When buying a luxury vehicle, many buyers go into the process by first looking for cars that exceed others in performance, features, and reliability. Of course, not all luxury vehicles are created equal. It takes time to do ample research because the process of finding a safe brand that still maintains a luxury feel isn’t an easy task.
From the performance leading Infiniti to the luxurious off-roading Toyotas, living life in the fast lane has never been easier in the year 2021. The only thing left to do is start scrolling and dreaming about your new car!
Toyota Is A Capable, High-Performance Brand
While Toyota only sells two luxury brands in the United States, they are both worth looking into. The Toyota Land Cruiser nearly has a six-figure price tag, but for a good reason. This particular model has a thick suspension set-up, allowing for prime off-roading adventures. Not to mention, it has a very commanding presence on the road.
The Toyota Supra, a luxury sports car, on the other hand, is a bit cheaper, but that doesn’t make it any less capable. With a powerful sounding 3.0-liter engine, any experienced driver would have a great time driving this high-performance vehicle.
Lincoln Is All About Space And Comfort
Lincoln prides itself on delivering its customers a luxury sedan designed for optimal space and comfort. But with the new year comes a new line of cars, and Lincoln is moving away from solely sedans and moving towards becoming an all-crossover and SUV brand.
The year 2021 will find Lincoln saying goodbye to big V8 engines and saying hello to a high-tech twin-turbocharged V6 that’s able to produce up to 450 horsepower. The brand is also going green, adding a plug-in hybrid powertrain to the Lincoln Aviator.
Land Rover’s Give The Best Of Both Worlds
There aren’t many car brands on the market that offer both a rugged off-roading experience as well as a luxurious one. But Land Rover SUVs aren’t like most cars. Coming in with a lineup of three luxury SUVs, the compact Land Rover Discovery Sport, the iconic Range Rover, and the new Range Rover Defender, each of these Land Rovers gives the best of both worlds.
Ranging from a reasonable price of $31,000 to a whopping $200,000, these vehicles are a great choice for anyone wanting something packed with off-roading technology while maintaining a sense of luxury when sitting in the cabin.
Acura Likes To Make Itself Different Than Its Parent Company
Unlike other luxury brands, Acura does a touch more than its competitors to differentiate itself from its parent company, Honda. From the compact ILX sedan to the NSX luxury sports car and the popular Acura RDX compact SUV and three-row Acura MDX midsize SUV, Acura packs its vehicles with technology and striking interior features.
From the NSX luxury sports car’s gasoline-powered V6, with three electric motors suitable for both experienced and novice drivers to the comfortable, quiet, and spacious cabin of the MDX midsize SUV, Acura has more than one luxury vehicle to offer in 2021.
Tesla Is All About Technology
One of the newest brands to come into the luxury car market is Tesla. Coming out of California, Tesla prides itself on its uniquely designed shape, battery-electric cars and crossovers, and its electric powertrains that allow for powerful and pretty much instant acceleration. Such as the Tesla Model S, which has the ability to go from zero to 60 in as little as 2.3 seconds.
With semi-automated driving technologies, long-range batteries, and a massive touch screen that controls a majority of the car’s features, Tesla is considered the future of the automotive industry.
Kia Is More than Meets The Eye
When the phrase “luxury automobile’ is thrown around, most people don’t think of Kia. But the brand deserves a place on this list, with the Kia 900 luxury sedan and Kia Stinger. Both of which have fantastic warranty coverage and above-average reliability rankings.
While it might not have the interior quality of some of its competitors, the 900 makes up for it in a roomy cabin, features, and an all-wheel-drive powertrain that’s actually found in vehicles costing thousands more. On the other hand, the Stinger is more mainstream, yet its stellar performance, amenities, and low price tag are very attractive.
Bugatti Brought Its A-Game To 2021
Founded in 1909, Bugatti has since made a name for itself for being a high-performance automobile, with one of its models taking the performance of the legendary Ceyron, aka the “hardest accelerating production car on Earth,” to a new level.
With nearly a three million dollar price tag, the 2021 Bugatti Chiron is no joking matter. Powered by a 16-cylinder engine, the Chiron is able to launch this hypercar up to 300 miles per hour. It’s unlike anything else on the road, except maybe its predecessor.
Cadillac Is Going Green
General Motors flagship brand, Cadillac, offers sporty yet luxurious sedans, four SUVs, and a number of crossovers. So, in 2021, potential car buyers are going to want to keep their eye on this brand. This year, a lot of new features are being added to the traditional Cadillac.
The truck-based Cadillac Escalade SUV is getting re-vamped, the CT4 and CT5 sedans are making their way onto the market, and the brand is going green with the battery-electric Lyriq.
Porsche, Aka The Best Luxury Brand Award-Winner Of 2021
With its sleek designs, reliability, and high-performance ratings, it might come as little to no surprise to learn that Porsche earned U.S. News’ Best Luxury Brand award of 2021. From the sports cars of the Porsche Cayman, Porsche Boxster, and the ever-popular Porsche 911, to the SUV Cayenne that was thought to destroy the brand, Porsche is one of the best luxury vehicles on the market.
The newest member to Porsche’s catalog is the Taycan, which, sticking to the brand, has a high-end interior cabin, quick acceleration, and poised handling that’s perfect for both the experienced and average daily driver.
Lexus Is Moving Into The “Smart” Generation
If Lexus has anything going for it, it’s the reputation behind the brand. Known for its reliability, spacious and cozy cabins, and world-class quality, this particular brand is definitely one to look out for in 2021. From high-end sports cars to sedans and an array of SUVs and crossovers, Lexus has something for every car enthusiast.
