Top 10 Luxury Vehicles

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Brandon Turkus is CarsDirect.com’s Automotive Content Manager. He’s responsible for editing content that appears on these pages, and also represents CarsDirect’s sister sites The Car Connection, Motor Authority, and Green Car Reports in Detroit, Michigan. Before joining Internet Brands, Brandon served as a contributor for enthusiast sites Autoblog and Motor1, covering automotive news and reviewing the industry’s newest models.


, Automotive Editor - July 12, 2017

Today's new cars are among the best-equipped, constructed, and finished in history. That makes building a top-of-the-line luxury vehicle more challenging than ever before. Based on the testing of our colleagues at The Car Connection, these are the tip of the luxury spear – the most comfortable, capable, and luxurious vehicles on the market.

All rankings are based on The Car Connection's official ratings scale, which looks at a car's styling, performance, comfort, safety, features, and fuel efficiency and assigns a numerical rating. The overall score is the average of these five catories. You can read more about how The Car Connection rates vehicles here.

Land Rover Range Rover: 8.8/10

Land Rover Range Rover

Inarguably one of the best all-around vehicles on the planet, the Land Rover Range Rover is a first-class executive limousine that can also tackle some of the toughest terrain around. Available with a thrifty diesel-powered V6, a middling gas-powered V6, and a range of thunderous, supercharged V8s, the Range Rover also comes in short- and long-wheelbase varieties. Prices range from $86,000 for a base model to nearly $200,000 for the long-wheelbase SVAutobiography. Learn more about the Range Rover »

Bentley Bentayga: 8.6/10

Bentley Bentayga

Traditional luxury fans balked at a Bentley SUV, but the Bentayga silenced them real almost immediately with its poise, style, and stunning trimmings. It is not cheap, of course – prices range from $230,000 to nearly $300,000, which is a remarkable sum for a five-place crossover SUV. But that sum gives owners access to Bentley's phenomenal twin-turbocharged W12 and an impressive capability off road. This is a very fast luxury vehicle that hides its size well, while still providing the kind of comfort owners expert of a Bentley. Learn more about the Bentayga »

BMW 7-Series: 8.6/10

BMW 7 Series

Heavily redesigned last year, the BMW 7-Series offers segment-leading technology, as well as the style, performance, and thanks to the new 740e, green credentials to attract a wide swath of well-heeled consumers. BMW deleted the short-wheelbase model as part of its redesign, so every version of BMW's venerable flagship sedan could serve as a competent limousine, if so asked. Learn more about the 7-Series »

Audi S7: 8.6/10

Audi S7

A fast five-door fastback, the Audi S7 might be the prettiest car in Audi's very attractive stable. That this model packs a 4.0-liter, twin-turbocharged V8 and the kind of performance features that can attract consumers far and wide doesn't hurt matters. That said, the sloping roofline does sacrifice some second-row head room for eye-watering style. While the S7 is very good, the standard A7 offers much of the same style and equipment in a more efficient and more affordable package (its score falls just a hair outside of our rankings, too). Learn more about the S7 »

Mercedes-AMG GT: 8.5/10

Mercedes-Benz AMG GT

Mercedes-Benz built an outstanding muscle car with its old SLS, but it came at an extreme price. The AMG GT, though, is more manageable, starting at just $112,400. The addition of a high-performance AMG GT R model, as well as a new convertible trim, increase the AMG GT's appeal even more. A Porsche 911 might still offer more variety and versatility, but Mercedes' latest sports car has a lot going for it. Learn more about the AMG-GT »

Acura NSX: 8.4/10

Acura NSX

A far cry from the original Acura NSX, the latest model sports a twin-turbocharged engine that serves as part of a hybrid powertrain. These green credentials set the American-built NSX apart from vehicles with similar price and performance levels. At the same time, the NSX is a beautiful vehicle inside and out, with a presence that's unusual even among vehicles that cost nearly $160,000. Learn more about the NSX »

Jaguar F-Type: 8.4/10

Jaguar F-Type

The spiritual successor to the legendary jaguar E-Type, the F-Type comes in hardtop and convertible bodies with a range of six- and eight-cylinder engines. Power output ranges from 340 ponies to a thundering 575 hp with the F-Type SVR. Coming in 2018, Jaguar will even add a turbocharged four-cylinder, which should promise a more balanced handling character without a huge sacrifice in performance. Of course, this is still a Jaguar – it's absolutely stunning both inside and out. We recommend British Racing Green paint. Learn more about the F-Type »

Mercedes-Benz S-Class: 8.4/10

Mercedes-Benz S-Class

There's not a lot that needs to be said about the Mercedes-Benz S-Class. Available in sedan, coupe, convertible, as a high-performance AMG or as an ultra-comfortable Maybach, and even as a plug-in hybrid, the S-Class is a luxury sedan that excels at being all things to all people. It's supremely comfortable, fast, and packed with some of the most advanced technology on the market. While pricey – it starts around $100,000 but climbs to nearly $250,000 – the S-Class is a smart buy regardless of its powertrain or body style. Learn more about the S-Class »

Tesla Model S: 8.3/10

Tesla Model S

The most popular electric car on the planet, the Tesla Model S promises zero-emissions driving with a range that rivals most gas-powered luxury vehicles. It can and will outaccelerate them, too, with the pricey P100D and its optional Ludicrous mode allowing the Model S to hit 60 miles per hour in just 2.5 seconds. Combine that with Tesla's impressive semi-autonomous driving system, and the Model S is a complete luxury sedan that's difficult to ignore. Learn more about the Model S »

Genesis G80: 8.3/10

Genesis G80

It may have started life as a humble Hyundai, but the Genesis G80 is a competent everyday luxury car that does a lot of what the Mercedes-Benz E-Class and BMW 5-Series can do, but for a lot less money. It's also an attractive, roomy, and well-built thing, so we strongly suggest you set your brand perceptions aside and give the Genesis G80 a good look. Learn more about the G80 »

, Automotive Editor

Brandon Turkus is CarsDirect.com’s Automotive Content Manager. He’s responsible for editing content that appears on these pages, and also represents CarsDirect’s sister sites The Car Connection, Motor Authority, and Green Car Reports in Detroit, Michigan. Before joining Internet Brands, Brandon served as a contributor for enthusiast sites Autoblog and Motor1, covering automotive news and reviewing the industry’s newest models.