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...

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What Car? team
22 December 2018

BMW 5 Series and Mercedes E-Class
BMW 5 Series 520d SE

The latest BMW 5 Series isn't just our reigning Luxury Car of the Year, but a former overall Car of the Year. Whichever version you choose, you’ll be getting one of the classiest and most comfortable cars on sale today. Indeed, it's actually better to drive than the much pricier 7 Series. It's a truly fantastic choice that will make you question the need to spend any more.

Read our full BMW 5 Series review, see our latest deals or see our leasing offers


And the luxury cars to avoid...

Aston Martin Rapide S

Aston Martin Rapide S

Aston Martin makes some fantastic cars these days, but the Rapide S isn't one of them. It's noisy, the ride is unsettled and the handling nothing special, while the interior is seriously cramped.

Read our full Aston Martin Rapide S review


Maserati Ghibli

Maserati Ghibli

It may have swanky looks, but the Ghibli is off the pace in most other areas. The diesel engine, which most people buy, is noisy and comparatively inefficient, plus the Ghibli isn't particularly comfortable or sharp to drive and its infotainment system feels dated.

Read our full Maserati Ghibli review

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