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Best Luxury Cars | CarMax

What do you get when you combine comfort, style, performance, and technology into one package? Pushing the edge with the latest tech, and covered in leather and wood trim, you can't go wrong with a modern luxury car. With so many great options to choose from, it'll be easy to find the right one for you.

To help you on your search, we've compiled a list of the 10 best luxury cars for 2020 shoppers, based on CarMax sales data of vehicles with average prices over $35,000 from November 1, 2019, through April 30, 2020.1

  1. Mercedes-Benz C43 AMG
  2. BMW 540
  3. Genesis G90
  4. Mercedes-Benz C63 AMG
  5. Audi S6
  6. BMW M4
  7. Porsche Panamera
  8. Jaguar F-TYPE
  9. BMW 750
  10. Mercedes-Benz S550


Mercedes-Benz C43 AMG

Best Luxury Cars: Mercedes-Benz C43 AMG | CarMax

The latest generation of the Mercedes-Benz C-Class (2014–present) delivers a fantastic and diverse mix of size and capability. Available in sedan, coupe, and convertible layouts, there is a C43 to suit a variety of needs. The C43 delivers on performance as well. 2017–2018 models feature a twin-turbo 3.0L V6 producing 362 hp (bumped to 385 hp for 2019–2020) and all 2017–2020 C43 models come with a nine-speed automatic transmission. Take a look at the 2017–2020 C43 AMG and you'll find standard features like:

  • Sport-tuned suspension and brakes
  • Dual-zone automatic climate control
  • 10-way synthetic leather power front seats with four-way lumbar
  • Seven-inch central display screen (10.25 inches for 2019 onward)
  • Unique interior trim (black wood trim on the sedan, and gloss black trim on the coupe and cabriolet)


BMW 540

Best Luxury Cars: BMW 540i | CarMax

If you are looking for a full-size luxury sedan with a solid dose of BMW performance, take a look at the BMW 540. The 5-series is now in its seventh generation and all 2017–2019 BMW 540 models come with a 335 hp turbocharged 3.0L inline six-cylinder. You can opt for RWD or AWD layouts, and you'll find great standard features on the base 2017–2020 BMW 540 like:

  • Dual-zone automatic climate control
  • iDrive® interface with 10.2-inch touchscreen display
  • Apple CarPlay® capability (2019 onward)
  • Leather upholstery
  • LED adaptive headlights


Genesis G90

Best Luxury Cars: Genesis G90 | CarMax

Even though Genesis is a relative newcomer to the luxury car world, it entered with a bang! The G90 is the flagship car in the Genesis lineup. Delivering an impressive amount of features, the G90 should definitely be on your shopping list. Engine options for 2017–2020 models include a 3.3L twin turbo V6 engine that makes 365 hp or a 5.0L V8 engine with 420 hp. The base 3.3T Premium is far from basic and comes standard with a long list of premium features, including:

  • Heated and ventilated Nappa leather seating with a 22-way power adjustable driver's seat (16-way power for passenger)<
  • 12.3-inch center display with a navigation system and SiriusXM® satellite radio
  • Tri-zone automatic climate control
  • 17-speaker Lexicon® surround sound audio system
  • Multi-view camera system
  • Wireless charging pad


Mercedes-Benz C63 AMG

Best Luxury Cars:Mercedes-Benz C63 AMG | CarMax

If you are looking to inject a bit of hot-rod performance into your life, look no further than the Mercedes-Benz C63 AMG. For 2017–2020 models, the C63 comes in sedan, coupe, and convertible layouts which are all equipped with a turbocharged 4.0L six-cylinder putting out an impressive 469 hp. Similarly, the C63 AMG (2017–2019) has standard features such as:

  • 10.3-inch touchscreen (2020 only, 2017–2019 models have a seven-inch screen)
  • Burmester® audio system
  • AMG limited-slip differential and high-performance exhaust
  • AMG Track Pace app (2018 onward)
  • Apple CarPlay and Android Auto™ capability (2019 onward)


Audi S6

Best Luxury Cars: Audi S6 | CarMax

If you want the all-weather peace of mind of Audi's Quattro® AWD system, but still want a spacious full-size sports sedan, take a look at the Audi S6. Model years 2017–2018 came with a big 450 hp, twin-turbo V8, so the S6 is quite impressive in the performance department. After a hiatus for the 2019 model year, Audi S6 was all new for 2020 with a 2.9L twin-turbo V8 making 444 hp. Standard equipment on the base Premium Plus trim for 2017–2018 includes:

