You really can’t go wrong with any modern compact sports sedan, though the 3-Series’ rivals have their work cut out for themselves to keep up.
The Mercedes C-Class matches the 3-Series at every level, though it’s generally more expensive and there’s no manual transmission for the sporty C63.
The Audi A4 is beginning to gray around its temples, but it still tells a great tech story and boasts a terrific ride.
Volvo’s S60 never tries to be as sporty as the 3-Series, and that’s just fine with us.
We like its sublime style.
The Genesis G70 is a credible sports sedan with a classy interior and a competitive pricetag, though finding a dealer may still be a challenge.
And don’t forget the Tesla Model 3, the definitive electric sedan that has proven itself to be a usable daily driver.
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