Best luxury cars

Mercedes S-Class Hybrid
25 Jun, 2014 4:45pm Steve Walker

Sit back and relax as we pick our top 10 best luxury cars on the market today

What is a luxury car? Luxury is a hard thing to define in any of its manifestations and cars are no exception. What seems luxurious to one person might be merely run-of-the-mill to someone with a bigger silver spoon wedged in their gob. Is it the car itself that’s luxurious, the price tag or the brand that builds it? Can luxury cars be small and cheap or do they have to be large, expensive and imposing?

Luxury cars as a category present us with all these problems and more but here at Auto Express, it’s our job to guide you through the minefield. We’ve put our heads together and come up with a list of the top 10 luxury cars currently on sale.

For the purposes of this ultimate luxury cars list we’ve extended the field beyond the usual opulent, blue-blooded saloon cars to include some alternative pretenders to the luxury car crown from the world of SUVs and performance cars.

Click the links on the top left-hand side of this page to find out more about the models and why they made our selection. Every one of them comes guaranteed to spirit you up the road in a manner to which you could easily become accustomed. 

Top 10 best luxury cars 2014

  1. Mercedes S-Class
  2. Range Rover
  3. Jaguar XJ
  4. Bentley Flying Spur
  5. Rolls Royce Ghost
  6. Audi A8
  7. BMW 7 Series
  8. Porsche Panamera
  9. Lexus LS600h
  10. Volkswagen Phaeton

What do you think of our best luxury car selection? Tell us your top model in the comments section below...

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For the first time ever this here is an Autoexpress list of cars that I find difficult to argue with.
One can always quibble but the overall objectivity feels good. Autoexpress should do this more often.

:-O is the Maserati Quattroporte really not as good as the Volkswagen Phaeton?! I find that hard to believe! I completely agree with the top 5, though; brilliant cars.

THE Volkswagen Phaeton????? A FLOP IN ALL TERMS!

The LS & Phaeton make the list, but the quite wonderful Quattroporte doesn't???? How in AE's world does that make sense???

I would take the Audi and VW off that list - I just can't take them seriously and neither can hold a candle to the S Class. So in their places I'd put the Quattroporte for sure. Leaves one more place which I can't think to fill at the minute.

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