One of the best ways that we know of for calming down and relaxing after a stressful day is by locating some country roads, cranking up the volume on our stereos to however high they'll go without permanently screwing up our hearing and just...driving. Seriously, if that isn't considered a form of meditation, it should be because it has a way of reaching straight for our souls and soothing them in a way that nothing else can. Indeed, this attempt at zen is so powerful, it's the only way that we can achieve complete and true solace.
Obviously, it's possible to drive around with the music up really loud in any car, so long as it has a working radio, but this entire process is so much more enjoyable when the car that's being driven is a nice vehicle. A sophisticated vehicle. A luxury vehicle. The only problem is that, well, there are so stinking many of them, we don't see how we could possibly be expected to pick just one. But, the good news is that we don't have to...because we can't afford any luxury vehicles. Anyway, play "take it or leave it" with these fancy pants cars, and we'll guess everyone's sign!
Cadillac knows how to make a good car, and their CTS model luxury vehicle is proof enough of that. This mid-sized executive car is just the thing you need to pull into your reserved parking space before grabbing your briefcase and climbing to your spot at the top of the corporate ladder.
Ah, yes, the Corvette, brought to us by Chevrolet. Personally, we love these cars no matter what color or size they come in, but the late, great Prince did have a point, because they are SUPER cute when they're little and red. The Corvette is a jaunty, stylish sports vehicle that's been in production since the 50's.
Maserati. Even the name says, "Over priced, but really nice". Come on, guys, who wouldn't love to cruise around town behind the wheel of the Maserati GranTurismo? This vehicle is sleek. It's sophisticated. It's everything a luxury car should be, but with just enough race car vibe to make you feel like you're on fire—in a good way, of course.
Don't cars with alphanumeric names make you feel so futuristic and modern? Every time we say "BMW i8," we feel like we're in one of those technologically advanced sci-fi worlds where robots are beginning to mutiny, but, hey, at least everything is really sleek and cool looking. Speaking of sleek and cool looking, the BMW i8 is the epitome of awesomeness, and we'd love to have the key to this ride.
Also known simply as the F12 Berlinetta, this car is fancy as heck, and not just because it looks rad. The Ferrari F12 has a front-engine as well as rear-wheel drive, which we have to imagine is super powerful. How could you not feel like Batman veering out of the Batcave in the Batmobile in a super car like this?
Tesla Model X
Mid-sized and ALL electric, getting behind the wheel of the Tesla Model X is like diving headfirst into the future. In fact, would you look at those falcon wing doors? Heck, driving this car is more like diving headfirst into Back to the Future. We're loving the modern take, coupled with the low-key DeLorean nod.
Brought to you by the famed British car manufacturer McLaren, the 570S is a sports car so fab, you would have to tranquilize us just to get the keys out of our hands. This puppy has a twin-turbocharged V8 engine, so it's FAST, people, and this thing doesn't just go fast, it looks fast. This car just oozes speed.
BMW Series 3
The 3 Series by BMW is a compact executive car, which sounds great. We mean, compact or not, we would love to have an executive car, although it would be a little disorienting driving a car with such an impressive job position. Do you have to be an executive to drive an executive car? We sure hope not, because we're in love with the 3 Series.
The G-Class by Mercedes-Benz looks like a British spy who LOVES to camp in his spare time became a car, and, yes, we realize how oddly specific that sounds, but you try and tell that to the voices in our head. This car is suave, yet adventurous. It's elegant, yet rugged. We dig it.
When you drive the Nissan 370Z, you probably feel like you're in a commercial for the vehicle at all times. How could you not? This is the kind of car that, when it pulls up in the lane next to you at a light, you can't help but look over with your jaw-dropped. It's incredible.
The Dodge Viper really does look snake-like, doesn't it? It's super low to the ground, giving the illusion that you're slithering by. It looks cunning, it looks intimidating, it's the kind of car a super villain might drive in an action movie. Well, we've always wanted to go to the dark side.
The "ES" in Lexus's ES model luxury car stands for "Executive Sedan", although some Lexus importers argue it stands for "Elegant Sedan". Hey, look, we don't care if the ES stands for, we're already sold, okay? Toss us the keys to this bad boy. We can't wait to get behind the wheel of this thing and test out its V6 engine.
A luxury crossover so spacious and elegant, we might just be convinced to do something outside for a change. We mean, we're not super outdoorsy people, what with all the bugs and other creepy crawlies out there. Still, we think we could be convinced to venture into the wilderness, as long as we got to drive this puppy there, that is.
This is the kind of car that, when you see it drive up in a scene on TV or in a movie, you know some head honcho is going to step out—and from the back seat, too, not the front because this here is a vehicle you have chauffeured. It reeks of fancy, and we love it.
We always thought Porsche was a sports car manufacturer, it wasn't until we were stuck in traffic on our way home from the Whole Foods one night when we saw the Cayenne for the first time—and it was love at first sight, we tell you. And to make matters even fancier, this luxury SUV has the power of 300 horses, which is 299 and a half more horse power than we have.
Audi TT Roadster
You can get the Audi TT in a 2+2 coupe, or you can get the Audi TT Roadster, which is totes adorbs (pretty sure we've heard the kids say that phrase recently). This two-seater has a fully independent front suspension, which sounds quite serious, and it's as sophisticated on the inside as its exterior would lead you to believe.
