2014 Cadillac ELR Pricing, Specs & Reviews

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$75,000-$75,000
$71,625-$71,625
31 /CITY / 35 /HWY
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What's New for 2014:

  • All-new plug-in hybrid model
  • Powertrain shared with the Chevrolet Volt
  • Cadillac-estimated electric-only range of 35 miles
  • Can be completely recharged in as little as 4.5 hours
  • Smartphone-integrated charging options

Introduction
The 2014 Cadillac ELR is a 4-passenger, plug-in hybrid 2-door coupe that shares much of its technology and architecture with the Chevrolet Volt. This front-wheel-drive (FWD) model is available in one trim level that uses its advanced powertrain to achieve an EPA-estimated 85 MPGe (miles per gallon equivalent in the city). There are currently no direct competitors for the ELR, but shoppers looking for luxury coupled with relatively high efficiency may also consider the Acura RLX Hybrid, BMW 535d (diesel), Infiniti Q70 Hybrid, Lexus GS 450h, Mercedes-Benz E250 Bluetec (diesel), and perhaps the electric Tesla Model S.

Models and Features
Every 2014 Cadillac ELR that rolls off the assembly line is equipped with a host of premium amenities, among which are 20-in. alloy wheels, LED headlights and taillights, 10-speaker premium sound system, Bluetooth connectivity, Cadillac's 8-inch touch-screen integrated infotainment system, and remote start. The list of luxury features also includes heated front seats, heated power tilt-and-telescoping steering wheel, dual-zone climate control, auto-dimming rearview mirror, and a navigation system.

Options and Packages
Since the 2014 Cadillac ELR is loaded with content in its standard configuration, there isn't a lot left over for the options list. However, there are a couple of add-ons worthy of mention, such as two-tone leather upholstery and a Luxury package comprised of painted alloy wheels and extra safety features.

Under the Hood
As a first for Cadillac, and the luxury market as a whole, the 2014 ELR utilizes a plug-in hybrid powertrain that includes an 84-horsepower, 1.4-liter gas generator, which does not offer direct propulsion, but instead serves to recharge a 16.5-kWh Lithium-ion battery pack connected to two electric motors that drive the front wheels. Net output for the entire system is 207 horsepower and 295 lb.-ft. of torque. Cadillac claims the ELR can be fully recharged in just 4.5 hours using a 240-volt power outlet, and, as an added convenience, a smartphone app allows owners to remotely schedule and monitor that process.

All hybrid components are covered by an extended 8-year/100,000-mile warranty.

Fuel Economy
According to the EPA, the 2014 Cadillac ELR coupe has an electric-only range of up to 37 miles (dependent upon factors such as weather conditions and driving style), after which point the gasoline-powered generator kicks in and contributes to ratings of 33 mpg in the city and 35 mpg on the highway.

The afore-mentioned 85 MPGe figure is useful for apples-to-apples comparisons among plug-in hybrid and electric models. It tells how many miles the ELR would operate on the electricity equivalent (kWh) of one gallon of gas.

Safety Ratings and Technology
As this overview is written, neither the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) nor the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) has rated the crashworthiness of the 2014 Cadillac ELR.

In terms of standard safety equipment, the ELR features 4-wheel anti-lock and regenerative disc brakes, 8 air bags, forward-collision and lane-departure warning systems, front and rear park-assist sensors, rearview camera, and General Motors' OnStar telematics system with emergency response services and more. For an extra degree of safety, the ELR can be fitted with active high-beam headlights, rear cross-traffic and side blind-zone alert systems, and intelligent cruise control.

What's New for 2014:

  • All-new plug-in hybrid model
  • Powertrain shared with the Chevrolet Volt
  • Cadillac-estimated electric-only range of 35 miles
  • Can be completely recharged in as little as 4.5 hours
  • Smartphone-integrated charging options

Introduction
The 2014 Cadillac ELR is a 4-passenger, plug-in hybrid 2-door coupe that shares much of its technology and architecture with the Chevrolet Volt. This front-wheel-drive (FWD) model is available in one trim level that uses its advanced powertrain to achieve an EPA-estimated 85 MPGe (miles per gallon equivalent in the city). There are currently no direct competitors for the ELR, but shoppers looking for luxury coupled with relatively high efficiency may also consider the Acura RLX Hybrid, BMW 535d (diesel), Infiniti Q70 Hybrid, Lexus GS 450h, Mercedes-Benz E250 Bluetec (diesel), and perhaps the electric Tesla Model S.

Models and Features
Every 2014 Cadillac ELR that rolls off the assembly line is equipped with a host of premium amenities, among which are 20-in. alloy wheels, LED headlights and taillights, 10-speaker premium sound system, Bluetooth connectivity, Cadillac's 8-inch touch-screen integrated infotainment system, and remote start. The list of luxury features also includes heated front seats, heated power tilt-and-telescoping steering wheel, dual-zone climate control, auto-dimming rearview mirror, and a navigation system.

