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7 of the Fastest New Sedans Under $60,000 for 2019

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Basic physics dictate that SUVs will never match the performance capabilities of sedans. Thanks to their lower centers of gravity and lighter weight, sport sedans offer better handling and driving dynamics than comparable high-riding SUVs, not to mention a more driver-focused overall experience. With that said, here are seven of the fastest new sedans available today for under $60,000.

Infiniti Q50 Red Sport 400

Infiniti Q50 Red Sport 400

Formerly known as the G37, Infiniti's Q50 is a competitor to the likes of the Mercedes C-Class and the BMW 3 Series, and offers good value when compared to its German rivals. Built on a rear-wheel-drive platform and offering either a 2.0-liter turbocharged 4-cylinder or a 3.0-liter turbocharged V6, the Q50 is available with three different power outputs. At the top of the range is the Red Sport 400 model, which puts out a healthy 400 horsepower and goes from 0-to-60 mph in a brisk 4.5 seconds. Available options include a Bose audio system, an air purifier and LED ambient lighting. The Red Sport also offers great seats, quilted leather and Kacchu aluminum trim.

The Q50 Red Sport 400 starts at around $52,000 with RWD. All-wheel drive costs an additional $2,000. A fully-loaded Q50 Red Sport 400 AWD comes in at right around $58,000 after shipping and destination fees. Find an Infiniti Q50 for sale

Kia Stinger GT

Kia Stinger GT

The Stinger was introduced for the 2018 model year and was the first vehicle of its kind to be offered by Kia. With RWD or AWD and an available 3.3-liter twin-turbocharged V6 putting out 365 hp, the Stinger is capable of getting from 0-to-60 mph in 4.7 seconds. In addition to offering great power, the Stinger GT also offers Kia's full suite of driver-assistance features, wireless phone charging and ventilated front seats. It also returns 21 miles per gallon in combined city and highway driving regardless of whether it's equipped with RWD or AWD.

A base 2019 Stinger GT starts at just under $41,000. AWD, available across the board, is a $2,200 extra. A fully-loaded GT2 model with AWD comes in at just over $54,000. Find a Kia Stinger for sale

Genesis G70 3.3T

Genesis G70 3.3T

Another great new competitor on our list of the fastest new sedans on the market for 2019 is the new Genesis G70. Hyundai's Genesis brand introduced its first ever BMW 3 Series competitor for the 2019 model year, and it's already garnering praise for its great value and performance credentials. Engineering of the G70 was handled by the former head of BMW's M division, and it's clear that the G70 isn't just a Hyundai in upscale clothing. The G70's engines are shared with the Kia Stinger, which is its corporate sibling. This means buyers can choose from either a 2.0-liter turbocharged 4-cylinder making 252 hp or a 3.3-liter turbocharged V6 making 365 hp, good for a 0-to-60 mph time of 4.7 seconds. RWD and AWD are offered, just like on the Kia.

A base RWD G70 2.0T starts at around $36,000 when factoring in destination costs. RWD 2.0T models can be had with a 6-speed manual transmission, while everything else comes with an 8-speed automatic. A fully-loaded G70 comes in at around $54,000. Find a Genesis G70 for sale

Dodge Charger Scat Pack

Dodge Charger Scat Pack

The Dodge Charger has been out for a while, having first gone on sale in its current body style for the 2011 model year, and even then, that new version was heavily based on a design that came out way back in 2006. Either way, the Charger is all about speed. In its potent Scat Pack trim the Charger comes with a 6.4-liter V8 making 485 hp and paired with an 8-speed automatic, good for a 0-to-60 mph time of 4.1 seconds, considerably quick especially when you factor in the Charger's high curb weight.

While a base-model Charger Scat Pack costs just over $41,000, a fully-loaded example comes in at only $53,000, and that's before factoring in the dealer incentives you're certain to find on these 4-door muscle cars. Needless to say, a Charger Scat Pack is a great performance sedan bargain. Find a Dodge Charger for sale

Audi S4

Audi S4

With standard AWD, the Audi S4 is an adept performer, offering great handling and a 0-to-60 mph time of 4.2 seconds, which is a second faster than its also-quick A4 counterpart. The S4 gets its power from a 3.0-liter V6 making 354 hp. The 2019 S4 has a starting price of about $52,000 and tops out at just over $60,000 in fully-loaded Prestige trim, which offers Audi's virtual cockpit, a top-down 360-degree camera, a head up display, wireless charging and a Bang & Olufsen sound system. An 8-speed automatic is the only transmission available. Those wanting more style can look to the S4's 4-door coupe counterpart; the S5 Sportback, which costs around $2,300 more than the S4 in all configurations. Find a Audi S4 for sale

BMW M340i

BMW M340i

The BMW 3 Series is all new for 2020, and with it comes a new M Performance model known as the M340i and positioned between the basic 3 Series and the legendary M3. The M340i is available with either RWD or AWD. Power comes from a 3.0-liter twin turbo inline 6-cylinder making 382 hp. RWD examples start at $54,000 and go from 0-to-60 mph in 4.4 seconds. AWD costs an additional $2,000 and shaves an 0.3 seconds off of the vehicle's 0-to-60 mph time, bringing it down to 4.1 seconds. While these prices may seem surprisingly reasonable for a BMW performance sedan, keep in mind BMW's tendency to nickel and dime buyers with regard to additional features. On the M340i, heated seats require a $1,400 Premium Package, while automatic high beams necessitate the $2,100 Executive Package. Needless to say, the price of a M340i goes up quickly once you start adding even the most basic of options. Find a BMW 3 Series for sale

Mercedes AMG C 43

Mercedes AMG C 43

While it hasn't been redesigned as recently as its other two German competitiors, the Mercedes C-Class did get a face-lift for the 2018 model year. As BMW has with its M Performance line, Mercedes has introduced different tiers of AMG models. Offered as an alternative to the raucous AMG C 63, the tamer C 43 packs a 3.0-liter twin-turbo V6 making 385 hp AWD is standard, and the C 43's $56,000 starting price aligns perfectly with that of an M340i optioned with AWD. It's a little slower than a comparable M340i though when it comes to acceleration, needing 4.5 seconds to go from 0-to-60 mph. As with the BMW, adding simple options sends the price of a C 43 up and up. Keep this in mind if you want things like driver-assistance safety features and heated seats. Find a Mercedes-Benz C-Class for sale

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