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The ride quality is too firm for anything that's not a racetrack and the driver feedback feels lackluster.
Cadillac's inline-4 engine sounds coarse when it's powering the car with the might of 325 horses.
The rear seat is too small even for a compact sedan (that too in a Cadillac!) and not enough soft-touch surfaces or high-quality interior for its price.
Toyota Mirai, getting its power from hydrogen, but there is very limited reach of fuel stations outside of California and Hawaii.
It’s a far better deal for the same price as a top-end Mirai. If you don’t mind getting a Tesla, then the Model 3 is better than the Mirai in almost every area.
These FCEVs may become successful and popular. But that’s a matter of the future, and we have better options in the present.
If you’re heading to a drag strip, the Model S is one of the best bang-for-the-buck cars.
But other than that, it has a lot less to offer for the price. EVs with similar price tags are better handling, have better build quality, and are more luxurious than the Model S.
The thing is, for about $40,000 less, you can have another German luxury flagship and that’s the prestigious BMW ALPINA B7.
Or, if you are willing to spend around $200,000 on a sedan with the ultimate status you might as well get a Bentley Flying Spur.
These days, buying an Alfa Romeo requires much more willpower and stubbornness than before.
The top ‘Quadrifoglio’ trim is one heck of a car. But you can get a BMW 5 Series or a Porsche 718 Boxster/Cayman for the same price or even less.
And the base Giulia doesn’t have comfortable seats or enough space for the rear passengers.
It’s a great sedan, but it doesn’t seem to have anything special against the competition.
The Genesis is more luxurious and the BMW’s engine is more refined. Buying a Panamera is a simple decision in this budget.
Or better yet, if you are in no hurry to buy a car, then wait for a while, save some more money, and get a freakin’ S-Class!
The more affordable trims have to compete against the popular ones like Honda Accord and Toyota Camry. Both these cars are more reliable, safer, and more accomplished than the Legacy.
The upper-level trims of the Subaru (Limited XT and Touring XT) are harder to choose when they’re the same price as an Audi A3 and a Mercedes A-Class.
The Audi looks way better after the 2022 redesign, and the Mercedes has a near-perfect blend of performance and luxury.
Audi has nailed it in the exterior and interior design department. We can say the same for the handling as well. But under the performance and luxury departments, the RS e-tron GT has to play catch-up against rivals from Mercedes and Porsche.
Value-for-money cars like the Porsche Taycan 4S and the Mercedes-Benz EQS dominate the Super Luxury Electric Cars market.
One of them is a supercar in a luxury electric sedan’s guise, and the other is an S-Class that runs on electricity. Now that’s some tough cars to beat.
A regular non-V trim of either Caddy will be a sensible choice if power isn’t a priority. The V costs as much as those German competitors.
But it fails to match fit and finish levels, or refinement, or interior space, or luxury, the list could go on.
If we’re shopping for large luxury SUVs, then we should definitely head towards a Cadillac dealer to have a look. But for performance sedans, we’d probably skip it.
The build quality is questionable, and so is the rear seat space and interior room. But the main issue is the $113,000 price tag.
For that price, we can have an exotic sedan such as the Mercedes-Benz AMG GT or a large BMW M850i xDrive, or even an M8 Gran Coupe for some extra cash.
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