2021 Acura TLX Type S vs. Cadillac CT5-V, 2022 Genesis G70 3.3T: The Euro Crisis Comparison Test

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2021 Acura TLX Type S vs. Cadillac CT5-V, 2022 Genesis G70 3.3T: The Euro Crisis Comparison Test

Mick Jagger said you can’t always get what you want, but when looking at sport sedans, there’s pretty much one for every buyer preference. Looking for a European? You have five options. All-wheel drive or rear-wheel drive? Plenty to choose from. Electric? You betcha.

The BMW 3 Series first defined this segment over three decades ago, and today the competition has grown in size and ferocity. As the sport sedan segment grew, so did these cars’ power and variants; some fresher-to-the-scene automakers have even tried offering their fast four-doors for less than BMW to coax buyers into their folds. That’s how we got here—Acura and Cadillac have established mid-performance sub-brands to distinguish their sport sedans from the base models (Type S and V, respectively), and although Genesis hasn’t gone down that path yet, it has an adequate model to compete in the segment at a hot price. Although Cadillac and other Europeans have sedans with even more power, this midgrade trio focuses on delivering a sporty and engaging driving experience while offering the luxury and versatility sedans are known for.

This comparison would be even more interesting if the Audi S4 and BMW M340i were present, but issues with production and limited press fleets kept us from getting the two Germans. The Mercedes-AMG C43’s replacement will make its debut soon, and the Alfa Romeo Giulia doesn’t offer a six-cylinder mid-performance trim to compete against these players. Turns out Jagger was right—at least some of the time.

For the full story, check out this article from Motor Trend.

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