Right now the deals on these are unbeatable. For the price you need to pay to get into one of these there is nothing out there that can touch it. It has an average-above-average rating as a mid-size SUV at a small car price.
Design (interior/exterior) is much further along on the XLS than you would expect from the truck manufacturer.
Could use a more responsive pedal. Coming from an fF-150 with a 410 rear-end makes this seem a little luggish so far. But I get the top end of the gas milage projections.