Options and Packages
Since the 2014 Cadillac ELR is loaded with content in its standard configuration, there isn't a lot left over for the options list. However, there are a couple of add-ons worthy of mention, such as two-tone leather upholstery and a Luxury package comprised of painted alloy wheels and extra safety features.

Under the Hood
As a first for Cadillac, and the luxury market as a whole, the 2014 ELR utilizes a plug-in hybrid powertrain that includes an 84-horsepower, 1.4-liter gas generator, which does not offer direct propulsion, but instead serves to recharge a 16.5-kWh Lithium-ion battery pack connected to two electric motors that drive the front wheels. Net output for the entire system is 207 horsepower and 295 lb.-ft. of torque. Cadillac claims the ELR can be fully recharged in just 4.5 hours using a 240-volt power outlet, and, as an added convenience, a smartphone app allows owners to remotely schedule and monitor that process.

All hybrid components are covered by an extended 8-year/100,000-mile warranty.

Fuel Economy
According to the EPA, the 2014 Cadillac ELR coupe has an electric-only range of up to 37 miles (dependent upon factors such as weather conditions and driving style), after which point the gasoline-powered generator kicks in and contributes to ratings of 33 mpg in the city and 35 mpg on the highway.

The afore-mentioned 85 MPGe figure is useful for apples-to-apples comparisons among plug-in hybrid and electric models. It tells how many miles the ELR would operate on the electricity equivalent (kWh) of one gallon of gas.

Safety Ratings and Technology
As this overview is written, neither the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) nor the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) has rated the crashworthiness of the 2014 Cadillac ELR.

In terms of standard safety equipment, the ELR features 4-wheel anti-lock and regenerative disc brakes, 8 air bags, forward-collision and lane-departure warning systems, front and rear park-assist sensors, rearview camera, and General Motors' OnStar telematics system with emergency response services and more. For an extra degree of safety, the ELR can be fitted with active high-beam headlights, rear cross-traffic and side blind-zone alert systems, and intelligent cruise control.

Available Trims for the 2014 Cadillac ELR
Transmission MSRP Engine City/Hwy MPG
Name 2dr Cpe Transmission Automatic MSRP 75000.00 Engine 1.4L/85.3 City/Hwy MPG 31/35

