2016 Cadillac ELR Review, Specs, Range and Price

In an attempt to make it up for all previous mistakes, the new 2016 Cadillac ELR is coming with several serious updates for the upcoming year. The updates include additional standard equipment, more power and improved handling, but the big question is, will this be enough?

2016 cadillac elr review

2016 Cadillac ELR Review – Engine Specs

The 2016 Cadillac ELR will provide 233 horsepower, much more comparing the previous model, and besides this power increase, it will also bring improved acceleration and driving range. When in Sports mode, this car will combine the power of electric and internal combustion engine, bringing 373 lb-ft of torque, and 6.4 seconds to reach 0-60 mph. On electric drive alone, it will go for 39 miles with a single charge, while combined and with range extender the 2016 Cadillac ELR range is 330 miles. Top speed is rated at 106 mph in all modes, while with Performance package, and in Sports mode, this figure goes up to 130 mph.

2016 Cadillac ELR 2014 Cadillac ELR
HP 233 horsepower 207 horsepower
Torque 373 lb-ft 295 lb-ft
Transmission Single-Speed Fixed Gear Single-Speed Fixed Gear
Drivetrain FWD FWD

2016 cadillac elr range

Also, Regen-on-demand technology is improved and Cadillac says: “With Cadillac’s Regen on Demand, you can easily take a more active role in your energy savings. When you lift your foot from the accelerator and engage the dual-side paddle controls located behind the steering wheel, energy that would otherwise be lost in deceleration is channeled to the battery. It’s essentially “regeneration on demand.” This advanced technology is especially valuable during stop-and-go traffic, helping your battery remain charged even longer than normal.”

2016 Cadillac ELR Interior

The Cadillac ELR 2016 interior is very similar to the previous model which was nicely designed and very well equipped, but the manufacturer decided to add even more features inside, including OnStar with 4G LTE, which automatically activates the WiFi hotspot when the car is turned on and supports up to seven devices.

2016 cadillac elr interior

Three interior color themes and materials are available to choose from – Jet Black with Jet Black accents, Leather-appointed seats; Light Cashmere with Medium Cashmere accents, Leather-appointed seats; Kona Brown with Jet Black accents, Semi-Aniline Full Leather seats (for additional $2,450).

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2016 Cadillac ELR Interior Dimensions
Headroom (front/rear) 36.9 / 34.7 inches
Shoulder room (front/rear) 55.2 / 49.9 inches
Hip room (front/rear) 52.9 / 48.6 inches
Legroom (front/rear) 42.2 / 33.6 inches
Cargo volume 10.5 cu. ft.

Other standard features on Cadillac ELR 2016 include Dual-zone automatic climate control, Cadillac CUE with embedded navigation (8 inch color display, Bose 10 speaker System, 3 USB ports, Apple and Android Phone Intergration), Driver and front passenger 8-way power seat adjusters, Efficiency display screens, Lane Departure Warning System, leather-wrapped steering wheel and much more.


The exterior of the 2016 Cadillac ELR is not much changed comparing the previous model. It is a very handsome car, and the most noticeable changes are updated grille and new set of 20 inch wheels designed to accommodate Brembo performance brakes, while around back tail lights have slightly beveled edges which contribute to the car’s aerodynamic appearance. A choice between five colors will be available for the exterior of the 2016 Cadillac ELR – Crystal White Tricoat, Graphite Metallic, Radiant Silver Metallic, Red Passion Tintcoat and Stellar Black Metallic.

2016 cadillac elr coupe

2016 Cadillac ELR Exterior dimensions
Wheelbase 106.1
Length 186
Width 72.7
Height 55.9
Track width front/rear 62.1 / 62.4

2016 Cadillac ELR Price

The 2016 Cadillac ELR price goes from $65,000 to $72,250.

Overall, after all these updates, we believe that the ELR will finally attract more customers. It can hardly be worse than 1,354 of 2014 units sold, of which 1,310 went to the US and 44 to Canada. The cards on which this Cadillac model will play on the market are increased power, attention-grabbing exterior and interior with even more goodies.

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