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A luxury car will not just get you to your destination—it'll get you there in style and elegance. Designed for distinguishing tastes, luxury cars come in a wide range of styles, including traditional sedans, sporty coupes, fun convertibles, and spacious wagons. If you've been thinking about upgrading your ride with a luxury car, you'll likely come across indulgent features ranging from large touchscreen interfaces and panoramic sunroofs to adjustable drive modes and sleek rear spoilers.

Looking for a solid starting point as you begin your search for the right luxury car? Check out our list of the 10 best luxury cars for 2019, based on CarMax vehicle sales data on all cars sold with prices over $30,000 from November 1, 2018 to April 30, 2019:

  1. Mercedes-Benz S350
  2. Volvo S90
  3. BMW 750
  4. Porsche Panamera
  5. Audi A6
  6. Mercedes-Benz C300
  7. Lexus LS 460
  8. Lexus ES 350
  9. Infiniti Q60
  10. Mercedes-Benz S550


Mercedes-Benz S350

Best Luxury Cars: Mercedes-Benz E350 | CarMax

The 2018 Mercedes-Benz E350 is a luxury midsize sedan that offers seating for anywhere from four to seven passengers. This is possible because it is offered in four different body configurations: a sedan, a coupe, a convertible, and even a three-row wagon. Its base E300 sedan is equipped with a turbocharged 2.0L four-cylinder engine at 241 horsepower, as well as such standard features as:

  • sunroof
  • simulated leather upholstery
  • automatic dual-zone climate control
  • built-in navigation system with smartphone integration
  • 12.3-inch central display


Volvo S90

Best Luxury Cars: Volvo S90 | CarMax

The 2017 Volvo S90 is a midsize luxury sedan that seats up to five people. It is the largest car that Volvo makes and is equipped with a twin-charged 2.0L engine at 316 horsepower. This vehicle boasts a sleek and streamlined design while maintaining ample passenger space and a 13.5 cubic-foot trunk in its 2017 model. Additional standard equipment on its base Momentum trim includes:

  • leather upholstery
  • nine-inch touchscreen interface
  • dual-zone climate control
  • 10-way power front seats
  • sunroof


BMW 750

Best Luxury Cars: BMW 750 | CarMax

The 2018 BMW 750 is the second-tier trim offered on the BMW 7 Series of sedans. This particular trim features a powerful 4.4L V8 engine that cranks out 445 horsepower and is available in both rear- and all-wheel drive. All sedans in the BMW 7 Series are also made with a long wheelbase for additional legroom, which means comfortable seating for up to five people. Some other standard features on the 2018 750 include:

  • 20-way power adjustable seats
  • leather-wrapped steering wheel
  • keyless entry and ignition
  • pass-through rear seat


Porsche Panamera

Best Luxury Cars: Porsche Panamera | CarMax

If you're looking for a sports car with luxury features, the 2017 Porsche Panamera may be worth a look. This four-passenger luxury sports car is offered in no fewer than seven configurations, including an all-wheel drive version, a hybrid, and a longer wheelbase option with additional legroom. Several engine options are offered, with the base engine being a 3.0L V6 at 330 horsepower. On the base trim, standard equipment also includes:

  • 19-inch wheels
  • panoramic sunroof
  • navigation system and smartphone integration
  • mobile Wi-Fi hotspot capability1
  • adaptive rear spoiler


Audi A6

Best Luxury Cars: Audi A6 | CarMax

Those looking for a spacious luxury sedan with plenty of tech features won't want to overlook the 2017 Audi A6, a midsize luxury sedan with seating for up to five people and 14.1 cubic feet of trunk space. Two engines are available on the 2017 A6, including a base turbocharged 2.0L four-cylinder engine at 252 horsepower. Front-wheel drive is standard, but Audi's "Quattro" all-wheel drive is optional.

Standard equipment on the 2017 A6 2.0T Premium trim includes:

  • adjustable driving modes
  • sunroof
  • 10-speaker sound system
  • 6.5-inch central display
  • automatic tri-zone climate control

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Mercedes-Benz C300

Best Luxury Cars: Mercedes-Benz C300 | CarMax

The 2018 Mercedes-Benz C300 is part of the brand's C-Class, which comes in sedan, coupe, and Cabriolet body styles. The C300 itself is offered in all three body options, with the 2018 C300 sedan offering optional all-wheel drive and a turbocharged 2.0L four-cylinder engine at 241 horsepower. If you opt for the sedan, you'll also enjoy such standard equipment as:

  • 10-way power-adjustable front seats
  • simulated leather upholstery
  • automatic dual-zone climate control
  • sunroof
  • rearview camera


Lexus LS 460

Best Luxury Cars: Lexus IS 460 | CarMax

The 2017 Lexus LS 460 delivers an incredibly smooth and quiet ride while also offering a spacious and well-appointed cabin for drivers and passengers alike. This full-size luxury sedan offers seating for up to five passengers, as well as a standard 4.6L V8 engine at a whopping 386 horsepower and optional all-wheel drive. Other base features include:

  • automatic dual-zone climate control
  • sunroof
  • power door closers and seatbelt adjusters
  • 12.3-inch touchscreen interface with navigation
  • 10-speaker sound system


Lexus ES-350

Best Luxury Cars: Lexus ES 350 | CarMax

The 2017 Lexus ES 350 is a spacious midsize luxury sedan offering seating for up to five people and 15.2 cubic feet of trunk storage space. Known for its smooth ride and ample legroom (even in the rear row), the 2017 ES 350 is a great choice in entry-level luxury sedans. Its base trim features a standard 3.5L V6 engine at 268 horsepower, as well as:

  • adjustable drive settings
  • sunroof
  • eight-speaker sound system
  • satellite and HD radio with smartphone integration
  • perforated vinyl upholstery


Infiniti Q60

Best Luxury Cars: Infiniti Q60 | CarMax

If you're more focused on a sporty ride and elegant features rather than passenger space, the 2018 Q60 two-door coupe offers seating for four people and a wide range of trim options and add-on packages. Even in its base 2.0t Pure trim, you'll enjoy a turbocharged 2.0L four-cylinder engine good for 208 horsepower, as well as rear-wheel drive (with optional all-wheel drive). Other features you'll find in the 2018 Q60 base trim include:

  • a dual touchscreen interface
  • six-speaker sound system
  • simulated leather upholstery
  • automatic dual-zone climate control
  • keyless entry and ignition


Mercedes-Benz S550

Best Luxury Cars: Mercedes-Benz S550 | CarMax

The Mercedes-Benz S-Class hasn't offered an S550 trim since the 2013 model year, but the 2013 S550 is worth a look if you want a larger, full-size luxury sedan that offers up to 16.2 cubic feet of storage space in its trunk alone. The 2017 S550 also comes powered by a 4.7L V8 engine. Other standard features include:

  • leather seats
  • automatic LED running lights
  • rearview camera
  • navigation system
  • cruise control
  • heated seats

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From the Audi A6's adjustable driving modes to the Porsche Panamera's built-in Wi-Fi capabilities, today's luxury cars have a lot to offer.1 Whether you're looking for something sporty and lively like the 2018 Infiniti Q60 coupe or something a little larger like the 2017 Lexus LS, you've got options. As you shop around, don't forget to take a look at these related CarMax articles to further inform your search:

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