It’s velvety-smooth power grows rapidly, and the Lyriq rides even better. With two points for its ride and one for its power, the Lyriq earns an 8 for performance.
The rear-wheel-drive Lyriq has a 102-kwh battery pack and a single electric motor delivering an estimated 340 hp and 325 lb-ft of torque, and an estimated 312-mile range. A coming all-wheel-drive version adds a second motor powering the front axle. Cadillac promises at least 500 hp and a 3,500-lb towing capacity from that model, but hasn’t released final specs and won’t begin building those versions until late in 2022.
Step into the Lyriq and a few details try to conjure up some of the past Cadillac magic. The transmission lever is old-school style on the column—and it’s a single forward gear, if you want to go back that far in time.
In its all-electric splendor, the Lyriq accelerates very briskly, with…