Cadillac Elr owners manuals
The Cadillac ELR is a two-door plug-in hybrid coupé built and sold by Cadillac for model years 2014 and 2016, with a break for the 2015 model year. Using an upgraded variant of the Chevrolet Volt's powertrain, the ELR's battery pack delivers an all-electric range of 37–39 miles and a top speed of 106 mph.
The ELR originated from Cadillac's Converj concept, which was launched in 2009 at the North American International Auto Show. Programmed for making and afterward dropped during GM's insolvency, the ELR was finally accepted for production for the model year 2014 with an MSRP over $35k higher than the Volt. ELR production stopped in 2016 with total making just below 3,000.
The 2016 Cadillac ELR is powered by an electric motor delivering 157 horsepower and 295 pound-feet of torque. That electric motor is supplied by a 17.1-kilowatt-hour lithium-ion battery pack combined with a 1.4-liter four-cylinder gasoline-fueled engine.
There are available four driving modes: Normal, Hold, Sport, and Mountain. The Sport mode supplies a 1.5-second boost, accelerating from zero-to-60 mph in 6.4 seconds with a total system output of 233 hp and 373 lb-ft.
Cadillac ELR known problems
Some of the common problems or complaints owners have about the Cadillac ELR are:
- High base price
- Uneven tire wear
- Noisy gasoline engine
- Claustrophobic backseat
- Small trunk with restricted access
- The touchscreen can be slow to react
- The original Chevrolet Volt powertrain is still used