Unfortunately - I would have to agree with almost every post thus far... If true "handling" isn't high on your list, but "powerful acceleration" is, there are plenty of options to check out IF YOU ARE LEASING. For sure I would look into probably BMWs first... then MAYBE Audi... then the Korean companies (Kia or Hyundai)... only then would I go to the domestics. I'm not completely knocking the domestics... they've come along way from 20 years ago. But overall... fit/finish + performance attributes, I still don't think 98% of domestics compare. Yes, there are some models that get it mostly right, but not many (and I've driven quite a few loaners over the past 10 years between my job, my wife's job, and recreationally for vacaction, etc.). Regardless, good luck on the search and keep us posted on what you decide.