This week, Cadillac Society executive editor, Alex Luft, will spend some time with the all-new battery electric 2023 Cadillac Lyriq, giving us the opportunity to answer your questions about the luxury crossover.
Production of the 2023 Cadillac Lyriq recently began at the Spring Hill plant in Tennessee. The initial units, known as Lyriq Debut Edition models, are the first to roll off the assembly line. The Debut Edition features a single Ultium Drive motor situated on the rear axle for a rear-wheel-drive setup, making 340 horsepower and 325 pound-feet of torque. The 100.4 kW battery pack is capable of an estimated 312 miles from a full charge. Orders for the Debut Edition have been full since they opened last year.
Production of subsequent units, known as the Luxury RWD and Luxury AWD models, will commence later this year. The upcoming Luxury RWD model utilizes the same drivetrain as the Debut Edition, while the Luxury AWD model will debut at a later date before going on sale in the beginning of 2023. This model gains a second Ultium Drive motor on the front axle, providing a more robust drivetrain rated at 524 horsepower.
Much like the Debut Edition, reservations for the two Luxury models opened in May, but that didn’t last long. Reservations filled up very quickly, but interested customers can now sign up for a waitlist for a chance at getting a 2023 model year Lyriq, or be one of the first to receive a 2024 model year vehicle.
While Cadillac Society has the chance to experience the Cadillac Lyriq firsthand, we invite you to ask your questions about the battery electric luxury crossover, and we will do our best to answer them. Keep in mind, though, that certain details about the Lyriq are under embargo until June 28th, so we may not be able to provide answers for every question right away. Also worth noting that we will be exclusively driving the RWD Debut Edition, and not the “regular” Lyriq RWD or Lyriq AWD models.
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I routinely carry some long items and have not been able to find when the rear seats are folded down, the distance between the back of the front passenger seat and the inside of the hatch. Essentially how long a package will it carry?
Stephen – we’ll give it a measure and let you know on the 28th.
Is there a confirmed towing capacity?
How cushy are the seats and how strong is the massage feature?
I have ordered the New Lyriq in opulent blue. Have you seen this vehicle in this color yet. Can you find a picture of one for me, please.
Alex: It has been three weeks since you drove the Lyriq. Did you get an opportunity to measure the length of the cargo area with the rear seats down?
Alex: Did you get an opportunity to measure how long a package will fit in the Lyriq?
 What features will be unavailable when the first cars are delivered? (So far we’ve heard about SuperCruise and the 360º camera recording).q
 How well does the noise-cancelling system work to limit interior road and tire noise?
. What does the piped-in artifical engine noise sound like?
 Acceleration from stop times?
 Are the seats comfortable?
 Are the graphics on the single, continuous 33″ screen impressively rendered? Does it look special/unique or merely conventional?
 How is the quality of the sound system?
 Is the suspension “luxury” or “sporty”?
Can we take it down to Bandamere speedway? I’d like to run some speed tests and see if we can bury the needle before we run out of track.
The first drive event is being held in Utah, so as much as I’d like to, that will have to wait 🙂
Alex, how does Lyriq handle/ride, maybe compared to Tesla or other EV if you had experience (or generally), in terms of cornering, mountain roads, bumps, etc? I found Tesla model 3 to be great, model Y less so. Adjustable motor braking? Also, interior noise level with its automatic noise reduction? Interior quality and seat ergonomics? Thanks and have fun !
So many new cars have road noise problems on certain interstate road surfaces. How quiet is it inside the lyric – I am looking for DB numbers – while driving on these noisiest of interstate segments?
I’d like to know how well it rides. Since it is an all-electric car and there are no weight limitations, it should be better than the current models. I remember when cars were all metal and rode smoothly. I understand they had to be lighter to make gas milage. The Liriq must be rather heavy with all the batteries. I wonder what the weight is.
How plush are the front seats comfort for a long drive
Here in Utah we have the Bonneville Salt Flats… National Speed Trials. Let’s see what it can do?!?
What is the difference between the Debut and Regular edition?
From a practicality perspective, do you plan a moderate road trip (2,000 miles)? I’d be interested in your experience with charging stations to make the trip, I.e., availability, wait times, etc.
How comfortable are the front seats for long drives? Is there a thigh extension feature? Also, can you keep your hands on the wheel with supercruise engaged?
what is 5he range of dissidence Of the car?
As interest rates rise, so does the cost of a car that we ordered in September 2021. The rate will be double the rate for the 1st quarter of 2022 by July. When can we really expect the Lyriq to be delivered?
The Cadillac lyrics, if you do not drive this vehicle in the winter how do you store this vehicle. Do you continue to charge the battery?