Top Luxury Sedans of 2019


The top six luxury sedans of boast powerful engines, luxury interiors, and the latest technology. They all handle well, although some are a bit more agile and athletic while others offer a smoother ride. Genesis landed on the list again with the G80. The G90 was one of the top 2018 cars. Audi remained on the list with the A6, and the BMW 5-series held onto its place as well. Lexus also made the cut again with the GS. Any of them will be an excellent choice if you’re looking for a new luxury sedan. Here are the answers to questions you might have about these elegant, high-class cars.

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Is the Lexus GS one of the best luxury sedans on the market?

The Lexus GS is high on the list of the top six luxury sedans. It is available with a gas-powered engine or a gas and electric hybrid combination. The GS is a five-passenger sedan with plenty of room for everybody to ride comfortably. The interior is well appointed with lots of high-end materials. It offers a smooth, quiet ride and great handling that makes it a joy to drive. You can get the GS with rear-wheel drive or all-wheel drive. There are three gas-powered engines available for the GS. The base four-cylinder turbocharged engine offers adequate power for most drivers. A naturally aspirated V6 comes under the hood of the GS 350. The GS F comes with a 467-hp V8 engine under the hood. All three are paired with an eight-speed automatic transmission. The GS equipped with a gas engine gets 16 to 22 mpg in the city and 24 to 32 mpg on the highway. The hybrid model comes with a V6 gas engine and two electric motors. It gets 29 mpg in the city and 34 mpg on the highway.  

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Is the Cadillac CTS a good luxury sedan?

Yes. The Cadillac CTS is one of the top luxury sedans. It is an athletic, sporty sedan with lots of power under the hood. There is room for five, although the back seat isn’t big enough for taller passengers to ride comfortably. The interior is nice with plenty of quality materials throughout. It could be more luxurious, though, considering it’s a Cadillac. The CTS is available with AWD or RWD. Available engine options for the CTS are the base four-cylinder turbocharged engine and two V6’s, one of which is a twin-turbocharged V6. Of these three, the twin-turbocharged version is the best. If you want more power, you might want to step up to the high-performance CTS-V. It comes with a supercharged 6.2-L V8 that pushes this luxury sedan from zero to 60 mph in under 4 seconds. The CTS only gets 14 to 22 mpg in the city and 21 to 30 mpg on the highway.

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Does Audi make a decent sedan?

The Audi A6 is one of the top luxury five-passenger sedans. Its interior is incredibly luxurious and has plenty of space for passengers in the front and back seats. The A6’s handling is agile and athletic, making it lots of fun to drive through twists and turns. It is available with either AWD or FWD. The base engine is a 250-hp turbocharged four-cylinder with plenty of power for this midsize sedan. A 340-hp supercharged V6 and turbocharged V8 are also available in higher trims if you want a little more power. The A6 gets 16 to 25 mpg in the city and 24 to 34 mpg on the highway.

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How good is the Mercedes-Benz E-class sedan?

The Mercedes-Benz E-Class is one of the top six luxury sedans this year. The interior is loaded with high-end materials, it comes with the latest infotainment technology, and it offers a smooth, refined performance on the road. The E-Class sedan has plenty of room for up to five passengers. The seats are incredibly comfortable. There is room for adults to ride in the back seat, although the E-Class sedan doesn’t have quite as much headroom and legroom as other luxury sedans. It is available with either AWD or RWD. The standard E-Class engine is a 241-hp turbocharged 2.0-L four-cylinder. It produces plenty of power for this mid-size sedan. If you want a little more horsepower, though, you can opt for the 396-hp 3.0-L V6 biturbo or the 603-hp 4.0-L V8 biturbo that will hurl the sedan from 0 to 60 mph in 3.4 seconds. All three of the E-Class engine options come paired with a nine-speed automatic transmission.   The standard engine gets 22 mpg in the city and 30 mpg on the highway. The more powerful engines only get 16 mpg in the city and 22 mpg on the highway.

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Is the Genesis G80 a five-passenger sedan?

Yes. In fact, the Genesis G80 is the second best five-passenger luxury sedan, according to U.S. News & World Report. Even the base trim is luxuriously appointed with heated, leather-upholstered front seats. Higher trims come with heated rear seats, ventilated front seats and a heated steering wheel. The G80 is roomy, but there isn’t enough headroom in the rear seat for tall passengers. This luxury sedan is designed for comfort rather than athleticism. It is available with RWD or AWD. The standard engine is a 311-hp V6 paired with an eight-speed automatic transmission. It provides more than enough get-up-and-go for the average driver. The two more powerful engines are a 365-hp twin-turbocharged V6 and a 420-hp V8. The G80 gets 15 to 19 mpg in the city and 23 to 27 mpg on the highway.

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Does BMW produce one of the top luxury sedans?

Yes, the BMW 5-Series is the top-rated five-passenger luxury sedan. It comes with a good variety of engine options, easy-to-use hi-tech features, and a luxurious interior. High-quality imitation leather is standard, although Nappa or Dakota leather is available. The cabin is comfortably roomy for front and rear seat passengers. Driving the 5-Series is a pleasure and, with three different drive mode settings, you’re sure to find one that’s just right for you. You can choose from Comfort, Eco Pro, and Sport. It is available with RWD or the xDrive AWD system. BMW 5-Series sedans are available with your choice of a turbocharged four-cylinder 2-L TwinPower engine, a turbocharged six-cylinder 3-L TwinPower engine or the M Performance turbocharged 4.4-L V8. A plug-in hybrid model and a diesel-powered model are also available. The transmission for each engine is an eight-speed automatic with paddle shifters mounted on the steering wheel. The 5-series sedans are surprisingly fuel efficient, too. They get 21 to 24 mpg in the city and 30 to 34 mpg on the highway. The diesel engine gets 26 mpg in the city, and 36 mpg on the highway and the plug-in hybrid gets a combined 29 mpg with the gas engine. It can go up to 16 miles on electric alone.

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