Luxury cars are defined by their style, their features, the prestige behind the name, and most notably, the cost. If everyone could afford to buy a luxury car, then they probably wouldn’t be considered luxury. Luxury cars have some of the best features and are very safe to drive, but many have lower gas mileage and the smallest scratch can be expensive to fix. Still, they are definitely worth the money if you can afford one.
While many of the super luxurious cars, such as Ferrari, aren’t on this list, you’ll still find that the cars listed are very high-end, as noted by their price. Here are some of the best luxury sedans, SUVs, and convertible cars of 2022.
Some of the things that make sedans luxurious: curb appeal, high-tech features, comfort, practicality, and driveability.
The Genesis G80 is on the more affordable side of higher-end luxury vehicles. What makes this vehicle so luxurious?: The spacious interior that offers optimal comfort for the driver and passengers. The G80 is also one of the safest luxury vehicles on the market. The MSRP (manufacturer suggested retail price) of this sedan: between $47,700 and $62,250.
Both the original Porsche Taycan and its Turbo version are one of the top luxury and electric vehicles in the world. The Taycan Turbo is also considered to be the fastest car in the world, with a 0-60mph speed of 2.4 seconds. The MSRP of this sedan starts at $82,700.
Tesla is known for all of its cars being 100% electric, and that alone may qualify it to be a luxury car. The Tesla Model S is comparable to the Taycan, but offers much more interior space. Still, the Tesla Model S athletic handling is as sharp as others in its class. The MSRP for this sedan: $94,900.
When it comes to luxury SUVs, you get all of the features of a luxury sedan, but you also get much more space than even the most spacious luxury cars. Creating a luxury SUV can be tricky, especially when you’re trying to provide a smooth ride in a bigger car.
Again, this is one of the more affordable luxury SUVs— but you still get the same level of comfort and the prestige that comes with owning a Mercedes. The MSRP of this SUV starts at $36,400.
Who says America can’t make cars as luxurious as other countries? Over the past two decades, the Cadillac Escalade has become one of the most popular American luxury cars, comparable to other luxury SUVs in its class. However, Escalades have also been known to be pretty difficult to drive, though the newest models have corrected that issue. The MSRP of this SUV starts at $76,295, but can go up to over $100,000.
The BMW X7 can be described as a mixture of the Mercedes-Benz GLA-Class and the Cadillac Escalade— being fun to drive like the GLA, but as spacious as the Escalade. The X7 is also on the sporty side, giving drivers the ability to go off-road. The MSRP of this SUV ranges between $74,900 and $99,800.
The fact that a car can let its top down already makes it more luxurious, kind of like a car being electric, rather than gas-powered. Nothing compares to the curb appeal and comfort— and the thriller of riding with your hair blowing through the wind— of a convertible.
This car easily has one of the best curb appeals out of all of the luxury convertibles. If you’re looking for space, this two-seater is definitely not the way to go, though most people who buy convertibles aren’t looking to get a spacious car. Still, the R8 Spyder is definitely a sporty vehicle that will please sports car enthusiasts. The MSRP of this convertible: $160,900 to $213,500.
The speed of the M8 is pretty impressive too: 0-60mph in 3.2 seconds. This sporty vehicle comes equipped with twin turbo engines that boast 600 horsepower. The MSRP starts at $143,000 and goes up to $155,500.
Finally, the most expensive (and perhaps the most luxurious) convertible on this list: the Rolls-Royce Dawn. Rolls-Royce has always been associated with luxury and the finer things in life, and the Dawn evokes just that with its beautiful interior and spacious back seats.. This luxurious convertible starts at $356,500 and goes up to $428,050.
Again, all of these vehicles are very safe, but you don’t want to forgo safety just to achieve luxury. For example, if you were involved in a car wreck, the injuries sustained in an SUV are likely to be far less worse than in a convertible. Still, it’s nice to take a look at some of the most luxurious cars around.
The term “luxury” really depends on what you’re looking for. It could be curb appeal, speed, comfort, or simply just the brand itself.