Thanks for visiting our Tesla Model X vs. Cadillac Lyriq page! 2021 has been an exciting year in the automotive industry. Many OEMs have revealed their target dates to switch over to EV models. This push to go green has resulted in a race to create clean open space, which has subsequently inspired some of the most innovative EV technologies to date. Of course, Cadillac is there, doing what it has always done: pushing the limits of luxury and innovation. That’s precisely what you can expect to find in the all-new Cadillac Lyriq EV SUV. But how will it rate against current EV offerings like the Tesla Model X? Your friends at Quantrell Cadillac have you covered. Please scroll below to learn more about life with an EV and how Cadillac separates itself from the competition.
The Tesla Model X is the largest EV SUV from Tesla. It boasts an optional third row, robust driver assistance technologies, and a track record of thought leadership in the emerging EV market. The Tesla Model X price range is about $90k–$120k.1 It claims to be a luxury market vehicle, though many luxury buyers’ expectations are met with vast expanses of plastic and vinyl. The Tesla Model X interior offers austerity, where many luxury buyers hope for personality. But that spartan cabin is what makes a Tesla a Tesla, and that’s precisely the gap that the Cadillac Lyriq will fill.
The all-new Cadillac Lyriq is the first EV luxury SUV from the marque. It boasts an advanced powertrain, cutting-edge driver assistance, and a cabin that feels very much like your home away from home. The Cadillac Lyriq is built on a sophisticated battery platform developed by GM. The Ultium battery platform offers a unique design that is powerful, sustainable, and versatile. Cabin space is never compromised whenever power & capacity are increased. Cadillac is literally moving EV architecture into the future. Your new Cadillac Lyriq is part of that journey. While Cadillac has not released production specs or pricing, initial estimates show that the Cadillac Lyriq cost will start under $60k.1
To make a distinction for all newcomers to the electrified vehicle segment, an EV is a 100% electric vehicle, where a plug-in hybrid car or plug-in hybrid SUV is a combination of electric power and a conventional engine. Either type of electrified vehicle will use regenerative braking to help prolong battery life, and plug-in charging is available for charging when the battery is depleted.
The Tesla Model X offers a large central infotainment center, but it’s surprisingly not compatible with Apple CarPlay or Android Auto. The Cadillac Lyriq offers an industry-leading infotainment cluster that wraps around the driver’s seat and offers a display with over one billion colors. This dwarfs anything else out there on the market today in resolution and pixel density. The Cadillac Lyriq makes leather available; the Tesla does not. Cadillac will offer the Lyriq in RWD as the most affordable variant, while Tesla locks buyers into an AWD setup.
With Cadillac buyers demanding the highest level of luxury and performance from our new electric SUV, we’ve been getting a lot of questions about how it will stack up to the competition. Here are some answers to our most common questions:
Just barely. The Tesla Model X Plaid edition deploys just over 1,000hp for a top speed of 163mph and a 0–60 of 2.5 seconds.
The Tesla Model X vs. Cadillac dimensions reveal some interesting information about what was prioritized in each electric vehicle’s design.
Beginning with length, the Tesla Model X is longer. The Model X measures 198.3 inches, stretching farther than the Cadillac Lyriq by 1.6 inches. However, the Cadillac Lyriq has a 121.8-inch long wheelbase, while the Tesla Model X has a 116.7-inch wheelbase.
This is our first piece of insight into how the two cars were designed. A longer wheelbase can allow for a much more spacious interior, and that holds true here. The 44.3 inches of legroom for front-seat occupants in the Cadillac Lyriq serves as evidence of how this model prioritizes your comfort. In a Tesla Model X, you’ll only find 41.1 inches of front legroom.
The Tesla Model X vs. Cadillac Lyriq comparison sees a similar spatial difference in the rear.
In a five-seat configuration (standard on the Cadillac Lyriq), second-row occupants will find 38.7 inches of legroom in the Tesla Model X. In a Cadillac Lyriq, your second-row passengers will be treated to 39.6 inches of legroom.
Those second-row occupants will also get 58.6 inches of shoulder room. Compare that to the Tesla Model X, and its 56.8 inches of shoulder room may quickly feel cramped.
The Cadillac Lyriq offers 56.5 inches of front hip room compared to the 55.7 inches of front hip room you’ll find in a Tesla Model X. This makes you wonder, though, because the Tesla Model X vs. Cadillac Lyriq width measurements show that the Tesla is 0.9 inches wider.
Another insight you’ll find is in ground clearance. With the Cadillac Lyriq riding 1.6 inches taller than the Tesla Model X, you’ll have far less worry when driving down imperfect roads. Inside of a bubble, maybe this wouldn’t matter, but against the potholes that we’re all familiar with, this extra ride height gives you an added dose of confidence.
Overall, a closer look at the dimensions of these two all-electric SUVs reveals that the Cadillac Lyriq takes great pride in enhancing you and your passengers’ comfort.
Prices range from about $90k–$120k, depending on your chosen model and performance specifications.1
Model 3 and Model Y Teslas are covered for 8yr/120k miles. The Model S and Model X are covered for 8yr/150k miles.
The forthcoming Cadillac Lyriq will be the first EV from Cadillac. The scalable Ultium platform allows for power to be derived from 50kWh to 200kWh.
Kentucky has always been a place where class and distinction are noticed. Could there be a better choice for you other than American luxury produced by Cadillac? There are plenty of other options out there. That much is clear. But will you trade authenticity for gimmicks? Tradition for a trend? Speak to one of our EV specialists at Quantrell Cadillac, your Cadillac dealer near Louisville, and see what else is in store for you with the brand that sets the world standard. We hope that you have enjoyed reading our Tesla Model X vs. Cadillac Lyriq page and invite you to stay in touch as we near the opening of our first order call.
1The Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price excludes destination freight charge, tax, title, license, dealer fees and optional equipment.