Best New Sedans of 2024 and 2025

Here’s a list of some of the best new sedans that are expected to hit the market in 2024 and 2025. These sedans are anticipated to offer advanced features, cutting-edge technology, and impressive performance.

Whether you’re looking for a luxury sedan or an affordable one, there are some great options to choose from. Keep an eye out for models from top automakers such as Honda, Toyota, BMW, Audi, and Mercedes-Benz.

Some of the features to look out for include advanced safety technology, fuel efficiency, spacious interiors, and sleek designs.

With the latest advancements in automotive technology, these new sedans are sure to provide an enjoyable driving experience for years to come.

Best New Sedans of 2024 and 2025

Best New Sedans of 2024 and 2025

1. Kia Rio

Kia Rio

PRICE

  • Base/As Tested: $17,985/$20,200
  • Options: Technology Package, $1800;
  • floor mats, $155;
  • cargo mat with seatback protection, $115;
  • cargo mat, $95;
  • cargo net, $50

ENGINE

  • DOHC 16-valve inline-4, aluminum block and head, port fuel injection
  • Displacement: 98 in3, 1598 cm3
  • Power: 120 hp @ 6300 rpm
  • Torque: 112 lb-ft @ 4500 rpm

C/D FUEL ECONOMY

  • Observed: 32 mpg
  • 75-mph Highway Driving: 39 mpg
  • Highway Range: 460 mi

EPA FUEL ECONOMY

  • Combined/City/Highway: 36/33/41 mpg

Kia Rio is a good car at a reasonable cost. It is available as an all-door sedan or a five-door hatchback. Rio is a car that’s easy to drive and has impressive highway and city fuel efficiency.

Many of its previous competitors, including the Chevy Sonic, Honda Fit, and the Toyota Yaris, have been replaced by more extensive and expensive crossovers.

However, the Rio hasn’t been, and it’s one of the remaining compact models available on the market. The power comes from a 120-horsepower inline-four connected to a variable auto. The Rio’s powerlessness could make speeding tickets an urban legend, but it does deserve honour for its well-tuned suspension.

It is among the most affordable automobiles sold. The Rio’s standard feature is a desirable option, and its reasonable cost makes it a good choice in the market that is under $2000.

2. Nissan Versa

Nissan Versa

PRICE

  • Base/As Tested: $20,815 /$21,470
  • Options: Gray Sky Pearl paint, $395;
  • carpeted floor mats and trunk mat, $260

ENGINE

  • DOHC 16-valve inline-4, aluminum block and head, port fuel injection
  • Displacement: 98 in3, 1598 cm3
  • Power: 122 hp @ 6300 rpm
  • Torque: 114 lb-ft @ 4000 rpm

C/D FUEL ECONOMY

  • Observed: 28 mpg
  • 75-mph Highway Driving: 36 mpg
  • 75-mph Highway Range: 380 mi

EPA FUEL ECONOMY

  • Combined/City/Highway: 35/32/40 mpg

Nissan has offered its Versa an upgrade for 2023. However, the compact car is still faithful to its goal of providing affordable, reliable transportation.

The stylish front end features a sleeker grille with flowing silver trim pieces, and a new set of 17-inch wheels is available to elevate the car’s appearance.

The Versa is driven by a 4-cylinder engine, which, while 122 horsepower, won’t be a winner in any drag race at stoplights; however, it will provide incredible fuel efficiency in the city.

The Versa is also awe-inspiring with its nimble ride and has various high-tech safety features, such as emergency brakes.

The 2023 model comes with additional interior features, such as an upgraded touchscreen in high-end S.R. trim and wireless charging pads for the middle-tier S.V.

Along with comfortable front seats and a spacious interior, the 2023 Nissan Versa has a well-appointed interior for its cost.

In addition, it has excellent performance and driving dynamics, which means that the Versa is an attractive, affordable, economical and reliable daily commuter.

3. Honda Civic

Honda Civic

PRICE

  • Base/As Tested: $29,295/$29,295
  • Options: none

ENGINE

  • turbocharged and intercooled DOHC 16-valve inline-4, aluminum block and head, direct fuel injection
  • Displacement: 91 in3, 1498 cm3
  • Power: 180 hp @ 6000 rpm
  • Torque: 177 lb-ft @ 1700 rpm

C/D FUEL ECONOMY

  • Observed: 25 mpg

EPA FUEL ECONOMY

  • Combined/City/Highway: 31/28/37 mpg

For many years, since the beginning of time, the Honda Civic has provided buyers with a budget-friendly vehicle that makes them feel clever for their money.

The latest model, including the 2023 model, builds the tradition and is more attractive, with stylish interior trim and options previously considered luxury features.

Sedan and hatchback designs are offered with the ability to select one of the four-cylinder engines and two transmissions: a continuously variable auto (CVT) or an automatic with six speeds.

