2016 Cadillac ELR vs Tesla Model S

2016 Cadillac ELR Tesla Model S
~$65,000 Base MSRP ~$75,000
Yes Gasoline Engine No
4,065 lbs. Curb Weight 4,647 lbs.
93.9 cu. ft. Passenger Volume 120.0 cu. ft.

2016 Cadillac ELR vs Tesla Model S

2016 Cadillac ELR vs Tesla Model S

The one advantage that the Acura has over the Cadillac thanks to it being a crossover is better fuel efficiency, but outside of that the Escalade blows the MDX right out of the water with its superior specifications, as you can see by glancing up to the table above. Starting from the top, power ratings aren’t even close. The 2016 Cadillac Escalade offers an extra 130 horsepower, delivering a much more enjoyable driving experience than the MDX and leaving it in its dust.

Capacity things change a bit, as its cargo area is only 0.2 cubic feet bigger than the MDX. But if you drop the seats down to open up its full potential, you see where the advantage of being an SUV comes in over a CUV. With an extra 25.8 cu. ft. of max cargo capacity, you’ll certainly better equipped to bring home a brand-new television set or anything else you can imagine. With being able to tow nearly 5,000 extra pounds of weight behind the vehicle doesn’t hurt either, just in case you need to bring something bigger along.

If you think the 2016 Cadillac Escalade is the perfect luxury SUV for you, then be sure to schedule a test drive right here on our website and we’ll get you behind the wheel as soon as we can to give it a try for yourself.

Advantages of the 2016 Cadillac ELR

First of all, the cost is a huge factor. Right now, all-electric technology costs quite a bit more than hybrid technology as it’s still fairly new and being fleshed out. Base models of the two cars are roughly $10,000 apart, so you’ll be forking over quite a bit of extra cash to go with the Tesla Model S. Plus, one big advantage for the ELR is that it does have a gasoline engine working alongside its electric motor. That means you don’t have to have your batteries charged to make it run, increasing your range by quite a bit. It’d be difficult to go on a road trip in a Tesla.

Being a high-performance sports car on top of being an electric vehicle, the Model S is equipped with a powertrain that is pretty superior to the Cadillac ELR. But if you look at the next spec on the table, the ELR weights nearly 600 lbs. less than the S, meaning it needs a lot less power to do the same work. That’s a pretty big advantage. Unfortunately, one area the Caddy can’t compete is passenger volume, where the Tesla model smokes the much smaller vehicle.

What it comes down to is a decision between a fully-electric vehicle, or simply a hybrid that gets great efficiency. When you make up your mind about that distinction, be sure to schedule a test drive right here on our website if you landed on the Cadillac ELR. We can’t wait to help you find your dream car!


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