Consumers' Favorites: Best Luxury Sedan


With 27 percent of the vote, the controversially styled but functional and fast Porsche Panamera ran away with the victory. Another European, the Maserati Quattroporte, took 2nd place with 12 percent while 3rd went to BMW's 5 Series, whose uptown styling often has it mistaken for its 7 Series bigger brother, with 8 percent.

See how the rest of the field did in the full results below and make sure to exercise your right to vote in our next Consumers' Favorites poll.

  1. 2012 Porsche Panamera

    1. Porsche Panamera

    What Edmunds.com says:
    From ultra luxury to ultra performance, the 2012 Porsche Panamera is the "everything to everybody" sedan.

  2. 2011 Maserati Quattroporte

    2. Maserati Quattroporte

    What Edmunds.com says:
    The 2011 Maserati Quattroporte is a worthy luxury sedan with Italian pedigree, but in many ways it's now outdated compared to newer competitors.

  3. 2012 BMW 5 Series

    3. BMW 5 Series

    What Edmunds.com says:
    Possessing a strong combination of performance, comfort and technology, the 2012 BMW 5 Series is a top choice in the midsize luxury sedan segment. However, BMW loyalists may be a bit disappointed.

  4. 2012 Audi A6 Sedan

    4. Audi A6

    What Edmunds.com says:
    With new styling and plenty of high-tech features, the 2012 Audi A6 becomes a front-runner in the midsize luxury sedan race.

  5. 2012 Mercedes-Benz S-Class Sedan

    5. Mercedes-Benz S-Class

    What Edmunds.com says:
    Its competitors are impressive, but the 2012 Mercedes-Benz S-Class remains the quintessential premium luxury sedan.

  6. 2011 Lexus LS 460 Sedan

    6. Lexus LS 460

    What Edmunds.com says:
    The 2011 Lexus LS 460 is a relative bargain compared to the established European competitors, but still comes up short in terms of personality.

  7. 2012 Jaguar XJ Sedan

    7. Jaguar XJ

    What Edmunds.com says:
    The 2012 Jaguar XJ beautifully blends eye-catching style with dynamic poise. It's also a bargain.

  8. 2012 Audi A8 Sedan

    8. Audi A8

    What Edmunds.com says:
    The 2012 Audi A8 gives nothing away to its rivals in terms of performance, comfort, technological wizardry or build quality. As such, this driver-focused luxury sedan should be on the consideration list of anybody shopping this segment.

  9. 2012 Mercedes-Benz CLS-Class Sedan

    9. Mercedes-Benz CLS-Class

    What Edmunds.com says:
    We're not sure if it makes financial sense, but the 2012 Mercedes-Benz CLS-Class is one of the most lustworthy sedans on the road today.

  10. 2012 Mercedes-Benz E-Class Sedan

    10. Mercedes-Benz E-Class

    What Edmunds.com says:
    Enjoyable to drive, meticulously built and available in a host of different body styles, the 2012 Mercedes-Benz E-Class is a luxury-car triumph that deserves serious consideration.

  11. 2011 Hyundai Equus Sedan

    11. Hyundai Equus

    What Edmunds.com says:
    You don't buy a Hyundai to impress your friends -- not yet, anyway. The 2011 Hyundai Equus should impress potential owners, though. With plenty of power and an extensive complement of features along with fine build quality and value pricing, the Hyundai Equus makes a compelling choice for a large luxury sedan.

  12. 2012 BMW 7 Series Sedan

    12. BMW 7 Series

    What Edmunds.com says:
    Edmunds.com reviews the 2012 BMW 7 Series, providing authoritative buying advice, pricing, available options, photos, specs and safety information.

  13. 2012 Jaguar XF Sedan

    13. Jaguar XF

    What Edmunds.com says:
    With sharper styling for 2012 and effortless performance, the Jaguar XF is a prime choice for a midsize luxury sedan.

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