Best and worst executive cars 2019

The executive car class is one of the most hotly contested, with some of the most demanding customers. But which models are hitting all their targets and which are falling short?...

18 August 2019
BMW 3 Series executive

1. BMW 3 Series

For many, the 3 Series remains the de facto executive car, and it's easy to see why. The latest version is the best-steering BMW of recent times and matches this with stellar body control and plenty of grip, yet it still manages to serve up a comfortable ride and relaxing refinement. Add to all that a user-friendly infotainment system, plenty of space front and rear and a superb driving position, and it's the undoubted class leader.

Our pick: 320d Sport auto

Read our full BMW 3 Series review or find a great deal on a 3 Series

The executive cars to avoid

Infiniti Q50

Infiniti Q50 executive car

The hybrid version of the Q50 is refined and sporty, but truthfully there's very little reason to buy one. By the high class standards measured here, it's just not up to scratch. What's more, Infiniti is leaving Europe next year.

Read our full Infiniti Q50 review

Vauxhall Insignia Grand Sport

Vauxhall Insignia executive car

The Insignia Grand Sport isn't a bad car, but in a market with such strong competition, it's let down in too many areas to be listed among the best.