Electric vehicles may draw motivation from a different power source than their internal combustion equivalents, but in the end, EVs are designed to do exactly the same thing as ICE vehicles. That includes towing and hauling, but for now, the upcoming 2023 Cadillac Lyriq doesn’t have an official towing capacity rating.
Granted, the all-new luxury crossover likely isn’t the first vehicle one would think of when looking to tow. That said, some owners are undoubtedly still interested in what the 2023 Cadillac Lyriq can do in this regard, should the need arise.
With that in mind, we took another look at Cadillac’s crossover lineup to see how their tow capacities line up.
The Cadillac crossover with the highest towing capacity is the Cadillac XT6 equipped with the naturally aspirated 3.6L V6 LGX gasoline engine, rated at 310 horsepower at 6,700 rpm and 271 pound-feet of torque at 5,000 rpm. Max towing capacity from this setup is rated at 4,000 pounds.
The Cadillac XT6 is also offered with the turbocharged 2.0L I4 LSY gasoline engine rated at 235 horsepower at 5,000 rpm and 258 pound-feet of torque at 4,000 rpm, with towing capacity set at 1,000 pounds.
Then we have the Cadillac XT5, which is also offered the atmospheric 3.6L V6 LGX and turbo 2.0L I4 LSY, with towing rated at 3,500 pounds with the former, and 1,000 pounds with the latter.
Finally, we have the smallest Cadillac crossover on offer, the Cadillac XT4, which is available with the turbocharged 2.0L I4 LSY, and is rated at 3,500 pounds with regard to towing capacity.
For the sake of comparison, the 2023 Cadillac Lyriq is equipped as standard with a 100 kWh GM Ultium lithium-ion battery pack and single Ultium Drive electric motor, with output rated at 340 horsepower and 325 pound-feet of torque. Range-per-charge is rated at roughly 300 miles. Under the skin, the 2023 Cadillac Lyriq rolls on GM’s BEV3 platform.
|Lyriq||Ultium Single Motor||TBD||TBD|
|XT4||2.0L I4 LSY||3,500||1,588|
|XT5||2.0L I4 LSY||1,000||454|
|XT5||3.6L V6 LGX||3,500||1,588|
|XT6||2.0L I4 LSY||1,000||454|
|XT6||3.6L V6 LGX||4,000||1,814|
Given the Lyriq weighs 5,610 pounds size and produces 340 all-electric horsepower, we would be willing to speculate that the upcoming Caddy EV can tow close to 3,500 pounds.
It is also worth mentioning the tow ratings for a few Cadillac Lyriq competitors, including the Tesla Model Y, rated at 3,500 pounds, and the Audi e-tron, rated at 4,000 pounds.