2016 ELR

Consumer Reviews

2016 Cadillac ELR

$31,327 - $45,583  MSRP Range
2016 Cadillac ELR

Review Score

5.0 out of 5 stars

5.0

4 Reviews
100% of drivers recommend this car
Score Breakdown
5 out of 5 stars Comfort
4.2 out of 5 stars Value for the Money
5 out of 5 stars Interior Design
5 out of 5 stars Reliability
4.8 out of 5 stars Performance
5 out of 5 stars Exterior Styling

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5 out of 5 stars

Hoping this car will be my all-time favorite!

by coffee4matt from Laguna Beach, CA on Sun Apr 09 2017

I've owned 29 cars since I was 14 years old, most bought new, and my 2014 Chevy Volt was one of my top 3 favorites, probably #2 after my 1997 BMW 528i. I put 48K miles on my Volt in 2.5 years, and I only let it go recently to upgrade it to a white 2016 Cadillac ELR. The ELR starts w/ the same Voltec drivetrain I love so much, and re-wraps it in 100% cooler sheet metal (if less practical as the ELR is essentially a 2 seater w/ a big trunk) and with an interior that puts my wife's 2016 Mercedes and every BMW & Audi I've ever owned (there were 4) to shame. I decided I could live without the hatchback utility of a Volt, and no one had ridden in the back seat of my Volt for 99.9% of the time I owned it, so there was only remaining obstacle: price. I found a gently used (5,405 miles) 2016 model in my favorite color that was garaged & babied by a fusspot owner like me, only 11 mos out of the new car showroom, at ~ the same price as a new 2017 Volt equipped like my 2014 after all incentives, except no $7.5K fed tax credit on a used ELR. And the ELR still has 3 years/42K of new car warranty left. For a car this beautiful, not only was I willing to pay an extra $7,500 vs a new Volt, I was also willing fly to the midwest to buy it, and pay another $1K to ship it home. After a few K miles of driving my new "Unicorn" (these '16 ELR's are actually more rare than that!), I couldn't be happier with it. I look at it from as many angles and as often as possible daily. It's much more comfortable and fun than the Volt (which was no slouch at all in either category), but THIS car is at another whole level of experience! Hoping (and expecting) that car #29 is going to climb over all the others, including nos #1 & 2, to the top of my list of my all-time favorite vehicles owned!

5 out of 5 starsComfort
5 out of 5 starsValue for the Money
5 out of 5 starsInterior Design
5 out of 5 starsReliability
5 out of 5 starsPerformance
5 out of 5 starsExterior Styling

Purchased a Used car

Uses car for Commuting

Does recommend this car!!

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5 out of 5 stars

In love with my 2016 ELR.

by House18 from MD/DC area. on Mon May 22 2017

Miles: 5,100 after one year of driving. I am 6'3" tall. I could not be happier with this car. My dad owned a 1968 Coup de Ville with everything. Oh, to see the look on his face if he could see me driving this car. The car turns heads and is admired by people from all walks of life. (No exaggeration). It is stunningly beautiful and will never go out of style. Performance is very good especially manuvering around town under electric power. It has the extended range kit and I typically get betwwen 40-50 EV miles per charge, depending on ambient temperature. I drive 70% electric and have not even bothered to install a level 2 charger at home. I simply "top off" each night when I come home from work. My garage at work offers a free "juice" bar. My last gas powered highway trip was 36 MPG. Approximate cost to fill the 9 gallon tank with premimum fuel is $24.00. I generally will carry only a half tank of gas or less, unless I have an extended highway trip planned. Acceleration will push you back in the seat, off the line. The 233 HP produces more than enough power for high speed highway cruising, although top end speed as with most electrics, will not equal that of combustble engines you may be used to driving. Note: the 2016 ELR is a very different and much upgraded car from it's debut version in 2014. The engine, range, Cadillac Cue and Nav were all upgraded from 2014. (There was no 2015 ELR). My remarks pertain only to the 2016 model which I own. The car is extremely comfortable. However, as with any coupe it is at best, a three seater. One unexpected added bonus is that it has become a "Unicorn" and I expect that the value will hold or appreciate very nicely overtime. No matter for me either way, since I have no plan to ever sell this car. Best advice: Ignore any professional car review on the 2016 ELR and focus only on what OWNERS post in their reviews. You will see an overwhelmingly high satisfaction fact.

5 out of 5 starsComfort
4 out of 5 starsValue for the Money
5 out of 5 starsInterior Design
5 out of 5 starsReliability
4 out of 5 starsPerformance
5 out of 5 starsExterior Styling

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Does recommend this car!!

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5 out of 5 stars

Love! SMOKING HOT!

by Rphmom13 from King Park, NY on Wed Jul 05 2017

The ride is fabulous! Comfortable, smooth, classy. Best car I've ever owned. Love that it's electric. Does have a 9 gal gas tank. Gas is so efficient. I love the pick up on it too!

5 out of 5 starsComfort
5 out of 5 starsValue for the Money
5 out of 5 starsInterior Design
5 out of 5 starsReliability
5 out of 5 starsPerformance
5 out of 5 starsExterior Styling

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Uses car for Commuting

Does recommend this car!!

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5 out of 5 stars

Excellent car

by eligal123 from Cape Coral Fl on Sun May 21 2017

Is good car don't have much cars like this car is fast and is saving gasoline is fun cars i like this car

5 out of 5 starsComfort
3 out of 5 starsValue for the Money
5 out of 5 starsInterior Design
5 out of 5 starsReliability
5 out of 5 starsPerformance
5 out of 5 starsExterior Styling

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Does recommend this car!!

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