All models are equipped with touchscreens and a wide range of driver assistance features, and more appealing options are offered throughout the range.

The Civic’s mix of efficiency value and its elegant road manners make it a logical choice when compared with similarly reputable competitors such as the Hyundai Elantra, the Mazda 3, and the Toyota Corolla.

4. Honda Civic Si

Honda Civic Si

PRICE

  • Base/As Tested: $28,315/$28,910
  • Options: Blazing Orange Pearl paint, $395;
  • summer tires, $200

ENGINE

  • turbocharged and intercooled DOHC 16-valve inline-4, aluminum block and head, direct fuel injection
  • Displacement: 91 in3, 1498 cm3
  • Power: 200 hp @ 6000 rpm
  • Torque: 192 lb-ft @ 1800 rpm

EPA FUEL ECONOMY

  • Combined/City/Highway: 31/27/37 mpg

The Civic Si was built with affordability and enthusiasts in mind. The Honda Civic Si is a front-wheel drive sport compact, which isn’t a huge expense and is lots of fun to drive.

It is only available as a four-door sedan with a 6-speed manual transmission and a six-speed manual transmission; the Civic Si uses a 200-hp version of the regular Civic’s turbocharged 1.5-litre inline-four.

The black seats with red stitching and mandated (Si) accents throughout the interior showcase the cabin, equipped with modern technology with features like the latest wireless technology, such as Android Auto and Apple CarPlay.

Although crossovers such as the Volkswagen Taos and Hyundai Kona have been replaced by fun compact automobiles like the Golf and Veloster and the Civic Si, the Civic Si thrives as an exciting alternative to a city dominated by ordinary.

While it’s not equipped with more horsepower than its predecessor, the Golf GTI hatchback’s lower cost and basic features make it an attractive option worth looking into. It’s also one that we’re glad to be included in our 2023 10 Topcars list.

5. Hyundai Elantra N

Hyundai Elantra N

PRICE

  • Base/As Tested: $35,515/$35,515
  • Options: none

ENGINE

  • turbocharged and intercooled DOHC 16-valve inline-4, aluminum block and head, direct fuel injection
  • Displacement: 122 in3, 1998 cm3
  • Power: 286 hp @ 6000 rpm
  • Torque: 289 lb-ft @ 2100 rpm

C/D FUEL ECONOMY

  • Observed: 21 mpg
  • 75-mph Highway Driving: 37 mpg
  • 75-mph Highway Range: 450 mi

EPA FUEL ECONOMY

  • Combined/City/Highway: 23/20/30 mpg

Its Hyundai Elantra N cuts through curves and whirls along straights with such enthusiasm that it’s been able to win our hearts despite its controversial front-end design that’s angry and a bit obnoxious.

The Elantra’s driving fun is amplified by the standard manual six-speed transmission and a raunchy exhaust note skillfully blended between obnoxious and playful.

The racy style is carried to the interior with its stylish dashboard, affluently bolstered sports seats, and N badges to remind us that this isn’t your regular Elantra.

In case we needed reminders. However, it’s worth noting that the Elantra N is more than just sporty. It’s spacious and comfortable four-door car.

Such versatility makes this sport compact sedan a winner–literally–something it proved in a recent comparison test against two highly respected peers.

6. Mazda 3

Mazda 3

PRICE

  • $33,790 (base price: $33,395)

ENGINE

  • turbocharged and intercooled DOHC 16-valve inline-4, aluminum block and head, direct fuel injection
  • Displacement: 152 in3, 2488 cm3
  • Power: 250 hp @ 5000 rpm
  • Torque: 320 lb-ft @ 2500 rpm

C/D FUEL ECONOMY

  • Observed: 25 mpg

EPA FUEL ECONOMY

  • Combined/city/highway: 27/23/32 mpg

Though it’s priced the same as other compacts, this 2020 Mazda 3 aspires to compete with premium vehicles, and it does in many aspects. The Mazda 3 can be purchased as either a sedan or hatchback.

Both are equally attractive and flexible. Two four-cylinder engines are available, a powerful turbo, and the option to get all-wheel drive if preferred, but that will mean you’ll have to skip the excellent manual six-speed.

Other compact cars, like the Honda Civic, Toyota Corolla and Volkswagen Jetta, seem more practical or have greater popularity.

However, the Mazda 3 is a different story. Mazda 3 is made for those who want an enjoyable driving experience and premium interior materials for their compact car.

