It is a front wheel drive car! AWD may be selected in some models with some reduction in MPG. However, the unpleasant reality is that your "luxury" car has a sideways engine driving the front wheels which are also used for steering. The two simultaneous forces overload suspension and/or tires at times. In the rain or on snow, the front tires spin and burn expensive rubber. I engage AWD when the roads get wet and avoid this issue. TORQUE STEER: When you use the full horsepower of the car, the steering acts funny and you better be prepared to steer strongly and precisely. Even simple bends are countered by forces in the steering wheel which result from the front drive. Luxury cars have rear wheel drive but the XT5 is basically a GM econo-SUV with Cadillac badges. I mean I like it and am willing to put up with it although I am well aware that torque steer always gets worse as a vehicle ages, tolerances open up,shocks get softer, etc. The only other domestic RWD vehicles in this category have been the Grand Cherokee which is a Jeep like Eisenhower drove or the new Explorer like the cops drive. What are you going to do?