2014 Cadillac ELR Review
The Cadillac ELR is an interesting car. Based on looks alone, the ELR looks like any Cadillac coupe on the road, though it has many similarities to the Chevy Volt. Like the Chevy Volt the ELR runs on a battery pack that powers the vehicle in the electric mode and runs the onboard range extender to burn gasoline to power electricity back to power the car. The ELR sports better quality materials than the Chevy Volt while looking nicer and sportier than most other plug-in options.
At the end of the day when you have the ELR parked along side other plug-in options, low and high-end models, it is hard to place its market segment. For the sticker price of $79,685, you have plenty of vehicles to chose from. Further complicating how much the ELR costs, is the number of great options there are in the $70,000+ price range. If you were to compare the ELR next to say a Fisker Karma, you could see the justification for a cheaper plug-in/hybrid luxury car. Or it could be a car targeted for Cadillac enthusiasts that want to drive an electric car. Naturally you wont see too many of these cars on the road, based on pricing alone. Food goodness sakes, you can buy 2 Chevy Volts for the price of one ELR. Check it out and let us know what you think.