7. Volkswagen Jetta GLI

Volkswagen Jetta GLI

PRICE

  • Base/As Tested: $31,990/$31,990
  • Options: none

ENGINE

  • turbocharged and intercooled DOHC 16-valve inline-4, iron block and aluminum head, direct fuel injection
  • Displacement: 121 in3, 1984 cm3
  • Power: 228 hp @ 5000 rpm
  • Torque: 258 lb-ft @ 1500 rpm

EPA FUEL ECONOMY

  • Combined/City/Highway: 30/26/37 mpg

It’s an athletic compact car that yells for a sense of excitement. The Jetta GLI is a GTI hatchback with a trunk that is a bit larger.

The GLI has one fully loaded trim level like its turbocharged kin, the Honda Civic Si. An impressive 228-horsepower turbocharged 4-cylinder motor powers the front-drive drive.

Six-speed manuals are standard, and for a couple of dollars more, you can avoid shifting by opting for the 8-speed DSG dual-clutch automated.

We appreciate the GLI’s selection of premium equipment, including heated and ventilated front seats, leather upholstery, and a crisp Beats audio system; a car that is this lively deserves better dance shoes than the all-season rubber.

The red GLI badge, as well as the added power, make it a significantly more enjoyable drive than the standard Jetta; however, when compared to a rival such as that 286-hp Hyundai Elantra, The GLI could be better off with a bit of G-O.

8. Honda Accord

Honda Accord

PRICE

  • Base/As Tested: $30,705/$30,705

ENGINE

  • Turbocharged DOHC 16-valve inline-4
  • Displacement: 91 in3, 1498 cm3
  • Power: 192 hp @ 6000 rpm
  • Torque: 192 lb-ft @ 1700 rpm

C/D FUEL ECONOMY

  • Observed: 38 mpg
  • 75-mph Highway Driving: 39 mpg
  • 75-mph Highway Range: 490 mi
  • Unscheduled Oil Additions: 0 qt

EPA FUEL ECONOMY

  • Combined/City/Highway: 44/46/41 mpg

The Honda Accord is a popular car and Driver choice, winning our 10 Best award every year due to the spacious cabin, friendly driving habits, and flawless build quality.

The 2023 model won the 10Best prize because of its incredible overall quality. The Accord is entirely new for the 2023 model year and sports an elegant style that’s the most attractive ever to Honda’s legendary family sedan.

The hybrid engine has become an increasingly important part of the Accord lineup in the new generation and is available on all except the two most expensive trims.

The two trims, LX and EX, come with the standard turbocharged 192 horsepower 1.5-litre gasoline engine with four cylinders brought into the new model from the previous model.

Additionally, they’re exclusively equipped, featuring a continuous variable automated transmission (CVT)—upper trims powered by a brand new 204-hp four-cylinder hybrid that is essentially unchanged from the CR-V.

Designers of the Accord have complemented the elegant exterior style by updating the interior using design elements derived from the recently updated Civic, CR-V and HR-V.

These include a honeycomb pattern trim on the dashboard that conceals the air vents and a freestanding rectangular infotainment screen extending from the top of the instrument panel.

Regarding infotainment, the 2023 Accord comes with an array of modern technology, such as a standard digital gauge display and an optional 12.3-inch touchscreen with the ability to connect wirelessly with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto.

9. Hyundai Sonata

Hyundai Sonata

PRICE

  • Base/As Tested: $33,390/$33,600

ENGINE

  • turbocharged DOHC 16-valve inline-4
  • Displacement: 98 in3, 1598 cm3
  • Power: 180 hp @ 5500 rpm
  • Torque: 195 lb-ft @ 1500 rpm

C/D FUEL ECONOMY

  • Observed: 23 mpg
  • 75-mph highway driving: 33 mpg
  • Highway range: 520 miles

EPA FUEL ECONOMY

  • Combined/city/highway: 27/23/33 mpg

Hyundai offers an otherwise dull segment- family cars of a mid-size size–some urgently needed zing by introducing the visually appealing Sonata.

The Sonata offers a compelling argument by offering a range consisting of a fully-equipped base model, a hybrid that can be fueled by gas and the 300-hp N Line for thrill seekers who can handle front-wheel driving.

Inline-fours complete the Sonata’s powertrain options and come with either a base 191-hp engine or a 180-hp turbo available for SEL Plus and Limited trims.

Its Sonata Hybrid uses a gasoline engine aided by an electric motor to drive the front wheels, resulting in a total of 195 horsepower, with an estimated 51 mpg from the EPA in the city.

But, even though the Sonata is a great value when you look at it from the perspective of cost and features, its handling and performance are only a few feet from the slick and thrilling Honda Accord.

10. Kia K5

Kia K5

 

PRICE

  • $35,835 (base price: $31,585)

ENGINE

  • turbocharged and intercooled DOHC 16-valve inline-4, aluminum block and head, port and direct fuel injection
  • Displacement: 152 in3, 2497 cm3
  • Power: 290 hp @ 5800 rpm
  • Torque: 311 lb-ft @ 1650 rpm

C/D FUEL ECONOMY

  • Observed: 25 mpg

EPA FUEL ECONOMY

  • Combined/city/highway: 31/27/37 mpg

The mug is striking and has a low-slung shape of the fastback. The 2023 Kia K5 sedan adds plenty of style to what’s previously been a dull segment.

