Electric vehicles like the 2023 Cadillac Lyriq offer myriad benefits over equivalent internal-combustion-powered alternatives, but when it comes to weight, the BEVs typically tip the scales with much, much more heft. In fact, looking at the numbers, we find the 2023 Cadillac Lyriq AWD is actually heavier than the Cadillac Escalade.
Offered in both a rear-wheel drive and all-wheel drive configuration, curb weight for the 2023 Cadillac Lyriq is set at 5,688 pounds and 5,915 pounds, respectively. By comparison, the rear-wheel drive Cadillac Escalade is 5,635 pounds, while the all-wheel drive Cadillac Escalade is 5,823 pounds, which makes the Escalade lighter than the Lyriq by 53 pounds and 92 pounds, respectively.
Granted, the weight differentials here aren’t that big, but considering the size difference between the Lyriq and Escalade, it becomes clear just how heavy the new all-electric Lyriq really is. For example, the Cadillac Lyriq has a wheelbase of 121.8 inches, an overall length of 196.7 inches, an overall width of 77.8 inches, and an overall height of 63.9 inches, while the Cadillac Escalade has a wheelbase of 120.9 inches, an overall length of 211.9 inches, an overall width of 81.1 inches, and a height of 76.7 inches.
Check out the table below for a closer look at the curb weight figures for the 2023 Cadillac Lyriq as compared to the rest of the Cadillac crossover and SUV lineup:
|RWD Curb Weight (lbs / kg)||AWD Curb Weight (lbs / kg)|
|2023 XT4||3,660 / 1,660||3,847 / 1,745|
|2023 XT5||4,076 / 1,849||4,286 / 1,944|
|2023 XT6||4,441 / 2,014||4,644 / 2,107|
|2023 Escalade||5,635 / 2,556||5,823 / 2,641|
|2023 Lyriq||5,688 / 2,580||5,915 / 2,683|
|2023 Escalade ESV||5,785 / 2,624||5,993 / 2,718|
As a reminder, the 2023 Cadillac Lyriq features the latest GM Ultium battery tech and the GM Ultium drive motor tech, with output ranging between 340 horsepower and 500 horsepower. Range-per-charge is more than 300 miles.
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