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Consumer Reports Picks for Luxury Vehicles With the Smoothest Rides

Mercedes-Benz S-Class

Luxury vehicles receive the “luxury” title for a reason. They are designed to be the best of the best in regard to design, performance, and comfort. As expected, riding in a luxury car feels refined and elegant. Consumer Reports tested luxury vehicles to find the smoothest, most comfortable ride. These are five of their top luxury picks.

1. Mercedes-Benz S-Class

Mercedes-Benz’s S-Class stands out for its plush interior and extravagant features. According to US News, the S-Class ranks No. 1 among super luxury cars. With a powerful engine and an impressive suspension system, it scores highly in categories like reliability and acceleration. Consumer Reports also ranks the S-Class among the best for its ride, noise-reduction, and seat comfort.

2. BMW 7 Series

BMW’s 7 Series isn’t just appealing to the eye; it’s known for first-class travel and performance. In addition to little touches that BMW added to make the ride a great one, there’s a slew of tech features to personalize it further. The cabin’s design allows for excellent noise reduction and comfortable seating.

Riding in a BMW 7 Series is like floating, with an air suspension system that adapts to ground beneath it. The 7 Series has received top marks for overall customer satisfaction, as well as overall ride and comfort.

3. Cadillac CT6

The CT6 is one of Cadillac’s crown jewels. It’s easy to see why with high marks in satisfaction, reliability, and comfort and convenience of the ride. The CT6 comes with rave reviews on drive performance, remaining agile and steady despite its roomy and large design.

According to Car and Driver, the CT6 has a “remarkable ride and handles more like a sports car.” It offers stellar driving dynamics that handle the road as a Cadillac should — in style. The powertrain and impeccable suspension system in the CT6 make riding in style smoother than ever.

4. Lincoln Continental

Lincoln has always strived to provide Continental riders a luxurious and comfortable experience. Today’s model features comfortable seats that even have individual thigh support. According to Cars.com, the elongated Continental pushes out an impressive 400 horsepower.

The Continental sedan has been Lincoln’s flagship vehicle for years, but there’s nothing outdated about it. What it lacks in fuel economy, it makes up for in high scores with braking, ride comfort, and interior finishes ratings.