The distinctive K5 design isn’t affected by a mediocre engine, either. It has two turbocharged four-cylinders, with the 180-hp standard model or the slam-dunk GT-specific 290-hp version. The bigger engine makes Kia’s family vehicle speedy (60 mph in 5.2 seconds).

However, it’s front-wheel-drive only and could easily cause stress on the tires, resulting in loud squeals of wheelspin. Both engines have an 8-speed auto transmission, and the G.T. only has a fast-shifting dual-clutch gearbox.

For those who prefer all-wheel drive, they must choose the basic powertrain that’s good for the majority of trips. With its stylish interior and desirable features, the 2023 K5 offers many more cars than the price.

It’s not as thrilling to drive as the Honda Accord; however, the Kia is much more fun than other cars like the Toyota Camry or Nissan Altima.

11. Audi A3

Audi A3

PRICE

  • Base/As Tested: $37,895/$45,390

ENGINE

  • turbocharged and intercooled DOHC 16-valve inline-4, iron block and aluminum head, direct fuel injection
  • Displacement: 121 in3, 1984 cm3
  • Power: 201 hp @ 6200 rpm
  • Torque: 221 lb-ft @ 1600 rpm 

C/D FUEL ECONOMY

  • Observed: 26 mpg
  • 75-mph Highway Driving: 40 mpg
  • 75-mph Highway Range: 560 mi 

EPA FUEL ECONOMY

  • Combined/City/Highway: 31/28/36 mpg  

In 2023, the Audi A3 packs a lot of premium features in its small four-door car. It also comes with smooth handling and powerful performance.

As the entry point for the Audi brand, the A3 blends a lot of the brand’s technologically oriented ethos into a smaller, more affordable package.

It’s an appealing choice for entry-level competitors, including those like the Acura Integra and the BMW 2-series Gran Coupe.

The cabin of the A3 is comfortable; however, it is equipped with a large information display and a digital gauge cluster in addition to other premium and convenience options.

The 201-hp turbocharged 2.0-litre four-cylinder engine is standard, and Audi’s Quattro all-wheel drive is an option. For those looking for more excitement in their tiny luxury vehicle, the more robust Audi S3 is worth looking at, and we’ll review it in separate reviews.

12. Audi S3

Audi S3

PRICE

  • Base/As Tested: $46,895/$56,840

ENGINE

  • turbocharged and intercooled DOHC 16-valve inline-4, iron block and aluminum head, direct fuel injection
  • Displacement: 121 in3, 1984 cm3
  • Power: 306 hp @ 5450 rpm
  • Torque: 295 lb-ft @ 3000 rpm

C/D FUEL ECONOMY

  • Observed: 25 mpg
  • 75-mph Highway Driving: 32 mpg
  • Highway Range: 460 mi

Audi’s most compact offering is the A3 sedan, a great-looking driving car. The 2023 S3 builds on that great base by introducing a faster 306 horsepower turbocharged four-cylinder engine and an upgraded suspension for greater enjoyment.

A sports car that’s this big fits into the confines of a niche; however, those who are into it can find a lot to like about the S3 even when contrasted with rivals like the BMW M235i Gran Coupe, the Cadillac CT4-V, and Mercedes-AMG CLA35.

Similar to the standard A3 S3, the S3 is stylish and sporty with an elegant design and an interior stuffed with intelligent technology.

The most appealing thing to mention about the S3 is how it handles since it’s a fun car to drive while its performance is awe-inspiring, even with some turbo slowdowns.

The S3’s affordable beginning price offers an outstanding combination of quality and luxury. If you’re looking for more power, you will be drawn towards the loud RS3, which we will review separately.

13. BMW 3-Series

BMW 3-Series

PRICE

  • Base/As Tested: $59,395/$70,020

ENGINE

  • turbocharged and intercooled DOHC 24-valve inline-6, aluminum block and head, direct fuel injection
  • Displacement: 183 in3, 2998 cm3
  • Power: 382 hp @ 6500 rpm
  • Torque: 369 lb-ft @ 1800 rpm

C/D FUEL ECONOMY

  • Observed: 23 mpg

EPA FUEL ECONOMY

  • Combined/city/highway: 28/25/34 mpg 

Few cars can be described as offering both sportiness and comfort, like the BMW 3-series sedan of 2023. The perennially popular model can be customized as a sports sedan that can be corner-carving, an elegant entry-level luxury car, or an amalgam of both.

The three turbocharged options available seamlessly blur the line between polish and power.

