Best luxury cars 2024 – tested, rated and the ones to avoid

A luxury car should have sumptuous materials, ride comfort worthy of a magic carpet, and a super-smooth engine. Here's our run-down of the top 10, and the one we'd avoid...

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The choice of luxury cars available is as big as the budget you'll need to buy one – ranging from smooth-as-silk executive cruisers to some of the most capable SUVs on the road.

One key thing they all tend to have in common is superb comfort and refinement. On top of this, many offer beautifully finished interiors with high-tech entertainment systems and loads of space for rear-seat passengers. Luxury saloons and SUVs are often run as company cars, so CO2 emissions and fuel consumption are also key considerations.

Luxury cars are laden with all the latest high-tech gadgetry, and our road testers have assessed all this, as well as judging the handling, performance and refinement of each model. Here's our run-down of the 10 best luxury cars.

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