In the eyes of many drivers, a midsize luxury sedan is the perfect upgrade from a regular family sedan. They are lured by the more extravagant features and enhanced performance. Improved fuel efficiency has made these cars especially rewarding to own. Let’s take a look at the best midsize luxury sedans on the market.
2017 Genesis G90
For good reason, the 2017 Genesis G90 ranks among the top luxury cars in its class. A 100,000-mile powertrain warranty gives the G90 a big advantage over rivals such as the Mercedes Benz S550. Furthermore, it comes standard with an extensive list of premium components. Not only does the sedan’s high-definition infotainment screen look stunning, but it is also remarkably easy to use. Meanwhile, the standard 17-speaker sound system enables you to truly crank up the volume. Some of the other notable features include smartphone integration, a head-up display, and wireless phone charging. Most importantly, the new Genesis G90 provides outstanding passenger comfort. No one in your family will complain about a lack of legroom.
Regarding performance, the Genesis G90 allows you to choose from two potent engines. With a total output of 365 horsepower, the base engine always feels strong. However, you may be tempted by the optional V8 engine’s extra muscle. An eight-speed automatic transmission allows you to take full advantage of the car’s surplus of power. Although the G90 doesn’t deliver best-in-class fuel economy, it will return a reasonable 24 mpg on the highway. Predictable handling makes this sedan even more satisfying to drive.
Great crash protection is yet another one of the Genesis G90’s strengths. It earned an excellent, five-star safety rating. The G90 also offers a number of high-tech driving aids, including automatic emergency braking and a driver alertness monitor.
2017 BMW 5 Series
BMW is known around the globe for developing fine luxury sedans. To no surprise, the new 5 Series has impressed a lot of drivers. Featuring BMW’s TwinPower Turbo technology, the base four-cylinder is incredibly efficient. It enables the 5 Series to deliver better gas mileage than most sedans in the class, including the new Cadillac CTS. The optional diesel engine will also save a great deal of fuel. If you desire a more thrilling performance, step up to the turbocharged six-cylinder engine. Everyone will enjoy the sedan’s plush ride. Even when traveling on rough roads, the 5 Series does a great job of soaking up the bumps.
A top-notch interior takes this car’s appeal to the next level. While the standard seats are comfy, the optional multi-contour seats will put your entire body at ease. Premium leather upholstery is available as an option. As expected, the 5 Series comes equipped with a number of niceties. Featuring a useful touch pad, BMW’s iDrive infotainment system is now better than ever before.
Chosen as a Top Safety Pick+ by the IIHS, the 2017 BMW 5 Series is engineered to protect all of your passengers. When traveling in wet weather, the standard self-drying brakes will give you an extra peace of mind. Several other innovative safety features are offered as well. Night vision technology enables you to see pedestrians who have become hidden in the darkness.
2017 Cadillac CTS
The Cadillac CTS has a lot of great qualities that separate it from the pack. As soon as you see the new CTS in person, you will immediately notice its sharp appearance. Stylish projector headlamps and a bold grille help it to truly stand out on the road. When it comes to overall performance, the new CTS is destined to put a grin on your face.
To conserve the most fuel, stick with the turbocharged four-cylinder engine. It is rated to return a thrifty 30 mpg on the open road. While the optional V6 engine is smooth, the more powerful turbocharged V6 develops an exciting 420 horsepower. The V-Sport trim rockets to 60 mph in a blistering 4.5 seconds. Razor-sharp handling also gives the CTS an edge over rivals such as the Lexus ES 350. It hugs the pavement like a legitimate sports car.
On the inside, the CTS looks well-built and comfortable. Despite the CTS providing less rear-seat legroom than some competitors, it can still accommodate up to five people. If you aren’t prepared to spend money on extras, don’t hesitate to choose the base CTS. Unlike the BMW 5 Series, the new CTS comes standard with a backup camera and a Wi-Fi hot spot. Some of the other key components include an 8.0-inch touch-screen, an 11-speaker Bose sound system, and remote start. Available on the top-of-the-line trim, the digital gauge cluster gives the CTS an extra degree of luxuriousness.
Families will feel secure riding in the new CTS. It provides excellent impact protection. One of the sedan’s most innovative safety technologies is the new Rear Camera Mirror. Not only does this feature make parking easier, but it also enhances your visibility while on the road.
2017 Audi A6
The technologically advanced Audi A6 continues to inspire the automotive world. While the previous A6 was noted for its crisp styling, the refreshed 2017 model will turn even more heads. An optional set of titanium-finished wheels give the A6 a special look. Aside from its beautiful appearance, the Audi A6 is incredibly fun to drive. To experience the best possible handling, check out the all-new Competition Prestige trim. It comes equipped with a sport suspension and a high-performance rear differential. Audi gives you two silky engines to choose from. The turbocharged four-cylinder engine can return up to 35 mpg, which is exceptional for a midsize luxury sedan. Nevertheless, the supercharged V6 engine really packs a big punch. Audi tuned it to develop a racy 333 horsepower. Available as an option, Audi’s famed Quattro AWD system ensures superior traction in wintry weather.
Some people consider the Audi A6 to have the most impressive interior in the segment. You will love the A6’s well-placed buttons and high-quality materials. It is a great car for everyday commuting and long-distance road trips. In comparison to the Cadillac CTS, the Audi A6 provides significantly more space for your backseat passengers. Standard leather upholstery also gives the Audi A6 an edge over the Mercedes-Benz E-Class. In terms of technology, the new Audi A6 comes standard with a high-resolution MMI infotainment system. The upgraded version can double as a 4G Wi-Fi hot spot. Music fans will be amazed by the 15-speaker Bang & Olufsen audio system’s sound quality.
The 2017 Audi A6’s five-star safety rating is a testament to its sturdy design. Audi also equipped it with some helpful driving aids. In the event that a potential crash is detected, the standard Audi Pre Sense system will automatically flash your brake lights and tighten your seat belts. Some of the other safety advancements include a night-vision camera, autonomous braking, and lane-keep assist.