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2016 Cadillac ELR 2dr Cpe

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Price with options: $65,000

MSRP: $65,000

Base Invoice: $62,075

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2016 Cadillac ELR Pros

The Cadillac ELR was all-new for 2014, though the model wasn't produced for 2015. It returns for 2016 with some notable changes. For starters, the MSRP has dropped significantly, down from about $75,000 to $67,000. Subtle exterior changes include a revised grille and badge along with 20-inch satin graphite painted alloy wheels.

Chassis, steering and braking tuning has been enhanced for a sportier ride, and the ELR now features a higher-output electric motor for more power and torque. Inside, the 2016 ELR adds SMS text functionality, OnStar with 4G LTE in-car WiFi connectivity, wireless charging for smartphones, a lane change alert and more. Additionally, Cadillac's CUE touchscreen user interface sees a host of improvements that include faster speed and better mapping functions with new navigation interface.

New colors for 2016 include Crystal White, Red Passion and Stellar Black Metallic, while Black Raven and Crystal Red have been dropped.

2016 Cadillac ELR Model Highlights

Give Cadillac credit: the ELR does little to indicate it packs a high-efficiency powertrain. The car is a looker, with low slung angular styling that is very aggressive. On looks alone, the ELR certainly seems like a worthy competitor to other big luxury coupes. Of course, the ELR is much more than just a pretty face.

The Cadillac ELR has a powertrain similar to that found in the Chevrolet Volt, what GM calls an "extended range electric." This means that the car can be charged at home and then driven roughly 35 miles while using no gasoline whatsoever. Should owners exceed that range, a small displacement gasoline engine starts up, seamlessly powering the electric motors that move the front wheels. Cadillac claims this powertrain is good for a range of about 330 miles. Drivers will rarely need to put fuel in the car provided they only use it about town, but the powertrain's flexibility serves to allay range anxiety but also allow the impromptu longer road trips when desired.

Styling and futuristic drivetrain aside, the ELR must also has credibility as a luxury car, and that means plenty of goodies and interior amenities. The interior of the car is swathed in leather and carbon fiber, feeling expensive and stylish. There are two small seats in the back for children or the occasional adult, but most ELRs will spend much of their time with only one or two occupants. Those occupants will benefit from Cadillac's latest CUE in-car infotainment system, which makes Bluetooth pairing, navigation and stereo operation easier and more powerful than ever. The system has plenty of other trick features as well, including a proximity sensor, haptic feedback, multi-touch controls and speech recognition.

Other stand out features on the ELR include a Bose 10-channel stereo with noise cancellation technology, electronically controlled suspension capable of adjusting dampening rates continuously and on the fly, 20-inch wheels, LED headlamps, programmable charging schedules, SMS text functionality, OnStar with 4G LTE connectivity, wireless inductive charging for smartphones, and an 8-inch configurable touchscreen for CUE controls.

Safety has not been neglected and the ELR comes with forward collision and a lane departure warning system. Optional safety enhancements include a blind spot warning system, rear cross traffic alert and adaptive cruise control. Anti-lock brakes, traction control and stability control are also standard.

2016 Cadillac ELR Model News

The Cadillac ELR is a hybrid luxury sports coupe starting at about $67,000. It competes with other luxury coupes from the likes of BMW, Mercedes and Audi. Of course, most of its competitors make due with a standard gasoline engine, with the one exception being the Tesla Model S. However, the Cadillac should have a better range than the equivalently priced Tesla, since the ELR has a built in gasoline engine that is capable of recharging the electric batteries on the go. The Cadillac ELR's value is further enhanced by tax rebates associated with purchasing an alternative fuel vehicle.

2016 Cadillac ELR Value Writeup

Slick styling; gasoline-hybrid drivetrain; luxurious interior; 300-mile range; plenty of torque

