Jul 17, 2012
Reviewed By Jeff Stites
Price as Tested $51,485

Excellent exterior styling, including 17-inch AMG twin five-spoke wheels. Suspension is taut enough in Sport mode to inspire spirited driving and cornering, but wasn’t so bone-jarring that I reached to shut it off. Excellent feel and feedback both in braking and steering. Interior well laid out with controls and functions easy to use and configure. The 7-speed automatic transmission works seamlessly, both in regular and Sport mode.


Fuel economy numbers of 19/28 could be better in today’s world.


This vehicle ticked all the right boxes for me. The exterior styling might blend in with certain car crowds, but there are enough touches—like the Mars Red paint—to differentiate it from the majority. Engine performance was up to snuff as a daily driver, with enough horsepower to get you out of trouble. Definitely a car to test drive if you’re considering a BMW 3-Series or Acura TL.

Fun to Drive
4.0 rating
Fun to Look at
4.0 rating
Overall Experience
5.0 rating
Horsepower 302 hp
Torque 273 lbs/ft
EPA Mileage 19 city/28 highway

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