Best in class: Luxury sedans & SUVs

These vehicles provide a luxurious driving experience and are among Consumer Reports' top recommended models in their categories.

Consumer Reports has the most comprehensive, consumer-oriented autos-test program in the U.S. We anonymously buy our test cars from dealerships and conduct more than 50 evaluations on each vehicle, focusing on performance, safety, comfort, convenience, interior quality, fuel economy, cargo capacity, and more.

Below, we've listed several vehicles that provide luxurious driving experiences and are among the top recommended vehicles in their categories. Not only did each of these vehicles earn a high overall score in their class, but they also meet our stringent requirements to be recommended.
BMW 3 Series
BMW 3 Series
The 3 Series blends sportiness and luxury. It is fun to drive, with taut and agile handling and smooth, sporty and fuel efficient powertrains. The 335i uses a 3.0-liter six-cylinder engine, with 300 hp, the 328i a slightly less powerful version of this engine at 230-hp. All-wheel drive is optional. The ride is compliant even with the run-flat tires. But several controls are awkward to use even without the optional navigation system and complicated iDrive multifunction control system. More sedans
Infiniti M
Infiniti M35
The M35 is a luxurious, well-rounded sedan. It even outscored all of the luxury sedans in our tests. The ride and handling are well-suited for twisty roads as well as the highway. The V6 engine is strong and powerful. Interior accommodations are generous, and the materials are of high quality and well-constructed. AWD is available. More sedans
Lexus RX
Lexus RX
The car-based RX has a comfortable ride and a refined and responsive V6 engine, and it handles better than most traditional truck-based SUVs. The interior is luxurious and quiet, and the rear seat is roomy enough for three. The hybrid version (RX400h) offers improved acceleration with incremental fuel-economy gains. More SUVs
Porsche 911
Porsche 911
The 911 is fun to drive, with excellent agility and quick acceleration, yet it's easy to live with. Handling is extremely precise and agile, and the ride is relatively supple. Braking is phenomenal. Our tested Carrera S's rear-mounted 3.8-liter, six-cylinder engine yields strong thrust when revved and sounds terrific, but it hums busily on the highway. An upright seating position and large windows provide good visibility. The rear seat is suitable only for children. Radio controls are complicated. The front trunk can hold a medium suitcase. More sporty cars