Made by Chevrolet, the Camaro has been in production since the 60's, and even though its had a few tune ups and facelifts over the years, it's still the same fun, sporty pony car it's always been. Prized for its speed, it's sensitive handling and superior track performance, this lightweight model is as popular as ever, and with good reason.
Formerly known as the Sonderklasse (German for "special class"), the S-Class is a luxury vehicle that takes its title seriously. From the all leather interior to the metal instruments, you won't find a hint of plastic in this vehicle, no matter how hard you look. The "S" in S-Class may not stand for quality, but it certainly stands for "sophisticated".
It's hard not to "Oooh!" and "Aaah!" when you see a Porsche 911, because, let's face it, this is the one car that all other luxury sports vehicles strive to beat. But, try as other car manufacturers might, they just can't top Porsche's classic 911 model, with its sleek, modern exterior and its impressive twin-turbocharged engine.
The second generation MKX, the Lincoln Nautilus looks amazing, there's no two ways about it, but there's just something about that name. The Nautilus. We don't know why, you guys, but we really like that! It's got a certain ring to it that works. Who wouldn't want to set sail with the Lincoln Nautilus? We sure would.
Aston Marton Vanquish
A superbly built grand tourer by Aston Martin, here we've got yet another vehicle that looks like a fancy British spy car. The 2017 version of this model reached a top speed of 201 miles per hour, and even though we have no reason to ever go that fast, we'd definitely like the ability to.
A two-door, two-seater sports car, the Jaguar F-Type has got all of the luxury that we car fans have come to expect from a manufacturer like Jaguar, but in the form of a jaunty little fastback coupe. And, if the regular F-Type isn't cool enough for you, you can get one with a soft-top convertible. Heck yes!
There's a reason Huracan sounds like hurricane, and that's because it's Spanish for hurricane, so...there ya go. Anyway, the Lamborghini Huracan has truly rocked us like one, because not only does it look remarkably fast, it IS remarkably fast—212 miles per hour, at maximum speed. Yep, ahhh, guess you could say the Huracan has...taken the world by storm! *Ba dum tss*
The Stinger is a five-door hatchback compact executive car by Kia. This thing doesn't look like your average luxury car. It's not super low to the ground, it doesn't look like a super villain's car, but it dos have a casual elegance about it that we find irresistible. We'd love to cruise through town in this thing. Would you?
The Dodge Charger is described as a "personal" luxury coupe, so we guess only one person is allowed to drive in it and/or ride in it? Not too sure. In any case, this car has been a hit real hit with luxury car fans since it hit the market in the 60's.
Land Rover Range Rover
We sure hope you're prepared to rove the range, because that is exactly what the Land Rover Range Rover is designed to do. This is a luxury SUV for people that do things, okay? This is the kind of vehicle you use to drive through mountains, or to dip in and out of empty creek beds. It's EXTREME!!!!!!!
A two-seat, mid-engine sports car, the Acura NSX is a lean, mean vehicular machine. This car has a front V10 engine, and even though we're not really sure what that means, it sounds important and impressive. One look at this gorgeous car has us enamored with it. But, how do you feel about it, eh?
People who drive Cadillac Escalades may act like they own the road, but that's only because they do. This car is a total boss. It's huge! It looks like an SUV that flunked out of hearse school, but things worked out well for it anyway when it decided to become an entrepreneur, and it struck it rich. Good for you, Cadillac Escalade, good for you.
Featuring Audi's signature all-wheel drive system, this is a car after our own heart—and, yes, to be fair and frank, all of these luxury vehicles are after our own heart, because we would be more than happy to take any single one of them. But, even so, the Audi R8 is an impressive piece of machinery anyone would be lucky to have.
As it happens, Infiniti is a division of Nissan, so when you get behind the wheel of the Infiniti X80, you can rest easy knowing you're in good hands. This luxury, full-sized SUV was originally called the QX56, so named for it's 5.6 liter engine, and was rechristened in an attempt to rebrand the vehicle.
The Lexus LC is a grand tourer—which, for those of you who don't know cars, but know what they like, a grand tourer, or a GT, is a luxury car capable of reaching high speeds and designed for long-distance driving. The LC features either a gasoline or gasoline hybrid engine, so it can take you from point A to point B stylishly AND efficiently!
A mid-sized luxury crossover, the Touareg by Volkswagen has been in production since the early 2000's and has since seen three generations. Today's Touareg has lane assist, side assist, and adaptive cruise control, just to name a few of its features. Elegantly rounded and spacious enough for the whole family, who wouldn't want to drive this car?
Land Rover Discovery
Are you ready to rove the land and discover things? Then the Land Rover Discovery model luxury SUV is the right car for you! This vehicle has seen five generations since its introduction back in the 80's, and these days, it's lovelier than ever. Cube-shaped with rounded edges, this SUV looks good on the outside, and it's super spacious on the inside.
Sorry to keep describing these gorgeous vehicles as sleek and sophisticated, but, honestly, it's the truth! Look at the Jaguar I-Pace, for instance. This car is sleek, is it not? And it's got sophistication coming out the wazoo! The I-Pace is a battery electric vehicle, too, which only adds to the awesomeness.
An SUV coupe, the Audi Q8 is a full-size luxury vehicle that we wouldn't think twice about driving. Look at that space, would you? Perfect for toting your gear to the campsite and hiking equipment to mountainside, this car was built for the outdoors, and, yeah, you could argue that ALL cars are built for the outdoors, but this one REALLY is.