Best and worst luxury cars 2019

Luxury cars need to be opulent enough to tempt people used to the best of everything and as good to drive as they are to be driven in. Here we count down the top 10 – and name the ones to avoid...

22 January 2019
Best luxury cars

Luxury cars are among the most comfortable and refined models in the world. However, the best also have sumptuous interiors complete with high-tech entertainment systems and loads of space for rear-seat passengers.

Running costs might seem less important, but many luxury saloons are run as company cars, so low CO2 emissions and fuel consumption are still a consideration.

The market ranges from executive cruisers such as the Audi A6 through to some of the most expensive cars on the road, including the Rolls-Royce Ghost.

So, what are the top 10 luxury cars on sale right now? And which should you avoid?

10. BMW 7 Series

New BMW 7 Series vs Mercedes S-Class

Despite being a huge car, BMW's latest 7 Series flagship is fun to drive, although its chief rivals – the Audi A8 and Mercedes S-Class – ride more comfortably. The 7 Series is economical and refined, plus it's available with plenty of impressive gadgets; for example, you can park it remotely using the key and control its infotainment functions with hand gestures.

Volvo S90 long-term test review

If you want something that stands out from the usual German choices, this big Swedish luxury saloon could be just the thing. It has a bright, spacious interior and plenty of standard equipment. Just bear in mind that if you’re after a great driver's car, you're better off looking at the next car on the list.

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8. Jaguar XF

Used Jaguar XF Saloon (15-present)

Thanks to its precise steering and agile handling, no mainstream luxury saloon is more entertaining to drive than the Jaguar XF, yet it's also comfortable over long distances. The best rivals are quieter, though, and they have classier interiors.

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