Luxury cars provide a taste of style and class you simply can’t find in any other car. Featuring a sophisticated, sleek design and boasting the latest and greatest features and technology, luxury cars are a dream come true, provided you can afford the higher price tag. This years' 2017 models boast the best features and specifications to-date, and offer unprecedented performance. From automakers like Porsche, Mercedes-Benz, BMW, Audi and Lexus, this year’s luxury car models offer a little something for everyone. Whether you are looking for a fully-loaded Mercedes with a decent fuel economy or a high performance Porsche with outrageous specifications, 2017 luxury cars will not disappoint. If you are looking to buy a new luxury vehicle, you should first be aware of some of the misconceptions out there as well as some important facts. Here are the top myths and facts about 2017 luxury cars.
While luxury in the interior is usually more emphasized in a luxury car than cargo space, this is not always the case. many luxury cars this year have ample cargo space, which keeps them in good competition with SUVs. The 2017 BMW 3-Series offers more trunk space than most luxury vehicles, while still offering back seating with ample room for even adult-sized passengers.
While hybrids aren't usually associated with remarkable performance, much has changed in recent years. The 2017 Lexus GS Hybrid is a luxury midsize hybrid that gets 29 mpg in the city and 34 mpg on the highway, yet still manages to deliver incredible performance. Its 3.5 liter V6 engine delivers a whopping 338 horsepower and 257 lb-ft of torque, providing strong acceleration overall.
Luxury cars are often thought unsuitable for families, but 2017 luxury cars like the Mercedes-Benz E-class prove otherwise. The 2016 E-class from Mercedes has been ranked among the best midsize family cars on the market. For families that have a ton of errands to run during the day, the E300 features a turbocharged 2.0 liter 4-cylinder diesel engine that will save owners a ton on gas. It gets 22 mpg in the city and 30 mpg on the highway. On top of a luxurious cabin with comfortable seats and spacious back seating, the new E-class comes standard with a ton of features including a sunroof, automatic braking, and driver drowsiness monitoring to warn drivers when its time to stop.
While luxury cars are not always associated with having great gas mileage, and owners associated with not caring, this is far from the case. Luxury car makers like Mercedes knows in this climate that gas prices are high and unreliable, and most drivers are affected by these prices.The 2017 Mercedes-Benz C-Class offers all the luxury you would expect from a Mercedes plus a rather impressive fuel economy. The C300 for instance, gets 23 mpg in the city and 30 mpg on the highway. For many non-luxury models, that's tough to beat.
While some luxury cars make few changes from the previous year, there are plenty of improvements on many luxury car models as well. For instance the 2017 Porsche Boxster offers improved performance from last year, as well as an improved fuel economy. The 2017 Audi A7 also makes several improvement including a new Competition trim level, a standard Bose surround system and numerous styling enhancements.
Many believe electric cars like the Tesla model S to be unreliable due to the fact that it is all electric. The concern is that these cars cannot travel very far without running out of power. However, this is definitely a myth. Unless you plan on traveling across state lines without stopping to recharge, this is unlikely to occur. The Tesla Model S gets the fuel equivalent of 88 mpg in the city and 90 mpg on the highway. The Model S can travel 234 miles on a single charge. Therefore, drivers can commute far to work or even take a road trip without worry.
A common stereotype claims that the Chevrolet Corvette is only for the elderly trying to reclaim their youth. This is a terrible misconception. The new 2017 Stingray and Z06 models are nothing like what they had in the old days. With quick acceleration a 6.2 liter V8 engine that delivers 650 horsepower, the new Corvette will satisfy anyone, young or old.
While there are many luxury cars in the $80,000+ range, that many would find difficult to afford. There are also plenty of makes that offer luxury cars for a much better price. The 2017 Kia K900, for example is offered in the $50,000 range and comes standard with many of the features you would find in a Mercedes or BMW such as a panoramic sunroof, tri-zone climate control, infotainment system, parking sensors and rearview cameras, as well as 14-speaker audio.