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EPA Releases 2023 Cadillac Lyriq Energy Efficiency Ratings, MPGe

EPA Releases 2023 Cadillac Lyriq Energy Efficiency Ratings, MPGe

When it comes to electric vehicles, the first thing the general public wants to know is what kind of driving range a particular automobile is capable of. The 2023 Cadillac Lyriq has an estimated range of 312 miles, that much we’ve already known. But now, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has released the all-new electric luxury crossover’s efficiency ratings, including the MPG equivalent (MPGe).

According to the EPA, the 2023 Cadillac Lyriq RWD has an MPGe estimate of an impressive 82 MPGe highway, 97 MPGe city for a combined 89 MPGe overall. This is equivalent to 38 kWh of energy consumed per 100 miles. The EPA estimates that one gallon of gasoline is equivalent to 33.7 kWh of energy. In total, the Lyriq has an estimated annual fuel cost of $750, which is equivalent to roughly $7,500 in savings over five years when compared to a gasoline-powered vehicle in the same size range. 

2023 Cadillac Lyriq 2022 Audi e-tron 2022 Jaguar I-Pace 2023 Polestar 2 Single Motor 2022 Tesla Model Y LR
City MPGe 97 100 80 113 127
Highway MPGe 82 89 72 100 117
Combined MPGe 89 95 76 107 122
Energy Consumption (kWh/100 miles) 38 36 44 31 28
Driving Range (miles) 312 241 234 270 330
Time To Recharge On 240V Outlet (hours) 6.5 9 13 8 11.5

The 2023 Cadillac Lyriq takes approximately six and a half hours to fully charge from a 240-volt Level 2 electrical outlet. This charging speed is notably faster than several of its key rivals, as indicated in the table above. However, while the Lyriq has a driving range of 312 miles, it is slightly less efficient in terms of energy consumption than the Tesla Model Y LR and the Polestar 2. However, it greatly outperforms the Jaguar I-Pace when it comes to energy consumption.

It should be noting that the aforementioned EPA MPGe ratings are only applicable to the Lyriq RWD, which features a single Ultium Drive motor driving the rear wheels. This configuration is rated at 340 horsepower and 324 pound-feet of torque. At this time, the EPA has not released the estimates for the forthcoming Lyriq AWD variant, which adds a second motor and approach 500 horses.

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Alexandra is a Colorado-based journalist with a passion for all things involving horsepower, be it automotive or equestrian.


  1. I’m not impressed with the new information for the Cadillac Lyriq. The estimated range is 312 miles, and it wasn’t stated whether that is or isn’t using the A/C or the heater. If you use either of those, the range will be even less!
    We live 552 miles from Minneapolis, MN, and travel there occasionally. We couldn’t get there on the initial charge so we would need to stop in Fargo, ND to get charged up. It takes 6 1/2 hours to get it fully charged. What do I do during that time frame? Sit in the vehicle and read on my iPad? In my opinion, EVs aren’t made for traveling any long distance. What are the car manufacturers thinking? They are producing vehicles that aren’t worth purchasing if you are going to do any long-distance traveling.
    We will continue to drive our 2020 XT5 Cadillac so we can travel to Minneapolis in one day, and take longer trips during the summers.

    • Keep both Cadillacs. Drive the Lyriq every day and never bun gasoline. Then drive the XT only for trips longer than 300 miles. In my case I have a Ford hybrid for long distance traveling. You can buy a CT6 hybrid, too.

      • I’ve never kept a car for 5 years to save the $7500 in energy cost . This vehicle will probably cost more extra than that.This electric stuff is going to be for the wealthy to feel good but in my mind look pretty taken to the cleaners. This is like buying an expensive smart car for a City commuter and how did that work out? I’m disappointed in all of this.

    • James, you simply plug into a level 3 charger–you’ll be ready to go within an hour or move closer to Minneapolis//

    • You only have one vehicle?

    • It is what it is… Until they develop a way to charge while you drive you will always have range limitations. There are few EV’s currently designed for long distance travel and your not alone in not wanting to stop on a trip to charge your car for several hours in order to make your final destination. I wasn’t impressed by the initial range numbers either, but seeing them compared to other EV’s what I see is Cadillac is being competitive and not lagging behind. The EV sector is still in its infancy, new products and developments will come in the following months and years eliminating your concerns but for now…. It is what it is.

    • Fargo City Hall has CCS/Chademo charging. So in 30 minutes or less be on your way in the Lyriq. This is according to PlugShare app.

  2. There are folks who want us all to stay in urban enclaves, and to rely on non-private vehicles for long trips (and then over predetermined routes). Some of those folks are pretty up-front about it.

  3. You can and I will make cross country trips in the Lyriq. You have to manage your charging stations. I’m retired and looking forward to my Debut Edition, any day soon.

    • If you were working , I believe you would be very disappointed in luck getting charged. I had a full electric car and got rid of it for a gasoline powered car. Now I am less frustrated and can get 50 % more work accomplished.
      Good city car though. But that is all.

  4. I ordered an AWD Lyriq. I an keeping my wife’s XT4 for long trips. This seems like the perfect combination.

  5. Did you NOT charge at home? If you can’t charge at home, an EV might not be the right choice….which is NOT the car’s fault. If you regularly drive long distances, an EV may not be the right choice, it’s not a bad choice mind you, but it does take some forethought and planning to make a longer trip.

  6. You listed the smaller Q4 E-tron ratings under the E-Tron which actually has a 78 mpg-e rating.


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