The entry-level 330i, as well as the plug-in hybrid 330e, are both impressive with a higher than average fuel efficiency as well as the turbocharged six-cylinder of the M340i, which is the most powerful model, has 382 of the most significant and most potent horses on the other side from the Bavarian Alps.

The 3-series needs the design of its predecessor, the Alfa Romeo Giulia, or the features-packed value that comes with the Genesis G70, but it does have a lot of features. 

Genesis G70, however, is so robust, well-rounded and fun to drive that it’s in the top spot of our rankings for the segment.

14. BMW i4

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PRICE

  • Base/As Tested: $62,595/$77,920

ENGINE

  • Front Motor: current-excited synchronous AC, 255 hp, 243 lb-ft
  • Rear Motor: current-excited synchronous AC, 308 hp, 295 lb-ft
  • Combined Power: 396 hp
  • Combined Torque: 443 lb-ft
  • Battery Pack: liquid-cooled lithium-ion, 84.3 kWh
  • Onboard Charger: 11.0 kW
  • Peak DC Fast-Charge Rate: 205 kW
  • Transmissions, F/R: direct-drive

C/D FUEL ECONOMY AND CHARGING

  • Observed: 71 MPGe
  • Average DC Fast-Charge Rate, 10–90%: 104 kW
  • DC Fast-Charge Time, 10–90%: 38 min

EPA FUEL ECONOMY

  • Combined/City/Highway: 99/98/100 MPGe
  • Range: 279 mi

Its all-electric BMW i4 automobile is a crucial component of BMW’s growing E.V. portfolio. It features the design of the four series Grand Coupe with a battery engine and highly refined road manners that create the 10Best award-winning combo.

Three distinct I4 variants are single motor rear-drive with the eDrive35 with 281 horsepower and 250 miles EPA range. Meanwhile, the eDrive40 has 335 horsepower and approximately 300 miles range.

This figure decreases to 245 miles with the smoky, all-wheel drive 5-36-hp M50 i4. It’s an M3 that is more comfortable to drive, which is a massive compliment.

The M50 can reach 60 mph in 3.3 seconds, 0.2 seconds quicker than the M3 Competitor and can go between 50 and 70 mph in 2.0 seconds–0.7 minutes faster than the Bimmer.

If you don’t do ab-exercise acceleration runs, The i4 is a great everyday driver. While it doesn’t have the steering response we’re used to in other M vehicles, It’s a thrilling and refined vehicle with a smooth ride and incredibly comfortable sports-sedan performance.

15. Genesis G70

Genesis G70

PRICE

  • Base/As Tested: $45,245/$45,745
  • Options: Adriatic Blue paint, $500

ENGINE

  • twin-turbocharged and intercooled DOHC 24-valve V-6, aluminum block and heads, port and direct fuel injection
  • Displacement: 204 in3, 3342 cm3
  • Power: 365 hp @ 6000 rpm
  • Torque: 376 lb-ft @ 1300 rpm

C/D FUEL ECONOMY

  • Observed: 16 mpg
  • 75-mph Highway Driving: 34 mpg
  • Highway Range: 530 mi

EPA FUEL ECONOMY

  • Combined/City/Highway: 20/17/25 mpg

German automakers have been in the segment of entry-level sedans for longer than magazines that sell cigarette advertisements. Still, times have also changed, and the Korea-built Genesis G70 sedan is a hot contender. To compete with sports sedans like the BMW 3-series, the G70 is available in hot and warm temperatures.

This is the base model, which has a turbocharged 252 horsepower four-cylinder. However, the V-6 with 365 horsepower can be where the G70 is transformed into an experience that goes beyond comfort.

Both engines come with rear-wheel drive. However, they can also be equipped with all-wheel drive with the option of paying extra.

The G70 is built on the same basis as the sporty Kia Stinger sports sedan; the G70’s handling is smooth and clean as its stitching. A low starting cost, backed by a 10-year powertrain warranty, makes the G70 an excellent choice with various sports benefits.

16. Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio

Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio

PRICE

  • Base/As Tested: $76,845/$83,740

ENGINE

  • twin-turbocharged and intercooled DOHC 24-valve V-6, aluminum block and heads, direct fuel injection
  • Displacement: 176 in3, 2891 cm3
  • Power: 505 @ 6500 rpm
  • Torque: 443 @ 2500 rpm

C/D FUEL ECONOMY

  • 75-mph Highway Driving: 31 mpg
  • Highway Range: 470 mi

EPA FUEL ECONOMY

  • Combined/City/Highway: 20/17/25 mpg 

Italy is best known for its pasta, wine, and the Vatican; however, the performance cars of Italy are rent-free in the racing minds of car enthusiasts like us.

Its 2023 Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio is one of these thoroughbreds. It has 505 horsepower from its twin-turbo sizzling 2.9-litre V-6 engine.

