In any class of vehicles, there are always winners and losers, and the luxury car sector is no exception. If you’re in the market for a 2018 luxury sedan or crossover, it’s helpful to know which models make the grade according to the experts. To help you out, we’ve done the research and composed a list made up of the top 5 luxury vehicles, all thoroughly tested, reviewed, and critic-approved. Bon appétit, good friends.
Luxury Crossover: The 2018 Volvo XC90
The experts at both Kelley Blue Book and Car and Driver agree: The 2018 Volvo XC90 is one of the best luxury crossovers on the road today! Both reviewers give the XC90 near-perfect overall ratings, throwing praise on the XC90’s interior, which Kelley Blue Book calls “elegantly cohesive” and Car and Driver touts as “a masterpiece of the medium.” Both also gushed about the XC90’s exterior, calling it “equally elegant [to its interior] with no small dose of strength,” and “a striking piece of automotive art,” respectively.
Compact Luxury SUV: The 2018 Jaguar F-PACE
The 2018 Jaguar F-PACE wins rave reviews from U.S. News and World Reports for its “sports car-like performance, excellent traction and spacious interior and cargo room.” Edmunds reviewers especially liked the F-PACE’s performance, calling it “fun to drive,” and were especially drawn to the Prestige trim for its “host of upgrades including grained leather upholstery and heated steering wheel and seats.” We concur.
Midsize Luxury SUV: The 2018 Mercedes-Benz GLC
Reviewers at Motor Trend and Kelley Blue Book love the 2018 Mercedes-Benz GLC for its “first-class interior and solid design,” and “solid array of standard equipment.” Reviewers at U.S. News and World Reports also tout the GLC’s safety, noting that it “earns the highest rating of Good in all five crash tests performed by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety.” A safe and secure, stylish and chic luxury SUV? Yes, please.
Luxury Sedan: The 2018 INFINITI Q50 Red Sport 400
Motor Trend reviewer Michael Cantu was totally smitten with the top-of-the-line 2018 INFINITI Q50 Red Sport 400. Not only did the car surpass his expectations, but its twin-turbo 3.0-liter V-6, capable of pumping out an incredible 400 HP and 350 lb.-feet of torque, blew them right through the moonroof!
Cantu calls the Q50 Red Sport 400 the perfect car for anyone who’s “looking for a good balance between luxury and hooligan fun.” Coupled with the latest safety technology as well as luxury features like “quilted semi-aniline leather seats, aluminum-accented pedals, dark chrome interior trim, dark metallic paddle shifters, and custom exhaust tips” the Q50 is pretty hard to beat.
Full-Size Luxury SUV: The 2018 Range Rover
Range Rovers have always been the epitome of luxury in the world of SUVs: they’re so posh and capable, even Britain’s Prince William drives one, and you can hardly snag a better endorsement for a luxury SUV than that!
The 2018 Range Rover boasts some classy new design changes like a new grille, LED headlamps and tail lights, restyled hood, and six aluminum wheel designs. Yet — as Car and Driver reviewer Clifford Atiyeh puts it — the 2018 Range Rover retains its legendary “water-wading, rock-crawling, air-cushioned persona.” Car and Driver‘s rating? A perfect 5 stars.
Interested in checking out and test driving one or more of these amazing luxury vehicles in Roanoke? Head out to our Berglund Luxury Roanoke dealership at 5000 Franklin Rd when you’re prepared for something exquisite. Our Roanoke car dealers carry tons of alluring 2018 luxury cars and SUVs, and then some. Call us at (540) 344-6284 to schedule a test drive or ask about our monthly new car offers in Roanoke, VA.
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