Luxury sedans aren’t just the most beautiful to look at. They also offer some of the best performance, premium features and superior comfort compared to any other class of vehicle. But even if you aren’t quite looking for a mid-size luxury auto quite yet, the top 5 midsize luxury autos of 2017 may change your mind. We evaluated several outstanding luxury cars from Cadillac, Audi, Acura, Hyundai, Lincoln, Mazda, Volvo, Toyota, Ford, Kia, Lexus and Mercedes-Benz, and here we'll review which five autos blew our doors off.
The Mercedes Benz E-Class offers the pinnacle of luxury and comfort. Starting at an MSRP of $52,150, the Mercedes Benz E-Class features a natural wood grain trim interior that makes the E-Class just as elegant on the inside as it is on the outside. While the standard option is ash wood, there are other wood trim options available. The 2.0 liter 4-cylinder engine generates as much as 240 horsepower and gets as much as 25 mpg in the city and 34 mpg on the highway. Standard features of the E-Class include leather upholstery, power-adjustable seating, split-folding seats and ambient lighting. Additionally, the vehicle offers a 12-inch display infotainment system with touchpad and voice control, as well as Bluetooth, navigation and a Wi-Fi hotspot.
The Volvo S90 is one of the most renowned midsize autos of the year. Starting at an MSRP of $46,950, the S90 is the perfect balance of performance and class. The 2.0 liter inline-4 engine generates a whopping 250 horsepower, while getting 22 mpg in the city and 31 mpg on the highway. Similar to the E-Class, the S90 focuses on comfort in respect to driving and the S90’s interior. The S90 provides not only a well-balanced, smooth ride, but it also features elegant wood trim and state of the art features. Such features as cruise control, pilot assist, park assist and collision mitigation improve the driving experience to the max.
The Cadillac CTS is the perfect choice for those looking for the best performance. Starting at $45,560 the standard CTS features a 268 horsepower, a 2.0 liter inline-4 engine that gets 22 mpg in the city and 30 mpg on the highway. However, drivers can choose to upgrade to a 35 horsepower V6 or a 420 horsepower twin-turbo V6 for improved engine power. On top of this, features like a rearview camera, wireless charging, and 11-speaker audio. Additionally, a 12-inch display, magnetic ride control and a heads up display are some of the optional features available.
The Audi A6 is another top-rated luxury auto that really packs a punch. The 252 horsepower inline-4 turbo charged engine gets 23 mpg in the city and 34 mpg on the highway in its base trim. Starting at $47,600, the vehicle can be upgraded with a 3.0 liter V6 for a little more. The roomy interior makes it a welcoming midsize luxury for families. It also comes with a load of optional features including power-adjustable leather seats, tri-zone climate control, sunroof, 10-speaker audio, satellite radio, driver information display, infotainment system, rearview camera and much more. Surprisingly, features like Android Auto and Apple CarPlay come optional.
The Hyundai Genesis G80 starts at $41,400 which is a comparatively more affordable price. But when it comes to the G80, nothing is sacrificed when it comes to luxury. The G80 features not only a quiet and spacious interior, but also boasts powerful performance and state of the art features. The 3.8 liter V6 engine delivers as much as 311 horsepower. Driver assistant features like lane keeping assist, blind spot monitoring, smart cruise control and automatic braking all come standard. Optional navigation, improved surround sound audio system and other features are available. However, all these features come at the sacrifice of acceleration and fuel economy, getting 18 mpg in the city and 28 mpg on the highway.
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