Audi dealerships have good reason to smile. Audi recently celebrated the 30th anniversary of the Audi 5000’s storied appearance in Ferris Bueller’s Day Off and just unveiled its next-generation A8 luxury sedan. The news gets even better: just named the Audi A4 as the Best Luxury Sports Sedan of 2017.

As announced, tested model-year 2017 cars from the luxury sports sedan segment in order to rank the options available to shoppers. tested vehicles such as the Alfa Romeo Giulia, Audi A4, BMW 3 Series, Cadillac ATS, Jaguar XE, Lexus IS and Mercedes-Benz C-Class. The results of the evaluation:

  1. 2017 Audi A4
  2. 2017 Alfa Romeo Giulia
  3. 2017 Mercedes-Benz C-Class
  4. 2017 Cadillac ATS
  5. 2017 Jaguar XE
  6. 2017 BMW 3 Series
  7. 2017 Lexus IS

Joe Wiesenfelder, executive editor and Luxury Sports Sedan Challenge judge, noted that the A4 is especially appealing because of factors such as its power, brake-pedal feel, surefooted all-wheel drive, excellent space, quality, and comfort.

Congratulations to the luxury brands who ranked so well in our test! In addition, we advise luxury sports sedan dealerships to get more familiar with the judges’ in-depth comments here. Because is a popular destination for all auto shoppers, your customers will likely be getting insights about the top performers from our news and asking you for your impressions as well. Be ready to talk performance with your customers.


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