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Best Luxury Sedans In 2019

By Daniel Tremblay - March 27, 2018

“Oh Lord, won’t you buy me a Mercedes-Benz?

My friends all drive Porsches, I must make amends.

Worked hard all my lifetime, no help from my friends.

So Lord, won’t you buy me a Mercedes-Benz?”

You probably have to take into account that Janis Joplin didn’t have the options that today’s luxury car buyer does. In an ever-expanding marketplace, here’s a quick look at some standout luxury 2019 sedans.

 

Overall Luxury Sedan: 2019 Maserati Quattroporte

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There’s luxury, and then there’s Maserati. And there’s luxury sedans, and then there’s the Maserati Quattroporte. The 2018 luxury sedan to be reckoned with, the Quattroporte is the very essence of style, precision, and performance. Featuring all-wheel drive, a V6 engine, and the ability to go from 0-60mph in fewer than 5 seconds, if you blink, you might miss this automotive marvel.

Can a MSRP of $106,660 be considered reasonable? In this marketplace, it most certainly can. The 2018 Maserati Quattroporte is the luxury sedan of choice for the discerning driver. It’s like touring around in a dream.

Full-Size Luxury Sedan: 2019 Audi A8

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Audi made few, if any, major changes to its 2018 A8 model. And why would they? In the full-size luxury sedan space, this is as close to perfection as you get. A MSRP of $82,500 makes the Audi A8 and affordable luxury options, and boasts what you’d expect from Audi’s flagship sedan: a powerful 6-cylinder engine that takes you from 0-60 in a sleek 5.5 seconds, and in the style and comfort you’d expect from the German automobile manufacturer. If you’re feeling particularly spendy, jump up to the V8 engine at $92,000 or a performance-tuned S8 Plus at $115,900 and you’re riding in the best in its class.

Midsize Sedan: 2019 Lexus ES

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The best 2018 midsize luxury sedan? It’s the new Chevrolet Chevette extended cab. Kidding, it’s the 2018 Lexus ES. With a MSRP of just $38,900, the 2018 Lexus ES is at once affordability and luxury. With low depreciation, industry setting fuel economy, and a perfect five out of five predicted reliability rating from J.D. Power, the 2018 Lexus ES is not just the class of the midsize luxury sedan market, it’s a great investment as well.

A standard V6 engine and its 268 horsepower takes the Lexus ES from 0 to 60mph in a sleek and steady 7.1 seconds. As Kelley Blue Book says: “Among midsize-luxury sedans, the 2018 Lexus ES 350 is about the closest thing to a sure bet.” A bet we’d take, for sure.

Compact Luxury Sedan: Audi A3

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The A3 delivers the same sleek, sturdy, power, and precision as the A8, but just a little smaller, and a little more affordable. Audi’s A3 may start at $31,950, but it feels like a whole lot more. The 186 hp, 4-cylinder engine goes 0-60 mph in a fashionably fast 6.6 seconds, and tops out at 130mph. A little less room in the backseat and trunk than the larger Audi’s, but the A3 has the feel of a coupe—you’re not going to want to be hauling luggage and passengers around when the smooth, stylish, and sophisticated A3 and the open road promise so much more.