Last updated on March 11th, 2017 at 01:29 pm
For those who wanted something unlike the other, here are the 10 best luxury sedans for this year. Why luxury sedan? Luxury sedan is very popular with higher class people, many are planning to buy a luxury sedan just to raise their reputation, but luxury sedan is more than just that. The luxury sedans are always made with top class material and a lot of modern technologies that other, so you will feel a lot more comfortable driving this car, they are all usually very expensive, however there are also some that is priced below the average price of standard luxury sedan but still has a top class quality.
Top 10 Luxury Sedans
The new Audi A8 is still using its traditional luxury looks, but they decided to make several redesigned, this resulted in the new car looks a lot more sporty than it used to be. The cabin is on par in quality as the exterior, it uses top quality material; leather, plastic, aluminum, wood, to make an exquisite cabin that is available on a much more expensive luxury vehicle. But the best part of the Audi A8 is the available features, you get all the basic features available on modern luxury cars, but it will be using a much more luxurious version of those features; twin LCD screen, Bluetooth command system, streaming, and many more. There are also optional features that you can get by paying more money.
Now, let see what is under the hood of this Audi A8, the engine that will be used for the standard model is going to be the 3.0L V6 engine that has 333 horsepower and 325 pound feet of torque, we are guessing that there will be a V8 trim level to be picked as well.
The new Jaguar XJ is available on many trim level offering different kinds of features, but for this list, the one that we are going to talk about is the XJL trim level. This trim level provides you a lot more feature than the standard model but with only small increase of price. From the exterior looks, this car looks gorgeous with superb styling that shows how good this car is on the road and this sedan’s performance is top class as well. The inside of the car is different though, if the exterior is classy but simple, the interior is filled with vast variety of features.
One other things that the Jaguar XJL is proud of is its formidable V6 engine, the XJ is using the 3.0L V6 engine that is capable of 340 horsepower and 332 pound feet of torque. If you think that is not enough, there is another XJL trim level with 5.0L V8 engine; 470 horsepower and 424 pound feet of torque.
Bentley Continental Flying Spur
As you can see from the price, the Bentley Continental Flying Spur is not playing around, it utilizes the best of the best materials and the top and top of the line feature. The sedan is very big though, and that bigger size means there are more rooms for the abundance of features available. There are several LCD screens and a big 10 inch screen at the front, combine that with in-car internet, the passengers will not be bored anytime soon. And with that massive size, you will not be looking at an agile vehicle so the ride is pretty heavy.
But the Bentley Continental Flying Spur is trying to give you the best of the best thus the engine that is going to be the standard is the 4.0L V8 twin turbo engine, a powerful engine with 500 horsepower and 487 pound feet of torque. But wait, there is more, the W12 trim level is a bit more expensive and it is sporting the 6.0L W12 twin turbo engine, this one has 616 horsepower and 590 pound feet of torque.
Lexus ES 300h
Now this one is different, the Lexus ES 300h is an eco friendly luxury sedan, as the name implies, it used a hybrid of regular gas engine and an electric engine. The price point is really low thus this is a luxury sedan that is affordable for many people, but while the exterior of the sedan looks exquisitely classy, it does not have the high number of available features as the other luxury cars on this list for the standard model.
The Lexus ES 300h is a hybrid luxury sedan so you do not really expect that this car can dish out power like other expensive luxury sedan, but the engine is still feels like a disappointment. The engine used is the 2.5L 4 cylinder engine, combined with the electric engine; the car has a combined 200 horsepower and 156 pound feet of torque. While not very powerful, this sedan does have superb fuel efficiency rate with its fuel consumption rating of 40 mpg city and 39 mpg highway.
Infiniti Q50 Red Sport 400
As the name shows, the Infiniti Q50 Red Sport 400 is a luxury sport sedan with affordable price but a performance comparable with more expensive luxury sport sedans, this car is designed for performance first and foremost. The body of the red Sport is simple but sleek while the interior is refined more than ever, but there are some things that still need improvements; the biggest example is the back seats. The standard version will not have folding back seats; you need to pay for more money to get that.
