The xts is a good value among luxury large cars.
The xts’ base v6 engine has sufficient pep, but some classmates offer quicker base models. The vsport trims feature a twin-turbocharged v6 that gives the xts a boost in acceleration and passing power. A six-speed automatic transmission comes standard with both engines. Fuel economy is middling for the class, at 16-18 mpg in the city and 24-28 mpg on the highway. The xts prioritizes a serene ride over sharp handling, yet it feels nimbler than most cars its size. Front-wheel drive comes standard. The available all-wheel-drive system features torque vectoring and a limited-slip differential, which both improve traction on slippery roads. The xts’ sumptuous cabin showcases standard leather seats, which are power-adjustable up front. Some used models have heated and ventilated front seats, heated rear seats, a rear power sunshade, and a heated steering wheel. The xts has comfortable seating both fore and aft, but taking sharp turns quickly reveals the lack of lateral support. The rear seats are particularly roomy. They feature two complete sets of latch car-seat connectors on the outboard seats and a tether-only connection on the middle seat. Standard amenities include dual-zone automatic climate control, remote start, an eight-speaker Bose sound system, and a Wi-Fi hot spot. The standard cue infotainment system has dazzling graphics, but its overly sensitive touch buttons and complicated menus distract from its beauty. Available features include a rear-seat entertainment system, navigation, tri-zone automatic climate control, and a 14-speaker Bose surround sound system. I love it.