint from 0 to 60 mph in 7.8 seconds, reaching a top speed of 106 mph. Charging the battery will take you approximately 12 hours from a 120-volt outlet and 4.5 hours using a 240-volt outlet.