10 of the Best Premium Sedans Under $100,000

The formula is simple – power, elegance, and comfort. There are no other type of car which is more elegant than a luxury sedan. Whether you drive it or be driven in after a long day of work, a luxury sedan will be the classiest choice for any man.

Blue Audi A6

I know what you are thinking. Who cares about premium sedans when the market seems like everyone wants to buy large SUVs? I don’t know about you, but in my opinion, an SUV will never be as formal as an executive sedan is. That’s why I collected 10 of the best premium sedans on the market. For me, luxury sedans offer the highest sophistication and elegance on the road.

Second, just to agree with the market decision. I understand why many people prefer to buy an SUV over other models, but one thing I will never understand is what a station wagon can’t do that an SUV can – other than the high seating position. Now that we clarified that, let’s see the list.

Volvo S90

First on the list is the Swedish prodigy. If someone had told me two decades ago that I wanted to add a Volvo-made sedan to the list of premium cars, I probably would have looked at them in confusion. However, these days, the Swedes make some of the best cars on the market at a reasonable price.

Premium materials, a sophisticated interior, and a unique exterior design are just a few characteristics of the flagship Volvo S90. The days of dull and boxy Volvo design are long gone.

Best Premium Sedans: 2021 Volvo S90
Volvo S90 captured by © Motor 1

Volvo’s new model range features modern hybrid and all-electric powertrains with a stunning, minimalist interior and exterior design. After all, the Swedes are the grandfathers of minimalist design. They just needed a few years to get it right in their cars. If you like technology, the latest S90s offer high-tech safety features, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. So you can always feel safe and relaxed behind the wheel.

Mercedes Benz E-Class

The grandfather of automotive luxury and elegance. The latest iteration of the E-Class is no exception to the principles of Mercedes Benz. I don’t know if there’s any car lover who wouldn’t know the German manufacturer Mercedes-Benz, the founder Karl Benz invented the car itself.

Nowadays, Mercedes-Benz is associated with luxury and performance, and the E-Class was always the reasonable choice between the C- and S-Class. You got almost all the gadgets of the flagship S-Class in a slightly smaller form and at a lower price tag.

Best Premium Sedans: Mercedes Benz E-Class
Mercedes Benz E-Class captured by © Top Gear

Lexus LS

If you are looking for something different than the usual German trio, the flagship of Lexus can be the perfect alternative. The new Lexus LS features a beautiful interior and a bold exterior. The luxury brand of Toyota perfectly combines luxury, performance, and reliability.

Best Premium Sedans: Lexus LS
©Lexus LS

While the LS isn’t the sportiest to drive, if you’re looking for reliability, high-quality materials, and build quality, the latest Lexus LS is the right choice for you. Even the basic model is full of extras. It has standard features such as a pre-collision system with active braking, active steering assist, and the integration of a head-up display. Pedestrian warning. Full-speed dynamic radar cruise control and lane change assistant. To name a few.

Genesis G90

Genesis is the premium sub brand of Kia like Audi is to Volkswagen. It made a long journey until it arrived at its current position, but nowadays, Genesis makes some of the best-looking cars in 2022. A bold front end and premium styling make an unmistakable first impression – optimal handling and uncompromising comfort leave a lasting one. 

Best Premium Sedans: Genesis G90
Genesis G90 captured by © Car and Driver

The world-class Genesis G90 stands out from the crowd and does so with pride. The G90 is a full-size luxury sedan for the family that exemplifies a commitment to ingenuity through high-quality design and innovative technologies.

BMW 5 Series

For those looking for a sporty, high-performance, premium sedan, the BMW 5 Series is probably the sportiest car on this list. BMW has a long history of driver-focused vehicles. The M division, which produces the most powerful road cars, will celebrate its 50th anniversary in 2022.

Best Premium Sedans: BMW 5 Series
BMW 5 Series captured by © BMW

If you’re looking for a vehicle that will not only take you to meetings but also fit two child seats in the back while maintaining a sporty driving experience, then the BMW 5 Series is the car for you. BMWs produce not only the sportiest ride, but also some of the best infotainment systems on the market.

Jaguar XJ

Who told you that only Germans can make premium sedans? The British manufacturer has been doing excellent sedans for a long time. The Jaguar XJ is a full-size luxury car produced by the British automobile manufacturer Jaguar.

Buy the XJ as long as you can. Jaguar plans to be entirely electric by 2025, and the carmaker will launch e-models of its entire lineup by 2030.

Best Premium Sedans: Jaguar XJ
Jaguar XJ captured by © AutoScout24

Audi A6

Finally, the last one of the German trio. Audi had a long way before reaching their current position in the automotive market. From early rally cars to boxy wagons, Audi has slowly transitioned into the premium segment and proudly calls itself a rival to BMW and Mercedes-Benz. Audi provides a wide variety of four and six cylinder engines with a Petrol, Diesel, or Hybrid powertrain.

Best Premium Sedans: Audi A6
Audi A6 captured by © Car and Driver

Audis are famous for featuring cutting-edge technology and safety features, and it is no exception with the A6 as well. Be it the industry-leading headlights or the sophisticated interior.

Porsche Panamera

I know what you are thinking but hear me out. For the record, you can have a base Porsche Panamera for under $100,000. We know most owners will probably put a few optional extras into the cart when designing their car that would make the Panamera over the budget.

But, if you don’t mind going over the budget by a couple of tens of thousands, the Stuttgart-based manufacturer will make you one of the most exclusive sedans you will enjoy driving every single day.

Best Premium Sedans: Porsche Panamera Turbo
Porsche Panamera Turbo captured on the Nürburgring by © Motor 1

The Panamera can be selected with a twin-turbo V6 or a more powerful twin-turbo V8. However, if you want even more power, buy the hybrid variant. This makes the Panamera one of the most versatile cars on the list. The hybrid powertrain is not only powerful but also helps the car’s fuel economy thanks to the electric powertrain and the battery.

Lucid Air

Finally, talk about luxury EVs. With a starting price of $87 400, the Lucid Air provides you with more than 1,000 HP – yes, you heard it right. Combine the performance of the above three cars, and you get the same horsepower – that’s the beauty of EVs. Lucid promises 520 miles of range with the AIR.

Whether you hate or like EVs, these are some impressive figures. Although not all models are available to order at the moment, you can reserve your favorite model.

Best Premium Sedans: Lucid Air Dream Edition
White Lucid Air Dream Edition

Tesla Model S

Lastly, another electric sedan is on the list. The price of a new base Model S is slightly under $100 000, but if you pick one, you can have one of the fastest sedans on the market that will be way cheaper to run than any petrol-powered alternative would be.

Best Premium Sedans: Tesla Model S
Tesla Model S, captured by Jp Valery

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