The 2023 Cadillac LYRIQ is an all-new mid-size EV crossover that is based on GM’s new Ultium-battery platform and it carries a style that projects its electrified nature.
Choosing Your Cadillac LYRIQ
The LYRIQ offers two EV powertrains and both feature a 100 kWh battery. The rear-wheel-drive model features a single motor with an output of 340 horsepower and 325 pound-feet of torque and the all-wheel-driver version achieves a combined 500 horsepower from two motors. The rear-wheel-drive version earns an EPA-estimated 312 miles of range while the all-wheel-drive model, due in early 2023, has not yet been rated.
Hooked up to a DC fast charger, the LYRIQ is capable of gaining 76 miles in 10 minutes.
Passenger and Cargo Capacity
The LYRIQ stretches to 196.7 inches in length, about four inches longer and an inch wider than the Audi e-tron and also slightly larger than the BMW iX. Inside, the Cadillac’s sloped roofline limits storage space to 28 cubic feet and 60.8 cubic feet with the second-row seats folded. Those results are more than Audi but well behind the BMW and the (much) shorter Tesla Model Y. Rear seat passengers have 39.6 inches of legroom which is roomy but headroom appears to be impacted by the sloping roofline and measures just 37.7 inches – that's less than even the e-tron’s Sportback version. There is no third-row offered.
The LYRIQ is equipped with all the latest driver’s aid technology that GM offers. Automatic emergency braking with pedestrian and cyclist detection, adaptive cruise control, semi-autonomous highway driving, blind-spot detection, rear cross-traffic alert with pedestrian detection, automatic reverse braking, and automatic high beams are included.
The LYRIQ lives up to the EV expectations with a high-tech interior. A single curved panel measures 33 inches across and its infotainment system features Google built-in, wireless CarPlay and Android Auto, Sirius XM, Wi-Fi, and remote connectivity. There are three USB ports up front and two for the second row, a wireless phone charger, and 19 speakers for playing back audio as well as the latest generation of active noise canceling.
The LYRIQ’s Luxury trim is impressively equipped considering its relatively low starting price. LED headlights and taillights, an illuminated grille and front emblem, a glass panoramic roof, 20-inch wheels, surround-view cameras, heated power-folding exterior mirrors with integrated turn signals and driver’s side auto-dimming, a heated wiper park area, a power tailgate (with hands-free access on the rear-wheel-drive model), a rear camera mirror (also an RWD-exclusive feature), and proximity entry. Inside, the Cadillac includes ambient lighting, laser-etched wood trim, eight-way heated and ventilated seats with lumbar massage, a heated steering wheel, and a rear 120-volt power outlet.
There are no option packages offered.
The LYRIQ brings Cadillac into the conversation and the rear-wheel-drive version is the first out of the gate and includes more features. Orders for the 2023 model year are already full.