Thanks for the review. Guess I will have to test drive one. I've rented an XT5 twice and I enjoyed that.Honestly... feels like what it is, a Chevy with doodads. It has some nice features, good safety adders, decently finished, but the Acadia is nicer for me.
It's immediately apparent that it's a 4 banger, but you should be fine with that power-wise with how light you are on the throttle. Feels and sounds like a 4 though, never owned one, I'll stick with that.
Do not like the non permanently defeatable auto shut off. That's probably common now, but I would avoid it like the plague.
The ride is a bit more harsh if you hit irregularities in the road, it has very low profile 20's, mine has 17's. This is not a Corvette. It should not have 20's IMO. And yet at the same time it is not as firm over speed bumps for example.
The seats are stiff, not much give. Plus being leather they are chilly in the morning at first. I'm not a leather fan. Add that the material is not "rich Corinthian leather" (gotta be older to get that one).
It's a loaner while they're looking at my tranny. I would not trade in any regard.
My CTS had 2.0 turbo and it was more than ample power for my needs in a daily driver. A great touring car but just not much room in the trunk.