It also has excellent handling and is adorned with stunning sheet metal that makes heads turn regardless of the colour of the paint.

Unfortunately, it wouldn’t be an Alfa without a checkered history for reliability–something we experienced when we had one for an extended 40,000-mile long-term test.

For those who are devoted to their cars, the Giulia’s performance and its extrovert personality are worth the problems with service.

Other sports cars, including the BMW M3, the Cadillac CT4-V Blackwing, and the Mercedes-Benz C63, have better reviews.

However, the Giulia Q.F. can go wheel-to-wheel with any of them, and it is always alive and lively regardless of the type of road you’re travelling on or your speed.

17. Cadillac CT4-V Blackwing

Cadillac CT4-V Blackwing

PRICE

  • Base/As Tested: $61,890/$84,715

ENGINE

  • twin-turbocharged and intercooled DOHC 24-valve V-6, aluminum block and heads, direct fuel injection
  • Displacement: 218 in3, 3564 cm3
  • Power: 472 hp @ 5750 rpm
  • Torque: 445 lb-ft @ 3500 rpm

C/D FUEL ECONOMY

  • Observed: 15 mpg
  • 75-mph Highway Driving: 25 mpg
  • 75-mph Highway Range: 430 mi

EPA FUEL ECONOMY

  • Combined/City/Highway: 19/16/24 mpg

Greatness is usually measured by physical strength, and the Cadillac CT4-V Blackwing’s power is Herculean. Its strengths include communicative steering as well as a balanced ride.

Racing-ready handling and a 472-hp twin-turbo V-6 pair perfectly with the sticky Michelin Pilot Sport 4S tires and rear-wheel drive.

While it’s not as bold as the larger 668-hp CT5 Blackwing, it is a 6-speed manual version we tried and had a dazzling 4.0-second time to reach 60 mph and hit the quarter-mile marker in 12.4 seconds at 116 speed. However, in the legend of the top sports cars, the CT4 Blackwing isn’t immortal.

In fact, along with the CT5-V Blackwing larger sibling, it’s probably the last chapter of gas-powered, high-octane efficiency from Cadillac.

Next-generation Cadillacs are likely to feature electricity. There’s one thing for sure: the CT4V Blackwing will be considered a hero car, one of the most coveted drivers’ cars ever, and that’s why we included it on our top 10 lists to repeat for the 2nd time in consecutive years.

18. Audi A6

Audi A6

PRICE

  • $78,340 (base price: $68,095)

ENGINE

  • turbocharged and intercooled DOHC 24-valve V-6, aluminum block and heads, direct fuel injection 
  • Displacement: 183 cu in, 2995 cc
  • Power: 335 hp @ 6400 rpm
  • Torque: 369 lb-ft @ 1370 rpm

C/D FUEL ECONOMY

  • Observed: 21 mpg
  • 75-mph highway driving: 32 mpg
  • Highway range: 610 miles

EPA FUEL ECONOMY

  • Combined/city/highway: 25/22/29 mpg

The A6 of 2023 is the ultimate Audi premium car, with an interior brimming with tech and expertly constructed using top-quality materials.

The models that sport the designation 45 come with an all-wheel drive is included, along with an eight-speed auto. The 55-series A6 models are equipped with a powerful 335-hp turbocharged V-6. But it’s a sports car, and this isn’t.

The handling of the A6 is decent, but it’s coolly distant, providing the most comfortable ride compared to other vehicles that focus on performance like that of the Mercedes-AMG E53 or the Maserati Ghibli.

The A6 is a natural competitor to the other mid-size cars with soft rides like the BMW five-series and the Mercedes-Benz E-class.

The styling of the A6 may be perceived by people as boring, which is why Audi provides the faster-running A7 with a more striking, speedy look. We’ll look at that model in a separate review.

19. Genesis G80

Genesis G80

PRICE

  • $56,875 (base price: $51,875)

ENGINE

  • turbocharged and intercooled DOHC 16-valve inline-4, aluminum block and head, port and direct fuel injection
  • Displacement 152 in3, 2497 cm3
  • Power 300 hp @ 5800 rpm
  • Torque 311 lb-ft @ 1650 rpm

C/D FUEL ECONOMY

  • Observed: 19 mpg
  • 75-mph highway driving: 29 mpg
  • Highway range: 490 miles

EPA FUEL ECONOMY

  • Combined/city/highway: 25/22/30 mpg

It’s all about refinement. These days in the luxury sedan class, the Genesis G80 delivers plenty of it, from its sleekly-designed exterior to its slick and chic cabin.

It’s a mid-range model, a step above the compact, sporty G70 and just below the upcoming G90 cruiser and focuses on more relaxed cruising than driving.

If you’re expecting something other than a graceful corner, G80 is a great choice. G80 is a delicious honey flavour even with the basic turbo-charged 2.5-litre four-cylinder engine churning away beneath the hood.

