So far, it seems like the conclusion most people have drawn up about the Cadillac ELR is that it’s good looking, refined and has a genuine premium feel to the interior, but the $75,000 asking price is pushing it for a car that is so closely related to the much less-expensive Chevrolet Volt. The two cars might share General Motors’ Voltec powertrain, but that doesn’t mean they deliver the same driving experience. Luckily, The Smoking Tire’s Matt Farah owns a Volt, so he decided to scoop up an ELR from Cadillac and compare the two side by side.
Farah says the Volt is a little dull looking, so one place where the ELR really does pull ahead is in its sleek and sharp styling. Inside, the Volt feels like any budget compact car, whereas the ELR has soft-touch materials and premium trim on par with any $75,000 vehicles you might find in a German brand’s showroom. The ELR has some unique features, like Regen On Demand and Hold Mode, but does that constitute Cadillac’s asking price? Check out the review below for Farah’s answer.