Look no further if you’re after a sporty executive car. The XE handles superbly, darting in to bends eagerly and staying flat and composed through all manner of twists and turns. It also grips well, and the steering is sharp and precise without making the car feel nervous at motorway speeds. Fortunately, this sporty handling doesn’t come at the expense of a bone-shaking ride. In fact, the XE is remarkably comfortable, as long as you avoid sportier R-Sport versions with their firmer suspension.