Best Luxury Sedans of 2024 and 2025

The Edmunds experts test luxury sedan contenders on our test track and in the real world. Our ratings assess performance, comfort, technology, utility, value and more. How we rank

Best X-Small luxury sedans

Even though they're the most affordable luxury cars, extra-small luxury sedans offer many of the same amenities as their larger siblings, though evidence of cost-cutting can be found.

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Among entry-level luxury cars, the Audi A3 stands out for its well-rounded nature. It rides and steers with composure, accelerates briskly, has an upscale cabin and can be fitted with many premium features. Read full review

MSRP
$35,400 - $41,000
Combined MPG
30 - 32
The 2 Series Gran Coupe is decently quick and sporty enough to feel competent on a winding road. But around town, the ride is a bit too stiff, especially on rough pavement. It's also a bit pricey for an entry-level luxury sedan. But if cargo room is important to you, the 2 Series Gran Coupe does that better than most of its competition. Read full review

MSRP
$36,600 - $46,400
Combined MPG
27 - 28

Best Small luxury sedans

Small luxury sedans have evolved to provide usable backseat space and a full roster of features while retaining a sporty driving character. For many shoppers, this will be the sweet spot.

1st
The Mercedes-Benz C-Class offers high-class interior details, a helpful technology interface and pleasing performance. It's an easy and smart pick for a small luxury sedan. Read full review

MSRP
$44,850 - $59,900
Combined MPG
22 - 29
2nd
The A4 offers a compelling blend of refinement and interior quality for the price. Look elsewhere if you need a sport sedan that'll get your heart pumping, but for across-the-board excellence at a fair price, the A4 remains tough to top. Read full review

MSRP
$40,300 - $51,300
Combined MPG
27 - 28
3rd
The BMW 3 Series is powerful and boldly designed, but it misses its mark in a few areas. Other players have made larger strides in regards to technology. Unfortunately, "benchmark" is no longer one of the descriptors that come to mind. Read full review

MSRP
$44,500 - $59,600
Combined MPG
26 - 29
4th
The BMW 4 Series Gran Coupe's looks may not be for everyone, but its build quality, comfortable ride, and enjoyable driving dynamics are hard to fault. The base engine is a little lackluster, but we wouldn't be surprised if some buyers chose this version over the stalwart 3 Series. Read full review

MSRP
$48,300 - $63,050
Combined MPG
25 - 28
5th
The Genesis G70 has matured into one of the more elegant-looking small luxury sedans. It delivers excellent value, a comfortable interior, and a good set of standard advanced driver aids. However, a tight back seat, a tiny trunk and subpar fuel economy keep the G70 from attaining true greatness. Read full review

MSRP
$41,500 - $52,050
Combined MPG
20 - 24
5th
The Lexus IS falls short of rivals when it comes to interior space and technology refinement. Still, ample comfort and lots of standard features help keep the IS a viable pick for a small luxury sedan. Read full review

MSRP
$40,085 - $63,370
Combined MPG
20 - 25
7th
The reborn Integra is roomy and gets high fuel economy. But it's less refined than its direct rivals and too similar to the related Honda Civic Si, which retails for thousands less. Overall it's hard to find much about this Acura that distinguishes it from the pack. Read full review

MSRP
$31,800 - $51,800
Combined MPG
24 - 33
8th
With a focus on flair and performance, the Alfa Romeo Giulia will appeal to those willing to look past the more familiar offerings in this class. It's a joy on the open road, engaging the driver like few other sedans can. Read full review

MSRP
$43,340 - $86,770
Combined MPG
20 - 27
9th
The Cadillac CT4 is the brand's small luxury sedan. With classic rear-wheel-drive architecture, optional all-wheel drive and competitive turbocharged power, the CT4 has strong sport sedan fundamentals. Read full review

MSRP
$34,595 - $61,495
Combined MPG
18 - 26
10th
The Q50 isn't as polished as its German competition, and its dated cabin and tech won't wow many people. Its strength lies solely in its powerful turbo engines, particularly the Red Sport trim. Read full review

MSRP
$43,050 - $58,900
Combined MPG
22 - 23

Best Midsize luxury sedans

If you want a quiet cruiser that can effortlessly transport your family and friends in supreme comfort, you're in the right place. Midsize luxury sedans can do it all with style to spare.

