3 Reasons to Buy a 2023 Cadillac Lyriq, Not a Tesla Model X

Tesla was once known as the best of the best. However, the Tesla Model X may no longer rule the roost in the EV space. A new luxury EV is on stage now called the Cadillac Lyriq, and it’s already proving to be a highly sought-after entry in the segment. Before deciding on a luxury EV, take a closer look at what the 2023 Cadillac Lyriq brings.

Based on specs, performance metrics, charging, and affordability, we’ll offer a comparison between the Model X and the Lyriq. Not that you need another reason to buy a 2023 Cadillac Lyriq. But if you did, here are three more to justify purchasing this incredible, electrifying ride.

1. The Cadillac Lyriq is far more affordable than the Tesla Model X

A white 2023 Cadillac Lyriq parked indoors.
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Comparing the price points of the Tesla Model X with the 2023 Cadillac Lyriq immediately offers a distinction. Based on pricing outlined by Consumer Reports and Edmunds, the 2023 Cadillac Lyriq will cost between $61,795 and $63,795.

A 2022 Tesla Model X, according to Edmunds, will set you back $104,990 to $114,990 and upwards of $138,000. It’s not often you’ll find a Cadillac as the most cost-effective choice between models. However, in this luxury EV space, it will save you thousands to choose the Cadillac Lyriq over the Tesla Model X.

2. It has a better warranty

Warranties are a vital part of the car buying process. No one wants to buy a car, something break, and then not be able to do anything about it. Some repairs can be costly and the difference between having a car and not. According to Edmunds, the car warranties for both vehicles definitely have a clear winner.

The warranty for Tesla just has a 4-year or 50,000-mile basic warranty. On the other hand, the 2023 Cadillac Lyriq offers multiple warranties for various parts of the car. The manufacturer offers the same 4-year or 50,000-mile basic warranty that Telsa does, but also offers a 6-year or 70,000-mile drivetrain warranty, a 4-year 50,000-mile rust warranty, and a 6-year or 70,000-mile roadside assistance.

The Lyriq obviously has a great advantage by offering four times the amount of coverage the Tesla does. It shows they really stand by their product and their customers. This can go a long way.

3. There are available credits for home charger installation

If you need another good reason to buy the 2023 Cadillac Lyriq over the Tesla Model X, check out the available credits for home charging installation and setup. According to Autoblog, using your Level 2 home charger, you can expect to recoup 52 miles of range.

Every 2023 model Cadillac Lyric will come with the option to purchase EV charging credits. Lyriq buyers can either go with two years’ worth of unlimited charging credits for use at EVgo charging stations, or they can take advantage of the home install credit, worth up to $1,500, to put toward the setup of the Level 2, 240-volt outlet at home. And Cadillac partners with Omerit, a nationwide network of “Electric Vehicle Supply Equipment Installers and Contractors.”

So, as you weigh your options and conduct your own comparisons, consider these three key reasons to buy the 2023 Cadillac Lyriq over the Tesla Model X. You’ll save more money and charging time and reap a few benefits with the charging station credit.

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