Pretty simple....I put together two orders, after researching both cars, and looked at cost. The S was going to come in north of $105K and the ELR around $80k. The S was a barn burner 0-60 but most urban driving is done 0-40 and the ELR had plenty of torque in that range. Never worried about racing an S, Prius or Honda Accord from a light...I wanted comfort, handling, decent mpg and something that I wasn't going to see 25 of every day. Is the S a nice car?...absolutely. Does it stretch the performance envelope for an electric car?...for sure. Would it create range anxiety for me since I do a lot of highway driving?...unquestionably.
The Model S came in second place...pure and simple...on my little "how will it fit in my lifestyle" survey. I have had the ELR now for over 4000 miles and I can state honestly that I am very happy with the ELR and its build/design, performance and price(as I compared...apples to apples).
No disrespect to all the S model members here...and yes, it is sad that GM has not supported the ELR with a strong marketing campaign that would have helped it gain an identity different from both the Volt and the Model S...but if I had it to do all over again I would still buy the ELR.
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