1st
The Mercedes-Benz E-Class is one of the most impressive and versatile luxury sedans on the road today. There's a wide range of features and engines to choose from, and every E-Class drives with impeccable poise and composure. Read full review

MSRP
$56,750 - $112,800
Combined MPG
19 - 26
2nd
You'll be drawn to the Audi A7's clean, chiseled exterior, but it's the versatile hatchback cargo area, refined performance and exquisite interior craftsmanship that will likely win you over. It may cost a little more than the closely related A6 sedan, but it's easy to rationalize that premium. Read full review

MSRP
$71,200 - $79,750
Combined MPG
25
3rd
Priced like a midsize, but with the space of a large luxury sedan, the Volvo S90 delivers an impressive list of features, impeccable design and, of course, safety. Read full review

MSRP
$57,700 - $71,200
Combined MPG
25 - 30
4th
With its coupe-like looks and powerful engines, the Mercedes-Benz CLS is an undeniably compelling sedan. There are some packaging compromises that result from its sloping roofline, but it's still a very quick and comfortable car. Read full review

MSRP
$76,500
Combined MPG
25
5th
The newest G80 is much improved compared to the original car. This is a luxury sedan that bypasses the American and Japanese competition and goes toe-to-toe with the German leaders in this class. Read full review

MSRP
$54,400 - $64,250
Combined MPG
19 - 25
6th
The Lexus ES has long been a staple for those simply looking for a roomy, dependable luxury sedan. The latest generation sports surprisingly agile handling and excellent interior materials. The infotainment interface, however, has still to win over any fans. Read full review

MSRP
$42,040 - $52,330
Combined MPG
25 - 44
7th
The Cadillac CT5 replaces the CTS as the Detroit-based automaker's midsize luxury sedan. It's handsome and packs a ton of features for far less money than what you'll find coming out of Germany. But the CT5 can't match its European rivals in terms of performance, comfort, or build quality. Read full review

MSRP
$38,395 - $93,495
Combined MPG
15 - 27
8th
The Acura TLX is a smart pick, even if it doesn't have the pulse-quickening performance of some of its competition. It trades flash for substance and flies under the radar of a lot of shoppers, but its value is appealing. Read full review

MSRP
$45,000 - $57,000
Combined MPG
21 - 25
9th
The Jaguar XF is a stylish and capable midsize luxury sedan with generous cargo space and numerous engine choices. Although it trails some German competitors in peak performance, it has a serene cabin that is pleasant for both daily commuting and countryside cruising. Read full review

MSRP
$49,800 - $53,500
Combined MPG
24 - 26

Best Large luxury sedans

The typical large luxury sedan shifts the focus from driver engagement to passenger comfort, pairing stretched dimensions with available niceties like reclining and massaging rear seats.

1st
When it comes to comfort and refinement on four wheels, it really doesn't get much better than the Mercedes-Benz S-Class. It's proven itself one of the best cars on the road, with a luxuriously appointed interior and state-of-the-art in-car tech and driver aids. "The best or nothing" indeed. Read full review

MSRP
$114,500 - $124,000
Combined MPG
19 - 23
2nd
The latest 7 Series is a worthy flagship for the BMW lineup. Its interior is suitably opulent and gigantic. The 7 Series can also be a technology powerhouse, highlighted by an available hands-free highway driving system and jaw-dropping 31-inch rear theater screen. Read full review

MSRP
$96,400 - $121,300
Combined MPG
20 - 28
3rd
We don't often recommend coupe-like sedans. But in the case of the 8 Series Gran Coupe, BMW created a winner. It looks sportier than your typical luxury sedan and still provides real passenger space and decent utility . And it's surprisingly fun to drive. Read full review

MSRP
$87,500 - $102,500
Combined MPG
19 - 24
4th
The Porsche Panamera is easily one of the finest sport sedans in the world. It has speed, class and luxury in abundance, and it's also easy on the eyes. Plus, the hatchback trunk offers superior convenience. Read full review

MSRP
$92,400 - $206,800
Combined MPG
17 - 22
5th
The sharp edges and bold style of the Lexus LS 500 belie the pillowy ride that awaits all occupants. Additional strengths include a whisper-quiet interior, world-class build quality and cutting-edge tech. Read full review

MSRP
$77,385 - $84,235
Combined MPG
21 - 22
6th
The Audi A8 is known for delivering sophisticated luxury and cutting-edge technology in a restrained fashion. It also serves as a rolling showcase of Audi's latest features and innovations. The A8 doesn't feel quite as special or cohesive as some of its luxury competition, however. Read full review

MSRP
$88,900
Combined MPG
22