XTS vs. Impala: Which 6 Window Do You Like?

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    XTS vs. Impala: Which 6 Window Do You Like?

    The 2013 Cadillac XTS & 2014 Chevrolet Impala utilize GM's Epsilon II platform. They both have what is known as a "6 window design" where they have a total of 6 side windows. GM's early 1960's sedans also had this design feature but the shapes were all the same between each division. I've included a 1960 six-window sedan for comparison.

    The modern Epsilon twins have unique shapes that blend with the brand's design language. Which do you like the best?



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    Re: XTS vs. Impala: Which 6 Window Do You Like?

    Ehh, it's a toss up really. Neither is really 'better' than the other. As each fits with the over-all design of the respective car.

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    Re: XTS vs. Impala: Which 6 Window Do You Like?

    Cadillac's

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    Re: XTS vs. Impala: Which 6 Window Do You Like?

    I prefer the design language of the Impala.
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    Re: XTS vs. Impala: Which 6 Window Do You Like?

    Same as before. Impala.
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    Re: XTS vs. Impala: Which 6 Window Do You Like?

    Impala.

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    Re: XTS vs. Impala: Which 6 Window Do You Like?

    These two cars and their Buick sister sedan look very good over all but they would all benefit from widening. Like GM did with the G6, Aura, and last Malibu, these three cars are proportionally too long for their width making them look a bit awkward.
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    Re: XTS vs. Impala: Which 6 Window Do You Like?

    I would rather have that 60 Cadillac than either of those turkeys.

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    Re: XTS vs. Impala: Which 6 Window Do You Like?

    Well. They need to the BMW hoffmeister kink rear door for ease of ingress egress.

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    Re: XTS vs. Impala: Which 6 Window Do You Like?

    I would have to go with the XTS, the Impalas feels forced
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    Re: XTS vs. Impala: Which 6 Window Do You Like?

    Neither gets me excited.
    They both seem old, quick to production cars.
    The classic 6 window cue is neat, but doesn't make me want to buy one.
    I guess if I wanted an appliance, maybe the Chevy.
    Cadillac has gone too far.

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    Re: XTS vs. Impala: Which 6 Window Do You Like?

    The shape of this area depends entirely on the rest of the car. The Impala's sculpted hind quarters have a relationship with the way the rear glass kinks upward. They cannot be evaluated without looking at the vehicles to which these designs are applied.
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    Re: XTS vs. Impala: Which 6 Window Do You Like?

    Impala, XTS's looks like a 12 year old drew what he thought would be a cool car. Might be neat, but lacks real sophistication and detail in design.

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    The shape of this area depends entirely on the rest of the car. The Impala's sculpted hind quarters have a relationship with the way the rear glass kinks upward. They cannot be evaluated without looking at the vehicles to which these designs are applied.
    Too bad he's just asking which 6th window design you like, not for a critical analysis of the whole car.

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