Its engine is the Infiniti Q50 Red Sport 400 biggest point, this is a luxury car which is made for top class performance and thus they decide to use a new engine for this new car. This new engine is going to be a 3.0L V6 engine which has 400 horsepower and 350 pound feet of torque. With that much power, the red Sport can go toe to toe with more expensive cars on the road.
BMW 5 Series
There is no one who does not know the 5 Series, it is one of the most well known luxury sedan brand in the world, and the new BMW 5 Series is here to solidify that statement. The new luxury sedan is still using the traditional looks like its predecessor, but it is better in almost every category especially in terms of performance. The new 5 Series is not only good looking on the outside, the inside of the sedan is also on the other class compared to the majority of luxury sedans out there, refined and full of available features, although there might be complaint about the tight back seats from bigger people.
The 2,0L 4 cylinder turbo engine of the BMW 5 Series is unlike any other, it has 240 horsepower and 260 pound feet of torque; not as powerful as many cars on this list, but this car is not performance focused, but it also has 23 mpg city and 34 mpg highway which is way better than most other luxury sedans on this list.
The Cadillac XTS is developed and manufactured to give you the most comfortable ride of your life and it successfully able to do so with relative ease. The luxury sedan is more focused on giving the best riding experience thus you should not expect the car to be able to perform as good as the sportier competitor. The interior of this car is a paradise with lots of feature. The ride itself is very quiet and smooth, the cabin is big and spacious while the seats are comfortable as it can get and do not forget the amazing line of top class safety features.
The engine of the Cadillac XTS is the 3.6L V6 engine with 304 horsepower and 264 pound feet of torque. The car is not that fast, it can accelerate to 60 mph in 6.8 seconds and a top speed of “only” 136 mph, but the engine is really smooth and does not produce a lot of noise.
Porsche Panamera Turbo S
If you want a luxury sedan that has a performance comparable with a supercar then you get the Porsche Panamera Turbo S. This is a trim level of the Porsche Panamera that focused on extreme performance and the price point shows exactly just that, while it sacrifice some of its comfortability rating and some missing features, the ability to reach 60 mph in just 3.9 seconds is remarkable.
Of course, the engine used on the Porsche Panamera Turbo S is different to the standard base model; this one is using the powerful 4.8L V8 engine. The engine has 570 horsepower and 553 pound feet of torque. With this engine, not many cars can compete with the Panamera Turbo S in a straight line.
Mercedes Benz S Class
The classic S Class is here with the new Mercedes Benz S Class, this luxury sedan is a rare kinds of luxury sedan that offer you everything from comfortability, numbers of features, performance and safety. The details on this sedan is extremely remarkable, making the styling classier than ever, but this car is not all about looks, the new drivetrain makes it a lot more fun to ride as well.
Even the standard model of the Mercedes Benz S Class has 516 horsepower and 449 pound feet of torque and that is because the base engine used is a 4.7L V8 twin turbo. If there is something to be criticized about the engine then it’s going to be the fuel efficiency, but it’s only a minor complaints and nobody cares about that.
An unlikely car to be listed here, many skipped the Hyundai Equus just because its dull exterior design, but this luxury sedan has a lot of things to offer. This car offers you wide variety of features and gadgets. By that, we mean that it offers you way more features than what luxury cars on its price range usually get. The interior of this car is very contrast to the dull looks of the exterior, using top class wood and leather material, there is no denying that this sedan is one of the most comfortable in the world. The engine of the new Hyundai Equus is not bad though, 429 horsepower and 376 pound feet of torque coming from the 5.0L V8 engine, too bad this sedan is very difficult to handle.
And that’s it, the 10 best luxury sedans and because the year is not yet over, there might be some big competitors released on the coming months. Just stay tuned for more updates!