Aside from puttering around suburban Phoenix a bit last winter, this is my first real experience with the XF. Exterior design still doesn't really do it for me; the interior (of this example) is striking, but laid out more to appease a designer's eye than to promote ease of use.
But never mind all that. What a wonderful, fluid machine this is to drive. Chassis, steering, and throttle are all beautifully matched in their feel. Fast and smooth just comes naturally. Very, very nice.
Joe Lorio, Senior Editor