Now is a great time to go shopping for a new luxury sedan. With the current model year coming to a close, prices have started to fall.
This means you can enjoy a premium driving experience for a more affordable cost.
2019 Tesla Model S
- Base: $79,990
- Performance: $99,990
In the eyes of many car enthusiasts, the 2019 Tesla Model S is hands-down the most exciting electric car on the market. Thrilling acceleration and an impressive driving range make the new Model S hard to beat.
While there’s a new Performance version of the Tesla Model S available, even the standard model will entertain most drivers. Its electric powertrain ensures instant torque, which equates to a blistering zero to 60 mph time of 3.7 seconds. This luxury sedan has no trouble embarrassing the average sports car at red lights.
You can travel up to 370 miles before needing a recharge. This is a huge advantage for drivers who like taking road trips.
The Tesla Model S features an extremely high-tech interior. In fact, you’ll immediately notice its massive 17-inch touchscreen. Voice-activated controls make this sedan even more enjoyable to drive. Plus, accident-avoidance technologies, like blind-spot warning and automatic emergency braking, come standard.
After making a down payment of $7,500, you can lease a new Model 3 for an estimated $900 a month.
2019 Porsche Panamera
- Base: $87,200
- 4: $91,800
- 4 Sport Turismo: $98,000
- 4 Sport Executive: $98,500
- 4S: $105,000
- 4S Sport Turismo: $111,200
- 4S Sport Executive: $116,300
When the Porsche Panamera first hit the market nearly a decade ago, driving enthusiasts across the country were overcome with excitement. Porsche finally decided to make a four-door sports car for families. Not only does the Panamera offer a heavy dose of performance, but it also boasts an extremely luxurious cabin.
Because the base 2019 Porsche Panamera packs so much muscle under the hood, most people won’t feel the need to choose a more powerful model. Its standard turbo V6 engine develops an enjoyable 330 horsepower and 331 pound-feet of torque. An adaptive suspension helps make the Panamera handle like a genuine sports car. In terms of fuel efficiency, drivers can anticipate getting up to 27 mpg.
The Panamera provides more than enough room to stretch out. Families can take advantage of its hatchback design, which ensures optimum storage space. There are enough features to keep technology lovers happy, including a 12.3 HD touchscreen with navigation and a mobile Wi-Fi hotspot. Plus, the optional 26-speaker Burmester 3D audio system will stun music fans.
Although not many advanced safety features come standard, Lane Change Assist and Night Vision Assist are offered.
Some dealers are now leasing the 2019 Porsche Panamera for as little as $959 a month.
2019 BMW 3 Series
- 330i: $40,250
- 330i xDrive: $42,250
In the eyes of many people, the BMW 3 Series had lost some of its driving excitement. However, this popular luxury sport sedan returns for 2019 with several performance upgrades. Additionally, it has a slightly more modern look. If you’re looking to lease one, expect your payments to be less than $400 a month.
While the redesigned BMW 3 Series uses the same turbocharged four-cylinder engine as the previous model year, it’s been tweaked to develop more power. Output has increased to an exciting 255 horsepower and 295 pound-feet of torque. You can definitely feel the additional low-end torque. With a zero to 60 mph time of 5.4 seconds, the new 3 Series is certainly quick enough to deliver a fun drive.
Enhanced fuel economy makes this German-engineered sedan even more impressive. According to the EPA, it’ll return 26 mpg in town and 36 mpg on the highway.
Improved interior quality makes the 2019 BMW 3 Series a strong value. Standard features consist of an 8.8-inch iDrive touchscreen, Bluetooth, and a 10-speaker sound system. Additionally, BMW equips every new 3 Series with valuable safety technologies like automatic emergency braking and lane departure warning.
2019 Mercedes-Benz C-Class
- C300: $41,400
- C300 4MATIC: $43,400
Priced to compete against the new BMW 3 Series, the 2019 Mercedes-Benz C-Class remains one of the best cars in the segment. While its upscale styling causes heads to turn, you’ll especially appreciate the C-Class’ elegant interior. Moreover, an estimated lease cost of $434 a month makes the new C-Class a sweet deal.
Motivating the 2019 Mercedes-Benz C-Class is a turbocharged four-cylinder engine, which pushes out a competitive 255 horsepower and 273 pound-feet of torque. While the C-Class isn’t a muscle car, there’s ample power for daily driving. Also, this sedan has the best ride quality in the segment. Fuel economy estimates stand at 23 mpg in the city and 34 mpg on the highway.
On the inside, the 2019 Mercedes-Benz C-Class feels like a far more expensive luxury sedan. Even the standard MB-Tex upholstery has a premium feel. Pampering seats create an even more relaxing atmosphere. While the C-Class comes standard with popular features like advanced smartphone support and HD radio, a fully digital gauge cluster and a powerful Burmester audio system are on the list of options.
2019 Audi A4
- Titanium: $39,200
- Premium: $42,000
- Premium Plus: $42,900
- Prestige: $46,200
If Audi’s more expensive luxury sedans are beyond your budget, the 2019 Audi A4 will prove to be a great alternative. Great driving dynamics and excellent seat comfort make it one heck of a value.
Audi equips the A4 with a turbocharged four-cylinder engine. While front-wheel-drive models develop 188 horsepower, opting for Audi’s famed Quattro AWD system increases production to a more inspiring 248 horsepower. When launched from a stop, the AWD-equipped A4 smoothly accelerates to 60 mph in 5.2 seconds. You can save more fuel by sticking with the FWD version, which delivers 27 mpg in the city and 34 mpg on the freeway. For folks who desire tighter handling on the street, Audi offers an optional sports-tuned suspension.
Regarding in-vehicle technology, the new 2019 Audi A4 ranks among the class leaders. Its standard MMI infotainment system is a gem. While several options are available, don’t hesitate to get the customizable Virtual Cockpit gauge cluster. It can display high-resolution Google Earth road maps while you drive.
Audi lists the new A4 with an estimated lease payment of $529 a month.
All five of these luxury sedans have some special qualities that stand out. They each appeal to different budgets.
To get the best deal on your preferred model, be sure to do some research before heading out to the dealership.