Every 5-star car on What Car?: luxurious cars
From nimble hatchbacks to stylish SUVs, and exciting sports cars to practical estates – this is where you'll find every model that has earned our highest road test rating...
Audi's executive saloon is a former What Car? Car of the Year. You can choose from a strong range of petrol and diesel engines, with our favourite 2.0-litre diesel option combining punchy performance with good fuel economy. The A4's interior is at the top of this class for quality, too.
BMW 3 Series
This latest BMW 3 Series executive saloon reclaimed class leadership from the A4 thanks to its super strong engines, fantastic handling and superior infotainment system. It's particularly good in plug-in hybrid 330e form.
The Skoda Superb is comfortable, well equipped, great value for money and one of the roomiest cars in its class. It's a car that truly lives up to its name, then, and we like Skoda's extra practical touches, such as the umbrellas hidden inside the front doors.
The Audi A8’s blend of performance, comfort and refinement make it the most relaxing luxury limousine you can buy. It's a fantastic car to drive or to be driven in.
BMW 5 Series
The BMW 5 Series won our overall Car of the Year Award in 2017, and it remains the best luxury car you can buy. Its interior quality puts some rivals that cost twice as much to shame, plus it's great to drive and incredibly quiet and comfortable.
For those who can afford to put a Ghost on their driveway, a life of boundless luxury and effortless performance awaits. It may be expensive and thirsty, but it's also outstanding to sit in and has a fabulous interior.
Audi's luxury SUV is relaxing to drive, comfortable to sit in and pleasantly efficient to run, while its interior is plush enough to shame most luxury saloons. As if all that weren't enough, the Q7 is extremely practical, offering loads of space for families and their luggage.
Our reigning Luxury SUV of the Year is great to drive and has a classy, well-designed interior that's crammed full of the latest technology. The plug-in hybrid version can officially travel for more than 50 miles without using a drop of fuel, too.
The BMW X7 represents everything a luxury SUV should be – big, spacious and practical enough for any occasion. It's super quiet and comfortable, and has an outstanding infotainment system inside. There are cheaper alternatives, of course, but few are as well-rounded as BMW's largest SUV.
Range Rover Velar
The Velar is a stylish, refined and seriously appealing SUV. It even looks good value if you stick to the cheaper engines and trims.
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