The 2014 Cadillac ELR is a brand new plug -in hybrid coupe. The 2014 Cadillac ELR is a plug -in hybrid two-door coupe with seating for four passengers. It comes in a single trim level. Standard features on the ELR include alloy wheels 20-inch front and rear parking sensors, camera, LED headlamps, heated mirrors, dual-zone automatic climate control, key-less ignition and entry, remote start, eight-way power and heated front seats, leather upholstery, folding rear seats, the power tilt and telescoping heated steering wheel, the cruise control, the Bluetooth phone and audio connectivity, the 8 inch touchscreen with CUE infotainment interface, the navigation system and a 10-speaker Bose sound system with satellite radio, an auxiliary audio jack and an iPod interface/USB. Standard safety technology includes the OnStar emergency communications, lane departure and collision warning systems that alert Cadillac seat safety.
An optional luxury package, packages automatic high beam control, blind spot warning system and rear cross traffic alert, and a design of 20 different inch wheels, while a premium leather leather package Kona brown and supplies additional power security settings. The letter options include adaptive cruise control and a glove box mounted CD player. In full electric mode, the 2014 Cadillac ELR has a smooth power delivery and this, together with a well-insulated coupe interior, makes for a quiet ride. But everything changes once you have exhausted the battery charge and the gasoline engine 1.4-liter wake. This engine is simply not very quiet or refined, and when it is accelerating to pass or climb a significant slope, raucous soundtrack disturbs the calm in the cabin. Equally disappointing is the performance ELR tibia. Even with the two power sources working on behalf of the coupe, Cadillac estimated to take 7.8 seconds to reach 60 mph, not bad but not exactly athletic, either.
For the same reason, the handling of the 2014 ELR is respectable, but not on par with other luxury coupes of the brand you might consider in this price range. The drivers can choose between two levels of steering effort, and in either case, address the Caddy is precise and responsive. Meanwhile, the ride quality is a mixed bag. It is comfortable and composed when you’re driving on the pristine pavement, but the suspension is not able to absorb the waves and imperfections and feel the hardness in the cabin. It is something that could be overlooked in a cheaper car, but in this price range, most buyers will expect more in the way of refinement.
2014 Cadillac ELR Interior
Within the 2014 Cadillac ELR is a dashboard and doors covered with mergers generously sculpted multilayer simulated leather and suede. Although we like the look of the cabin, CUE system detracts from its functionality. This touchscreen interface handles audio, climate, navigation and phone features, which is not only slow to respond, sometimes touch input is lost in its entirety. The Vibrational haptic feedback system is designed to make it easier to use on the move, but the feelings that can be difficult to acclimatize.
The drivers of all sizes will find plenty of headroom and leg room in the front. The rear seat has become largely ceremonial, although, shoulder room and hip room are extremely limited, plus the sharply sloping roofline puts the squeeze on the headspace too. The roof of the 2014 Cadillac ELR also intrudes into the opening of the trunk, which is reduced to an uncomfortable vertical slit. Cargo capacity is 10.5 cubic feet, which is less than most plug-in hybrid luxury coupes and competitors alike. Each of the rear seat folded down, which gives a little more flexibility to run errands.
2014 Cadillac ELR Engine
The front -wheel-drive 2014 Cadillac ELR is primarily driven by an electric motor that makes 157 horsepower (117 kW) and 295 lb.ft. Of torque. This electric motor is powered by a 16.5 kilowatt – hour (kWh) battery pack, lithium ion until the battery charge is depleted and mostly 84 HP, 1.4 – liter four -cylinder engine springs gasoline to electricity to power life of the engine. For the most part, the gasoline engine is used as a generator for the electric drive motor, although in some situations is activated to increase the performance of the car. There are Normal, Hold, Sport and Mountain modes designed to maximize performance and efficiency in different situations Powertrain.
Recharging the battery can be done partially while driving, but you have to connect to a power regain a full charge. Connected to a power supply of 240 volts, the ELR takes about 4-5 hours to recharge vacuum. Cadillac estimates that a full charge will give you about 37 miles of electric range, which is the one mile less than the Volt, but still impressive given additional energy ELR, weight gain and wider tires.
2014 Cadillac ELR Safety
Standard safety features on the 2014 Cadillac ELR include anti-lock brakes, the stability and traction control, the front seat side airbags, front knee airbags, full length side airbags, curtain sensors front and rear parking camera, rear view and frontal collision warning systems and lane departure warning. The Safety Alert Cadillac seat vibrates to alert the driver when any of these warning systems are activated. Also standard is OnStar, which includes automatic collision notification, the roadside assistance on demand, the remote door unlock, the stolen vehicle assistance and turn by turn navigation.
Optional safety equipment includes a system for blind spot monitoring and collision preparation system (included with adaptive cruise control), which can automatically apply the brakes to reduce the severity of an imminent collision.