The Infiniti Q50 attempts to satisfy those looking for a replacement for the well-loved G37 sedan, as well as those interested in a more luxurious vehicle.
The Q50 is gorgeous, which lends it an edge over its German rivals, though it still lacks the prestige of a BMW 3-Series or a Mercedes-Benz C-Class--not to mention a true challenger for the M3 or C63 AMG.
The C-Class is all new for 2015, bringing with it much improved refinement, a gorgeous interior, and mini-S-Class styling.
The Lexus IS made bold progress last year, though on first look, its design represents an attractive update compared to the knockout Q50.
There's also the aging Audi A4; trimmed out as an S4, it's more a contender for the MBAs and partner-track types who grok to these cars.
The Cadillac ATS might be the Q50's closest rival, with a similar blend of design and handling, although it is a bit smaller inside than the Infiniti.
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|19 MPG City / 36 MPG Hwy||17 MPG City / 32 MPG Hwy||17 MPG City / 45 MPG Hwy||18 MPG City / 33 MPG Hwy||19 MPG City / 30 MPG Hwy||13 MPG City / 34 MPG Hwy|
|Premium Unleaded V-6||Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4||Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4||Gas I4||Premium Unleaded V-6||Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4|
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|4-Door Sedan RWD||4-Door Sedan CVT FrontTrak 2.0T Premium||4-Door Sedan 320i RWD||4-Door Sedan 2.5L Standard RWD||4-Door Sport Sedan RWD||4-Door Sedan C 300 Luxury RWD|
|Rear Wheel Drive||Front Wheel Drive||Rear Wheel Drive||Rear Wheel Drive||Rear Wheel Drive||Rear Wheel Drive|
|Automatic w/OD||CVT w/OD||Automatic w/OD||Automatic||Automatic w/OD||Automatic w/OD|
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