Midsize sedans make up the majority of auto sales in the United States and are in-demand worldwide. Hatchbacks have been trying to edge their way into the top spot for quite some time, but they’re still no match in terms of popularity to the midsize sedan. There’s plenty to love about the style of car. It looks good, performs well, and you can hardly do better when it comes to fuel economy. Sedans are also the most stable and safe type of car that one can drive due to their low center of gravity.
What has many enthralled with the midsize sedan is how pleasurable they are to drive. Luxury midsize sedans amp it up by including feature packed interiors and distinctive styling while still carrying a relatively affordable price tag. Try to find a new luxury SUV for the price of a new luxury midsize sedan, and you’ll be searching for awhile. The 2017 model year will bring a slew of fresh designs and innovative features to the luxury midsize sedan market.
Here are the ten most anticipated luxury midsize sedans of 2017.
2017 Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio, $70,000
The 2017 Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio will usher in the brand’s relaunch in the US. The gorgeous sedan combines practicality with beautiful details. Though it’s not a direct descendant of the Giulia from the 1960s, this 2017 model will pack plenty of flair. A six speed manual — with the option to come as an eight speed automatic — transmission and Ferrari derived 2.9 liter twin turbocharged V6 505 hp engine, four drive modes to adjust the car’s throttle response and suspension damping, and gorgeous styling make this model quite exciting. It definitely sports a luxurious Italian aesthetic, and the Quadrifoglio handles beautifully.
2017 Audi A7, $68,800
The A7 will get a fresh facelift in 2017 and it’s one of the most anticipated sedans coming to showrooms. New rear bumpers and diffusers, front end styling, and side sills will be featured on this model, and it will also have an engine that produces a maximum 340 hp. The range of trim options available for the A7 will be expanded, as will its wheel choices.
2017 Jaguar XE, $34,900
This upcoming sedan is sure to be a favorite for those who want something fun to drive without spending a ton. A 3.0 liter supercharged 340 hp V6 engine, precise on-center steering, excellent body control, and double wishbones are just some of the features that make the 2017 worth its price tag.
2017 Lincoln MKZ, $35,010
Lincoln’s MKZ will combine graceful lines and effortless driving to make an awesome luxury mid size sedan. The new high output 3.0 liter V6 twin turbocharged engine in the 2017 Lincoln MKZ will produce up to 400 hp. For even better handling, those who snag this model can add an optional driver’s package that includes torque vectoring capability, multi-contour seats, and adaptive dampers.
2017 Audi A4, $37,300
Audi’s 2017 A4 packs a ton of excellent features into one attractive luxury mid size sedan. Its agile, technologically advanced, and the sub-$40,000 price isn’t bad at all. The 2017 Audi A4 has a 2.0 liter 4 cylinder engine that produces 252 hp along with a redesigned platform, chassis, and transmission. It’s not the most visually exciting model from the brand, but by no means is the 2017 A4 unattractive. In fact, its styling will rival other pricier luxury models coming out for the 2017 year.
2017 Buick LaCrosse, $32,065
Many love the midsize sedan because it’s spacious without being overbearing, and the 2017 Buick LaCrosse is the perfect example of this. As lovely as it is on the inside, its upscale exterior is creating a lot of buzz. As far as performance goes, the car will have a 3.6 liter V6 engine that produces 305 hp, and it’s going to create a bit of competition for more expensive luxury mid size sedans.
2017 Volvo S90, $46,950
Those who want a car that performs even better than it looks should take note of the 2017 Volvo S90. This model is truly impressive. It not only features sharp steering and a sophisticated suspension, but it’s equipped with a 2.0 liter 4 cylinder engine that produces between 250 and 316 hp. The 2017 Volvo S90 is definitely poised to take its place as the brand’s flagship sedan.
2017 Lincoln Continental, $44,560
It’s difficult to think of models that have had a longer run than Lincoln’s Continental, and 2017 will bring a fresh new look to the iconic line. A distinctive grille, beautiful profile, and an interior that’s the definition of spacious are just the beginning. Its performance will be able to rival its competitors in the same class, and there are a number of configurations available for the 2017 Lincoln Continental.
The base model has a 2.7 liter V6 engine that produces 35 hp, and those who want to go really fancy with the car’s power and styling can opt for the Black Label. It costs $62,915 and comes with a 3.7 liter V6 engine that amps up the model’s hp to 400.
2017 Mercedes-Benz E300, $52,150
Mercedes-Benz’s E-Class for 2017 is a high powered, high tech luxury mid size sedan that will please even the pickiest car aficionado. What’s not to love about this car? Its attractive physical aesthetic aside — which is definitely more fluid and less stiff-looking than its predecessor — the 2017 E300 comes standard with a variety of entertainment and driver features that will make owning this ride an excellent experience through and through. Its performance is also nice, and the 2017 Mercedes-Benz E300 will have a 2.0 liter 4 cylinder engine that produces 241 hp.
2017 BMW M3 – $70,394
One of the biggest changes to the 2017 BMW M3 is the inclusion of a 3.0 liter 1-6 cylinder 425 hp engine. There’s also two transmission options to choose from: the standard six speed manual or optional seven speed automated manual, which can also come with paddle shifters mounted to the steering wheel. Some of the other features that make the 2017 BMW M3 one of the most anticipated luxury mid size sedans include its sport tuned suspension, active locking differential, and infotainment system.
This car’s interior is as excellent as its performance. Parking sensors, keyless entry and ignition, power folding and heated mirrors, a 16 speaker Harman Kardon audio system, and ten-way power front seats are just a few reasons why the M3 still leads this class in several key areas.