I bought this car for my wife, but we both love to drive it! We haven't had it very long yet, but we are still having that "new car" experience. The handling is amazing for a relatively heavy rear-drive car. Steering is quick and very little effort is required. We especially like the features such as lumbar support for both front seats, power adjustable brake and gas pedals, and a very versatile rear loading configuration. The electronic stability program gives the rear drive a much better feeling of control on slippery surfaces. Braking is outstanding. The drive is smooth and solid, thanks to the 120" wheelbase. We haven't yet assessed the gas mileage, but it seems to be as advertised.
Excellent brakes, fold-down seats, traction control,good control placement and functionality, power seats, doors, windows, pedals, easy access to trunk. Lots of room for adults in rear seats, legroom, headroom and shoulder room. Good sound system and adjustability.
Improve visibility to rear and left side, perhaps more wideview mirrors. A back-up monitor would be usefull. Softer fabric upholstery.
Love the styling inside and out. Generous room inside for passengers and cargo. Great RWD chassis, brakes and steering, fun to drive too. Some build quality issues - Choice of plastics inside a bit too cheap looking, also the way some of them fit is a little dissapointing. I have some wind noise issues with the car but overall am very pleased with it. Oh one thing, the dealer network varies from very good to absolutely frustratingly lousy.
Interior space, seats, and the look of the car - looks really fabulous in Black. Safety features and chassis.
Cruise control and audio controls on the steering wheel please as standard equipment - the cruise control lever system as fitted is a real old Mercedes Benz throwback from the eighties. Better quality plastics and trim, its too cheap looking. Front fog lights should be available on the SXT.