Consumer Reports Drives 2014 Cadillac ELR, Recommends…Tesla Model S Instead

The 2014 Cadillac ELR is without a doubt a car that attracts attention thanks to its show-car looks, and Consumer Reports believes those who are going to buy it will do so mainly because of its design. Simply put, the ELR doesn’t make too much sense considering its very steep starting price of $75,995 (€55,170) – even if that’s before tax credits. CR’s Tom Mutchler argues that for a comparable amount of money a consumer could choose the Tesla Model S, which is a lot roomier, more practical and “greener”, as it runs exclusively on electricity. Sure, the Cadillac ELR has a beautiful, luxurious interior with wood trim and suede on the doors, and it’s nice to drive too – it’s quiet and it offers a good ride despite being fitted with 20-inch wheels. But there are downsides as well, aside from the price: the Cadillac CUE infotainment system that Consumer Reports doesn’t like at all, the poor visibility and the cramped back seats. Watch the review in full in the video after the jump. By Dan Mihalascu