Most competitors in the class are sized within inches of each other and margins for individuality are razor-thin.
The BMW 3-Series and Mercedes-Benz C-Class have the longest pedigree and helped define the class.
The 3-Series is relatively old and due for an update, but features a compelling turbo-6 in 340i guise that’s an athlete on back roads.
The C-Class is more refined, with a stately shape, and sports a fire-breathing V-8 in top models.
The Audi A4 is the technophile of the crowd and offers a compelling turbo-4 and automatic transmission that blends quietly into the background.
The ATS is the wild child and overdue for a newer version.
It’s angular and expressive, but lacks the polish of the others.
The Infiniti Q50 is an outlier and offers a finicky infotainment setup that we don’t much like.
It’s the alternative to the alternative.
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|2019 Genesis G70|
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|2019 Audi A4|
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|2019 BMW 3-Series|
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|2019 Cadillac ATS|
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|2019 Mercedes-Benz C Class|
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|18 MPG City / 30 MPG Hwy||21 MPG City / 34 MPG Hwy||20 MPG City / 36 MPG Hwy||16 MPG City / 30 MPG Hwy||17 MPG City / 34 MPG Hwy|
|Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4||Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4||Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4||Turbocharged Gas I4||Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4|
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|2.0T Advanced RWD||Premium 40 TFSI||330i Sedan||2-Door Coupe 2.0L RWD||C 300 Sedan|
|Rear Wheel Drive||Front Wheel Drive||Rear Wheel Drive||Rear Wheel Drive||Rear Wheel Drive|
|Automatic w/OD||Auto-Shift Manual w/OD||Automatic w/OD||Automatic||Automatic w/OD|
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