The Fast Lane Car Reviews Cadillac ELR – 0 To 60 MPH Tested – Video


Officially, the Cadillac ELR can zip from 0 to 60 MPH in 7.8 seconds:

Cadillac ELR Specs

Cadillac ELR Specs

Unofficially, meaning when driven without reckless abandon by ordinary folk, the Cadillac ELR is rather a bit slower.

“The 2014 Cadillac ELR is perhaps the most stylish car that GM builds today. It is also the most technically advanced with both an electric motor and a gasoline power plant. In another accurate, fun and informative review Roman takes the new electric Caddy for a spin and find out how fast it will go from 0-60 MPH.”

We won’t spoil the video by posting the achieved 0 to 60 MPH time, but  we will point out that The Fast Lane Car (like Consumer Reports) follows a standard launch method for 0 to 60 MPH runs, meaning that you simply let off the brake pedal and mash the accelerator.

Cadillac ELR 0 TO 60 MPH

Cadillac ELR 0 TO 60 MPH

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20 Comments on "The Fast Lane Car Reviews Cadillac ELR – 0 To 60 MPH Tested – Video"

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Slower than what?

Start at 7:23 to see the 0-60 test.

And there are supposed to be two 0-60 times. One when the battery is full (regardless of HOLD mode usage) and the other when the battery is empty.

Of course, just like the Volt the REAL world times that matter are 15-50 in normal suburb traffic and lane changes. That is real user application vs theory.

Dr. Kenneth Noisewater

Even then, if it’s a smidge quicker than Volt, it’s not $25,000 worth of quicker.

You are missing the point of the car. It is a luxury car with all the luxury interior features as well as practical functionality features: ie. Adaptive Cruise Control

I think you are missing the point of $37k.

All the i.e. features just don’t add up to it.

How much is a painting worth?

It depends if it depreciates by half in 3 years. If that’s the case, I’ll buy a print.

How much is a print worth?

A loaded Volt is about $40k, a base ELR is $77k.

So do you think it’s worth $37,000 more than the Volt to, as Car and Driver put it, be “in a dead heat with a $16,000 Honda Fit?”

Some people pay for performance, some people pay for luxury…

If performance is your thing, then a Subaru WRX is signficantly faster than a MB S-class and cheaper…

It’s just that every other car anywhere near this price point has, you know, both.

And, for what it’s worth, Edmunds has the S550 clobbering the WRX by half a second to 60.

There shouldn’t be any compromises in an $80,000 car. A near ten second 0-60 is certainly a giant compromise.

And every other car near this price point has either:

a) a much less sophisticated drivetrain that costs much more in fuel and maintenance (i.e. everything except Model S), or

b) significantly inferior interior quality and a dramatically reduced feature set (a Model S, optioned at this price point)

That all said, if the ELR were $15k cheaper, it would be the Model S of its price point. C’est la vie.

There’s nothing wrong with the ELR that an appropriate price wouldn’t have fixed.

Unfortunately now it’s tarnished goods. Dealers have a $6,000 “coupon” to use for ELRs, plus $1,500 conquest cash, plus free financing, plus a $3,000 charging station allowance and they’ve still got nearly three years’ of inventory at current sales rates.

It’s sad. This thing could have been a blowout success stealing customers from Audi and BMW at the right price. At eighty grand it’s just silly.

(And in regards to the WRX and S550 they’re both bonkers fast. The STi has a 0-60 of 5.1 though, still a quarter-second slower than the S550. The ELR is eyebrow-raisingly pokey.)

Also, I think you are comparing a $92,000 S550 to a $26,000 base WRX, instead of a $35,000 WRX STI. The S550 is faster than the former but slower than the latter.

Holy crap, eighty grand and it’s got a PROP ROD?!

Ha, ha. That’s what I thought.

TFL guys are kind of lame.

They used their phone watch to clock the 0-60mph test on their review of the LEAF and Volt… Which mode was it? Touring?

As a Volt owner, it’s a little frustrating that a few software tweaks could make the Volt faster than the ELR. But unfortunately GM will not enable that mode of operation in the Gen-1 Volt. Hopefully in Gen-2, it will be the basis for a Volt SS.

The only thing slower than the ELR is its sales – 241 units from January through April 2014. This, in spite of Cadillac’s foolish predictions of 5000 units annually.

This car may not even be here next year because it’s a sales dog. I can’t believe how much sunshine this report puts on this horrible failure.

It is NOT a ‘stylish Nissan Leaf’ or an ‘affordable Model S’. It’s an overpriced Chevy Volt, priced the same as a Model S, yet smaller and slower. No wonder the S is destroying this car in sales.