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STYLING | 8 out of 10
Vivid styling...looks like nothing else
Car and Driver
Edgy styling stands out from the crowd
Kelley Blue Book
an upscale cabin
The 2008 Cadillac XLR is a sporty two-seat retractable hardtop roadster. If you didn’t know, it’s based on the current Chevrolet Corvette, but is defined by its own sharp-edged styling.
The look is crisp and unique, with "vivid styling,” Car and Driver says; it’s “an edgy package that looks like nothing else," they assert. Appealing to machismo, Cars.com points out that "stealth fighters inspired [the XLR],” adding that it’s “a contemporary expression of Cadillac's heritage of landmark design and advanced technology." Kelley Blue Book contends the "edgy styling stands out from the crowd, a bonus for those who like to be noticed." The XLR driver can apparently feel good when tossing his keys to the parking attendant, as "its styling and Cadillac badge will appeal to those looking to roll up to the valet in something different from the status quo," according to Edmunds. “With chiseled exterior styling highlighted by a forceful front grille,” ForbesAutos points out, “the XLR comes with a power retractable hardtop that enables it to transform from closed coupe to open roadster in less than 30 seconds.”
From the driver's seat, the 2008 XLR is comfortable, and the space feels especially airy if you specify the lighter interior tone. Cars.com remarks on the Cadillac XLR 2008's "luxurious interior, which can feature light or dark eucalyptus wood and aluminum accents." Edmund's observation is virtually the same: this 2008 Cadillac features "an upscale cabin complete with rich eucalyptus wood trim and aluminum accents in addition to comfortable leather seating -- altogether clean-looking, modern and warm." Kelley Blue Book attributes the 2008 Cadillac XLR interior's appeal to "a carefully placed combination of real wood, leather and brushed aluminum."
The 2008 Cadillac XLR is a head-turner, and one will get same aesthetic pleasure out of the interior.