The Smoking Tire recently managed to get their paws on a 2014 Cadillac ELR so they could complete a comprehensive road test review of the EREV coupe. That video is coming soon, but in the meantime, host Matt Farah took the sporty EV to ‘The Snake’ in Malibu to see how it handles some of California’s twistiest mountain roads.
Thanks to its sheer mass, the ELR doesn’t feel very nimble and its eco tires aren’t doing it any favors in the bends. It runs up the road in total silence, with the loudest noise in the entire video coming from the tires shrieking in pain as its tossed into the corners faster than any EV driver would ever dare. But it isn’t all bad, with Farah saying putting some sticky tires on it “could be interesting”.
Considering it wasn’t designed for spirited driving and the majority of owners will never subject it high speed cornering, we’d say the ELR did pretty well from what we can see in the video. We’ll be sure to share The Smoking Tire’s full review of the ELR when it’s posted, but for now, check out the canyon run in the video below.