The more robust twin-turbo 3.5-liter V-6 cranks up the heat while it comes with a 3.5T Sport trim that brings crisper handling, but it’s not a BMW M3 competitor.

The Genesis is a direct challenger to BMW’s Audi A6, BMW 5-series, and Mercedes-Benz E-Class and does it at a considerably lower starting cost.

20. Mercedes-AMG E53

Mercedes-AMG E53

PRICE

  • $77,300

ENGINE

  • supercharged, turbocharged and intercooled DOHC 24-valve inline-6, aluminum block and head, direct fuel injection
  • Displacement: 183 in3, 3000 cm3
  • Power: 429 hp @ 6100 rpm
  • Torque: 384 lb-ft @ 1800 rpm

EPA FUEL ECONOMY

  • Combined/City/Highway: 24/21/28 mpg

The Mercedes-AMG E53 line is stylish, elegant and extremely enjoyable to drive. That’s why it’s been awarded the Editor’s Choice award every year between 2019 and 2022.

It will continue to be available in coupe, sedan, and cabriolet body types, and each one provides a pleasing blend of precision engineering, luxurious luxury, and excellent performance.

The athleticism that can be felt differentiates E53 E53 from the standard Benz-branded E-class. The enhancements over the standard model start with its straight-six-cylinder engine, which is affixed with a turbocharger and an electric supercharger and boasts a respectable 429 horsepower and 384 pound-feet of torque.

The E53s have AMG-tuned sports suspensions and have many visual modifications, from their distinctive grille to their quad tailpipes. All of them convey their serious intent at a glance.

21. Mercedes-Benz E-Class

Mercedes-Benz E-Class

PRICE

  • $68,000

ENGINE

  • turbocharged and intercooled DOHC 24-valve inline-6, aluminum block and head, direct fuel injection
  • Displacement 182 in3, 2991 cm3
  • Power 362 hp @ 6100 rpm
  • Torque 369 lb-ft @ 1600 rpm

EPA FUEL ECONOMY

  • Combined/city/highway: 23/20/28 mpg

Velvety smooth, creamy, buttery soft are the words that pop into your mind when you think of the Mercedes-Benz E class.

The four-door sedan, the two-door coupe and two-door convertible body styles that form the E-class family offer luxurious luxury and an array of options that allow buyers to personalize their vehicle to suit their needs. Begin with the engine options.

The E350 sedan is driven by an inline four with 255 horsepower. The E450 sedan comes with the 362-hp version of Mercedes’ silky 3.0-liter inline-six. The elegant coupe and convertible are available only in the E450 6-cylinder version.

The E-class has many high-end things, from a glove compartment cooling box and a movable steering column. However, a few items you’d expect to be standard in this category turn out to be extras, such as leather upholstery and the more advanced Mercedes driver assistance.

This is a serene and comfortable cruiser. Therefore, people who want acceleration should look into an AMG E53 to experience its heightened performance.

However, if it’s a well-designed luxury car that you wish to, with an impressive pedigree, the E-class is always an excellent option.

22. BMW M5

BMW M5

PRICE

  • Base/As Tested: $143,995/$148,995
  • Options: Frozen Brands Hatch Grey paint, $5000

ENGINE

  • twin-turbocharged and intercooled DOHC 32-valve V-8, aluminum block and heads, direct fuel injection
  • Displacement: 268 in3, 4395 cm3
  • Power: 627 hp @ 6000 rpm
  • Torque: 553 lb-ft @ 1800 rpm

C/D FUEL ECONOMY

  • Observed: 18 mpg

EPA FUEL ECONOMY

  • Combined/City/Highway: 17/15/21 mpg

Some cars are massive, and others are exhilarating. For instance, the BMW M5 features a body based on the standard 5-series and a heart-lung transplant from BMW’s M Department of Performance.

The engine is an incredible 600-hp twin-turbo engine coupled to an 8-speed automatic transmission, which is able to power the four-wheel drive.

A choice of Competition package boosts the heat by adding 17 more horses, an even more refined exhaust, a stiffer suspension and Competition badges and trim.

Built to handle the rigours of mountain hairpins, blasts on the autobahn, and everyday life, the M5 offers a premium experience with a penchant for fireworks.

Contrary to its closest rival, which is its competitor, the Cadillac CT5V Blackwing, its sleek and slender design doesn’t get a loud exhaust, but its impressive luxury and refined design make it one of the top in the class of premium sports cars.