  • Infotainment system with eight-inch central display
  • Four-zone automatic climate control
  • Xenon headlights with LED running lights and taillights
  • Sport-tuned adaptive air suspension
  • Android Auto and Apple CarPlay integration

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Best Luxury Cars:BMW M4 | CarMax

Available as a two-door coupe or convertible, the BMW M4 comes in at number five on our best luxury cars for 2020. All 2017–2020 M4s are powered by a 3.0L twin-turbo inline-six engine with 425 hp. The M4 is RWD and comes with a standard six-speed manual transmission. A multi-mode seven-speed dual-clutch transmission (DCT) is optional. Take a look at the 2017–2020 BMW M4 and you'll find standard equipment like:

  • Adaptive sport-tuned suspension
  • Performance exhaust system with quad tailpipes
  • Exclusive exterior body panels
  • Dual-zone automatic climate control
  • Leather upholstery


Porsche Panamera

Best Luxury Cars: Porsche Panamera | CarMax

If you are looking for something to stand out at the valet stand, the Porsche Panamera knows how to make an entrance. With Porsche performance pedigree built into a luxury sedan, the Panamera is a great entry onto our list. The 2017–2020 Panamera comes standard with a 3.0L six-cylinder with 330 hp with optional engines including a 2.9L twin-turbocharged V6 with 440 hp, a 453 hp 4.0L turbocharged V8 (2019 onward), and a 550 hp twin-turbo 4.0L V8. The base Panamera has standard equipment for 2017–2020 model years, including:

  • Panoramic sunroof
  • Porsche Active Suspension Management (2018+)
  • Partial leather upholstery with heated front seats
  • Wide-view 12.3-inch touchscreen infotainment system with navigation (2018+)
  • Apple CarPlay capability (2018+)


Jaguar F-TYPE

Best Luxury Cars: Jaguar F-type | CarMax

Coming in at number three on our list is a true sports car, the Jaguar F-Type. Full of history and performance pedigree, the F-Type is the perfect two-door driving experience. Available in coupe and convertible, the F-Type comes with a variety of engines. Engine options vary across the 2017–2020 model years and include a 340 hp 3.0L supercharged V6 (2017–2020), a 3.0L with 380 hp (2017–2020), and a third optional 3.0L with 400 hp (2018 only)—as well as two different 5.0L supercharged V8s, one with 550 hp (2017–2020), and one with 575 hp (2017–2020). In 2018, Jaguar added a new base 2.0L four-cylinder engine with 296 hp. Standard features across the 2017–2020 model year include:

  • A 770-watt Meridian® audio system
  • Automatic climate control
  • Navigation
  • An eight-inch touchscreen (10-inch for 2019 onward)
  • Sport suspension
  • Apple CarPlay and Android Auto capability (2020 only)


BMW 750

Best Luxury Cars: BMW 750 | CarMax

Another great BMW ends up at number two on our list of the best luxury cars for 2020. The BMW 750 is a full-size performance sedan that has a long list of luxury features. It comes standard with a 445 hp 4.4L twin-turbo V8 (2017–2019 models; 2020 models have 523 horsepower). For 2017–2019 models, take a look at great standard features such as:

  • Infotainment system with 10.2-inch screen and Apple CarPlay capability (2018 onward)
  • Power trunk lid, power-closing doors, and power rear sunshade
  • Panoramic sunroof
  • Leather upholstery with 10-way power-adjustable seats with heating
  • Driver aids such as forward-collision warning with pedestrian detection and low-speed automatic emergency braking (2019 onward)
  • 16-speaker Harman Kardon® sound system


Mercedes-Benz S550

Best Luxury Cars: Mercedes-Benz S550 | CarMax

It's no surprise that the S550 once again tops our list of the best luxury cars for 2020. Available as a sedan, coupe, and convertible, the 2017 S550 has a 4.7L turbocharged V8 with 449 hp, which is great news if you love power and luxury. Take a look at the amazing standard features for 2017 models, including:

  • Heated leather seats with 12-way power-adjustable front seats
  • Panoramic sunroof
  • Cabin air-purification and fragrance system
  • 12.3-inch touchscreen
  • 13-speaker Burmester sound system


This list of the best luxury cars for 2020 comes with the sophistication of an elegant full-size sedan like the Mercedes-Benz S500, and the raw performance of a BMW M4, plus quite a bit in-between. So, if you are looking for a comfortable cruiser or a backroad-ready coupe or convertible, there is definitely something here for you.

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1Based on prices on carmax.com from November 1, 2019 through April 30, 2020. Actual prices may vary based on your selected model year, features, and trim packages. Prices do not include taxes, tags, titles, and any applicable fees.
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