The DTS seems like a “sporty” model with firm seats and a suspension that is designed to avoid the cartoonish body roll that exemplifies luxury American cars. But, amusingly, only one axis was identified: while the car handles turns very well, it pitches like a steamer under acceleration; pitching so much that the headlight beams come off the tarmac if you floor it at night.
As rentals go, it is quiet and comfortable and sportier than a Taurus, it is definitely a premium rental with a premium sound system and over the top automation.
- Quiet – Very quiet but the AC’s lowest setting was very loud for such a car.
- Comfortable – very comfortable with an old-person seat-exit setting.
- Engine – a powerful engine but no match for the mass of the car.
- Suspension – pretty good for turning but amusing under acceleration or braking.
- Basic amenities – everything that could possibly be powered is.
- Stereo – very nice sound.
- Security – good, a big private trunk.