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Midsize electric SUV with stunning visual appeal and a host of tech features

Price From $58,590 – To $63,190

by | Sep 1, 2023


Cadillac’s newest addition to the EV market, the 2024 Lyriq is a grand-looking lineup that is sure to attract the attention of onlookers at the very first sight. Its handsome exterior is complimented by a tasteful cabin with an array of tech features to ensure optimum comfort and convenience. While some areas need improvement, it’s a great pick for buyers looking for a comfy ride experience in an electric SUV.

In this 2024 Cadillac Lyriq review, we will dive deep into the lineup’s list of offerings, its battery options, performance, safety, cabin quality, pricing, warranty, and more, and help you evaluate if this is the right choice for you. 

The cabin looks sophisticated
Powered by high-capacity batteries
Stylish exterior makes heads turn
Loads of tech features make the lineup value-for-money
Offers comfortable ride quality
Infotainment system isn't easy to navigate
Unimpressive handling
Doesn't offer driving thrill

Performance, Engine, and Comfort

Comfort is a top priority in this lineup, which is made evident by the seat designs, storage options, and a wide number of tech features. However, we feel its performance could have been far more improved—the vehicle makes you compromise on driving thrills for the sake of offering comfortable ride quality. 

Engine & Performance


Cadillac offers a powerful battery pack in this lineup with quick charging facilities. While driving on smooth roads, the ride quality feels even and composed, but it might get a bit jittery on uneven surfaces. Acceleration is good, but we expected it to be more power-packed.

Battery Pack

Lyriq is expected to come with a 102 kWh battery pack. It is supposed to have a driving range of up to 308 miles and 307 miles per charge, for single and dual motor variants respectively.


The vehicle uses direct-drive transmission.


It’s equipped with front and rear multilink suspension. The suspension in this lineup can be a little on the firmer side, especially when you’re driving through bumpy terrains.


It has a tilt and telescopic electric-powered heated steering wheel that is well-weighted, but it could have been more responsive.

Safety & Reliability

Cadillac offers a wide range of safety and driver-assist features in this lineup. It’s yet to be rated by IIHS or NHTSA, but looking at its list of offerings, you can easily say that the automaker has prioritized safety. 


The Lyriq is equipped with a 12.6-inch vented disc for front brakes and a 13.6-inch vented disc for rear brakes. 4-wheel ABS and emergency braking assist are part of the standard safety suite. 


It has dual front side-mount airbags and head airbags for both front and rear seats. 


The standard package includes lane departure warning, blind spot monitoring, lane-keep assist, rear cross-traffic alert, pre and post-collision safety systems, traction control, child seat anchors, and tire pressure monitoring, to mention a few. Adaptive cruise control is available as an optional feature. 


LED headlamps, daytime running lights, cornering lights, dusk sensing headlamps, and self-leveling headlights are available as part of the standard safety package. 

Traction control

Traction control is a standard feature in this lineup, which prevents the wheels from losing traction while driving in slippery road conditions. 

Fuel Economy


Cadillac Lyriq doesn’t come with a traditional gasoline engine. It runs with the help of a battery pack and as expected of EVs, delivers a good mileage.

Gas per mileage consumption

The rear wheel drive variant offers 92 MPGe and 82 MPGe, on city and highway respectively. With all-wheel drive setup, the numbers will reduce slightly.


The interior of Cadillac Lyriq is a class apart. The automaker uses premium materials, there is ample storage space all across the cabin, and the seats feel super comfortable. 


The front seats have 44.3 inches of legroom with leatherette upholstery, along with height adjustable and power adjustable seats with lumbar support and multi-level heating. The rear seats are equally comfortable, enjoying 39.6 inches of legroom and reclining seats. 


The exterior design focuses on creating a sporty look, which is enhanced by the distinct styling of the front grille. The thoughtfully designed cabin looks posh in every possible way. From the blue leather upholstery to the use of noise cancellation technology, Cadillac makes sure the driver and the passengers have a premium experience. 


The infotainment system consists of a massive 33-inch display with WiFi hotspot, Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, a 19-speaker audio system, and USB connection. 

Overall height and space

The SUV is 196.7 inches long, 86.9 inches wide, and 63.9 inches in height. The wheelbase is 122 inches, and it has a ground clearance of 7 inches. 

Trunk space

When all seats are in place, you’ll get a basic cargo space of 28 cubic feet. This is expandable up to 60.8 cubic feet, which you can achieve by folding down the rear seats. 

Price and Extras

While the pricing may seem to be on the higher side, Cadillac delivers a lot of value for the money they are charging. The only complaint we have is that buyers have to pay extra for all-wheel drive powertrains. The mid-level trim seems to be the most logical choice here, but the rest two are equally good.

Market Price

Cadillac offers 3 different trim levels for the Lyriq lineup—Tech, Luxury, and Sport. While the entry-level trim is well-equipped with features like wireless smartphone charging, fixed glass roof, and faux leather upholstery, we would recommend you to go for the Luxury trim, as it unlocks more premium features, including ambient lighting and hands-free driving. The Sport trim is a good option for those who prefer athletic driving demeanor over composed rides. Some new trim levels will join shortly.

Trim Level Base Price
Tech $58,590
Luxury $62,690
Sport $63,190


Rear wheel drive is standard, but you can upgrade to an all-wheel drive setup with an additional fee of $3500.


The vehicle is backed by a basic 4-year or 50,000 miles warranty, 6-year or 70,000 miles worth of powertrain warranty, EV battery warranty of 8 years or 100,000 miles, rust warranty of 4 years or 50,000 miles, roadside assistance coverage of 6 years or 70,000 miles, and complimentary maintenance for 1 year.


When armed with the right equipment, it can tow up to 3500 pounds.


In a world of generic SUVs, the 2024 Cadillac Lyriq is a breath of fresh air. It has a personality of its own, offers stunning visual appeal, and offers a high driving range to alleviate range anxiety. Additional features like the optional Super Cruise Hands-free driving system make it all the more convenient for drivers who want to enjoy the experience of autonomous driving. For the 2024 lineup, more trim options will join the list, so as a buyer, you’ll have more options to choose from. Overall, the lineup looks promising. If you’re willing to settle for comfortable ride quality over fun rides, you won’t have much to complain about.