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Best Luxury Sedans | CarMax

There are many reasons to consider making a luxury sedan your next vehicle purchase. Not only are many luxury sedans spacious enough to seat five passengers comfortably, but these vehicles also tend to come equipped with premium features that will make your time behind the wheel (as well as that of your passengers) more enjoyable. From standard navigation to ambient mood lighting and even specialized infotainment systems, impressive features make now a great time to shop for a large luxury sedan.

Not sure where to begin your search for the best luxury sedan? CarMax is here to help. We've compiled a list, in no particular order, of the best luxury sedans of 2018. This list is based not just on what’s in our current inventory, but also features like driver/passenger comfort, interior materials, technology, and the like. Check out our picks for our top seven luxury sedans below:

  1. BMW 320
  2. Audi A4/A6
  3. Hyundai Genesis
  4. Cadillac CTS
  5. Lexus IS 250
  6. Acura ILX
  7. Mercedes-Benz C300


BMW 320

BMW 320

The 2016 BMW 320 kicks off our list as a top-rated luxury sport vehicle, making this a great choice for those who want to enjoy high-end interior features without sacrificing power behind the wheel. Specifically, the 2016 BMW 320i is available in both sedan and wagon styles, both of which come with such standard features as:

  • keyless entry and push-button start
  • premium upholstery
  • HD radio and a premium nine-speaker sound system
  • BMW iDrive® infotainment interface

For those who are serious about their driving experience, upgrading to the available Sport Line trim package will add such features as black exterior accents, 10-way adjustable front seats, and power-folding side mirrors. Still, even the standard 320i trim comes with a powerful, turbocharged 2.0-liter engine rated at 180 horsepower, with a relatively impressive zero to 60 acceleration time of just 7.3 seconds.


Audi A4/A6

Audi A4 A6

If a smaller luxury sedan is more along the lines of what you're looking for, then check out the 2016 Audi A4. This compact luxury sedan offers excellent handling and maneuverability because of its smaller size, along with plenty of luxurious features for both drivers and passengers to enjoy.

The 2016 A4 is available in two trim options: the Premium and Premium Plus. Standard features on the Premium trim include:

  • sunroof>
  • 6.5-inch infotainment display
  • Bluetooth® compatibility
  • sporty styling details

This vehicle also comes available with different add-on packages, including the Sport package (available on Premium Plus trims). This package adds front sport seats, adjustable drive settings, and more to make your driving experience even more enjoyable.


Hyundai Genesis

Hyundai Genesis

Introduced as a brand new model in 2017, the Hyundai Genesis has quickly made a name for itself in the world of luxury sedans. Specifically, this top-of-the-line sedan was designed to replace the dated Hyundai Equus. With ample and comfortable seating for five, this is certainly one of the larger vehicles on the list. And while it is only available in one basic trim, there are numerous variations both in engine size and included features.

Specifically, buyers of the 2017 Genesis have their choice of V6 or V8 engine, with standard features including:

  • 19-inch wheels
  • soft-close doors
  • hands-free trunk
  • keyless ignition and entry
  • adaptive cruise control and suspension

Overall, this is a great option for those wanting lots of high-end features without sacrificing passenger or cargo space in the process.


Cadillac CTS

Cadillac CTS

When it comes to ample standard features even in its base-level trim, the 2017 Cadillac CTS has so much to offer. This well-appointed midsize sedan is available in a whopping five trim levels, but we'll focus on the Luxury trim here. Some of the standard features included in the CTS Luxury trim include:

  • available 4G connectivity with Wi-Fi capability
  • wireless device charging
  • a premium Bose® sound system
  • rain-sensing windshield wipers
  • panoramic sunroof

If you're looking for a midsize sedan that doesn't skimp on features, this is probably the choice for you.


Lexus IS 250

Lexus 250

Completely redesigned just a year prior to this release, the 2015 Lexus IS 250 is an excellent choice for those looking for a luxury sedan that doesn't skimp on interior space and comfort for both drivers and passengers alike. In fact, interior legroom was expanded on the 2015 IS 250, and trunk space is decent for a sedan of this size at 13.8 cubic feet.

The 2015 IS 250 comes in two trim levels: the base and Crafted trim. Standard base features include:

  • a sunroof
  • keyless entry and ignition
  • premium interior upholstery
  • smartphone integration
  • eight-inch color display

Aside from the two trim levels, there are also some great add-ons to choose from. The Luxury package, for example, adds rain-sensing windshield wipers, wood trim, a rearview camera, leather upholstery, and more to give this vehicle a truly high-end feel.


Acura ILX

Acura ILX

With a complete redesign in 2016, the 2017 Acura ILX is a smart choice for tech-savvy drivers who want a vehicle that's well equipped with such features as Bluetooth connectivity, reliable smartphone integration, a six-speaker sound system, and a back-up camera with multi-view capability. While the 2017 ILX comes in just one trim level, additional packages are available, such as the Premium, Tech Plus, and A-Spec packages. Standard features across all ILX options include:

  • dual-zone climate control
  • heated mirrors
  • sunroof
  • five-inch display


Mercedes-Benz C300

2015 Mercedes C300

Topping our list is the 2016 Mercedes-Benz C300, which is one of the smaller sedans on this list. What the C300 lacks in size, however, it makes up in power and luxury features. For example, the C300 comes standard with 10-way power seats, an innovative COMMAND® infotainment system with a seven-inch touchscreen display, and dual USB ports. Drivers will also enjoy the standard automatic headlights, power-folding side mirrors, and Bluetooth connectivity across all devices. Combine this with the standard turbocharged engine and available all-wheel drive, and you've got a vehicle that's as fun behind the wheel as it is in the passenger seats.

Why shouldn't you get to enjoy a little luxury and pampering when you get behind the wheel? Look forward to your daily commute with any of these top-rated large luxury sedans of 2018. Whether you're interested in a classic luxury sedan, such as the Cadillac CTS, or something a little more sporty (like an Audi or BMW), this list has got you covered. Alternatively, you can continue your research for your next vehicle purchase by checking out these related CarMax articles on luxury cars and used sedans:

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