XLT and XLS are two types of sport utility vehicles with different features and specs. First, let's decide their difference by considering the types of engines both vehicles are equipped with. XLS usually comes with a 2.5L I4 engine, while XLT boasts of a 5.4L V8 engine. Their transmission is another differentiating feature; XLS uses a 5-speed manual transmission, whereas XLT is equipped with a 6-speed transmission.
Both SUVs are not using the same horsepower; the horsepower of XLS is between 171 at 6000 rpm, while the horsepower of XLT is between 310 at 5100 rpm. Another advantage that XLT has over XLS is that XLS does not have more enhanced interior and exterior than the XLT. Also, when you consider their length, XLS has a length of 103.1 inches, whereas XLT has a length of 206.5 inches. However, one advantage which XLS has over XLT is that, in terms of fuel economy, the former is more economical than the latter.