How does the Cadillac Lyriq Compare to Other Electric SUVs?

Why the 2023 Cadillac LYRIQ is a Premier Electric SUV in Yorkton, SK

As more and more brands are releasing their respective all-electric SUVs, prospective owners are looking to get behind the wheel of the latest and greatest iteration of the modern electric SUV. Brand new for the 2023 model year, the Cadillac LYRIQ boasts a handful of appealing convenience and luxury features that set itself apart from its competitors. To make the buying process easier for our clients, our team at Key Cadillac Yorkton has simplified the research process by compiling the key features of the Lyriq’s main competitors. Continue reading below to learn more about how the 2023 Cadillac Lyriq is currently the best large luxury electric SUV in  the market and why you should visit Key Cadillac in Yorkton, SK for a test drive, today! 


Cadillac Lyriq vs. Tesla Model X 

When customers think of electric vehicles (EVs), most think of the brand that popularized EVs in the mainstream market, Tesla. The 2023 Cadillac Lyriq directly competes with the 2023 Tesla Model X in the large electric luxury SUV segment. Both vehicles are similar in size, cargo space and seat five passengers comfortably. It must be noted, however, that the interior cabins of the two vehicles differ greatly, with the Model X adopting a minimalist design aesthetic, while the Lyriq continues with Cadillac’s reputation of delivering finely crafted interior cabins with genuine materials used throughout . Another considerable difference is the starting MSRP of both vehicles, with the Model X starting at $156,000, over double the price of the Cadillac Lyriq. Customers who place more importance on value over performance would be hard pressed to choose the Tesla over the Cadillac. 

Specifications: 2023 Cadillac Lyriq 2023 Tesla Model X
Starting MSRP  $70,579 $156,000
Horsepower 340 621 to 1,021
Torque (lb-ft) 325 310 to 531
Maximum Range (km/mi) 502 / 312 580 / 360
Battery   102.0 kWh 100 kWh
Drivetrain  RWD & AWD  AWD
Top Speed (km/mi) 190 / 118 (RWD) 

120 / 130 (AWD)


Cadillac Lyriq vs. Audi E-Tron

Another highly competitive rival to the Cadillac Lyriq is the 2023 Audi E-Tron. Having been available in the market for a handful of years, the E-Tron is beginning to show its age when it comes to battery technology and available range. Although both vehicle’s share roughly the same curb weight and battery size, the older battery technology used in the Audi E-Tron results in a drastically lower available driving range at a full charge. With a starting price difference of over $15,000, the Lyriq once again proves to be the more value driven option for EV customers looking for a luxury SUV with competitive range and performance metrics.

Specifications: 2023 Cadillac Lyriq 2023 Audi E-Tron
Starting MSRP  $70,579 $87,342
Horsepower 340 402
Torque (lb-ft) 325 490
Maximum Range (km/mi) 502 / 312 364 / 226
Battery (kWh)  102.0  95.0
Drivetrain  RWD & AWD  quattro AWD
Top Speed (km/mi) 190 / 118 (RWD) 

120 / 130 (AWD)

200 / 124

Cadillac Lyriq vs. Mercedes-Benz EQS 

A luxury vehicle comparison is not complete without an entrant from the Mercedes-Benz brand. Also brand new for the 2023 model year, the EQS is the German luxury automaker’s first offering in the large electric SUV segment. Posting similar performance numbers when compared to the Cadillac Lyriq, the EQS falls short in the comparison as the considerably higher price point and lower maximum range figures. Starting at over double the price of the Cadillac Lyriq, one might expect a better performing vehicle with more power, range and a higher top speed, however, the EQS fails to deliver on all of those fronts. In fact, even though the Mercedes-Benz has a larger dual motor battery configuration, it only delivers 15 more horsepower and over 60km less range than the 2023 Cadillac Lyriq. 

Specifications: 2023 Cadillac Lyriq 2023 Mercedes-Benz EQS
Starting MSRP  $70,579 $136,000
Horsepower 340 355
Torque (lb-ft) 325 590
Maximum Range (km/mi) 502 / 312 459 / 285
Battery (kWh)   102.0  107.8 (265.0 Dual Motor)
Drivetrain  RWD & AWD  AWD
Top Speed (km/mi) 190 / 118 (RWD) 

120 / 130 (AWD)

210 / 130

mustang mach-e

Cadillac Lyriq vs. Ford Mustang Mach-E

Another All-American rival to the 2023 Cadillac Lyriq is the 2023 Ford Mustang Mach-e. Available in four different trim levels, the base Mach-e drastically undercuts the Lyriq in price, however, for Mach-e drivers to get similar performance and range metrics as the Lyriq, the mid-trim options are more aligned to the starting price of the Cadillac Lyriq. Drivers looking for a performance-oriented electric SUV may find the Mustang Mach-e GT Performance Edition appealing, however, with a starting price over $25,000 more than the Cadillac Lyriq, it’s a tough sell. Especially considering the drastically reduced range, lower top speed and the lack of luxury amenities found in the 2023 Cadillac Lyriq.

Specifications: 2023 Cadillac Lyriq 2023 Ford Mustang Mach-E
Starting MSRP  $70,579 $56,995
Horsepower 340 266 to 480
Torque (lb-ft) 325 316 to 634
Maximum Range (km/mi) 502 / 312 505 / 313
Battery (kWh) 102.0  70.0 to 91.0
Drivetrain  RWD & AWD  eAWD
Top Speed (km/mi) 190 / 118 (RWD) 

120 / 130 (AWD)

180 / 112

Reserve Your 2023 Cadillac Lyriq at Key Cadillac

Still not convinced that the 2023 Cadillac Lyriq is the best large electric luxury SUV in the market? Visit our Cadillac showroom in Yorkton, Saskatchewan and test drive a 2023 Cadillac Lyriq yourself and see why this premium SUV is the one for you. While you’re there, please don’t hesitate to have one of our knowledgeable sales consultants assist you in configuring the unique interior and exterior specifications of your Lyriq and finally reserving your vehicle, today!