Read our most comprehensive review of the 2018 Cadillac ELR s standard features, trim levels, and available options. Additional new features for the 2018 Cadillac ELR s include a heated steering wheel, and optional heated and power operated front seats on lower-trim models with cloth upholstery. Front-wheel drive is standard and all-wheel drive is optional. In addition to the gas-only model, the 2018 Cadillac ELR s is also available as a hybrid with all-wheel drive as standard.
- Many trims to choose from
- Fuel efficient hybrid variant
- An 8.4-inch infotainment screen on most trims
YOU WON’T LIKE
- Choppy ride in SE trim
- Subpar interior fit and finish
- Sloppy handling and steering
In a 2018 comparison test that included the Subaru and Jeep, the 2018 Cadillac ELR s placed fifth. Handling also proved to be another 2018 Cadillac ELR s weak spot and we found the steering to be numb.
The 2018 Cadillac ELR s, on the other hand, is a better package, as we noted in a 2017 First Test, thanks to its smooth powertrain and well-calibrated brakes that smoothly transition between regenerative and mechanical braking. However, since it isn’t a plug-in hybrid, the 2018 Cadillac ELR s doesn’t have much EV mode range and can only travel around 0.5 miles on electricity.A rearview camera with rear parking sensors is now standard on all models.
The car is the only 2018 Cadillac ELR s trim level that can be had with a cool two-tone exterior color scheme. The ride itself was smooth, and road imperfections were barely felt.”