Cadillac’s luxury electric SUV is entering its second year with a significantly broader lineup. The 2024 Lyriq’s trim levels are revised, with the base model now called Tech, the mid-range trim called Luxury, and a new Sport trim sitting atop the range.
Distinctions between trim levels look to be mostly creature comforts and cosmetics. The base trim gets the same standard safety features as the upper trims, but stepping up to the Luxury trim grants access to features like choreographed exterior lighting, illuminated exterior door handles, rain-sensing wipers, and more. The Sport trim is visually differentiated with blacked-out chrome trim on the front and rear fascias as well as the windows and body moldings. Both the Luxury and Sport trims can also be optioned with 22-inch alloy wheels instead of the standard 20-inch alloys.
Exterior paint color options expanded to eight, giving us our first look of the Lyriq in anything other than silver. The base trim is only available with a black two-tone interior color scheme, but both upper trims have four available interior options.
Interestingly, Cadillac downgraded the estimated range for the Lyriq, from 312 miles on the rear-wheel drive model to 308 miles in the RWD version and 307 miles for the AWD version. Our standard EV highway range test on a rear-drive 2023 model brought back a 75-mph range result of 270 miles.
Power figures haven’t changed, with 340 horsepower from the single-motor, rear-drive version and 500 horsepower from the dual-motor AWD version. We still haven’t driven a dual-motor Lyriq, but we launched a rear-wheel drive version to 60 mph in 5.7 seconds. That’s pretty quick by SUV standards, but it lags behind a bit in the current era of EV dragsters.