About the same size as the short-wheelbase versions of the Audi A8 and BMW 7-Series—alone with perhaps the Mercedes-Benz E Class—the XTS is up to snuff with those models in everything but performance and prestige, perhaps.
And for 2014, the XTS has addressed the prestige part of it, with the new Twin-Power V-6 joining the lineup.
Compared to those German luxury models, the XTS doesn't offer the same sort of more exclusive driving feel as those models, although it is fully as good for refinement and interior comfort.
As passengers or back-seat riders, we'd rather be in the back seat of the XTS than in that of the E-Class or A6.
The Lexus ES 350 is a slight step smaller, but it offers improved driving dynamics with a very quiet, refined driving demeanor.
Otherwise, the Lincoln MKS is inferior for interior space, and the MyFord Touch system doesn't have the same level of intuitiveness as CUE.
Hyundai's Genesis is another interesting possibility.
It has rear-wheel-drive, but it's still quite comfort-oriented and a strong value—even if it doesn't include any of the XTS's top safety-tech features.
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