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Best Luxury Car of 2024

By Editors
February 7, 2024

Winner: 2024 Genesis Electrified GV70

  • Starting price range (all prices include destination charge): $67,800-$74,600
  • Estimated electric driving range: 236 miles
  • Estimated combined efficiency: 91 mpg-equivalent
  • Base powertrain: 429-horsepower, dual 160-kilowatt electric motors with 77.4-kilowatt-hour battery; all-wheel drive

A vehicle that combines sport, luxury, comfort and efficiency sounds like a unicorn, right? Well, the 2024 Genesis Electrified GV70 does all of that (minus the rainbows and glitter). With the all-electric SUV, Genesis took a good thing and made it better, adding an electric-vehicle powertrain to the already excellent GV70.

Power comes from two 160-kilowatt electric motors paired with a 77.4-kilowatt-hour battery pack for 236 miles of all-electric range. While it offers a bit less range than some competitors, the Electrified GV70 has an edge when it comes to fast-charging times: Genesis says it takes as little as 18 minutes to charge the battery from 10% to 80% when using a DC fast charger capable of delivering more than 250 kW of power. Bonus: It also has a vehicle-to-load feature that can run electric appliances using the EV’s battery to supply up to 3.6 kW of power via two household AC outlets.

Outside, the GV70 EV echoes the gas version’s elegant styling with a dramatic matrix-pattern grille and striking headlight design. Inside, it coddles with a cabin that’s both functional and beautiful. A classy design and high-quality materials combine to create a simple but luxurious vibe; highlights include supple Nappa leather seats and surfaces, as well as customizable ambient lighting. Rounding out its standout cabin are responsive, modern, no-nonsense controls that are refreshingly easy to use.

On-road performance and comfort impress, too; the Electrified GV70 is among the nicest-driving EVs on the market, with few of the quirks that plague some of its EV rivals. At higher speeds, it’s a sedate freeway cruiser, with smooth, ample power and calm road manners. And it’s ready to quash bumps in the road thanks to its available Road Preview system that uses a camera to scan the road ahead and proactively prepare the adaptive suspension for upcoming road imperfections.

A touch of a button takes things from mild to wild: Pressing the Boost Mode button on the Electrified GV70’s steering wheel unlocks an additional 54 horsepower for 10 seconds, increasing total output to 483 hp, which translates to thrilling, pin-you-in-your-seat fun.

And finally, luxury doesn’t mean overpaying. The 2024 GV70 EV starts at around $68,000, delivering high levels of refinement, performance and comfort while also undercutting many luxury rivals on price. That’s why we named the 2024 Genesis Electrified GV70 our Best Luxury Car of 2024.

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2024 Genesis G90: Finalist

  • Starting price range: $90,450-$100,750
  • Estimated combined fuel economy: 20-21 mpg
  • Base powertrain: 375-hp, twin-turbocharged 3.5-liter V-6; eight-speed automatic transmission; all-wheel drive

The G90 full-size luxury sedan was redesigned for 2023 with new powertrains, updated technology and dramatic yet elegant styling; these updates carry over for 2024 and continue to impress.

Outside, we’re taken by the G90’s knockout exterior styling — it’s both sensuous and stately, highlighted by impeccable details like its bold diamond-shield grille flanked by thin-strip headlights with optic lenses.

Inside, the G90’s interior manages to combine an old-world luxury vibe with modern technology. The regal cabin’s highlights include plenty of high-end touches, such as heated, ventilated and massaging seats; touchscreen controls for the rear passengers; power-closing doors; and a cabin fragrance diffuser. An over-the-top feature is the Mood Curator system that pairs various ambient elements such as cabin lighting, music and fragrance into preset programs. What’s more, the G90 lacks the fussy, gadget-heavy controls that often plague other flagship vehicles; instead, the G90 keeps things simple with a straightforward interface and clear digital menus.

And it drives as well as it looks. The base 3.5T AWD model is powered by a 375-hp, twin-turbocharged 3.5-liter V-6. The step-up 3.5T e-Supercharger AWD variant uses the same basic engine but adds, as its name suggests, a 48-volt electric supercharger for a total output of 409 hp.

