In a few months the much anticipated electrified 2014 Cadillac ELR is going to arrive in showrooms. Cadillac has just announced that it will start at $75,995 before any tax incentives.
In a few months the much anticipated electrified 2014 Cadillac ELR is going to arrive in showrooms. Cadillac has just announced that it will start at $75,995 before any tax incentives. Is that too much?
Although it’s sticker price starts at $75,995, the final price can drop by as much as $7,500 depending on the available tax credit, which means it could be as low as $68,495. The ELR comes standard with Cadillac CUE with Navigation accessible through a large, eight-inch, full-color capacitive-touch screen, light-emitting diode, or LED, front and rear exterior lighting, Lane Departure Warning, Forward Collision Alert and the Safety Alert Seat.
The 2014 ELR is powered by a 1.4L engine and a T-shaped, 16.5 kWh lithium-ion battery pack that are borrowed from the Chevy Volt. It’s capable of a total driving range in excess of 300 miles. Using only the energy stored in the battery, ELR’s initial range is about 35 highway miles, or 82 MPGe, of electric driving. The ELR has four driving modes – default Tour mode, Sport mode, a Mountain mode that maintains charge in hilly terrain and Hold mode, which allows drivers to select when to use battery power or the gas-powered generator.