It won't be hard to impress anyone when riding around in a luxury sedan. Sleek, stylish, and powerful, these vehicles draw eyes wherever they go. Carmakers outdid themselves for the 2020 model year, offering up a line of impressive vehicles. 12 cars, though, really race ahead of their competition: BMW 5-Series, Genesis G80, Lexus ES, Mercedes-Benz E-Class, Audi A6, Lexus GS, Volvo S90, Cadillac CT5, Lexus ES Hybrid, Jaguar XF, Acura TLX, and the Lincoln MKZ.
Explore the best of the best below!
The 2020 Acura TLX screams aggressive with its bold exterior and powerful performance. Sporty rides? Absolutely. The updated TLX offers drivers two impressive engines: the 8-speed Inline-4 and 9-speed V-6, which pump out 206 HP and 290 HP, respectively. The fuel economy isn't bad, either: 23 MPG in the city and 33 on the highway. Those looking for all-wheel drive? Don't worry: there's an AWD option that promises to deliver a superior ride when coupled with its incredible handling.
The cabin of this mid-size luxury sedan is just as impressive as what's under its hood. Passengers will love the seats that can be made with perforated Milano leather and warmed with heated rear seating. If those options weren't great enough, the TLX spoils drivers with a host of available features, including a heated steering wheel, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, and wireless charging. Appealing looks in a high-tech cabin? It's all possible with this sedan!
Coming in 9 different configurations and starting at $33,000 for the base trim, the TLX is no doubt a stylish and customizable investment.
The peak of German engineering, Audi has done it again with the 2020 A6. Besides sporting an appealingly bold look, the A6 earned a Top Safety Pick+ rating from the IIHS when properly equipped in 2019. So, prioritizing safety is a cinch with this mid-size vehicle. And with a powerful motor that can go from 0 to 60 in just under 5 seconds, fast drivers will get the car they've been waiting for.
The interior exudes luxury with its simple-yet-elegant aesthetic and high-tech creature comforts. Simple touches—like a large intuitive touchscreen tilted toward the driver, wireless charging, and dual-zone climate control—all help bring the cabin to the next level when it comes to convenience and comfort.
The Audi A6 is an investment, but a worthwhile one. Pricing starts at $54,900 MSRP.
The BMW 5-Series is an absolute powerhouse. The available V-8 TwinPower Turbo engine can generate 532 HP and race up to 60 MPH in under 4 seconds! But that's not all: the chassis is optimized for a smoother ride with the available Integral Active Steering feature. This feature provides greater stability at faster speeds and greater maneuverability at slower speeds.
The interior cabin is just as impressive. The 2020 5-Series offers a host of high-tech features designed to enhance convenience for both drivers and passengers. Need to adjust the stereo's volume or decline calls? That's all possible with the available Gesture Control feature, which lets drivers control certain functions in a touch-free manner. In for a long drive? Passengers will appreciate the available Wi-Fi hotspot and wireless charging station.
Coming in 6 different configurations starting at $53,900 MSRP, most drivers can find a BMW to suit their unique tastes.
Cadillac CT5 Replaces the Cadillac CTS
Another impressive entry in this lineup, Cadillac redefines luxury and performance with the 2020 CT5, which replaces the CTS. The 2.0L turbocharged engine boasts 237 HP, and this vehicle is also capable of going from 0 to 60 in about 7 seconds as well.
The car's appearance is sure to draw attention no matter where it goes. With stylish alloy wheels, bold grille, and optional powered sunroof, this stunning sedan will be the best-looking car on the lot. Available smart features like enhanced safety packages, a premium Bose audio system, a rear-vision camera, performance suspension, and all-wheel drive all help make this Cadillac a ride that passengers won't soon forget.
This luxury sedan comes in 4 configurations that start at $36,895 MSRP.
It's impossible not to notice the 2020 Genesis G80. It demands attention with its sporty exterior, making it one of the best-looking vehicles in its class. But the G80 is also grabbing attention for its safety, too. The NHTSA gives this car, when properly equipped, their highest respective safety rating: 5 stars.
The interior is breath-taking as well. The stunning console features a large touchscreen display that offers split-screen viewing, Apply CarPlay, and Android Auto integration, and an optional wireless charging station. Ventilated and heated seats? Got ‘em. Leather seating? Absolutely. Wood and aluminum trim? Yes! This Genesis leaves no aspect of the cabin untouched by luxury and comfort.
Genesis offers the 2020 G80 in 6 configurations that start at an MSRP of $42,550.
It's hard to go wrong with a Jaguar, and the 2020 XF does not disappoint. This 2020 model sports the stunning looks that this brand is known for, both inside and out. It's possible to make this model entirely personalized; color, materials, and other details are all features that the driver can customize to their tastes.
