I concur on waiting for the CTS Vsport versus the XTS. You know the XTS is based on the Chevrolet Malibu platform right? That is why AWD is required because you can't run 400+hp through a FWD drivetrain. I drove a loaded XTS V6 (300ish hp) (mag suspension, digital dash, etc.) for over 600 miles and it's a great riding, very smooth and quiet platform, but it's for people who don't care about performance. If you care at all wait for the RWD platform CTS Vsport, or better yet, wait for the full blown V3 CTS-V.