The 2023 Cadillac Lyriq arrives as the luxury marque’s very first all-electric production vehicle, combining all the traditional opulence and comfort expected of the brand with the cutting-edge features of a modern EV. GM Authority recently got an opportunity to climb behind the wheel of the 2023 Cadillac Lyriq and take it for a drive, and now, we’re relaying our first driving impressions with the following exclusive video.
Hosted by GM Authority Executive Editor Alex Luft, this exclusive 2023 Cadillac Lyriq driving impressions video was captured in Park City, Utah, and includes a stint on the highway, around town, and on tighter country roads. The video kicks things off on the highway, and right off the bat, Luft is impressed by the EV’s impressively low NVH levels.
“Quiet, collected, comfortable,” Luft says. “Those would be the words I’d use to describe the Lyriq.”
Indeed, with its GM Ultium battery pack and GM Ultium drive motor technology onboard for motivation, the typical noises, vibration, and harshness associated with internal combustion are eliminated. Refinement abounds, and in fact, even though there’s no internal-combustion noise, the road noise, wind noise, and even the usual chassis squeaks and rattles are all gone, leaving only silence, even at 60 mph.
The EV powertrain also provides “healthy” acceleration, doling out 340 horsepower and 325 pound-feet of torque through a single rear-mounted motor. For those buyers that need more performance, GM will also offer the Cadillac Lyriq Luxury AWD for the 2023 model year, featuring a dual-motor powertrain making more than 500 pound-feet of torque. That said, the single-motor Lyriq RWD still has more than enough juice to get up to speed.
“This has plenty of get-up-and-go to zip through traffic, to accelerate through a highway onramp,” Luft adds.
The handling, meanwhile, is surprisingly playful for such a heavy vehicle, with the suspension easily absorbing road irregularities and communicating what’s going on under the driver.
Looking for more? Then check out the full 2023 Cadillac Lyriq first impressions video right here: