Alfa Romeo


A relative newcomer to the American market, this FCA owned brand fields a sports convertible (4C), a small luxury sedan (Guilia), and a luxury compact SUV (Stelvio). If you believe the omnipresent TV ads, they only come in an incredibly seductive red.

The Alfa Romeo’s sophisticated styling, high-performance engines, leather interior, and handling all define these rides as having racing DNA. The top-end Guilia trim (Quadrifoglio) is a masterful mix of performance, technology, and unabashed decadent comfort.


The only American brand to make the list, Cadillac is making a move on a number of luxury niches with its revamped lineup including the ATS, CTS, CT6, and XT5. Sporting some of the most advanced autonomous technology, and a long history of providing exceptional creature comforts, the Caddilac line is the luxury car for the family.

If you want something a little more exciting (okay, a lot more exciting), check out the V lineup. It’s akin to the AMG treatment given to select Mercedes Benz models. For example, the Cadillac ATS-V coupe has a top speed of 189 mph and a zero to sixty time of 3.8 seconds. Hot!


This brand is a cross between upscale features and Toyota reliability. It’s generally agreed that Lexus is one of the best values in the luxury market, but don’t let that practical side fool you. They have a ton of models including IS, GS, ES and LS sedans, the LC coupe, and cover the SUV market with the NX, RX, GX, LX and new compact UX.

But don’t forget the RC F luxury sports coupe. With 468 horses, an eight-speed shiftable automatic, and a sound coming out of the exhaust that will put a grin on your face, the RC F packages luxury with performance.


You knew the Germans were coming. If you are a die-hard SUV fan, Mercedes-Benz has you covered with upscale family hauling elegance including the GLA, GLC, GLE, GLS, and for you traditionalists, the G-Wagen.

But for everyone else, Mercedes-Benz is recognized for exceptional styling, engineering, advanced technology, and slathering of leather everywhere in the cabins of their sedans and coupes. Hey, if they are good enough for heads of state, they’re good enough for you, right?

And then there’s AMG. Turbocharged engines are common across the Mercedes lineup. But its AMG performance division offers options that are simply thrilling. Check them out in the SLC43 roadster, twin-turbo V12 SL65, and the 469-horsepower GT.

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