Compact luxury cars are now a thing, and some of them are bringing high-powered companions like the Audi S3 to market along with more sedate models.
There's a turbocharger available with the Buick Verano, but it's avoiding the whole sport-sedan fray, with its very well-composed ride and quiet cabin.
The Acura ILX is more of the same, only less--less satisfying, less quiet, less appealing.
The S3's a shot straight at the Mercedes-Benz CLA, which comes in CLA45 AMG trim and is so good, it was named Motor Authority's Best Car To Buy 2014.
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|22 MPG City / 38 MPG Hwy||21 MPG City / 32 MPG Hwy|
|N/A||Premium Unleaded I-4||Gas/4-cyl|
|N/A||4-Door Sedan 2.0L||4-Door Sedan|
|N/A||Front Wheel Drive||Front Wheel Drive|
|N/A||Automatic w/OD||Automatic w/Manual Shift|