2014 Cadillac ELR: Around The Block

This is the latest in our new series of short-take reviews on cars and trucks, in which we concentrate on a powertrain or trim level not previously covered. –Ed.

The 2014 Cadillac ELR can be understood as an attempt to answer the Chevrolet Volt’s critics. Looks frumpy, you say? Here’s something that looks like a CTS coupe. Interior’s cheap? Here’s a cow’s worth of leather. It panders to left-leaning pansies? Watch this swaggeringly conservative advertisement. The arrival of a 2014 Cadillac ELR to our Ann Arbor office presented an opportunity to assess this luxurious electric vehicle.

Like the Volt that we named our 2011 Automobile of the Year, range is not an issue with the Cadillac ELR. When the typical electric car arrives at our office, editors have to carefully plan after-work activities to make sure

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