The Mercedes-Benz C-Class competes with entry-, mid- and high-performance compact luxury sedans and coupes.
With its turbocharged four-cylinder engine, the C250 is more of a direct rival with the Audi A4 and BMW 320i and 328i models.
Standard equipment is similar across all models, though you'll find Audi's quattro all-wheel drive on many of the A4 models, which come with arguably better interiors.
The A4 may not carry quite the same image of prestige found on the C-Class.
BMW's 3-Series is sportier and more comfortable now more than ever.
The Lexus IS has been redesigned for 2014, and it's handsome and legitimately sporty.
The Acura TSX is also worth considering, though doesn't have the same heavy, rear-drive feel that you'll find the in C-Class.
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