Car Comparison: Which luxury sedan is right for you?

WTOP’s Car Guy Mike Parris takes a closer look at three luxury sedan models.

Acura TLX PMC Edition ($48,950 as driven)

The PMC (Performance Manufacturing Center) edition of the TLX is built alongside the NSX exotic car, and comes with a numbered interior plaque.

Special red paint and a gloss black roof also set it apart from the regular Acura TLX, but it has the same 290 horsepower V6 as other TLX sedans. It seems a bit sedate, but the “sport” setting wakes the car up nicely.

The Acura TLX’s all-wheel drive helps with performance and bad weather ability.

The dual-screen dash layout makes the car’s interior look a bit dated, but the sport seats do a great job of holding you in place.

Volvo S60 T6 R-Design ($55,490 as driven)

In S60 parlance, T6 means all-wheel drive and a 316 horsepower four-cylinder.

R-Design is a trim level that means a sportier S60.

This S60’s engine is unique in that it features two power-adders: both a supercharger, for low end grunt, and a turbocharger, for power at higher RPMs.

The interior features minimal clutter and is extremely comfortable, with thoroughly bolstered leather front seats.

Infiniti Q50 Red Sport 400 ($59,635 as driven)

The Infiniti, in performance Red Sport trim, is the priciest and most powerful car in our comparison, but is worth the money for those who have it.

It packs a 400 horsepower twin-turbo V6, which makes for a seriously quick car, and handles well to boot.

The exterior features eye-catching carbon fiber on the side mirrors and rear spoiler.

Also, it’s a high-end car with, mercifully, a standard mechanical shifter, meaning you won’t have to re-learn how to put your car into reverse.

The Q50’s older design shows its age a bit on the interior, where the navigation system takes some time to get used to. It also features all-wheel drive.

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