The compact BMW 3 Series is available in both sedan and wagon forms (and as a coupe in the closely related 4 Series). The Series 3 has long been the standard-bearer of the segment, and the latest model is more of the same, it would be almost sacrilegious if the model weren't on our list of the top ten luxury cars for its money. Maneuverability is what you expect from a small BMW, as is driving comfort, and the driver-centric interior is beautifully finished. The wide engine range includes a super-economical diesel and a powerful turbocharged six-cylinder in-line, and powertrain options include rear-wheel or all-wheel drive, and some models are available with manual transmissions.
The Hyundai Genesis is a full-size luxury sedan that is available with rear-wheel drive or all-wheel drive. When loaded with the Ultimate package, you get a car that includes just about every luxury feature you could want in a car, including a sleek interior and high-end features like a front screen, 17-speaker stereo, and power rear sunshade. The ride is more tuned for comfort than for sporty handling, but that helps make the Genesis a great road car. The best part (and the reason it's on our list of the top ten luxury cars for its money) is that you can get a fully charged Genesis for much less than the base price of some of its competitors.
The Infiniti Q50 is a compact luxury car available with a wide selection of powertrains, from economical four-cylinder hybrid and turbocharged options to a pair of more powerful turbocharged V6 engines. An interesting option is the Infiniti Direct Adaptive Steering, which is anything but “direct” and has no mechanical connection between the steering wheel and the wheels. One of the main benefits of the steer-by-wire system is the system's ability to decrease the amount of feedback and vibration felt on the steering wheel, which is especially good on rough roads. Overall, the power is good, the handling is more than competent, the interior is attractive and the driving is quite pleasant.
The Jaguar XE is a very attractive compact luxury car with a pleasant interior and excellent handling. Despite the fact that the body is largely made of aluminum, the XE is not really light. Engine options include an economical diesel, a four-cylinder turbocharger and a supercharged V6 that make the XE sound almost as good as its sportier brother XF (which is almost the best sounding car we've ever driven). With the V6, the Jag XE is a fast car that demands to be thrown around corners, but all XEs drive well thanks to a sophisticated suspension configuration and communicative steering.
The Kia K900 is closely related to the Hyundai Equus, but it follows a slightly different path, taking a much more American perspective on the definition of luxury. Both cars use the same powerful V8, but unlike the Hyundai, the Kia is also available with a slightly cheaper V6 engine. Both engines are powerful enough to drive the K900 with confidence, and while the ride is smooth, well-controlled and quite comfortable, the handling is definitely not the car's strong point. All in all, the Kia is a decent luxury cruiser for the money, as long as you don't have sporting pretensions.
Acura Makes Much of the ILX Pedigree. It incorporates the technology of the legendary NSX supercar, a perennial yet low-profile favorite of automotive enthusiasts. The 2.4-liter four-cylinder engine has up to 201 horsepower and averages approximately 30 MPG in combined city-highway driving. With its impressive all-electric performance and aggressive front grille, the new BMW i4 stands out from the crowd.
It's a small, sporty sedan with all the qualities to impress us enough. The interior is full of technology, something that we expect more and more in the coming years, especially for electric vehicles. The 5-seater comes in two versions, the eDrive 40 base and the high-performance M50, the latter being the most impressive, equipped with an electric motor capable of 536 hp and xDrive, BMW's all-wheel drive solution. In terms of range, it is indicated at 227 or 300 miles depending on the variant.
The Tesla Model 3 needs no introduction, as it has received a lot of attention since its launch. With its advanced electric propulsion system capable of achieving some of the most impressive driving ranges of the rest, it's hard not to think of it as one of the best options. Probably one of the nicest in the group, at least when it comes to smaller luxury sedans, the Audi A3 wonderfully combines style with performance. Everything you can imagine when you think of the luxury sedans that the Genesis G70 probably offers, and at a more affordable price than some of its European rivals.
It's elegant, luxurious and comes with a gorgeous cabin. With its charming simplicity, the Volvo S60 offers a minimalist and elegant interior, with many standard features that come as extras in other competing models. Although some people might say that this is a Gran Coupé, not a luxury sedan per se, the redesigned BMW 4 Series is everything one would expect from a premium BMW sedan, offering the high performance, excellent handling and comfort with which the Bavarian brand has used us for so many years. The new BMW 5 Series is a wonderful addition to the German manufacturer's mid-size sedan range, with a myriad of options, from low-end to high-end trim levels.
The engine works well, but it won't turn the XF into the supercar luxury sedan you'd expect it to be. With a gorgeous interior wrapped in leather, wood and aluminum, the Lexus ES 350 is one of the most luxurious sedans you can find at an affordable price. The luxury sedan has established itself as a long-standing symbol of the rich and powerful, with its incredible level of comfort that continues to improve year after year. The Volvo S60 is a luxury compact sedan that is packed with features, including a number of class-leading safety-related systems.
Formerly a sports hatchback, the redesigned Audi A3 is a compact, yet sporty sedan with lots of energy and lots of high-tech bells and whistles. The Cadillac CT4-V is probably one of the best sedans in the US market, with a sporty and fun factor not found in many other similar cars. When it comes to features, the luxury sedan offers them all, from sleek high-end interiors to excellent on-road capabilities and eye-catching exteriors to turn heads. SeatsLarger sedans and three-row SUVs are spacious enough to work as good commuter cars and family vehicles.
Mercedes-Benz joins the EV sedan market with its new EQE and EQS, based on the company's E-Class and S-Class, respectively. We have seen first-class sedans like these go from being offered almost exclusively with diesel and V8 engines to now available with hybrid, plug-in hybrid or all-electric propulsion, such as the Teslas and Taycan. The ATS is Cadillac's entry into the competitive compact luxury segment, available in coupe or sedan models, with rear-wheel drive or all-wheel drive. .