7 reviews
2014 Cadillac ELR
2014 Cadillac ELR
Available Price Range $21,149-$50,369 Trims1 Combined MPG 83 Seats 4

Our Take on the 2014 Cadillac ELR

Our Take

GM has produced the second car to use the extended-range hybrid powertrain first introduced in the Chevrolet Volt, wrapping the front-wheel-drive hybrid system in a striking two-door Cadillac luxury coupe. The 2014 Cadillac ELR is a 2+2 version of the Volt, but it features a far more luxurious i... Read Full Report

What We Don't Like

  • Too high sticker price
  • Imperfect CUE multimedia system
  • Touch-sensitive control panels
  • Outward visibility
  • Limited trunk space
  • Brake feel and performance

Notable Features

  • All-new two-door luxury coupe
  • Gasoline-range-extended electric plug-in hybrid
  • 37-mile EV range, 300-mile total range
  • 4.5-hour recharge time on 240-volt charger
  • More torque than Cadillac SRX V-6 crossover

Reviews

Our Expert Reviews

Cadillac surprised the world with its beautiful ELR plug-in hybrid coupe, featuring knockout styling that turns heads and novel technology that opens wallets — but then it surprised the world again by pricing it out of consideration for anyone who'd likely buy one. Three years after the arrival of the Chevrolet Volt, the 2014 Cadillac ELR is the only other car with General Motors&apo... Read full review for the 2014 Cadillac ELR

Consumer Reviews

4.3

Average based on 7 reviews

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Very Cool Electric

by Caddy Owner from Detroit, MI on December 20, 2015

I own 7 cars, Porsche, Mercedes, 3 Caddy's etc... This ELR has most of the same stuff as the 2015 Escalade. Very fun and comfortable to drive. I used my brother's Volt for 2 weeks which is why I bough... Read Full Review

1 Trim Available

A trim is a style of a vehicle model. Each higher trim has different or upgraded features from the previous trim along with a price increase. Learn more about trims

Trims Explained

When talking about cars, “trims” is a way of differentiating between different versions of the same model. Typically, most start with a no-frills, or “base” trim, and as features are added, or a different engine, drivetrain (gas vs. hybrid, for example) or transmission are included, trim names change and prices go up.


It’s important to carefully check the trims of the car you’re interested in to make sure that you’re getting the features you want, or that you’re not overpaying for features you don’t want.

Safety

Crash-Test Reports

Recalls

There are currently 2 recalls for this car.


Safety defects and recalls are relatively common. Stay informed and know what to do ahead of time.

Safety defects and recalls explained

Warranty Coverage

Bumper-to-Bumper

48mo/50,000mi

Powertrain

72mo/70,000mi

Roadside Assistance Coverage

72mo/70,000mi

Free Scheduled Maintenance

48mo/50,000mi

What you should get in your warranty can be confusing. Make sure you are informed.

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Warranties Explained

Bumper-to-Bumper

Often called a basic warranty or new-vehicle warranty, a bumper-to-bumper policy covers components like air conditioning, audio systems, vehicle sensors, fuel systems and major electrical components. Most policies exclude regular maintenance like fluid top offs and oil changes, but a few brands have separate free-maintenance provisions, and those that do offer them is slowly rising. Bumper-to-bumper warranties typically expire faster than powertrain warranties.

Powertrain

Don't be misled a 10-year or 100,000-mile powertrain warranty doesn't promise a decade of free repairs for your car. It typically covers just the engine and transmission, along with any other moving parts that lead to the wheels, like the driveshaft and constant velocity joints. Some automakers also bundle seat belts and airbags into their powertrain warranties. With a few exceptions, powertrain warranties don't cover regular maintenance like engine tuneups and tire rotations.

Roadside Assistance

Some automakers include roadside assistance with their bumper-to-bumper or powertrain warranties, while others have separate policies. These programs cover anything from flat-tire changes and locksmith services to jump-starts and towing. Few reimburse incidental costs like motel rooms (if you have to wait for repairs).

Free Scheduled Maintenance

Some automakers include free scheduled maintenance for items such as oil changes, air filters and tire rotations. Some include consumables including brake pads and windshield wipers; others do not. They are typically for the first couple of years of ownership of a new car.

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