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INTERIOR
  • Seats, front bucket
  • Drive mode control switch, Tour/Sport/Mountain/Hold
  • Seats, front, heated driver and front passenger includes auto-heated seats with selectable automatic activation
  • Seat adjusters, driver and front passenger 8-way power with 4-way power lumbar, plus 4-way adjustable head restraints
  • Seat, rear 40/40 fold flat (Only outboard seatbacks fold flat. Rear center console/armrest remains fixed.)
  • Armrest, center, rear
  • Console, center, concealed storage with 2 cup holders
  • Power outlets, two (2) 12-volt auxiliary located along front center console and inside front center armrest
  • Console, rear center with (2) cupholders
  • Floor mats, carpeted front and rear
  • Steering wheel, leather-wrapped with sueded microfiber accents
  • Steering wheel, heated
  • Steering column, power tilt and telescopic
  • Steering wheel controls, mounted cruise controls, audio, voice recognition and Driver Information Center
  • Instrument cluster with 8" reconfigurable color display, includes Driver Information Center and efficiency gauge
  • Display, center, 8" diagonal LCD touch screen
  • Controls, center, touch-sensitive
  • Efficiency display screens with programmable charge times
  • Windows, power, driver and front passenger Express-Down/Up
  • Door locks, power programmable with lockout protection
  • Keyless Access includes passive entry on all doors and trunk via rapid unlock switch on exterior door handle.
  • Remote Keyless Entry
  • Remote vehicle starter system
  • Universal Home Remote includes garage door opener, 3-channel programmable
  • Trunk release, power
  • Theft-deterrent system, content theft alarm
  • Bluetooth for phone, streaming audio for music and select phones
  • NavTraffic is available on over 100 markets and works with your vehicle's navigation system to give you continuously updated traffic data right when you need it most - while you're driving. You'll avoid traffic tie-ups, save time and gas by getting alternate routes, and, in some cases, receive traffic speed and drive-time information. Plus, you can use NavTraffic at the same time you're enjoying SiriusXM Satellite Radio. You'll find that once you start using NavTraffic, you won't want to drive without it. (SiriusXM Satellite Radio and NavTraffic subscriptions sold separately or as a package after trial period. If you decide to continue your service at the end of your trial subscription, the plan you choose will automatically renew and bill at then-current ra
  • Air conditioning, dual-zone automatic climate control with individual climate settings for driver and right-front passenger
  • Air filter, cabin
  • Defogger, rear-window, electric
  • Glovebox
  • Map pockets, front doors and driver and front passenger seatbacks
  • Storage, door panels
  • Mirror, inside rearview auto-dimming
  • Headliner, sueded microfiber including sail panels and pillars
  • Visors, driver and front passenger illuminated vanity mirrors, covered
  • Lighting, ambient, LED-based door light pipes
  • Lighting, interior, ambient LED-based center console, foot wells, front reading lights, dome and trunk lamp
  • Coat hooks, rear driver and passenger side
  • Storage, covered, dedicated for vehicle charging cord, located in rear cargo area
  • Front Park Assist, Ultrasonic
  • Pedestrian safety signal driver activated horn chirp using turn signal lever
EXTERIOR
  • Wheels, 20" x 8.5" (50.9 cm x 21.6 cm) ultra-bright machined aluminum with Blade Silver painted pockets
  • Tires, P245/40R20 all-season blackwall
  • Tire Inflator Kit
  • Flush-mount grille
  • Active aero grille
  • Spoiler, rear
  • Headlamps, LED high beam/low beam array with light blade signature lamps
  • CHSML, LED center high-mounted stop lamp
  • Tail lamps, LED illumination, dual light blades
  • Glass, solar absorbing
  • Mirrors, outside heated power-adjustable, body color, manual folding with integrated turn signal indicators and charging indicator lamps
  • Wipers, front variable-speed, intermittent with washer
  • Rainsense automatic wipers
  • Wiper control, moisture sensitive
MECHANICAL
  • Engine, Range Extender, 1.4L Internal Combustion Engine (83 hp [55 kW generating power]), requires premium fuel
  • Electric drive (181 hp extended range motoring power, 157 hp electric only motoring power, 295 lb-ft of torque [400 N-m] of motoring torque.)
  • Extended-range electric drive propulsion
  • Active liquid thermal management system
  • Keyless ignition, push button start
  • Battery, Propulsion, Lithium-ion (16.5-kWh), Rechargeable Energy Storage System, includes liquid thermal management system with active control
  • Charge control, programmable time of day to optimize off-peak charging hours
  • Charge cord, 120-volt, travel cord
  • Front wheel drive
  • Battery, maintenance-free with rundown protection
  • Suspension, Sport, HiPer strut front and Watts Link rear
  • Suspension, front independent
  • Suspension, rear, semi-independent, compound crank
  • Continuous Damping Control (CDC)
  • Steering, power-assist, electric-variable for low to high speed maneuvers
  • Brakes, 4-wheel antilock, 4-wheel disc 17" front and 16" rear electro-hydraulic power with StabiliTrak, regenerative system
  • Electric Parking Brake
  • Regen on Demand steering wheel paddle enabled regenerative braking
PACKAGE
    SAFETY
    • StabiliTrak, Stability Control System with brake assist and traction control
    • Daytime Running Lamps
    • Air bags dual-stage frontal, side-impact and knee for driver and front passenger and roof-rail side impact for front and rear outboard seating positions (Always use safety belts and child restraints. Children are safer when properly secured in a rear seat in the appropriate child restraint. See the Owner's Manual for more information.)
    • Air bag, passenger sensing system, sensor indicator inflatable restraint, front passenger/child presence detector (Always use safety belts and child restraints. Children are safer when properly secured in a rear seat in the appropriate child restraint. See the Owner's Manual for more information.)
    • OnStar, 3-years of Directions and Connections plan, includes Automatic Crash Response, Stolen Vehicle Assistance, Roadside Assistance and Turn-by-Turn Navigation (Visit onstar.com for coverage map, details and system limitations. Services vary by model and conditions.)
    • Rear Park Assist, Ultrasonic
    • Rear Vision Camera
    • Lane Departure warning, sensor indicator
    • Forward Collision Alert, sensor indicator
    • Tire Pressure Monitor System, manual learn
    • Safety belts, 3-point, all seating positions, includes front seat belt pretensioners
    • LATCH system (Lower Anchors and Top tethers for CHildren), for child safety seats
    • Safety Alert Seat
    ENTERTAINMENT
    • CUE Information and Media Control System with Embedded Navigation, AM/FM stereo with embedded navigation, 8" color information display, three USB ports, SD card slot, auxiliary input jack and Natural Voice Recognition
    • Antenna, roof-mounted, shark-fin type
    • Audio system, SiriusXM and HD Radio (HD Radio is a free service). SiriusXM Satellite Radio is standard on nearly all 2014 GM models. Enjoy a 3-month trial to the XM All Access package, with over 150 channels including commercial-free music, all your favorite sports, exclusive talk and entertainment. With All Access, listen to everything, everywhere, in your car and on your computer, smartphone or tablet. (IMPORTANT: The SiriusXM Satellite Radio trial package is not provided on vehicles that are ordered for Fleet Daily Rental ("FDR") use. If you decide to continue your service at the end of your trial subscription, the plan you choose will automatically renew and bill at then-current rates until you call 1-866-635-2349 to cancel. See SiriusXM Customer Agreeme
    • CUE (Cadillac User Experience) Information and Medial Control System 8" display, featuring touch response, haptic feedback, gesture recognition, proximity sensing, articulating storage door/bin with USB port, clock display and compass feature
    • Audio system feature, Bose premium 10-speaker system includes sub-woofer
    • USB port, 3 total
    • Active Noise Cancellation
    • Mobile app connectivity
    • Off-board connectivity via internet

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