10 Best Luxury Cars in Australia

By Alexi Falson on 13 Dec 2022
image for 10 Best Luxury Cars in Australia If you’re looking for something that offers a supremely comfortable, relaxing, and exciting driving experience, Australia’s luxury car segment has you covered.

For buyers that have worked hard and are lucky enough to have the resources, sitting behind the wheel of a luxury car is a one-of-a-kind experience that can’t be replicated in other vehicles.

Today, we’ll be taking a closer look at 10 of the best luxury cars currently on sale here in Australia, including some sedan, family-friendly SUV, and sports car options that you might not have considered before - let’s jump in.

Genesis G80

For buyers looking for a large, comfortable, and premium sedan without breaking the bank, the Genesis G80 is perfectly positioned as a more reasonably-priced luxury car.

The G80 comes powered by a choice of three engines, with the range-topper gaining a twin-turbocharged V6 producing 279kW of power and 530Nm of torque; all of which gain a smooth eight-speed transmission.

Inside, the G80’s cabin is spacious, comfortable and undeniably premium, with Genesis packaging a heap of luxury features even in the base model, headlined by leather upholstery, wood trim pieces, heated and ventilated seats, and a massive 14.5-inch infotainment system.

Genesis also offers an electrified variant of the G80 platform that pushes out an impressive 272kW of power, 700Nm of torque, and can travel 520km per charge on its 87.2kWh battery pack.

Mercedes-Benz E-Class

It’s impossible to have a conversation tossing up the best premium cars in Australia without mentioning one of the leading sedans on the market, the Mercedes-Benz E-Class.

As a platform, the E-Class is supremely comfortable, and makes for an excellent companion for short work trips and long-distance road trips alike, with a heap of variety across the four-variant lineup in sedan, coupe and cabriolet form.

The engine lineup features a choice of modestly powerful turbocharged four-cylinders at the base of the range, with a plug-in hybrid and range-topping twin-turbo V8 headlining the range, meaning there’s an E-Class for every type of buyer.

Inside, the E-Class’ cabin is sleek, mature, and refined and offers an incredibly comfortable interior design for all passengers, with a heap of entertainment and safety features included as standard.

BMW 5 Series

A direct competitor to the E-Class, BMW’s 5 Series has long established itself a reputation as one of the world’s leading luxury cars on the road in Australia.

The 5 Series offers buyers a massively comfortable platform that gets seriously sporty as you move toward the flagship M5, with every member of the family coming packed with premium features, and a luxurious cabin design.

All up, there are seven 5 Series variants in the lineup, with petrol, and diesel plug-in hybrid engines available to meet a range of demands from buyers, all of which gain a smooth eight-speed transmission.

Audi A7

Rounding out the trio of usual German suspects, the Audi A7 is a large sedan platform that has a heap of tricks up its sleeve for buyers in the market for a luxury car.

The A7 is one of the best luxury sedans on the market, giving buyers acres of space in the front and rear of the cabin, which benefits from a large boot measuring in at 535L that gives the A7 some serious practicality.

Audi offers the A7 with a range of four different engines, all of which gain Audi’s Quattro all-wheel-drive system and an eight-speed automatic transmission that is remarkably smooth and sophisticated on the road.

Porsche 911

One of the most famous names in the automotive game, the Porsche 911 is an exceptional luxury car for buyers looking for a sports car that is surprisingly comfortable on a daily drive.

The 911 range offers buyers the choice of the Carrera, Carrera S, Carrera GTS, GT3 and Turbo variants which gain a heap of performance upgrades as you step higher up the range, while the base model is a remarkable sports car that retains a sophisticated set of manners.

In spite of its sports car DNA, the 911 remains smooth and comfortable while bumbling around town, making it one of the most impressive all-rounders on our list.

Inside, the 911’s cabin is designed for two people, although there is a compact set of seats in the rear that can accommodate a pair of children.

Lexus LS

The Lexus LS is Japan’s answer to cars like the 5 Series, A7 and Mercedes E-Class, and comes packing a punch as the company’s flagship sedan.

The LS range is available with a 3.5-litre twin-turbo V6 under the bonnet, with the option of a hybrid variant that brings fuel economy figures to just 6.6L/100km while pushing out an impressive 264kW of power.

Underneath, the LS receives an adaptive air suspension system that translates to a silky-smooth ride quality, while upgrading to F Sport variants adds an array of performance hardware that gives the LS a more dynamic nature.

Inside, the LS’ cabin is seriously impressive, offering buyers a heap of technology mixed with premium upholstery and a generous amount of features as standard.

Volvo XC90

For buyers looking for a premium, comfortable and spacious SUV experience, the Volvo XC90 platform remains one of the most impressive luxury cars on sale here in Australia.

Volvo offers the XC90 with a choice of three engines, with a plug-in hybrid topping the range that produces an impressive 340kW of power and 709Nm of torque, with 77-kilometres of all-electric driving on offer in the XC90 Recharge.

Inside, the XC90’s cabin is sleek and stylish thanks to Volvo’s clever and attractive interior packaging designs, while there’s a massive boot measuring in at 709L that makes the XC90 supremely family-friendly.

Porsche Taycan

While you might not have guessed it, you’ll often find the Porsche Taycan out-selling its much more famous sibling, the 911, thanks to the innovative new platform that is filled with technology and premium features.

The Taycan range comes in three forms, kicking off with the Taycan 4S and stretching out to the range-topping Turbo S, with the entry-level model offering a seriously-impressive 390kW of power and 640Nm of torque which is paired with a 79.2kWh battery pack.

There’s also a 93.4kWh battery pack available that translates to 414km of range over the standard 365km range figure, making for a more versatile electric vehicle experience.


For buyers looking for something a little bigger, the X5 has received a number of updates in recent years that culminate in one of the most impressive luxury SUVs you’ll find on the road.

The X5 comes in a seven-model line-up with a heap of variety for buyers simply looking for a comfortable SUV or those looking for a seriously impressive sports car experience, which speaks to the versatility of the X5 range.

Inside, the cabin is spacious, practical and remarkably premium even in the base model, with adaptive suspension, 20-inch alloys, a 12.3-inch driver’s display and a set of adaptive LED headlights all fitted on the most affordable X5 of the range.

Stepping up to more premium variants adds vernasca leather upholstery, air suspension, 22-inch alloys and laser headlights, with no less than four engines available for the X5, including a plug-in hybrid for those looking for a fuel-efficient luxury SUV.

Mercedes-Benz GLE

Finally, we’ll round out our list of the 10 best luxury cars in Australia with a heavy-hitter in the SUV segment, the Mercedes-Benz GLE.

The GLE range can be optioned in both a stylish coupe design and a standard SUV wagon body shape, with a choice of three powerful engines available that all gain some mild hybrid assistance for the all-wheel drive system.

Inside, the GLE’s cabin is massive and impressively premium, making it a great option for growing families thanks to its massive 655L boot, while the comfortable suspension package makes it a leading option for short hops around town and long-distance road trips alike.

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Alexi Falson

Alexi is an automotive journalist and road tester hailing from Byron Bay. He has an affection for both cars and motorbikes, a great admiration for the simplicity of old-school engineering, and a fascination of new technology making its way to modern cars. When he's not road testing, you'll find him surfing, hiking or helping people find their dream cars.

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