Leasing is a great way to put yourself behind the wheel of some pretty extravagant cars with not a lot out of pocket. A few thousand dollars later and an affordable payment a month grants you access to premium badges and sporting intentions.
Motor Trend recently rounded up nine contenders in the highly-contested, compact luxury sedan segment to see which serves your $399 per month payment the best. Each one of the vehicles in play is offering an identical $399 per month lease deal, meaning value was a big factor here, especially since most lessees buy their vehicles out at the end of the term.
The 2017 Cadillac ATS was one of nine to compete for the crown, but alas, it finished mid pack. Fifth place was all the ATS could muster after being dinged for a cramped rear seat, ho-hum interior design and lesser value compared to other vehicles. However, the ATS continued to be lauded for its incredible chassis and sporting character. Finding the balance between “sport” and “luxury” continued to escape Cadillac, though.
If there’s some good news for Cadillac, it did outdo four vehicles: the Jaguar XE, BMW 3 Series, Volvo S60 and Infiniti Q50. But, you’ll notice names like Audi, Mercedes-Benz and Alfa Romeo are not under Cadillac. Head to the link here to see the entire pecking order.