1: Toned Down Design
Right off the bat, the XTS disappoints with its toned down exterior design. It just doesn’t feature the same edgy lines that make the ATS and CTS so eye-catching. As a result, the XTS has a softer road presence, making it seem dull and uninteresting. With evolving designs and amazing concept cars like the Ciel it feels like Cadillac is on the cusp of establishing an interesting and unique design language, but the XTS slows down that progress.