Genesis also remembered that the primary mission of a large luxury sedan is to coddle occupants with world-class quietness and comfort, which the G90 does thanks in part to its available air suspension and rear-wheel-steering system.

The 2024 Genesis G90 is a big sedan that delivers big on all-around luxury presence, earning it a spot on our list.

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2024 Lucid Air: Finalist

  • Starting price range: $78,900-$250,500
  • Estimated electric driving range: 394-419 miles (Pure); 427 miles (Sapphire)
  • Base powertrain: 480-hp single motor and 900-volt battery system; rear-wheel drive

The 2024 Lucid Air is an electric five-seat sedan that exudes luxury-car style, comfort and is packed with efficiency and technology.

Outside, it’ll draw looks in traffic thanks to its dramatically lit face, sexy fastback silhouette, sculpted body and eye-catching horizontal rear light bar.

Inside, the Lucid Air takes luxury to new highs with an opulent, spacious interior trimmed with high-end materials along with a tech-focused cockpit. It’s both beautiful to look at and pleasing to use. Highlights include a giant glass roof, a dramatic 34-inch organic light-emitting diode instrument display and infotainment system, a power-retractable touchscreen and the available DreamDrive Pro highway driving assist system.

Depending on the trim level, the Lucid is good for between 480 and 1,234  hp and between 394 and 516 miles of electric range , making it among the most powerful and longest-range EVs on the market. With claimed 0-60 mph times as low as less than two seconds, it’s also among the quickest. Charge times are also impressive and range from 12-15 minutes to add 200 miles when connected to a 350-kW DC fast charger and in ideal conditions.

And it drives like a dream, too. The Lucid Air is quiet, has instant and effortless power at the ready, and features composed, confident driving dynamics.

The 2024 Lucid Air definitely has a luxury-car price tag, with the top trim well over six-figure territory, but lesser trims are more reasonably priced and still offer ample power and range.  The 2024 Lucid Air is an efficient, luxurious, technological tour de force, earning it a spot on our list.

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BMW i7: Nominee

  • Starting price range: $106,695-$169,495
  • Estimated combined fuel economy: 77-90 mpg-e
  • Base powertrain: 449-hp single motor and battery system; RWD

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BMW 7 Series: Nominee

  • Starting price range: $97,395-$107,995
  • Estimated combined fuel economy: 20-28 mpg
  • Base powertrain: 375-hp, twin-turbo six-cylinder; eight-speed automatic transmission; RWD

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Genesis Electrified G80: Nominee

  • Starting price range: $75,625-$80,375
  • Estimated combined fuel economy: 97 mpg-e
  • Base powertrain: 365-hp, dual motors with 87.2-kWh battery pack; AWD

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Mercedes-AMG SL63: Nominee

  • Starting price range: $184,150-$185,950 (2023 model)
  • Estimated combined fuel economy: 16 mpg (2023 model)
  • Base powertrain: 577-hp, twin-turbo 4.0-liter V-8; nine-speed automatic transmission; AWD

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Porsche Taycan: Nominee

  • Starting price range: $92,550-$196,550
  • Estimated combined fuel economy: 82 mpg-e
  • Base powertrain: 300-hp, single motor with 79.2-kWh battery pack; RWD

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Ram 1500: Nominee

  • Starting price range: $41,415-$98,335
  • Estimated combined fuel economy: 12-23 mpg
  • Base powertrain: 305-hp, 3.6-liter V-6; eight-speed automatic transmission; RWD

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Rivian R1S: Nominee

  • Starting price range: $79,800-$93,800
  • Estimated combined fuel economy: 63 mpg-e
  • Base powertrain: 533-hp, dual motors and battery system; AWD

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Volvo XC90 Recharge: Nominee

  • Starting price range: $73,195-$80,895
  • Estimated combined fuel economy: 58 mpg
  • Base powertrain: 455-hp, turbo 2.0-liter four-cylinder with 18.8-kWh battery pack; eight-speed automatic transmission; AWD

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