Compare 2016 Cadillac ELR vs 2015 Tesla Model S

2016 Cadillac ELR
2015 Tesla Model S
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2-Door Coupe
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
ELR 2-Door Coupe 31 35 $62,075 $65,000
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4-Door Sedan AWD 70D
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Model S 4-Door Sedan AWD 70D N/A N/A N/A $75,000
Model S 4-Door Sedan AWD 85D N/A N/A N/A $85,000
Model S 4-Door Sedan AWD 90D N/A N/A N/A $88,000
Model S 4-Door Sedan AWD P85D N/A N/A N/A $105,000
Model S 4-Door Sedan AWD P90D N/A N/A N/A $108,000
Model S 4-Door Sedan RWD 60 kWh Battery N/A N/A N/A $69,900
Model S 4-Door Sedan RWD 70 kWh Battery N/A N/A N/A $70,000
Model S 4-Door Sedan RWD 85 kWh Battery N/A N/A N/A $80,000
Model S 4-Door Sedan RWD 90 kWh Battery N/A N/A N/A $83,000
Pricing
Invoice Price
$62,075
N/A
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$65,000
$75,000
Monthly Payment Estimate
$1083 / month
$1250 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.8
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2016 Cadillac ELR is back with a somewhat sportier attitude and a lower sticker price. Is that enough? The 2015 Tesla Model S has no direct competition; the electric luxury hatchback is the benchmark among its kind in a market with more than 20 plug-in models. It's likely the most advanced car on the planet.
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Fuel Economy
City
31 mpg 0 mpg
Highway
35 mpg 0 mpg
Vehicle
Number of Passenger Doors
2 -
EPA Classification
Compact Cars Large Cars
Interior Dimensions
Second Hip Room (in)
48.60 54.7
Front Shoulder Room (in)
55.20 57.7
Passenger Volume (ft³)
- TBD - 94
Second Head Room (in)
34.70 35.3
Second Shoulder Room (in)
49.90 55
Front Leg Room (in)
42.20 42.7
Passenger Capacity
4 5
Front Hip Room (in)
52.90 55
Second Leg Room (in)
33.60 35.4
Front Head Room (in)
36.90 38.8
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in)
62.10 65.4
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- TBD - -
Length, Overall (in)
186.00 196
Height, Overall (in)
55.90 56.5
Track Width, Rear (in)
62.40 66.9
Wheelbase (in)
106.10 116.5
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
72.70 77.3
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
10.5 -
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down (ft³)
- 58.1
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Up (ft³)
- 26.3
Brakes
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.5 x - TBD - 14.4
Brake Type
Regenerative 4-Wheel Disc
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.6 x - TBD - 14
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
9.3 -
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
15.36 -
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
38.4 -
Steering Type
Electric Pwr Rack-Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.5 -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - -
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code
RBO NA
Front Tire Size
P245/40R20 P245/45WR19
Spare Tire Size
NA NA
Front Tire Order Code
RBO NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P245/40R20 P245/45WR19
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA -
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
4065 4608
Wheels
Front Wheel Size (in)
20 x 8.5 19 X 8
Spare Wheel Size (in)
NA NA
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
20 x 8.5 19 X 8
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
NA NA
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- TBD - -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- TBD - -
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
373 -
Engine Order Code
LUU NA
Displacement
1.4L/85.3 -
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
233 329
Engine Type
Gas/Electric Electric
Fuel System
Direct Injection -
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
35 (2015) -
EPA MPG Equivalent - Combined
85 101
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
31 (2015) -
EPA MPG Equivalent - Hwy
- TBD - 102
Battery Range (mi)
37 (2015) 240
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
32 -
EPA MPG Equivalent - City
- TBD - 101
Transmission
Clutch Size (in)
NA -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
NA -
Trans Type
1 1
Drivetrain
Front wheel drive All Wheel
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA -
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
NA -
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
NA -
Trans Order Code
MKD NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
NA 9.73
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA -
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic Automatic
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA -
First Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 8.28
Summary
Vehicle Name
Cadillac ELR Tesla Model S
Body Style
Coupe Hatchback
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - -
Suspension Type - Rear
Watts Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
NA Multi-Link
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - -
Suspension Type - Front
HiPer Strut Double Wishbone
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
NA Double Wishbone
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
- TBD - -
Crash Test Ratings
Overall Rating
-
Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
-
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver
-
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Passenger
-
Overall Side Crash Rating
-
Side Barrier Rating
-
Side Barrier Rating Driver
-
Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat
-
Side Pole Rating Driver Front Seat
-
Combined Side Rating Front Seat
-
Combined Side Rating Rear Seat
-
Rollover Rating
-

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