2016 Cadillac ELR MPG and Fuel Economy

On this page, you will find a complete guide to the miles per gallon and fuel efficiency data for the 2016 Cadillac ELR.

The 2016 Cadillac ELR has a 55 and 174kW 3-Phase AC electric motor which is charged via standard charger.

All MPG estimates are "MPG equivalent". This is a conversion of electric energy consumption to a gasoline equivalent.

Whether you are considering a purchase of the car, or just wanting to find out how economical and environmentally friendly (or un-friendly) your 2016 Cadillac ELR is, we have the information you need.

🛣 How Many Miles per Gallon (MPG) Does a 2016 Cadillac ELR Get?

First off, the most commonly asked question. A 2016 Cadillac ELR gets up to 31 miles per gallon in the city, and 33 miles per gallon on the highway.

The combined average MPG for the 2016 Cadillac ELR is 32 miles per gallon.

💵 What is the Average Yearly Fuel Cost for a 2016 Cadillac ELR?

The estimated fuel costs for the 2016 Cadillac ELR is $2,300 per year.

That value has been estimated by government regulators based on 15,000 miles driven per year, using regular gasoline, and a split of 55% city driving and 45% highway driving.

If you were to compare a 2016 Cadillac ELR to an average vehicle over 5 years, you will save $5,250 on fuel.

🛢 How Many Barrels of Petroleum Does a 2016 Cadillac ELR Consume?

The 2016 Cadillac ELR will consume roughly 3 barrels of petroleum per year, using the standard estimate of 15,000 miles per year.

The majority of the world's petroleum is sourced from countries like Saudi Arabia, Russia, Iraq, and the United States.

💨 How Many Grams of CO2 Does a 2016 Cadillac ELR Emit?

For every mile driven, the 2016 Cadillac ELR will emit 91 grams of CO2, which is about 1,365,000 grams of CO2 per year.

🌳 To help you understand the impact of this, a normal tree will absorb around 21,000 grams of CO2 per year. This means that roughly 47 trees would be needed to offset emissions from the 2016 Cadillac ELR.


The table below covers all of the miles per gallon, engine specifications, and emission details we have for the 2016 Cadillac ELR.

City MPG 31
Highway MPG 33
Combined MPG 32
Save/Spend vs Average Car Save 5,250
Fuel Cost $2,300
Fuel Type 1 Premium Gas or Electricity
Fuel Type 2 Electricity
Electric Motor 55 and 174kW 3-Phase AC
ATV Type Plug-in Hybrid
Barrels of Petroleum 3
Grams of CO2 1,365,000
Trees Needed to Offset 65
Drive Front-Wheel Drive
Cylinders 4
Transmission Automatic (variable gear ratios)
Vehicle Class Subcompact Cars
Start/Stop? Yes
Supercharged? No
Turbocharged? No

Related Cadillac Models from 2016

If you're interested in other Cadillac models from 2016, you can find them in the table below. You can click the model link to find miles per gallon and emission information for that model.

Model Combined MPG
ELR Sport 30
ATS 25
CT6 25
SRX 19
CTS-V 17
CTS Sedan 24
ATS-V 19
CTS Sedan 19
CT6 AWD 21
CTS Sedan AWD 22
CTS Sedan 25
Escalade 2WD 17
CT6 AWD 21
CTS Sedan AWD 24
ATS 23


Ratings were provided by the manufacturer to the U.S. Department of Energy, which is where we sourced the data. Be advised that manufacturers may have upgraded, downgraded, or changed these ratings following the compilation of this data.

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