But an athletic appearance isn't all the 2020 XF offers. This car screams power, and the available 3.0L V6 engine boasts 380 HP to race up to 60 MPH in just 5 seconds. The superior design of the suspension and chassis also means that the ride itself isn't just fast, but smooth and easy to handle to boot.
Pricing starts at $49,965 MSRP, and there are 5 sedan models available.
The ES is one of the most appealing model Lexus has recently released. To start, the exterior boasts an eye-catching grille, sporty sloped back, and stylish spoked wheels to make for a sedan that's truly stunning to look at. The interior is no different. Standard and optional features all wrap the driver and passengers in comfort and luxury. Ambient lighting, an illuminated entry system, perforated leather, high-quality stitching, and more are all available for a truly first-class ride.
The ES 350 F Sport is for thrillseekers. Its V6 engine will zoom up to 60 MPH in almost no time at all, offering 302 HP. It won't come at a low fuel economy, either, with an estimated 31 MPG for the highway.
The 2020 Lexus ES comes in 7 configurations that start out at just $39,750 MSRP. A luxury Lexus under $40k? In 2020, anything is possible!
Lexus ES Hybrid
A model of the Lexus ES, the ES Hybrid 300h is a great choice for those looking to switch to, or upgrade their current, hybrid vehicle. The 43 MPG in the city and 45 MPG on the highway is quite respectable, and can save big money on gas prices in the long run. Safety is great, too, with high crash test ratings from the NHTSA.
The ES Hybrid 300h comes with standard Bluetooth, powered moonroof, and multi-adjustable power seat for the driver. Optional features include heated seating, a navigational system, and multi-adjustable passenger seats.
The 2020 ES 300h starting MSRP is $41,560, the ES 300h Luxury $44,215, and the ES 300h Ultra Luxury $45,210.
Once again, Lexus delivers, this time with the 2020 GS. Sporting a bold exterior with a flashy grille, this vehicle is designed to bring luxury to drivers and passengers with impressive levels of customization available. 8 exterior colors, 6 interior colors, and 4 different wheel types are just a few of the options drivers have to customize this vehicle to their liking.
Power and performance are not sacrificed for luxury with this sedan. Even the base model boasts a decent 241 HP with 8-speed transmission, and the highest trim 311 HP, also with 8-speed automatic transmission. All-wheel drive is also available, something not all luxury sedans can brag about. The 12.3-inch display on the console is impressively large, making navigation and accessing other premium features easier than ever.
With 7 configurations that start at $46,860, drivers can find a lot to love (and customize) here.
Power, performance, and comfort? It's what Lincoln is known for. The MKZ offers performance that can meet the expectations of most drivers, offering horsepower of anywhere from 245 up to 400, depending on the configuration. If 400 HP on a luxury sedan wasn't impressive enough, the interior will be enough to knock even the hardest skeptics out of the park.
Available features like ambient lighting and leather-trimmed seats, paired with a sleek console, will impress passengers as they strap in for a smooth ride, aided by high-tech features like adaptive suspension and assisted steering.
The 2020 MKZ comes in 6 configurations, the Standard (with MSRP starting at $36,750), Standard AWD (with MSRP starting at $38,750), Reserve 2.0L (with MSRP starting at $42,500), Reserve 2.0L AWD (with MSRP starting at $44,500), Reserve 3.0L V6 (with MSRP starting at $45,500), and Reserve 3.0L V6 AWD (with MSRP starting at $48,500).
The future is here with the 2020 E-Class. Adaptive cruise control? Why not take it a step further? The 2020 E-Class can help drivers not just keep their speed under control, but can also help them stay in their own lane. Not impressed yet? Then check out their trademarked PRE-SAFE Sound system; if it detects an upcoming crash, it will emit sound at a certain frequency to prep the human ear for preparation against loud noises.
Those who want a bit of power can find that here, too. The base E 350 model with its 2.0L incline 4-turbo engine boasts up to 255 HP and 273 lb.-ft. of torque. Upgrading to the AMG E 63 S model brings performance to a whole new level. This model can boast 603 HP, 627 lb.-ft. of torque, and go from 0 to 60 in just over 3 seconds!
The 2020 E-Class begins at $54,050 MSRP.
Volvo has long been associated with a healthy blend of comfort, performance, and practicality; the 2020 S90 exemplifies this idea. With a sleek and modest design, decent power, and an impressive cabin, Volvo offers a strong contender in the 2020 luxury sedan market.
This year model offers an incredibly generous interior cabin in terms of space, something most other similar vehicles in its class can't say. The interior also hosts some great creature comforts like heated seating, quality upholstery, and a 10-speaker audio system. All in all, this model is stylish and comes with the quality Volvo is known for.
The 2020 Volvo S90 is available in 3 configurations: the Momentum, R-Design, and Inscription. Pricing starts at $50,550 MSRP.