Apr 21, 2014
Reviewed By Tony Piff
Price as Tested $47,925: 2.9-L 302-hp super- and turbocharged 4-cyl, 8-speed automatic, Platinum package, Technology Package, Blind Spot Information (BLIS) Package, 19-inch BOR Diamond Cut wheels
Likes

Sleek, smart, un-boxy styling. Looks great on 19-inch wheels. Comfortable seats, luxurious finishes, no woodgrain. Excellent visibility. Impressive versatility from the super- and turbocharged 2-L engine: refined and economical (24/35 mpg) when tooling around the city with family in tow; neck-snappingly sporty when no one is looking — especially in Sport mode.

Dislikes

Reminds me of a supercharged Honda Civic, which I mean as a compliment, but which also makes the $50k price tag seem outrageous. “Drive-E”? Pronounced “drivey”?

Verdict

I fell in love with it and was even thinking about buying one — and then I saw the $50k price tag. If you are in the market for a $50k sport sedan, don’t overlook this very compelling candidate. For what it is, it’s pretty much perfect.

Fun to Drive
5.0 rating
Fun to Look at
4.0 rating
Overall Experience
5.0 rating
Stats
Horsepower 302
Torque 295
EPA Mileage 24/35

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