Today, we’re showing you a list of the 19 best luxury sedans you can purchase in 2018. When we say luxury sedans, we mean cars that provide comfort with deluxe amenities, beautiful cabins, and, of course, excellent handling and driving. So, check out our top picks for 2018’s best luxury sedans and see which one is the perfect fit for you.
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1. 2018 Lincoln MKZ
The 2018 Lincoln MKZ is a hybrid from the well-known premium car maker. They are considering the MKZ as their step towards more fuel-efficient transportation. We really wish this is a step towards full electric, but that remains to be seen. It has all the features you’d expect from a luxury car: rear parking sensors, adaptive headlights, heated front seats, and, of course, smartphone integration.
2. 2018 BMW 2 Series
When it comes to the best luxury sedans, you can’t leave out a BMW. A frontrunner for this year’s Beemers is the 2 Series, or rather, a new version of the 2 series. It is technically a coupe but can seat as much as a sedan can. The engineers at BMW did a superb job on the 2018 2 series, as it is much more powerful but consumes less petrol.
3. 2018 BMW 3 Series
Your basic, garden-variety 3 Series just bloomed into becoming one of the best luxury sedans available today. The 2018 3 Series is a lot of fun to drive. It doesn’t make you feel every bump in the road when you drive it. In fact, you could drop into a pothole the size of a crater and you wouldn’t feel it. Exaggeration, but it’s as close as we can get to describing how comfortable the ride is with this luxury sedan.
4. 2018 Cadillac ATS
2018 unveils Cadillac’s best effort in giving consumers a hardy and highly maneuverable luxury sedan. The premium build of the ATS is accentuated by its sheet metal chassis and full leather upholstery. Cadillac was never one to slouch on its luxury vehicles, with its SUV line being the mainstay. But look out—the ATS is looking to change that.
5. 2018 Infiniti Q50
Think of Usain Bolt and turn him into a car, and you’ll get the Infiniti Q50. With a stance that looks like it’s ready to take on even the fastest Bugatti, this luxury sedan looks ready to take on a challenge. The inside, however, feels more like a spa than a powerful car. Leather upholstery and a well-crafted dashboard lend a highly premium feel for such a sporty-at-heart car.
6. 2018 Audi A4
When thinking of the best luxury sedans available today, you can’t take Audi off the list. The German automobile maker has made some subtle but noticeable improvements on the 2018 model. The same body is now powered by a 3.0 liter V6 that roars. You’ll notice though that you won’t hear much of that powerful noise inside the very luxurious cabin that comes with the car.
7. 2018 Audi S8
The sleek and powerful Audi S8 may not be much of a frontliner, but boy, does it deliver. Powered by a loud, twin-turbocharged V8, this is a luxury sedan with an attitude. It can stand toe-to-toe with the supercars at the Autobahn. And while it’s not a 600kp/h beast, it’s much more comfortable to ride in.
8. Tesla Model S
Luxury sedans usually do not have the word “electric” in the title, but the 21st century has other ideas. The Model S is a gold standard for electric luxury sedans: a distinction you can always expect from a Tesla. The omission of a petrol engine makes the Model S roomier: two trunks and generously spaced plush interiors. It also features one thing most luxury sedans don’t have: an Autopilot mode.
9. 2018 Mercedes-Benz AMG S63
More of a revamp than a new release, the 2018 AMG S63 is still every ounce the powerful luxury sedan it once was, even with the downgraded engine. The cabin is spacious and luxurious, as you would expect from a Mercedes. It has full smartphone integration, which means hands-free driving has never been easier.
10. 2018 BMW M760i xDrive
For the purpose of this entry to the best luxury sedans, we’ll be calling this car the M7. Heated seats and armrests are a mainstay in this luxury car, as well as an in-seat massager to keep your tense muscles relaxed during long drives. Armed with a V12 engine, the M7 will not let you down during those late-night drives where you just want to blast off on the freeway.
11. 2018 Volvo S60
A sheet metal body will make it seem like the car will be too heavy, but that extra weight makes the 2018 S60 a wonder to drive. It’s got some of the smoothest handling mechanics of a luxury sedan. Inside, you see a perfect example of sweet Scandinavian design. Leather upholstery, a highly functional yet minimalist dashboard, and a sunroof complete the luxury experience.
12. 2018 Acura TLX
Drivers who like a lot of features with their luxury cars won’t be disappointed with the 2018 TLX. Even with base models, drivers will get forward collision mitigation, lane-departure warning, and even adaptive cruise control. Oh, and the seats are comfy too, and it can go pretty fast. But really, it’s the free extra features that really captured our hearts.
13. 2018 Mercedes-Benz CLA Class
Excellent handling, a powerful engine under the hood, and great features make the CLA Class a winner in our hearts. Rain-sensing windshield wipers turn on the wipers at the slightest hint of rain. A drowsy-driver monitor keeps you awake behind the wheel. Dual-zone automatic climate control keeps your passengers from fiddling with the heat or cooling. All in all, an excellent luxury car that is sure to please.
14. 2018 Audi A3
Why fix what isn’t broken? This was probably the question that came to mind when the Audi people were meeting for the A3. It features the same classic design, with a few added angles here and there for a meaner look. Polished ride quality gives you a smooth drive no matter the terrain. At its price point, you can expect classic leather upholstery, a panoramic sunroof, comfy heated front seats, and a handy forward collision mitigator to keep you and your passengers safe.
15. 2018 Acura ILX
If you’re looking for a somewhat affordable luxury sedan, welcome the Acura ILX. It’s a relatively tame car with posh looks, and even posher interiors. Automatic LED headlights keep the road as bright as day. Standard heated front seats and dual-zone climate control frees up the driver’s attention while keeping the tushy comfy. And off the bat, it integrates with your Android or iPhone, covering your multimedia and navigation needs.
16. 2018 Jaguar XJR
Driving a Jaguar usually means you’re nearing middle age, but no one will be saying that when you roll in with your new XJR. Luxury automobiles have always been a mainstay with this brand, and the XJR is another marvel to come from this automobile maker. It features a 20-speaker surround sound system, pretty much an IMAX cinema in your car. All the features you’d expect from a luxury sedan can be found here, but it’s the sound system that’s really interesting to us.
17. 2018 Lexus LS
Lexus knows luxury, and there’s no better evidence of that than with the LS. It’s a roomy little number compared to its older brothers. It switched engines to a V6, giving the LS a little more boost in the old speed department. And the design of its interiors will remind you of origami, with carefully crafted curves and symmetrical aesthetic.
18. 2018 Cadillac CT6
This is a car that looks good, feels good, and drives real good. Skimping on class and style never crossed Cadillac’s mind while designing the CT6. It is luxuriously detailed and well-equipped with the tech that will make any luxury car lover happy. It is a plug-in hybrid, making it not only cool, but also environmentally sound. This is a car that will last you quite a while.
19. 2018 Maserati Quattroporte
The Maserati line has always been dominated by power-hungry playboys, but the Quattroporte takes these boys and turns them into sensible men… with a wild side, of course. A V6 engine under the hood ensures a 0-100 of under 5 seconds. The design itself, while more premium, actually feels more like a sports car, betraying its true intentions. While you may be comfy inside with your heated seats and climate control, people outside will look at your car and say, “that’s quite the beast.”
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Luxury sedans are not just plain “luxuries,” they are also investments. Experiencing these for yourself spoil you, but for good reason. These are the safest and most comfortable vehicles to drive that do not sacrifice performance for luxury. We hope this list helps you out when you finally pick out your next luxury sedan.
What do you think is the best luxury sedan for 2018? Let us know in the comments section.