Moving into the “smart” generation, Lexus has upgraded its numerous models to include Apple CarPlay as well as Android Auto, making the already luxurious brand even more so. It’s definitely a brand that favors the comforts of life over athleticism and speed.
Volvo Is All About Bringing Luxury In A Minimalistic Way
Building safe and reliable cars have been the foundation of Volvo’s vehicles for decades. But that’s not all its luxury models have to offer. While they’re still highly reliable and one of the safer cars on the road, Volvo also values comfort and elegance, even if it’s in a minimalistic way.
Currently, all models are all-wheel drive, with either a four-cylinder turbocharged engine or twin-charged engines, depending on the model. But don’t worry; both include a turbocharger and a supercharger to increase the performance of the vehicle on the road.
Genesis’ Three Models All Have Top-Notch Ratings
Currently, there are three models making up Genesis’s lineup of luxury cars, all of which are large sedans. The thing is, when a brand has top-notch scores, it doesn’t need to have a wide variety of models available. U.S. News has granted this brand with excellent scores for all three of its models.
Between the Genesis G70, G80, and G90, the brand has received high safety marks and reliability ratings that are well above the average. In 2019, the G70 was even honored with the prestigious and coveted North American Car of the Year award.
Infiniti Is A Performance And Tech Leader
On the luxury side of Nissan, Infiniti is a leader in both performance and technology. With three vehicles offering a variety of services, Infiniti is the brand for those looking for power and style while driving down the road. The Red Sport 400 trims of the Infiniti Q50 and Q60 offer both agreeable driving dynamics and powerful 400-horsepower engines.
And then there is the VC-Turbo in the Infiniti QX50, offering excellent fuel economy, space, a substantially lower price than its competitors, and a top-notch interior, complete with contrasting-color surfaces and suede-like trim.
Jaguar’s Added SUVs And Battery-Electric Cars
Since the brand first came on the market, Jaguar has offered its clientele some of the most exciting sports cars and powerful sedans. But, like most things, they’ve had to stay up-to-date with the ever-changing demands of their consumers. So, SUVs and battery-electric vehicles have been added to Jaguar’s catalog.
With a fresh new look for the F-Type sports car and a best-selling vehicle in the F-Pace, Jaguar has much to offer in 2021, including ample cargo space and sedan-like handling for the latter and a new flowing front end and LED head- and taillights for the former.
Rolls-Royce Has Unmatched Craftsmanship
Founded in 1906, Rolls-Royce has been a luxury brand for more than a few decades. While it’s not one of the leading brands of 2021, it’s still worth taking a look at what the vehicles have to offer. The Ghost series, for example, is quite a lavish vehicle.
Measuring 18-feet in length, this sedan model has some of the most extravagant interior found in luxury cars. With craftsmanship that is pretty much second to none, the six-figure price tag on Rolls-Royce vehicles is worth the ride.
BMW, Aka The “Ultimate Driving Machine”
Self-proclaimed as the “Ultimate Driving Machine,” BMW is a leading performer in the market of luxury automobiles. With a wide variety of convertibles, sedans, and crossovers, many brands strive to match BMW’s performance while maintaining the sleek and powerful look luxury cars are known for.
One particular model to look out for in 2021 is the BMW M3. Redesigned, the M3 promises more than one new feature, including a vertical twin-kidney grille, a 10.25-inch display, as well as voice recognition software, so the driver doesn’t have to take their eyes off the road for a second.
In 2021, Mercedes-Benz Expanded Its Catalog
As the oldest carmaker in the world, it’s difficult to discuss luxury vehicles without talking about Mercedes-Benz. Known for its sedans and touring roadsters, Mercedes has since expanded its catalog to include a half-dozen SUV and crossover models, all of which are getting new and improved technology to enhance performance.
The year 2021 has also found Mercedes marketing to a new class of costumers, particularly with the Mercedes-AMG GT and S-Class that offer features such as a new fixed panoramic sunroof, a powerful V8 engine, and roomy cabins.
Audi Has A Little Something For Everyone
Known for being leaders in technology and “smart” connectivity capabilities, Audi will not disappoint in 2021. With more than a dozen different luxury models in its catalog, there are more than a few vehicles to browse through, including various sedans, SUVs, coupes, a supercar, and even a high-performance electric crossover.
Whether it’s the sleek look of the Audi A4 sedan, the high-riding wagon of the Audi A4 Allroad, or the high supercar-like performance of the R8, the Audi brand has something for everyone without taking away features, reliability, or luxury.
Alfa Romeo Prides Itself On Its Vehicles Serene Ride
In 2021, Alfa Romeo’s releasing three luxury vehicles to its catalog, the Alfa Romeo 4C sports car, the Alfa Romeo Giulia compact sedan, and the Alfa Romeo Stelvio compact crossover. While these three models might favor performance over luxury features, don’t let that fool you.
With crisp handling and a ride that can only be defined as serene with both rear- or all-wheel drive, the Alfa Romeo is definitely a brand to look out for while luxury car shopping in 2021.
2021 Brings An All-New Ferrari To The Market
Founded in 1939, Ferrari is one of the leading luxury vehicle brands on the market today. With cutting-edge technology and top of the line performance hardware, 2021 might just be the year to look into buying a Ferrari.
This year brings the all-new 2021 Roma to the Ferrari catalog. With lightweight components, a 612 horsepower turbocharged V-8, and more than one dynamic system, the Roma is nothing short of magnifico!