Most Reliable 2013 Cars: Luxury Sedans
2013 Acura TL
A midsize luxury sport sedan, the Acura TL is equipped with V-6 power and a choice between front-wheel drive and Super Handling All-Wheel Drive (SH-AWD). A new Special Edition model debuts for 2013.
2013 Acura TSX
The Acura TSX is essentially the European-market Honda Accord equipped with an Acura grille. A 4-cylinder engine powers the front wheels, and the TSX is offered in sedan and station wagon body styles.
2013 Audi A6
A midsize luxury sport sedan, the Audi A6 is available with a turbocharged 4-cylinder or a supercharged V-6 engine. All-wheel drive is optional with the former and standard with the latter. A performance-tuned S6 model has a twin-turbocharged V-8 engine.
2013 Audi A8
Audi substantially updates its flagship sedan for 2013, adding turbo-diesel, supercharged V-6, and twin-turbocharged V-8 engines to the lineup, which expands with the arrival of the performance-tuned Audi S8.
2013 Cadillac CTS
Cadillac's midsize luxury sport sedan receives minor cosmetic changes this year, while the performance-tuned CTS-V gets improved brakes. The CTS Sedan is redesigned for 2014, but the CTS Sport Wagon and CTS-V models are scheduled to continue in current format.
2013 Hyundai Equus
The Equus is a full-size, rear-drive, V-8-powered luxury sedan designed to compete with cars such as the Lexus LS. For 2013, paint and interior color choices are revised ahead of a mid-life refresh planned for 2014.
2013 Infiniti G
Infiniti cancels the G25 Sedan for 2013, leaving the G37 as the only offering. This is the final year for this midsize, rear- or all-wheel-drive, luxury sport sedan. It is redesigned for 2014, and will be re-named as the Q50.
2013 Lexus ES
Lexus redesigns the popular ES for 2013, increasing interior space, offering new safety and infotainment technology, and adding a new gas-electric hybrid version. The ES now shares a platform with the Toyota Avalon rather than the Toyota Camry.
2013 Lexus GS
Whereas the Lexus ES is a front-wheel-drive luxury sedan, the Lexus GS is a rear-wheel- or all-wheel-drive luxury sport sedan. Redesigned for 2013, the GS is available with a V-6 or a gas-electric hybrid powertrain, and offers numerous new features and technologies.
2013 Lexus IS
New connectivity and entertainment features are added to this Lexus model's navigation system for 2013. A compact sport sedan, the Lexus IS is offered with a choice between two V-6 engines and with rear- or all-wheel drive. A performance-tuned IS F variant with a V-8 engine is also on sale.
2013 Lexus LS
A mid-life refresh--including styling, engineering, and feature content modifications--accompanies this Lexus flagship luxury sedan into the 2013 model year. Lexus also tries to inject some excitement into this stately sedan by offering a new F Sport package.
2013 Lincoln MKZ
The 2013 Lincoln MKZ is redesigned, and points the way to the future of Lincoln in the process. Buyers choose between a turbocharged 4-cylinder, a V-6, or a gas-electric hybrid powertrain, and can equip the MKZ with what is claimed to be the world's largest power-retractable glass roof.
2013 Mercedes-Benz E-Class
If nothing else, the Mercedes E-Class offers choice. Gas V-6, gas V-8, twin-turbocharged gas V-8, turbo-diesel, and hybrid powertrains are available, and buyers select between Luxury, Sport, and E63 AMG model series. A 7-passenger wagon variant is available, too, as well as an all-wheel-drive system.
Serving as the flagship Mercedes sedan, the S-Class enters its final year of production in advance of a complete redesign for 2014. New comfort, convenience, and safety features are standard, and the S-Class is offered with as diverse a powertrain lineup as the smaller E-Class model.
2013 Porsche Panamera
Technically, the Porsche Panamera is a 5-door hatchback, but no matter how it's classified, it is expected to be reliable. The 4-passenger luxury sports car is offered with a V-6, V-8, twin-turbocharged V-8, or a gas-electric hybrid powertrain. Rear-wheel drive is standard, with all-wheel drive optional.
2013 Volvo S80
The Volvo S80 is a midsize luxury sedan available with an inline 6-cylinder engine and front-wheel drive or a turbocharged V-6 and all-wheel drive. For 2013, the S80 gains standard equipment and a new Tunnel Detection headlight system debuts.