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These are the definitive top luxury cars in the world right now

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2020 Rolls-Royce Cullinan Black Label review
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Few things in life are as enjoyable as going for a drive in a true luxury car. Cruising down the road in a Bentley is an experience that’s almost theatrical. And of, course riding in a Rolls-Royce is the epitome of high-end luxury. From the plush seats to the serene cabin, true luxury cars pamper their passengers in a way that no other vehicle can. Sure, these types of cars can cost as much as houses, but this high cost only adds to their allure.

These cars are not just expensive cars, they are the best luxury cars money can buy today.

2023 Rolls-Royce Phantom sitting on a platform on green grass in front of a stone wall.

Rolls-Royce Phantom

You’ll have to have deep pockets to afford a Rolls-Royce Phantom, as the luxury sedan has an estimated price tag of over $460,000. But as far as luxury cars go, none can match the Phantom. Its classic design is offset by modern tech, while the twin-turbo V12 engine and lavish interior are qualities that are bespoke to Rolls. For the ultimate luxury experience, the Phantom’s rear seat can be converted into what Rolls-Royce calls a “Privacy Suite.” At the press of a button, you can turn the privacy screen between the front and rear seats opaque, giving you “a completely private sanctuary.” Looking for the absolute best of the best? The Phantom is it.

2023 Cadillac Escalade on a dirt mountain with the sun setting in the back.

Cadillac Escalade

It’s been a long time since Cadillac has made luxury cars that are in the same league as rivals from Germany, but the Escalade has consistently led the charge as the brand’s most upscale offering. The Escalade shines as America’s take on a luxury vehicle, with brash styling, a mega 6.2-liter V8 engine, and 38 inches of digital real estate, including an available augmented reality navigation feature that shows you a live street view from the front of the vehicle instead of a static map. You don’t have to be an enthusiast to identify an Escalade coming down the road.

Orange 2022 Bentley Flying Spur parked in front of mountains with cloud skies in the back.

Bentley Flying Spur

The Bentley Flying Spur isn’t the most expensive car in the British marque’s lineup, but it’s right up there as one of its most scrumptious. Not only does the Flying Spur ooze curb appeal, but it backs that up with a posh interior that manages to preserve Bentley’s heritage for stylish designs. Thanks to an available twin-turbo W12 engine that makes 626 hp, the Flying Spur can get one-percenters to their destination in a hurry. And with a built-in Wi-Fi hotspot, as well as an available rear entertainment system that allows passengers to stream video and music from their phones to built-in touchscreens, they can have fun on the way.

Two 2022 Mercedes-Maybach S-Class sedans parked in front of a white mansion on a brick parking pad with sculptures in the back.

Mercedes-Maybach S-Class

For most people, the Mercedes-Benz S-Class has more than enough luxury to feel special. For the few who get into an S-Class and want more, there’s the Mercedes-Maybach S-Class. While changing “Benz” to “Maybach” may seem like a small change, the Maybach version gets more powerful engines, even more luxurious touches, available fancy rear VIP seats that come with their own tray tables and heated and cooled cupholders, and extra interior space. The front seat passengers also get the VIP treatment with heated and ventilated seats with an available massage feature. With those features, the Mercedes-Maybach S-Class feels more like a spa on wheels than just a car.

2022 Bentley Flying Spur in front of a modern house from the driver's side angle with wild grasses in the front.
Land Rover

Land Rover Range Rover

Not many vehicles are fit for royalty like the classic Land Rover Range Rover. Queen Elizabeth IIwas fond of Land Rovers and if they were good enough for her, they’re surely good enough for you. Beyond its superb off-roading capability, the Range Rover has an elegant design that’s unlike any other SUV on the road today. Plus, its suave interior, polished powertrains, and high-tech equipment make it a proper flagship SUV. With available features like 30-color ambient lighting, heated armrests, and a refrigerated center console so you’ll always have cold drinks on hand, you’ll definitely be traveling in royal style.

2023 BMW i7 driving on the road.

BMW i7 Series

Do you want to go green, but still want to drive in the lap of luxury? Look no further than the all-electric BMW i7 Series. With a range of just over 300 miles, this car can get you just about wherever you want to go in style. And if you do need to charge while on the road, BMW has you covered there with three years of free roadside charging from Electrify America. But don’t worry, you won’t be sacrificing any style, with both the front and rear seats offering heat, ventilation, and massage, as well as an available Panoramic Sky Lounge LED roof with built-in ambient lighting will make you wonder why you didn’t go electric before.

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