Brake ABS System 4-Wheel
Brake Type Regenerative
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) Yes
Drum - Rear (Yes or )  
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 13.6 x - TBD -
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 12.4 x - TBD -
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)  
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) - TBD -
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0? F (Primary) - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) - TBD -
Displacement 1.4L/85.3
Engine Order Code LUU
Engine Type Gas/Electric
Fuel System Direct Injection
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 233
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 373
Battery Range (mi) 37 (2015)
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 31 (2015)
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 35 (2015)
EPA MPG Equivalent - City - TBD -
EPA MPG Equivalent - Combined 85
EPA MPG Equivalent - Hwy - TBD -
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (N/A) 32
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD -
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front HiPer Strut
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)  
Suspension Type - Rear Watts Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)  
Clutch Size (in)  
Drivetrain Front wheel drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)  
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)  
First Gear Ratio (:1)  
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)  
Reverse Ratio (:1)  
Second Gear Ratio (:1)  
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)  
Third Gear Ratio (:1)  
Trans Description Cont. Automatic
Trans Description Cont. Again  
Trans Order Code MKD
Trans Type 1
EPA Classification Compact Cars
Number of Passenger Doors 2
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 4065
Active Noise Cancellation
Antenna, roof-mounted, shark-fin type
Audio system feature, Bose premium 10-speaker system includes sub-woofer
Cadillac CUE Information and Media Control System with Embedded Navigation, AM/FM stereo with embedded navigation, 8" diagonal color information display, three USB ports, auxiliary input jack, Natural Voice Recognition and Phone Integration for Apple CarPlay capability for compatible phone
OnStar RemoteLink App
OnStar with 4G LTE and built-in Wi-Fi hotspot to connect to the internet at 4G LTE speeds, includes 3GB or 3 months OnStar Data Trial (whichever comes first) (Available 4G LTE Wi-Fi requires compatible mobile device, active OnStar subscription and data plan after trial.)
SiriusXM Satellite Radio and HD Radio. SiriusXM Satellite Radio is standard on nearly all 2016 GM models. Enjoy a 3-month All Access trial subscription with over 150 channels including commercial-free music, plus sports, news and entertainment. Plus listening on the app and online is included, so you'll hear the best SiriusXM has to offer, anywhere life takes you. Welcome to the world of SiriusXM. (IMPORTANT: The SiriusXM Satellite Radio trial package is not provided on vehicles that are ordered for Fleet Daily Rental ("FDR") use. If you decide to continue listening after your trial, the subscription plan you choose will automatically renew and you will be charged according to your chosen payment method at then-current rates. Fees and taxes apply. To cancel you must call us at 1-866-635-2349. See our Customer Agreement for complete terms at All fees and programming subject to change)
USB port, 3 total (2 in center console bin and 1 in hidden storage in center stack)
Wireless Charging
CHSML, center high-mounted stop lamp
Glass, solar absorbing
Headlamps, IntelliBeam auto high beam control
Headlamps, LED high beam/low beam array with light blade signature lamps
Mirrors, outside heated power-adjustable, body color, manual-folding with integrated turn signal indicators and charging indicator lamps
Spoiler, rear
Tail lamps, LED illumination, dual light blades
Tire Inflator Kit
Tires, P245/40R20 all-season, blackwall
Wheel lugs, locking
Wheels, 20" x 8.5" (50.9 cm x 21.6 cm) 7-spoke ultra-bright machined-finish aluminum with Blade Silver painted accents
Wiper control, moisture sensitive
Wipers, front variable-speed, intermittent with washer
Air conditioning, dual-zone automatic climate control with individual climate settings for driver and right-front passenger
Armrest, center, rear
Coat hooks, driver- and passenger-side rear
Console, center, concealed storage and 2 cup holders
Console, rear center with 2 cup holders
Controls, center, touch-sensitive
Defogger, rear-window, electric
Door locks, power programmable with lockout protection
Efficiency display screens with programmable charge times
Floor mats, carpeted front and rear
Headliner, sueded microfiber including sail panels and pillars
Instrument cluster with 8" reconfigurable color display, includes Driver Information Center and efficiency gauge
Keyless Access includes passive entry on all doors and trunk via rapid unlock switch on exterior door handle.
Lighting, ambient, LED-based door light pipes, center console, foot wells, front reading lights, dome and trunk lamp
Map pockets, front doors, driver and front passenger seatbacks
Memory settings includes 2 presets for driver seat and outside rearview mirrors
