The Lyriq SUV, Cadillac’s first foray into the luxury electric car segment, boasts a sleek exterior and a contemporary interior. There will be models with two motors one for the back and one for the front with the former having a range of up to 312 miles between charges. From the ground up, the 2023 Cadillac Lyriq was intended to run on General Motors’ innovative scalable battery architecture, which enables both regular in-home connections and DC fast charging. The 2023 Cadillac Lyriq prides itself on its road manners, which prioritize comfort, quietness, and luxury over sheer performance.
EV Motor, Power, and Performance
The 2023 Cadillac Lyriq has a 340-hp electric motor mounted on the back axle and is standard on rear-wheel drive models. The 2023 Cadillac Lyriq feels quick and has respectable acceleration for an entry-level system, but it doesn’t have the same powerful feel as competing SUVs like the Model X and the BMW iX. The rear-wheel drive Lyriq reached 60 mph at our test track in 5. 7 seconds, which is slower than EV competitors but still quite rapid by mid-size SUV standards. An additional front motor is added to the 500-hp dual-motor all-wheel drive drivetrain as an optional feature to drive those wheels. The all-wheel drive Lyriq reached 60 mph in 4. 6 seconds on our test course. Drivers who are enthusiasts will be disappointed by the Lyriq road manners. Even while the 2023 Cadillac Lyriq feels stable and capable in its handling, it lacks excitement when driven hard. Although the brake pedal is not as tactile as the steering, it is adequately weighted. Fortunately, Cadillac has designed an aggressive regenerative braking system that permits one-pedal driving.
Range, Charging, and Battery Life
With the Lyriq, General Motors is introducing the Ultium range of revolutionary EV battery technologies. The manufacturer can now produce batteries ranging in size from 50. 0 kWh to 200 kWh thanks to scalable technology however, the largest size is reportedly exclusively intended for use in huge EV pickup trucks like the GMC Hummer EV SUT. The 2023 Cadillac Lyriq battery has a capacity of 102. 0 kWh and the single-motor model’s estimated driving range is up to 312 miles per charge. The rear-wheel drive Lyriq in our highway range test traveled 270 miles before requiring a recharge, whereas the all-wheel drive model only managed 220 miles.
The Tech version of the 2024 Cadillac Lyriq, which includes heated front seats and GPS, is priced at $57,195. Among the features of the $61,295 Luxury trim are a heated steering wheel and 26-color ambient LED inside lighting. The cost of the Sport model is $61,795. Among its features are distinctive style elements on the outside and inside.
Fuel Economy and Real-World MPGe
The rear-wheel drive 2023 Cadillac Lyriq is expected to achieve 92 cities and 82 highway mpg according to EPA calculations. If you have all-wheel drive, the two figures decrease by 1 MPGe. With the rear-wheel drive model, we managed to get 72 MPGe in mixed driving, but with the all-wheel drive variant, we managed to get 77 MPGe. Admittedly, we are slow drivers.
Interior, Comfort, and Cargo
An opulent interior design lends the Lyriq a sophisticated appearance. On the door panels and central console, open-pore wood is mixed with metallic brightwork. Bright blue leather upholstery lines a sizable storage tray between the driver and front passenger, adding a playful flash of color. The real Lyriq includes a more conventional back bench seat, even though the concept car had just four seats and a center console that separated the two front and two rear seats. The rear seat occupants can use a touchscreen. Not only does the 2023 Cadillac Lyriq’s lack of a gasoline engine contribute to its quiet interior, but it also uses cutting-edge noise-canceling technology to lessen road noise.
Infotainment and Connectivity
Similar to the Escalade, the Lyriq’s dashboard is dominated by a massive 33.0-inch curved sophisticated LED touchscreen that doubles as the infotainment system for the SUV and the display for the driver’s gauge. For drivers who dislike touchscreens, the infotainment system can also be operated through a click wheel located on the center console. Standard features include a Wi-Fi hotspot, Android Auto, and Apple CarPlay. All models include a rich-sounding 19-speaker stereo system from the premium audio specialists at AKG.
Safety and Driver-Assistance Features
Cadillac provides driver assistance functions as standard in the 2023 Cadillac Lyriq; however, access to the brand’s hands-free driving system, Super Cruise, requires a subscription. Important safety components probably consist of:
- Typical automated emergency braking that detects pedestrians
- Normal lane-departure alert with assistance for lane-keeping
- Adaptive cruise control as standard
Warranty and Maintenance Coverage
Comparable to the SUVs Cadillac XT5 and XT6, which are of comparable size, the 2023 Cadillac Lyriq has a powertrain warranty that outlasts that of other high-end people carriers. Although competitors like the I-Pace provide longer periods of free maintenance, Cadillac now only pays for the initial dealer maintenance visit.
- The four-year or fifty-thousand-mile limited warranty
- Six years or 70,000 miles are covered by the powertrain warranty.
- On the initial visit, complimentary maintenance is provided.