For many, owning a luxury car represents the “I’ve finally made it” moment—when you feel secure enough to indulge in all-leather seats, the most advanced technology, and an ultra-smooth ride. The rising popularity of leased vehicles has made driving a luxury car easier than ever before; according to Statistica, luxury cars purchases account for about 6% of the current U.S. car market.
In the market for a luxury car? Here are some of the best models in 2018:
1) 2018 Porsche Cayenne
If you’re looking for a sports car that comes ready for adventure, turn to the new Porsche Cayenne. With a new, dynamic design, this model sports a new generation of engine redeveloped completely from scratch, going from 0-60 mph in 5.9 seconds with a top track speed of 152 mph.
The Cayenne also offers outstanding digital connectivity with range of helpful services and smartphone apps that simplify your drive, such as the new Porsche Connect app, Apple CarPlay, My Porsche and the Porsche Connect Store.
2) 2018 Mercedes-Benz S-Class
Mercedes-Benz continues to pave the way forward when it comes to innovative luxury design with the newly redesigned 2018 S-Class. More majestic and more athletic than its predecessors, the extensive hand-tailoring of the interior leather shows the thoughtful attention to detail and topclass quality that Mercedes is known for.
With radar-based technology, the system will alert you to an impending accident or collision and automatically provide an appropriate level of braking to help prevent a collision. And with their new, patented PRE-SAFE technology, a special “pink noise” tone will be emitted just before an accident, reducing the effects of a collision on occupants’ hearing.
3) 2018 Jaguar I-Pace
The legendary luxury car brand’s first all-electric car, this Jaguar has the acceleration of a sports car, reaching 60 mph in a mere 4.5 seconds. With near perfect weight distribution offering instant torque and an elegant, highly aerodynamic design, this electric car is not your ordinary electric car. And the 90 kWh battery allows a very impressive 240 mile driving range, giving you peace of mind for long trips and everyday adventures.
4) 2018 Lexus ES
The most advanced ES yet, the 2018 Lexus ES offers first-of-its-kind technology and a more powerful engine, convincing Kelly Blue Book to call it “about the closest thing to a sure bet.” If you like those odds, this may be the car for you. It’s a premium sedan rates high for safety and reliability and is roomier than some of its close competitors. When it comes to getting a bang for your buck, this car is capable of 40 mpg in the city.
2018 has seen a wide range of top luxury vehicle offerings from all of our favorite brands, and competition between them continues to drive the pace of innovation. It’s tough to say which are “best,” but we certainly have our favorites. What model would you list as the number one luxury car for 2018? Call Automotive Specialties Inc. today to find out more about the industry’s top offerings, and to figure out which car would be the right fit for your lifestyle.