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Cars Cadillac ELR vs Chevy Volt (VIDEO)

Published on April 6th, 2014 | by Nicholas Brown


Cadillac ELR vs Chevy Volt (VIDEO)

April 6th, 2014 by  

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By Nicholas Brown.

Matt Farah and Zack Klapman of The Smoking Tire went on an electric car test drive to compare the value of the Chevrolet Volt and Cadillac ELR. Zach Klapman drove the Cadillac ELR, and Matt Farah drove the Chevy Volt.

Unsurprisingly, the ELR was found to be more pleasant overall, but the reviewers were disappointed in its value. They agreed that $50,000 would be a much better price for the Cadillac ELR (where value is concerned). There is an enormous price difference of $40,815 between these two electric vehicles. The Chevy Volt MSRP is $34,185 and the Cadillac ELR is $75,000 (as of April 2014 for the base models). members if this makes them happy they have a Volt, or if they wished for an ELR. If I had a Volt, my answer would be the former.

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  • bobbleheadguru

    Volt drivers need an “in between” price point.

    I am turning in my 3 year Volt lease in September. I would love to pay a little bit more for more torque and/or range.

    Instead, I am likely to get a car that is still very similar to the one I already have statistically. Hopefully, they can finagle a couple more miles of range in the car at least. Even upping it to 40 miles (my Volt has 35 mile average range), will boost my literally MPG from about 100MPG to will over 140MPG.

  • J_JamesM

    Gah, no matter how many times I hear it, $75,000 for that ELR is still appalling.

  • RubySCovington members if this makes them happy they have a Volt, or if they wished for an ELR. If I had a Volt, my answer would be the former.

  • todlo

    the volt does have hold mode.. not sure what the ELR guy was talking about.

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