Car & Driver Comparison: 2014 Lexus IS 350 F SPORT vs. BMW 335i M SPORT vs Cadillac ATS 3.6

2014 Lexus IS F SPORT vs BMW 33i M SPORT vs Cadillac ATS

In the latest issue of Car & Driver, the 2014 Lexus IS 350 F SPORT takes top spot in a comparison with the BMW 335i M SPORT and Cadillac ATS 3.6 — here’s the full story thanks to the folks at F30post:

(Here’s the story in higher resolution.)

To see the IS 350 F SPORT beat the top two performance-oriented models in the segment is quite a feat, especially in its first official comparison — here’s a quote from the article:

…charge into a series of quick bends and the IS completely changes its character. Turn in is crisper in the Lexus than in either the BMW or the Cadillac, a fact borne out by its first-place slalom finish in spite of a mediocre skidpad performance. More important, the Lexus is utterly imperturbable.

The IS manages to be both typically Lexus-civil and delightfully capable…The manner in which the Lexus transforms from innocuous to vivid is nearly as miraculous.