The rear-drive cars of this group are much more sporting in terms of driving personality and dynamics.
The BMW 3 Series remains a performance benchmark that few can match, including the front-wheel-drive 2009 Lincoln MKZ.
The Infiniti G37 comes close to the BMW 3 Series in terms of athleticism, but the MKZ provides more room and value over both.
The Audi is sportier than the Lincoln, but smaller and less comfortable.
The Lexus is considerably more sedate than the Lincoln—and the only one in this bunch not to offer optional all-wheel drive—but the ES is Lexus’s comfort-oriented, affordable model.
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|2009 Lincoln MKZBrowse Used Listings||2009 Audi A4Browse Used Listings||2008 BMW 3-SeriesBrowse Used Listings|
|17 MPG City / 28 MPG Hwy||17 MPG City / 30 MPG Hwy||14 MPG City / 30 MPG Hwy|
|Gas V6||Gas I4||Gas I6|
|4-Door Sedan FWD||4-Door Sedan CVT 2.0T FrontTrak Prestige *Ltd Avail*||4-Door Sedan 328i RWD|
|Front Wheel Drive||All-Wheel Drive||Rear Wheel Drive|
|4dr Sedan||4 Door Sedan||4 Door Sedan|
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|2009 Lincoln MKZ vs. 2009 Audi A4||2009 Lincoln MKZ vs. 2008 BMW 3-Series|