23. Cadillac CT5-V Blackwing

Cadillac CT5-V Blackwing

PRICE

  • Base/As Tested: $87,090 /$114,645

ENGINE

  • supercharged and intercooled V-8, aluminum block and heads, direct fuel injection
  • Displacement: 376 in3, 6162 cm3
  • Power: 668 hp @ 6500 rpm
  • Torque: 659 lb-ft @ 3600 rpm

C/D FUEL ECONOMY

  • Observed: 13 mpg
  • 75-mph Highway Driving: 24 mpg
  • Highway Range: 410 mi

EPA FUEL ECONOMY

  • Combined/City/Highway: 15/13/21 mpg

Cadillac’s V-series high-performance lineup is dominated by the impressive and completely brutal 2023 CT5-V Blackwing that is currently our top pick among today’s sports cars and a twice 10 Best Award winner. The supercharged V-8 engine cranks out 668 horsepower.

It is also paired with a manual six-speed transmission. During our tests, this combination was enough to give the CT5-V Blackwing a 3.6-second sprint to 60 mph.

A 10-speed automatic version is also available; however, we urge you to consider the stick. This car’s performance is as thrilling as its rumbling acceleration.

When pushed by the CT5-V, the Blackwing is an excellent driver’s companion for those with experience. It is up against formidable competitors like those of the BMW M5 and the Mercedes-AMG E63, both models with more recognizable names.

However, the CT5-V Blackwing eventually came out in the top spot due to its affordable price and well-tuned chassis.

24. Mercedes-AMG E63 S

Mercedes-AMG E63 S

PRICE

  • $135,330 (base price: $105,395)

ENGINE

  • ENGINE TYPE: twin-turbocharged and intercooled DOHC 32-valve V-8, aluminum block and heads, direct fuel injection
  • Displacement: 243 cu in, 3982 cc
  • Power: 603 hp @ 6500 rpm
  • Torque: 627 lb-ft @ 2500 rpm
  • TRANSMISSION: 9-speed automatic with manual shifting mode

C/D FUEL ECONOMY

  • Observed: 12 mpg
  • 75-mph highway driving: 22 mpg
  • Highway range: 460 mi

EPA FUEL ECONOMY

  • Combined/city/highway: 18/15/22 mpg

In 2023, the Mercedes-AMG E63 S ended the hot-rod division’s Book Boosted V-8s. The top-performing E-class sedan is expected to follow the tracks from the AMG C63 and will be equipped with a hybrid engine for the model year 2024.

People who are to purchase an AMG E63 or make an order for a factory model will be aware that dealers have been not able to order models that were 2022 following the suspension of the sales of a majority of V-8-powered cars within the U.S. The company claims that it will be returning sales in 2023.

This is excellent news since the E63 S is a delightful vehicle that roars through the air with its twin-turbo engine pumping out 603 horsepower and 627 pound-feet of torque. Its nine-speed multi-clutch transmission delivers this power to the four wheels.

This super-saloon has the ability to put enough vigour to take on the majority of the supercars on the market today and is capable of more than being an explosive missile.

The luxurious cabin is a relaxing place for both the driver and passengers. Its air suspension will provide an incredibly smooth ride with the flip of a switch.

This dual personality is the main reason an AMG E63 S is so particular. The E63 S is in its last year of production, and the uniqueness of it will be lost forever.

25. Genesis G90

Genesis G90

PRICE

  • Base/As Tested: $99,795/$101,295
  • Options: Matte Gray paint, $1500

ENGINE

  • twin-turbocharged, supercharged, and intercooled DOHC 24-valve V-6, aluminum block and heads, direct and port fuel injection
  • Displacement: 212 in3, 3470 cm3
  • Power: 409 hp @ 5800 rpm
  • Torque: 405 lb-ft @ 1300 rpm

C/D FUEL ECONOMY

  • Observed: 22 mpg
  • 75-mph Highway Driving: 29 mpg
  • 75-mph Highway Range: 550 mi 

EPA FUEL ECONOMY

  • Combined/City/Highway: 20/17/24 mpg 

Genesis’ most luxurious model, its G90 car, has been given radical changes for 2023 that will bring the model into the current era.

The exterior design is based on the G90’s predecessors, the G80 automobile and the GV80 SUV; however, it is equipped with some distinct features that represent the G90’s position on the top end of the Genesis model hierarchy.

The twin-turbo 3.5-liter V-6 engine is at the heart of the standard powertrain. It has a power output of 375 horsepower.

Instead of the 5.0-litre V-8 engine used as an upgraded engine for 2022’s version and a version of 409 horsepower, the V-6 twin-turbo engine is available.

It uses an electric supercharger that increases its power. Both engines are quiet and smooth, allowing the cabin of the G90 to be a comfortable place to stay and designed to delight passengers with many new options.

For instance, an in-car scent diffuser will provide pleasant scents, while an air purifier helps to stop odors emanating from outside from entering.

Doors powered by electricity can be your valet. All G90 models are outfitted with leather upholstery made of Nappa, authentic wood trim, and massaged seats.

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