2014 Cadillac ELR

Pros: Technologically advanced powertrain is essentially unmatched among competitors; impressive materials and build quality

Cons: Steep pricing; finicky CUE touchscreen system; tight back-seat area with difficult entry and exit

CG Says: Cadillac joins the electric-car fray with an all-new extended-range electric vehicle that is based on the Chevrolet Volt. The ELR is a compact 2-door hatchback with both electric and gas power. It shares its basic powertrain with the Volt, but wears a unique 2-door body and a much more luxurious interior with additional upscale features. The ELR’s more glamorous design and posh trimmings come at a cost more than double the suggested price of a Volt: $75,000, versus a bit more than $34,000. Like the Volt, the ELR has a roughly 35-mile range on electricity, another 300+ on gas. The ELR is due to go on sale in early 2014.

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2014 Cadillac ELR