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2023 Cadillac Lyriq Comes Out Swinging

It's easy to tell Cadillac put 110% into its first electric SUV.

Andrew Krok
Cars are Andrew's jam, as is strawberry. After spending years as a regular ol' car fanatic, he started working his way through the echelons of the automotive industry, starting out as social-media director of a small European-focused garage outside of Chicago. From there, he moved to the editorial side, penning several written features in Total 911 Magazine before becoming a full-time auto writer, first for a local Chicago outlet and then for CNET Cars.
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People are hot to get their mitts on Cadillac's electric Lyriq SUV.

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The first round of orders sold out in mere minutes, and after making an entire model year's worth of 'em available in the same way, those too sold out.

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That's a hell of a blind gamble from the general public, but after driving the Lyriq, I think these folks are about to hit the jackpot.  

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Every step Cadillac took in creating the Lyriq addresses the issues from its current crossovers in major ways.

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There are 102 kilowatt-hours' worth of battery cells integrated into the Cadillac's floor, offering an EPA-estimated range of 312 miles in rear-wheel-drive configuration.

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Maybe 340 horsepower and 325 pound-feet of torque doesn't sound like all that much, but it's more than enough to get the Lyriq moving in a hurry. 

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The accelerator pedal is tuned for smoothness, but swapping to Sport mode on the infotainment display will perk up the response a bit. 

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One-pedal driving is offered in two different strengths, and I prefer it in its strongest setting, which allows for some serious deceleration in case I misjudge stopping distances.

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But there's also a pressure-sensitive on-demand paddle on the left side of the steering wheel that lets me dial it in gradually, which is a neat addition.

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