I have been a private corporate Chauffeur for 20 years and have 5 years limo company experience in the New York tri-state area. Last week I got a chance to sit in a new Cadillac XTS at a dealer in Queens NY.
The first thing I do when looking at a car for Chauffeured service is put the front passenger seat all the way forward and then sit in the back right seat.
I am 6'0" tall. The XTS dose not have enough head room for me. Its about 2 inches short of head room. It also has only about one inch of space between the right side of my head and the side over the door beam.
I would say the tallest person that would have a necessary at least one inch of over head clearance for ridding over bumps in the city would be 5'9". And you will still clunk your head against the over the door beam.
Lack of necessary head room for any one 5'10" puts this car out of the running for chauffeured service in my book.
Has anyone here experienced the same issue with the XTS?
The Chrysler 300 and the Lincoln MKS have the same head room problems as the Cadillac XTS.
And the MKT will never be accepted as anything but an expensive and ugly soccer mom mini van / car. And if you stretch one, it will look like a Funeral Hurst.
So what dose that leave us with going forward after the end of the Town Car for under $75,000.00?