Cadillac has now entered the world of EV vehicle production with this new luxury SUV, the 2023 Cadillac LYRIQ. Fitted with many new additions, as well as GM’s new Ultium battery platform, will this be the new EV-SUV to take the world by storm? This review on the 2023 Cadillac LYRIQ will go through all the current information on this EV, available by early 2022 for deliveries.
The 2023 Cadillac LYRIQ is a completely new model for the brand, being their first shot at an all-electric vehicle to be released for sale. It’ll be facing some heavy competition from other companies, but its features seem to put it at a good position against the other options.
The 2023 Cadillac LYRIQ’s price runs at an MSRP of $58,795* without factoring in any freight charges, taxes, dealer fees, and other miscellaneous expenses. There is a reservation ongoing for the 2022 Cadillac LYRIQ’s debut edition, with a $100 refundable reservation cost should you change your mind. Expected delivery for the initial models is expected to happen around the first half of 2022.There is no information on the 2022 Cadillac LYRIQ’s lease price. We will update this section as soon as more information is available on this.
The initial models of the 2023 Cadillac LYRIQ makes use of an electric motor situated on the rear axle. Rear-wheel drive is the only option for the first releases, but there will be an option for all-wheel drive models that give the LYRIQ a dual-motor setup. According to GM’s testing the electrified engine grants the LYRIQ a power output of about 340 horsepower and 325 pounds-feet of torque. This should mean that acceleration won’t be a problem with its zippy engine having enough power to carry this SUV forward.The LYRIQ also has regenerative brakes, allowing for the battery pack to charge on the energy generated by the car’s slow down. This enables it to operate on one-pedal driving, with the release of the accelerator pedal reversing the engine’s torque and slowing the vehicle down. There is also a set of driving modes which range from Tour, Snow/Ice, Sport, and a personalized My Mode. These options allow the driver to tailor the drive experience to adapt to different scenarios. The last option, My Mode, allows for more personalization in setting up your ride preferences. In terms of practicality, the cargo volume of the LYRIQ is ample enough for the driver’s needs. With the rear seats deployed, there is about 28.0 cubic feet of space and 60.8 cubic feet with the rear seats folded. It also hosts a trailering capacity of 3,500 pounds, with that being improved by the Trailering Prep option that will be available by early 2023.
The 12-module battery pack mounted onto the Cadillac LYRIQ is rated for about 100.4-kWh. Using an at-home AC Level 2 charger, the battery can charge to about a rate of 19.2 kW. This allows for 52 miles added to the range per every hour of charging.If using a public DC Fast charging station, it should reach rates that go up to 190 kW. These ratings should mean that charging for 10 minutes will be equivalent to 76 miles of all-electric driving range.
FUEL EFFICIENT & ACTUAL MPG
There hasn’t been much news on the EPA rating of the Cadillac LYRIQ, which would be in MPGe. We’ll be updating this part of the article as soon as more information is available. For up-to-date information on the LYRIQ’s fuel efficiency ratings, make sure to check the official site where the EPA posts their findings.
INTERIOR, SOLACE & BAGGAGE
Our impression of the Cadillac LYRIQ’s interior stems from the different promotional images given by the company. From these pictures, it seems that the cabin will be having only four passenger seats that are split between two rows. The 33-inch display dominates the dashboard, doubling as both the driver’s digital gauge and the infotainment system controls. Cadillac is touting the spacious interior that stems from the lack of a transmission tunnel. This has given the benefit of additional legroom, seating, and storage space. The materials that make up the various surfaces of the cabin all blend together to form a style that evokes a feeling of modernity and futuristic imagination. Even the physical control knobs have been given extensive detail work, giving the LYRIQ an extremely luxurious feel to every nook of the SUV.In terms of noise, the LYRIQ employs a state-of-the-art active noise cancellation system. It utilizes the sound system, and road vibration sensors, to cancel out the noise of the road, as well as any wind noise generated while you drive. There is also a 26-color LED Ambient light system that sets the light accents around the cabin to the color scheme of your choice.
The LYRIQ sports some modern amenities when it comes to the infotainment system on-board. The most noticeable thing from the start would be the massive 33-inch diagonal LED display, serving both as a base for the infotainment system and as a digital gauge display for the driver. For operating the system, Cadillac offers the Super Cruise system which allows for certain hands-free options for compatible roads.It comes integrated with both Android Auto and Apple CarPlay connectivity, as well as access through the myCadillac Mobile App. The car also has an option to be fitted with Google built-in compatibility, giving access to a variety of applications by the tech giant. This includes Google Maps, Google Assistant, and even Google Play. Updates will be done through over-the-air software, making sure that the system always stays operational.The sound system of the LYRIQ is also quite notable, being supplied by AKG. The SUV makes use of a 19-speaker audio system that creates an immersive audio experience for the LYRIQ’s passengers. It will also come with wi-fi hotspot capabilities and other potential features as we get close to its official release date.
The LYRIQ makes use of the Cadillac Smart System, which comes bundled with a variety of different safety and driver-assistance technologies. Some examples of these features include an adaptive cruise control, automatic emergency braking, a rear park assist, front pedestrian sensors, various steering assists, and even vehicle diagnostics.
Cadillac offers quite an extensive warranty plan, along with one of the best powertrain warranty plans on the market today. The Limited Warranty for the Cadillac LYRIQ spans for about 4 years or the first 50,000 miles driven, whichever comes first. The Powertrain warranty lasts for a whole 6 years or for the first 70,000 miles driven. They also cover the complimentary maintenance for the first visit, but other rivals offer much longer terms for this service.