Top 10 Luxury Car Buys of The Year – PART I


In order to form this list we have a tendency to used data provided by Vincentric, that is based in Bloomfield Hills, Mich. Analysts there tallied the price of ownership for every 2013 or 2014 model-year vehicle by evaluating the manufacturer prompt retail worth and five-year totals for fuel, maintenance, repairs, average  insurance rates, depreciation, interest and taxes.

 

1. Audi Q7 Diesel

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The Audi Q7 is a super-luxury crossover that concentrate on cozy and snug  seating for all family members, as well as its on-road manners.
Also, drivers tend to prefer the optional engines, which include a more powerful supercharged V6 and a turbo-diesel V6 that has the best fuel economy in the lineup.
To take forward reshuffling powertrains of 2011 Q7, the 2013 model shifting it with  supercharged V-6  3.0-liter in two power levels and no V-8 offered.
On-road, the Quattro all-wheel drive will tackle tough conditions with delicacy.
The base engine provides strong acceleration and throttle response, with 280 horsepower while the upgraded model offers a stout 333 horsepower, accommodating both acceleration and response.
The Audi Q7 is a luxury, attractive vehicle, without any of rock-crawling, safari-driving pretensions you’ll find elsewhere.

MSRT starting at $47.400

2. Acura MDX

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The 2014 Acura MDX has a 3.5-liter V6 that generates 290 hp and 267 pound-feet of torque . Power is routed through a six-speed automatic transmission and most writers say it shifts gently. All-wheel drive is available as an option.
Critics are generally satisfied with the MDX’s suspension, and they believe it encounters a proper balance between ride and handling.
A heated rear seats, rear-door window sunshades115-volt household-style power outlet, a rear-seat DVD entertainment system with a 9-inch screen, and an additional speaker for the surround-sound audio system added by technology and entertainment package.
Standard safety equipment for the 2014 Acura MDX consists of front-seat side airbags, antilock disc brakes,driver’s knee airbag, , active restraints for front head, traction and stability control and  side curtain airbags.

MSRT starting at $43.030

3. Chevrolet Corvette

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The 2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray is the best Corvette ever with highest advanced technology. Also, it’s the first one to take the iconic Stingray name.
The reviewers say its standard leather bucket seats are cuddly and supportive, but the cabin is old  and gimcrack in comparison with more recently redesigned competitors.
Electronic features consist of OnStar, an 8-inch touchscreen display, Bluetooth phone and audio connectivity, auxiliary audio jack,Chevy’s MyLink electronics interface, an SD card reader, satellite radio a rearview camera and powerful sound system with nine-speaker Bose sound and two USB ports.
The new V8 now features changeable valve timing, direct fuel injection,  and cylinder deactivation. EPA-estimated fuel economy is excitant at 21 mpg mixed (17 mpg city/29 mpg highway) with the manual transmission. The automatic is rated at 20 combined (16/28).

MSRT starting at $51.000

4. Acura RLX

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The RLX is front-wheel-drive with 310-hp 3.5-liter V6 which its power is around 6-speed automatic transmission. This luxury car has both a sport mode and steering-wheel-mounted paddle shifters. In 2014 it went from 0 to 60 mph in 6.3 s that is mean for a midsize luxury sedan.

Some upgrades for 2014 RLX are front-seat side, driver knee and full-length side curtain airbags . The only weakness is the rearview camera, which is standard, but needs to be adjusted to the advance package to get rear and front sensors.

According to Official EPA fuel economy estimation, the RLX stand at 20 mpg in the city and 31 mpg highway that is a preference to the 2012 RL with 17 mpg city and 24 mpg highway. Although, it could have been better than Acura.

 

MSRT starting at $48.450

5. Cadillac SRX

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The 2014 Cadillac SRX has a Luxurious interior and smooth ride; most critics agree that competitor SUVs offer a racier performance, better fuel economy and more impressive cabins. It  has a V6 engine that reviewers say produces high power for all possible driving moods.
Test drivers believe that the six-speed automatic transmission is awesome, which shifts smoothly, but can also be slow to downshift. Fuel economy is an EPA-estimated 17/24 mpg city/highway; that is really low for the class.
Reviewers say the five-seat SRX has comfortable, yet firm front seats and they find the SRX’s cargo space useful.
Some new features added for 2013 Cadillac like cross traffic alert,  adaptive cruise control safety alert seat technology and automatic front and rear braking assist. New features working with radar, cameras, and ultrasonic sensors to improve safety and prevent accidents.
The 2013 SRX has assured acceleration, though we can’t consider it feels anywhere as vivaciously as the Acura MDX, Lincoln MKX, or Lexus RX 350.

MSRT starting at $37.505

READ PART II HERE

References:

usnews.rankingsandreviews.com/cars-trucks/Acura_MDX/

www.edmunds.com/acura/mdx/2014/?sub=suv

www.newcartestdrive.com/review-drive.cfm?Vehicle=2005_Toyota_Sienna&ReviewID=4017

www.grandprixmotors.com/cars/2012-acura-mdx.html

autocarrelease.com/2013-audi-q7-review-prices.html

www.usnews.rankingsandreviews.com/cars-trucks/Chevrolet_Corvette/

www.edmunds.com/chevrolet/corvette-stingray/2014/

http://autos.yahoo.com/news/10-best-luxury-car-buys-of-the-year-230613032.html

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