Best and worst executive cars 2020
Which executive cars are hitting their targets and which are falling short? Here we count down the top 10 – and reveal the models to avoid...
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 good ride comfort and relaxing refinement. Add to all that a spacious interior and the tax-efficient plug-in hybrid tech of the 330e model, and it's the undoubted class leader.
And the executive cars to avoid...
The i40 was a decent car when it came out, but it's showing its age now; it's neither great to drive nor especially comfortable, while the interior looks dated and its running costs are higher than they should be.
The hybrid version of the Q50 is refined and fast, but truthfully there's very little reason to buy one. The handling is tricky and the price high, while the diesel model is cheaper but noisy. What's more, both models are disappointingly thirsty, and Infiniti is leaving Europe next year.