As we move into 2020 drivers are looking for replacements for their old gas hogs and many are looking towards the new models boasting some amazing fuel efficiency ratings. Luxury vehicles previously focused more on creature comforts, power, and advanced technology features but recent consumer demands for better gas mileage have caused them to adopt a new outlook on the design of the engine and fuel consumption. As we move into the new year, if you're in the market for a brand new luxury car but you want to save money at the pump, then we have a list of upcoming models that might be of interest to you. Here are the top 20 most fuel-efficient luxury cars for 2020.
20. 2020 Audi TT: 25 mpg combined
The new Audi TT Coupe is loaded with luxury features in the standard edition with the Audi virtual cockpit, MMI Navigation plus audio settings, Google Earth imagery, a fully digital 12.3-inch information display, infotainment, and a streamlined interior. The body type is a coupe with a 4 passenger seating capacity. The 4-cylinder turbocharged engine cranks 228 horsepower with 258 lb-ft of torque for acceleration from zero to 60 mph in 5.2 seconds and a top speed of 130 mph.
19. 2020 Acura MDX: 20 City/27 highway
The new Acura MDX is a crossover SUV with a passenger capacity of 6 that comes with a range of interior luxury features, all-wheel drive, and third-row seating. It comes standard with a 290 horsepower V6 engine that delivers power with plenty of torque fast acceleration. An active damper system helps to keep power to the ground. It also features a towing capacity of 5,000 lbs for a nice balance of versatility, efficiency, and performance.
18. 2020 Acura RLX: 20 City/29 Highway
The new RLX is a sedan with a 5 passenger capacity and an all-wheel-drive that gets up to 20 mpg on the highway. It's equipped with a V6 engine that generates 310 horsepower without sacrificing mpg. The generous fuel tank holds 18.5 gallons of fuel. Just a few of the luxury features for his model year include precision electronic control wit three settings for heat and an extra 3 for ventilation, a quick warm-up feature, a Krell audio system, and a surround-view camera.
17. 2020 BMW X1: 26 mpg combined
The X1 is a 5 passenger crossover SUV with 5 passenger seating capacity and all-wheel-drive. It's equipped with a 4 cylinder turbocharged engine for 26 mpg combined fuel-efficiency rating, and tons of luxury features. It's agile and the sharp handling makes this a fun car to drive. An 8.8-inch touchscreen comes standard, and it gets a refresh on the exterior for 2020 with a larger grille, lots of cargo room and rear passenger space and plenty of high-quality luxury features for creature comfort.
16. 2020 Infiniti QX50: 23 City/29 highway
The upcoming Infiniti QX50 is a 5 passenger luxury wagon that comes equipped with a 4 cylinder turbocharged engine and all-wheel drive. It gives up 268 horsepower which is ample to suit most driver's needs for power. This is the brand's first production of the variable compression turbo engine with the top performance that cuts down on carbon emissions for an eco-friendly more efficient luxury vehicle.
15. 2020 Audi A3 FWD: 30 mpg combined
The Audi A3 FWD will come out for 2020 with a clean design that is modern in appearance but it's one of the oldest entry-level sedans available today. It's equipped with a 2.0-liter turbo-four engine in your choice of power levels. This is matched with a 7-speed S Tronic dual-clutch automatic transmission and front-wheel drive. It accelerates from zero to 60 mph in 6.6 seconds. The base front-drive model offers the best fuel efficiency and you sacrifice mileage if you decide to upgrade to the sportier package. You get 184 horsepower with the base model with 222 lb-ft of torque and a top speed of 130 mpg.
14. 2020 Cadillac CT5: 23 City/32 Highway
The new CT5 is a new redesigned compact sedan that is coming out with a new Supercruise technology. It will be equipped with a 2.0-liter twin-scroll turbo engine mated with a 10-speed automatic transmission. Luxury features include a 10-inch diagonal screen, intuitive controls along with a rotary controller. Standard adaptive remote start, cabin air purification ionizer, and front-seat lumbar massage are just a few of the luxury features that come standard.
13. 2020 Lexus LS: 25 City/33 Highway
The 2020 Lexus LS is one of the most fuel-efficient luxury cars on the market for 2020. It is powered with a 3.5-liter V6 Twin-turbo engine that dishes out 416 horsepower with 442 lb-ft of torque. It offers plenty of power with fast acceleration when you need a little extra speed. This model has been tested to move from zero to 60 mph in just 4.6 seconds with a top speed of 136 mph. The interior is spacious and luxurious with all the creature comforts that make the LS a pleasure to ride in, and it's loaded with updated tech such as an infotainment system and available driver assistance and safety features.
12. 2020 Mercedes Benz A 220: 24 City/34 Highway
The Mercedes Benz A220 for 2020 is coming out in a 5 passenger styling and is equipped with a 2.0-liter OLI-4 engine that is matched with a 7-speed automatic shift with manual and overdrive. The drivetrain is a 4Matic all-wheel. It's loaded to the hilt with luxury features and advanced tech in the interior, but it still manages to deliver excellent fuel efficiency with 24 mpg in the city and 34 on the highway. This model is only available as a sedan. It's a compact luxury car that doesn't skimp when it comes to power, agility and quick acceleration.
