What Is the Most Comfortable Luxury Car?

If you’re looking for the quietest and smoothest way to get around, then you can look no further than the luxury car category. In this segment, you’ll find cars like the Audi A6, the Mercedes-Benz S-Class, and the BMW 7 Series. In addition to plush rides and hand-stitched dashboards, you’ll enjoy the sweet sounds of premium sound systems as well as the pinnacle of automotive features.

There’s no denying that going about your daily life in a luxury car makes everything feel effortless as you easily climb in and out of its lavish cabin and enjoy the serenity as you drive. But which luxury car is the most comfortable one of all?

The Audi A6 is smoother than the others

2019 Audi A6
2019 Audi A6 | Audi

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While it might be hard to pick just one luxury car as the most comfortable, the Audi A6 sure makes a good contender for that honor. According to Consumer Reports, the A6 has a comfortable ride and “doesn’t feel overly firm at low speeds,” unlike other Audis they have tested. CR went on to say that the car feels steady and composed on the highway, and it only has “traces of road noise.”

Couple those attributes with a dual touchscreen infotainment system, the brand’s Virtual Cockpit display, and optional Bang and Olufsen premium sound system, and we can see why the Audi A6 gives other luxury cars a run for their money.

The Lincoln Continental exudes unbridled luxury

Lincoln Continental
Lincoln Continental | Lincoln

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If you prefer your luxury car to come from an American brand, then the Lincoln Continental offers plenty of old-school lavishness with a modern twist. Consumer Reports praised the Continental for its ability to soak up bumps and remain steady among the worst road imperfections. It’s no surprise that they even scored it a five out of five in the “noise,” “ride,” and “rear seat comfort” categories.

The Genesis G90 offers luxury and value

A silver Genesis sedan on stage with the Genesis logo in the background
The launch of the new Genesis Sedan | Chung Sung-Jun via Getty Images

According to Car and Driver, the Genesis G90 sedan delivers a “cossetting ride and a limo-like cabin and does so at a price that undercuts established rivals by thousands of dollars.” To be honest, that’s a pretty accurate summation and it shows just how much the Genesis G90 deserves to be on this list.

The Cadillac CT6 is a new American Classic

2019 Cadillac CT6 with Super Cruise engaged
2019 Cadillac CT6 with Super Cruise engaged | Cadillac

When it comes to American luxury, it’s hard to beat a Cadillac. The CT6 is the brand’s flagship car and considering it has all of the luxurious amenities that you need, it definitely shows. Consumer Reports praised the CT6 for its plush ride that remains stable and controlled over almost any road imperfections. It’s no wonder that they gave it a perfect score when it comes to its ride quality, fit, and finish.

The BMW 7 Series has the ultimate comfort

A silver 2020 BMW 7 Series parked in a photo studio
2020 BMW 7 Series | BMW Group

Anyone looking for one of the most serene rides in the class might find the BMW 7 Series to their liking. CR noted that the 7 Series has high-tech features, thoughtful touches, and a beyond-impeccable cabin. This can be attributed to the 7 Series’ standard air suspension that soaks up bumps and road imperfections no matter how fast you’re driving.

The Mercedes-Benz S-Class has lots of room to go around

 Dashboard on a Mercedes-Benz S500e Plug-in Hybrid luxury limousine sedan fitted with light leather seats, wood trim and a large information display on the dashboard.
Dashboard on a Mercedes-Benz S500e Plug-in Hybrid luxury limousine sedan fitted with light leather seats, wood trim and a large information display on the dashboard. | (Photo by Sjoerd van der Wal/Getty Images)

Lastly, it would be hard not to include the Mercedes-Benz S-Class, the brand’s largest sedan. With a massive amount of passenger volume, in addition to a huge backseat, the S-Class has everything you need to travel around in style and ultimate comfort. According to Consumer Reports, “bumps and ruts disappear under the car’s tires and standard suspension as if they weren’t even there.”

Which one is the most comfortable of them all?

According to Consumer Reports testing and ratings, the BMW 7 Series scored the highest. The publication gave the large BMW a 99 out of 100 score overall and perfect five-out-of-five marks when it comes to ride quality, front and rear-seat comfort, and interior fit and finish. In that case, we’re not surprised that BMW once adopted the tagline “The Ultimate Driving Machine.” Apparently, that’s still true.