The 2014 Cadillac ELR is modeled closely after GMâ€™s 2009 Converj concept car, and is a two-door coupe. Aesthetically, the ELR fuses bold angles and sweeping lines, highlighted by Cadillacâ€™s famous vertical lighting elements and 20″ aero-enhancing wheels. Also, this model makes use of a flush front grille with active shutters and concealed door handles.
While still sophisticated, the interior has a sporty feel in comparison to other cars on this list. The ELR isÂ filled with high-quality materials (ranging all the way from semi-aniline leather to real carbon fiber) andÂ also hasÂ a detailed, thoughtful center stack. On a less positive note, Cadillacâ€™s Cue infotainment system and hectic selection panel may be overly complex for some users. The ELRâ€™s main drawback is the minimal room for passengers in the backseat.
The ELR comes souped up with a variety of technology features. From dual-zone climate control, keyless access and start, and a backup camera, the ELR also features a Bose 10-speaker audio system, touch-screen navigation with advanced voice recognition, plus front and rear proximity sensors. Regen on Demand is another feature of the ELR, allowing the driver to supplement the brakes by converting rolling momentum into stored energy. Â
This model is powered by a 1.4-liter gasoline-powered generator, 16.5 kWh lithium-ion battery pack, and also has a 154 kW electric motor. The ELR goes from 0-60 in about eight seconds, which isnâ€™t bad for a hybrid model like this. Charging the battery takes roughly five hours using a 240V charger. Though it can take anywhere fromÂ 12.5-18 hours using a normal household outlet. The ELRâ€™s efficiency and power can be optimized for multiple driving settings: Tour (normal), Sport, Mountain, and Hold (this stores remaining energy in the battery for later).
With regards to the safety features, the ELR comes with eight airbags, a forward-collision warning system, and OnStarâ€™s suite of emergency services, including automatic collision warning, crisis assist, and also roadside assistance.
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