Most Reliable 2016 Cars:Luxury Sedans Over $60,000

Christian Wardlaw | Aug 15, 2016

2016 Lexus LS 460 photo

Luxury is just as often about simplicity as it is complexity, and when it comes to owning a luxury car priced over $60,000, a reliable vehicle can help to simplify its owner’s life. In order to determine which luxury cars are likely to prove most dependable over time, J.D. Power derives predicted reliability Power Circle Ratings from the data it collects from thousands of verified new- and used-car owners as part of the annual Vehicle Dependability Study (VDS) and Initial Quality Study (IQS).

Listed in alphabetical order on the pages that follow are the top-rated luxury sedans priced over $60,000 in terms of predicted reliability, according to J.D. Power. Note that the ratings reflect each model’s expected performance when measured against other models in the same market segment, and are not intended for cross-comparison between different segments.

2016 Audi A7

2016 Audi A7 photo

Based on the same platform and powertrains as the Audi A6 sedan, the A7 is a sleek luxury sports car with liftback access to the cargo space. A supercharged 6-cylinder engine provides power for the A7, while turbocharged V-8 engines equip the S7 and RS 7 variants with extra performance. All three versions include standard Quattro all-wheel drive.

The 2016 A7 receives an overall predicted reliability Power Circle Rating of 4 out of 5.

2016 Lexus LS

2016 Lexus LS 460 F Sport photo

Dating to the 2007 model year, the current Lexus LS is a decade old and due for replacement. Nevertheless, if a reliable flagship luxury sedan is what you seek, you can expect the LS to deliver. Choices include regular- and extended-length wheelbases with a V-8 engine and rear- or all-wheel drive. A high-powered gas-electric hybrid drivetrain is also available, while the F Sport version aims to inject excitement into the car’s dynamics.

The 2016 LS receives an overall predicted reliability Power Circle Rating of 5 out of 5.

2016 Mercedes-Benz CLS-Class

2016 Mercedes-Benz CLS-Class photo

Mercedes-Benz calls the CLS-Class a 4-door coupe for marketing purposes, but it is actually a sedan. Buyers choose between a V-6 or a V-8 engine, and the performance-tuned AMG version is equipped with a special hand-built V-8 for maximum athleticism.

The 2016 CLS-Class receives an overall predicted reliability Power Circle Rating of 4 out of 5.

2016 Mercedes-Benz S-Class

2016 Mercedes-Benz S550 Plug-in Hybrid photo

Serving as the Mercedes-Benz flagship, the S-Class is offered as a coupe or a sedan and forms the basis for the ultra-luxurious Mercedes-Maybach model. Selections include V-8, V-12, and plug-in hybrid powertrains, and the S-Class is offered in two different levels of performance-tuned AMG specification.

The 2016 S-Class receives an overall predicted reliability Power Circle Rating of 4 out of 5.

2016 Porsche Panamera

2016 Porsche Panamera photo

No less than 14 different Panamera model variants are available, providing buyers of this 4-passenger luxury sports car a multitude of choices. Design is patterned after the iconic 911, its rakish roof tapering into a liftback for accessing the cargo area. The range includes rear-wheel and all-wheel drive, standard and Executive body lengths, and V-6 and V-8 engines with or without turbocharging. A plug-in hybrid variant is also in the lineup.

The 2016 Panamera receives an overall predicted reliability Power Circle Rating of 4.5 out of 5.
 

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