When shopping for a luxury car, reliability isn’t always the first thing that comes to mind. You probably want to know how quickly the vehicle can go from 0 to 60 mph, what it features in terms of the latest technology, its gas mileage, and what luxe comfort features it offers.
How long the car will last may not be at the top of your list of questions. But just because you’re surrounded by luxury doesn’t mean that you shouldn’t be able to depend on your vehicle as well. There are many reliable luxury sedans available on the market today. These are our top picks.
10 2019 BMW 5-Series
BMW is regularly found among the top contenders for luxury and dependability, and the 2019 BMW 5-Series is no different. It’s ranked #1 in luxury midsize cars, as well as one of the best 2019 cars for families. Both rankings come from U.S. News. New for 2019 are driver-assistance features like blindspot monitoring, forward collision warning, front and rear parking sensors, and rear cross-traffic alert, keeping you and your car safer.
The BMW also comes with a 4-year/50,000-mile limited warranty, 4-year/50,000-mile powertrain warranty, and 3-year/36,000-mile complimentary maintenance. The standard engine of the BMW 5-Series also delivers a sold fuel economy of 26 city/mpg and 36 highway/mpg.
9 2019 Lexus ES
Lexus is another well-known luxury brand, and the 2019 Lexus ES delivers on both quality features and long-lasting reliability. Enjoy a suite of the latest safety features like adaptive cruise control and lane departure warning, and take advantage of longer drives between gas stops with 22 mpg/city and 33 mpg/highway.
The 2019 Lexus ES 350 is a Top Safety Pick+ from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS), and the ES provides great handling and a smooth performance.
8 2019 Acura TLX
Acura is Honda’s luxury brand, and Honda is considered one of the most reliable brands available today. It makes sense, then, that Acura’s luxury sedan makes our list. The TLX is on the more affordable end of luxury vehicles with a starting price of $33,000 MSRP.
For that price, you get solid coverage with a 4-year/50,000-mile basic warranty and a 6-year-70,000-mile powertrain warranty. The standard 2.4L engine delivers 23 mpg/city and 33 mpg/highway, and the available torque-vectoring Super Handling All-Wheel Drive™ helps you maintain control on all road surfaces.
7 2019 Porsche 911
When you talk about luxury vehicles, Porsche is one of the brands that instantly comes to mind. These vehicles feature the latest automotive innovation with top-of-the-line technology and materials.
The 2019 Porsche 911 is also a reliable vehicle. The powerful engine provides a solid performance with excellent handling. You might think such a sports car would offer poor gas mileage, but the 911 gets 20 mpg/city and 29 mpg/highway. The 911 also received a four-out-of-five reliability rating from J.D. Power. The source also gave it its first-annual Most Dependable Model award.
6 2019 Audi A6
If you have a preference for German cars, then the 2019 Audi A6 is a top choice for many reasons. It performs well on both highways and more urban roads, and you’ll get an estimated 29 mpg/highway.
You’ll remain comfortable for however long you own your A6 thanks to available 18-way power adjustable seats, and the top-view camera helps you maneuver your Audi safely. The all-wheel-drive system has been updated for 2019. It’s now called Quattro Ultra, and the system disconnects when it’s not needed to save on gas and activates when necessary for optimal handling.
5 2019 Mercedes-Benz E-Class
It’s no surprise to see a Mercedes-Benz on our list. This automotive brand is a favorite among luxury car shoppers for both its high-class features and its dependability.
Like the other vehicles, you’ll find that the E-Class gets high marks for its standard and available safety features, which includes automatic braking, lane-keep assist, and even semi-autonomous driving mode. This vehicle makes a solid 21 city/mpg and 30 mpg/highway with its standard engine, and the E-Class sedan is a 2019 IIHS Top Safety Pick+.
4 2019 INFINITI Q70
INFINITI’s flagship car offers more standard features and equipment for 2019 for a starting price of $51,295 MSRP. You get top safety features like predictive forward collision warning, which monitors the vehicle ahead of you as well as the vehicle in front of it, giving you more time to react.
You also get back-up collision intervention that tells you if a car is approaching on your right or left. It automatically brakes if you don’t react in time. The INFINITI Q70 delivers responsive steering, and with a 48-month/60,000-mile bumper-to-bumper warranty and a 72-month/70,000-mile powertrain warranty, your repairs and maintenance are covered.
3 2019 Jaguar XE
The 2019 Jaguar XE delivers easy braking and balanced steering, making it easy and comfortable to drive this luxury car around town. In a review, Edmunds noted that when braking, “pedal effort is consistent”, so you won’t have to worry about slamming on your brakes and wearing them out too quickly.
The review also noted that the “well-weighted steering is well-matched to the handling”. The XE is available with its standard four-cylinder gas engine, but it also offers a four-cylinder diesel engine option, which gives you improved fuel efficiency and allows for greener driving.
2 2019 Kia Stinger GT
Kia might not be the brand that comes to mind when you think of luxury cars, but the Stinger certainly holds its own on a list of premium vehicles. The Stinger GT drives well, and it comes in at a fairly affordable starting price of $32,990 MSRP, making it a good value.
The base model makes a respectable 22 mpg/city and 29 mpg/highway, and you can opt for all-wheel drive to ensure optimal handling on all road conditions. The Stinger, like all Kia vehicles, is backed by the brand’s 10-year/100,000-mile powertrain warranty.
1 2019 Alfa Romeo Giulia
Alfa Romeo is another one of the most recognizable brands when it comes to true automotive luxury. The Giulia is also a reliable sedan, providing an estimated 24 mpg/city and 33 mpg/highway and an agile drive.
This car comes with an affordable price tag, starting at $38,295 MSRP, making it a good value for luxury drivers. Alfa Romeo offers complimentary scheduled maintenance for 1 year or 10,000 miles, and the Giulia received a rating of “good” across the board in terms of crashworthiness from the IIHS.