Mirror, inside rearview auto-dimming
NavTraffic. Avoid congestion before you reach it by enhancing your vehicle's navigation or entertainment system with NavTraffic. With detailed information on traffic speed, accidents, construction, road closures and more, you will get to your destination faster and more easily than ever before. (SiriusXM Satellite Radio and NavTraffic subscriptions are sold separately or as a package after trial period. If you decide to continue listening after your trial, the subscription plan you choose will automatically renew and you will be charged according to your chosen payment method at then current rates. Fees and taxes apply. To cancel you must call us at 1-866-635-2349. See our Customer Agreement for complete terms at All fees and programming subject to change. NavTraffic available only in select markets. For more information, see
Power outlets, 12-volt, auxiliary (1 inside front floor console and 1 rearward of PRNDL)
Remote Keyless Entry extended range, with remote start, panic button, door lock/unlock and trunk release
Remote vehicle starter system
Seat adjusters, driver and front passenger 8-way power with 4-way power lumbar, plus 4-way adjustable head restraints (Requires (H0Y) Jet Black seats with Jet Black accents or (H6Q) Light Cashmere seats with Medium Cashmere accents.)
Seat trim, leather seating surfaces (Requires interior trim (H0Y) Jet Black with Jet Black accents or (H6Q) Light Cashmere with Medium Cashmere accents.)
Seat, rear 40/40 fold flat (Only outboard seatbacks fold flat. Rear center console/armrest remains fixed.)
Seats, front bucket
Seats, heated driver and front passenger includes auto-heated seats with selectable automatic activation
Sensor, vehicle inclination will detect vehicle being towed or jacked up
Steering column, lock control
Steering column, tilt and telescoping
Steering wheel controls, mounted controls for audio and cruise, voice recognition and Driver Information Center
Steering wheel, heated
Steering wheel, leather-wrapped with sueded microfiber accents
Storage, covered, dedicated for vehicle charging cord, located in rear cargo area
Theft-deterrent alarm system, self-powered, horn
Trunk release, power
Universal Home Remote includes garage door opener, 3-channel programmable
Visors, driver and front passenger illuminated vanity mirrors, covered
Windows, power, driver and front passenger Express-Down/Up
Battery, maintenance-free with rundown protection
Battery, Propulsion, lithium-ion (17.1 kWh), Rechargeable Energy Storage System, includes liquid thermal management system with active control
Brakes, 4-wheel antilock, 4-wheel disc 17" front and 16" rear electro-hydraulic power with StabiliTrak, regenerative system
Charge control, programmable time of day to optimize off-peak charging hours
Charge cord, 120-volt, travel cord
Drive mode control switch, Tour/Sport/Mountain/Hold
Electric drive with total system power of 233 hp (174 kW) and 373 lb-ft (506 N-m) of torque
Electric Parking Brake
Front wheel drive
Keyless ignition, push button start
Range Extender, 1.4L Combustion Engine (84 hp @ 63kW [55 kW generating power]), requires premium fuel
Regen on Demand steering wheel paddle enabled regenerative braking
Steering, power-assist, electric-variable
Suspension, front independent
Suspension, HiPer Strut front and Watts Link rear
Suspension, rear, semi-independent, compound crank
Air bag, Passenger Sensing System, sensor indicator inflatable restraint, front passenger/child presence detector (Always use safety belts and child restraints. Children are safer when properly secured in a rear seat in the appropriate child restraint. See the Owner's Manual for more information.)
Air bags dual-stage frontal, side-impact and knee for driver and front passenger and roof-rail side-impact for front and rear outboard seating positions (Always use safety belts and child restraints. Children are safer when properly secured in a rear seat in the appropriate child restraint. See the Owner's Manual for more information.)
Daytime Running Lamps
Forward Collision Alert, sensor indicator
Front Park Assist, sensor indicator
Lane Departure warning, sensor indicator
LATCH system (Lower Anchors and Top tethers for CHildren), for child safety seats
OnStar Basic plan for 5 years including limited RemoteLink mobile app services, Advanced Diagnostics and Dealer Maintenance Notification. (Basic Plan available for 5 years from the date of vehicle delivery, and is transferable. Does not include Emergency, Security or Navigation services.)
OnStar Guidance plan for 1 years including Automatic Crash Response, Stolen Vehicle Assistance, Roadside Assistance, Turn-by-Turn Navigation, Advanced Diagnostics and more (trial excludes Hands-Free Calling) (Visit for vehicle availability, details and system limitations. Services may vary by model and conditions.)
Pedestrian safety signal driver activated horn chirp using turn signal lever
Rear Cross-Traffic Alert, sensor indicator
Rear Park Assist, sensor indicator
Rear Vision Camera
Safety belts, 3-point, all seating positions, includes front seat belt pretensioners
Side Blind Zone Alert
StabiliTrak, Stability Control System with brake assist and traction control
Tire Pressure Monitor System, manual learn