Premium Compact Cars

2019 Lexus UX 200

2019 Lexus UX 200

The Good:
– Attractive design details
– Feels premium in driver’s seat
– Quiet and comfortable
The Bad:
– Rivals offer more power
– Hard plastic on rear doors
– Smaller boot than expected

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2017 Volkswagen Golf R

2017 Volkswagen Golf R

The Good:
– Fast little car
– Cabin space and features
– All-weather handling
The Bad:
– Pricey with options
– Steering feedback
– Not as fun as its siblings

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2016 Audi RS3 Quattro Sportback

2016 Audi RS3 Quattro Sportback

The Good:
– Speed and handling
– Cabin space and features
– Fairly comfortable ride
The Bad:
– Pricey for a hot hatch
– Average boot space
– Some hard cabin plastics

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2015 Infiniti Q50 S

2015 Infiniti Q50 S

The Good:
– Strong V6 engine
– Cabin space and features
– Ride and handling
The Bad:
– Average steering feedback
– Unusual multimedia setup
– Fuel-efficiency versus rivals

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2016 Volvo V60 Polestar

2016 Volvo V60 Polestar

The Good:
– Great-looking wagon
– Excellent engine
– Superb handling
The Bad:
– Not as practical as a wagon
– As pricey as the Germans
– Limited steering feedback

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2014 Cadillac ATS 3.6

2014 Cadillac ATS 3.6

The Good:
– Unique styling inside and out
– Faster than it feels
– Fair ride, great handling
The Bad:
– Average rear legroom
– Exhaust note could be beefier
– Complicated cabin tech

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2014 Audi A5 Sportback 3.0T Quattro

2014 Audi A5 Sportback 3.0T Quattro

The Good:
– Powerful economical engine
– Fair cabin space and features
– Good ride and handling
The Bad:
– Taller rear passengers complain
– Limited steering feedback
– Too grippy for tail-out antics?

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