Best in Class
January 22, 2019
Prior to my purchase, I test drove every sports sedan under $65,000 (e.g., MB C43, BMW 340i, Audi S4, Jaguar XE, Infiniti Q50, Lexus IS 350). I liked the G70 better than all of them. The 3.3T engine is powerful and refined. The interior fit and finish also gets top marks. The back seat is smallish, but it's fine for hauling the kids around a couple times a week. The tech and safety features work seamlessly. Everything I was looking for in those areas came standard with the car (Sport trim). To get those features in a C43, 340, or S4, I would have paid an additional $10k over the price of the G70. Every time I get into or out of the car, I remark to myself how much I love this car. If you're looking for a compact sports sedan, do yourself a favor and check out the G70. It doesn't have the brand awareness of some of the German makes, but that was irrelevant to me. I set out to buy the best car in its class, and the G70 fit that bill for me. It seems a number of auto publications agree. It recently won North American Car of the Year, MotorTrend Car of the Year, and Car and Driver 10 Best.