11. 2020 Acura ILX: 24 City/34 Highway
The Acura ILX is a compact car that features an excellent power to weight ratio that makes it among the most powerful cars in its class. The engine is a 201 horsepower 82 i-VTEC that has been specially engineered for excellent agility with a gas-saving feature. On the interior, you'll experience comfort and luxury with Ultrasuede trimmed seats and A-Spec badging. You can order the ILX in 4 trim packages including A-Spec, Technology, Standard, and Premium.
10. 2020 Mercedes Benz CLA: 25 City/35 Highway
The new Mercedes Benz CLA will offer drivers up to 35 mpg on the highway and 25 in the city in one of the season's most fuel-efficient luxury vehicles. This model is equipped with a gas-sipping automatic transmission. The CLA 250 is going to cost a little more money than the A-class sedan but the all-wheel drive is a feature that some drivers will opt for at the sacrifice of a few more dollars and the more powerful engine only takes a 1 mpg hit on fuel economy. This is destined to be one of the best choices in luxury vehicles for 2020 for those wishing to conserve on fuel-consumption without sacrificing power, style or luxury features.
9. 2020 Lexus LC: 27 City/35 Highway
The 2020 Lexus LC is coming out in a limited production inspiration series that will be offered with Nori Green paint on the exterior and Saddle tan leather on the interior. There have been a few minor changes to the optional feature availability and the standard features. A convertible has also been confirmed for 2020 with the production release date TBA. This model is a part of the LC 500 generation that made its debut in 2018. It features exceptionally high-quality interior materials with a sporty appeal. The manufacturer was generous with the standard features.
8. 2020 BMW 330i: 26 City/36 Highway
The base model is the most fuel-efficient with a 2.0-liter turbo-sour engine with 295 lb-ft of torque. and 255 horsepower. It offers plenty of power and excellent acceleration. The engine is mated with an 8-speed automatic transmission and it's also available in an all-wheel-drive version with just a couple mpg loss. The interior boasts upscale luxury with plenty of space and easy to use controls. This model is a part of the seventh generation which made its debut in 2019.
7. 2020 BMW 3 Series: 26 City/36 Highway
The 3 Series model is in its seventh generation and is packed with innovative features. The powerful engine and sport tuning for this sean give it amazing acceleration with up to 382 horsepower. The exterior design gives it a sleek and attractive aesthetic that is functional for enhancing road agility and aerodynamics, along with a tuned suspension that has been improved over the previous model year.
6. 2020 BMW 530e: 350 miles hybrid
The 530e is a midsize car that is coming out with a few improvements. It receives a larger battery for the 2020 model year which gives it a longer range of up to 21 miles in EV mode with a total of 350 miles when both modes of this hybrid are used. It is equipped with a 2.0-liter turbo-four engine with an electric motor for lots of power at your disposal. You can also order this model in an all-wheel drive.
5. 2020 Audi A4: 37 mpg highway
The new Audi A4 has received a new look thanks to the refresh that it has received. It's sporty and sleek with a minimalist approach to the interior. It gets a new MMI infotainment system with a larger display and a choice of several engine options but the base model with the 2.0-liter turbo-four grants the best fuel efficiency with 248 horsepower and 273 lb-ft of torque for quick acceleration and all the power you should need.
4. 2020 Volvo S90-T8 490 miles
The Volvo S90 T8 is yet another fuel-efficient luxury model offered by the brand for 2020. thanks to the electric and fuel-powered engines, it offers a total of 400 horsepower and it leaves a smaller carbon footprint in the process. It's a high-end luxury vehicle through and through in a plug-in hybrid powertrain and luxury features including a crystal electronic shifter, matte wood trim, and a large back seat. It gets 21 miles of EV on a single charge and a total of 490 miles combined range.
3. 2020 Volvo S60/V60 T8: 510 miles 1charge/1tank
The Volvo S60 is a hybrid luxury car that features improved efficiency with a further range in EV mode, up to 22 miles and 510 total miles when using both power options. The larger battery enhances the range potential. This Swedish luxury car is equipped with a 415 horsepower engine and pushes 494 lb-ft of torque for zippy acceleration and plenty of power.
2. 2020 Lincoln MKZ Hybrid: 39 City/42 Highway
The new Lincoln MKZ Hybrid is coming to the end of its current generation with the 2020 model but it's a luxury car that gets one of the best fuel-efficiency ratings of them all. The designing engineers paired a 2.0-liter gas engine with an I-4 electric motor, and the result was 42 mpg on the highway., and 39 in the city. It generates 188 horsepower combined with a price that starts at the same as the gas-only edition.
1. 2020 Lexus ES 300H: 43 City/44 highway
The ES 300H is a model that was first introduced alongside the brand's flagship, the LS. This luxury sedan will kick off the last generation of the model with a new hybrid system. It combines a new 2.5-liter inline 4 engine with an electric motor for up to 44 mpg on the highway. it cranks out 215 horsepower with plenty of power and a continuation of the luxury cabin with all the bells and whistles you've come to expect from Lexus.
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