QOTD: The Best All-round Large Luxury Sedan in 2020?

<img data-attachment-id="1579337" data-permalink="https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2017/07/2019-audi-a8-might-trump-s-class/audi-a8-4/" data-orig-file="https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/07/A178301_medium-e1499786784869.jpg" data-orig-size="3315,1990" data-comments-opened="1" data-image-meta="{"aperture":"0","credit":"","camera":"","caption":"Dynamic photo\nColour: Volcano Red","created_timestamp":"0","copyright":"AUDI AG","focal_length":"0","iso":"0","shutter_speed":"0","title":"Audi A8","orientation":"1"}" data-image-title="Audi A8" data-image-description="


” data-medium-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/07/A178301_medium-e1499786784869-450×270.jpg” data-large-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/07/A178301_medium-e1499786784869-610×366.jpg” class=”aligncenter wp-image-1579337 size-large” src=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/07/A178301_medium-e1499786784869-610×366.jpg” alt width=”610″ height=”366″ srcset=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/07/A178301_medium-e1499786784869-610×366.jpg 610w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/07/A178301_medium-e1499786784869-75×45.jpg 75w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/07/A178301_medium-e1499786784869-450×270.jpg 450w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/07/A178301_medium-e1499786784869-768×461.jpg 768w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/07/A178301_medium-e1499786784869-120×72.jpg 120w” sizes=”(max-width: 610px) 100vw, 610px”>We’ve finally made it to the top. Today marks the last entry in the QOTD sedan series, in which we discuss the few options available to the large luxury sedan buyer in 2020.

Pick a best all-rounder, even if you can’t afford it.

Cars on the list below are sourced via U.S. News and other places, and all fall in the large luxury car class. Limiters placed on the list include a luxury or premium badge, doors numbering four, and a real trunk (sorry, Audi A7). Let’s have a look:

Acura RLX
Audi A8
BMW 7 Series
Cadillac CT6
Genesis G90
Lexus LS
Lincoln Continental
Maserati Quattroporte
Mercedes-Benz CLS-Class
Mercedes-Benz S-Class

Notably absent from this list are the Jaguar XJ and Infiniti’s Q70L, both of which were executed after the 2019 model year. The XJ will be back, the long-wheelbase Q70 (and soon the regular one) are likely finished in this market. Checking out the 11 remaining entries, the clear all-round winner couldn’t be more obvious.


It’s the Genesis G90. Reworked for the 2020 model year, this large sedan does things the traditional way. Power delivered to the rear, and six or eight cylinders at the front. All-wheel drive is an option, but the best way to go is with the 5.0-liter Ultimate trim in rear-drive. It’ll set you back $75,700, which is a relative bargain among the real luxury contenders in this segment. There’s no long wheelbase available domestically, and its 204.7 inches of length falls mid-pack among competitors. The big engine provides 419 naturally aspirated horses and 383 pound-feet of torque. Other highlights of this revised version include excellent lace alloys and an LED heckblende around the back.

What’s your pick for best all-round luxury full-sizer?

[Images: Audi, Genesis]

Leave a Reply