This is a driver's car. Acceleration is at the top of its class, and handling is superb. You can feel the road in this car. It's a little less sophisticated than a comparable BMW 3 series, but that was definitely Infiniti's target. They came very close to matching the 3 series for thousands less. You really have to be careful with this car. It wants to go fast. The AWD performs very well in rain and snow. Overall, this is an excellent car inside and out, and a great value in its class.