My great little XD now has 14,000 miles. The factory tires became very noisy, so I replaced them early on with 215/55/16 size. I couldn't ask for a better ride. The engine and transmission are more than adequate around town, and cruising on the freeway is a joy. The Corolla sourced powertrain means a carefree 200K plus miles. I should know, I traded in a Corolla that had 215,000 miles on it; started every morning without fail, and did not burn oil. I love my XD. The look is unique, the driving experience is fun.
Exterior style, high seating position, powertrain, handling (with 215/55/16 tires). A/C cools very well. Most of the switch gear is smooth, and feels quality. My fuel economy is 28 mpg city, and 35 highway. This is just a great little car to drive everyday, for many, many years to come.
Turning radius is way to big for a small car, HVAC control knobs do not have a smooth quality feel.