The best luxury midsize cars combine the smooth-riding opulence of large luxury cars with the agility of small luxury cars.

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Lexus GS Hybrid Image
  • MSRP: $63,635 - $68,680
  • MPG: 29 City / 34 Hwy

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2017 Lexus GS Hybrid

The 2017 Lexus GS Hybrid's powertrain offers the rare combination of outstanding fuel efficiency and potent power, but it’s one of the priciest luxury ... Read full review»

U.S. News Scores
Overall:9.0
Critics' Rating:8.8
Performance:8.5
Interior:8.0
Safety:N/A
Reliability: 5_0
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Mercedes-Benz E-Class Image
  • MSRP: $52,150 - $72,400
  • MPG: 22 (Est) City / 30 (Est) Hwy

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2017 Mercedes-Benz E-Class

The fully redesigned 2017 Mercedes E-Class sedan reshuffles the deck when it comes to midsize luxury cars. It’s flush with high-tech features, opulently styled, ... Read full review»

U.S. News Scores
Overall:9.0
Critics' Rating:9.1
Performance:8.5
Interior:8.9
Safety:10.0
Reliability: 4_0
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  • MSRP: $47,600 - $70,900
  • MPG: 24 City / 34 Hwy

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2017 Audi A6

The 2017 Audi A6 offers the near-perfect synergy of performance and luxury that luxury midsize car shoppers are seeking. While many competitors can boast ... Read full review»

U.S. News Scores
Overall:8.9
Critics' Rating:9.2
Performance:8.9
Interior:8.6
Safety:10.0
Reliability: 3_5
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  • MSRP: $51,200 - $72,500
  • MPG: 24 City / 34 Hwy

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2017 BMW 5-Series

The fully redesigned 2017 BMW 5 Series brings a slew of new features, making it one of the most technologically advanced luxury midsize cars. ... Read full review»

U.S. News Scores
Overall:8.9
Critics' Rating:9.1
Performance:9.1
Interior:8.8
Safety:9.1
Reliability: 4_0
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  • MSRP: $45,995 - $85,995
  • MPG: 21 (2016) City / 31 (2016) Hwy

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2017 Cadillac CTS

The 2017 Cadillac CTS offers the power, agility, and features that luxury shoppers want. However, look elsewhere for spacious rear seats, top-notch fuel economy, ... Read full review»

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U.S. News Scores
Overall:8.9
Critics' Rating:9.4
Performance:9.3
Interior:7.9
Safety:9.5
Reliability: 3_5
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  • MSRP: $41,400 - $54,550
  • MPG: 18 City / 28 Hwy

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2017 Genesis G80

The 2017 Genesis G80 – the smaller vehicle in the two-car lineup from new luxury brand Genesis – is a well-executed midsize car. Both ... Read full review»

U.S. News Scores
Overall:8.7
Critics' Rating:8.5
Performance:8.8
Interior:8.8
Safety:10.0
Reliability: N/A
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Lexus GS Image
  • MSRP: $46,310 - $56,555
  • MPG: 22 City / 32 Hwy

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2017 Lexus GS

The 2017 Lexus GS offerings range from the playful and turbocharged 200t to the audacious, but never disorderly, GS F. Pick any GS, and ... Read full review»

U.S. News Scores
Overall:8.7
Critics' Rating:8.3
Performance:8.4
Interior:8.1
Safety:10.0
Reliability: 5_0
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  • MSRP: $46,950 - $55,450
  • MPG: 23 City / 34 Hwy

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2017 Volvo S90

The 2017 Volvo S90 is an all-new model from the Swedish automaker debuting in a crowded market. Volvo has previous experience in the luxury ... Read full review»

U.S. News Scores
Overall:8.7
Critics' Rating:9.1
Performance:8.5
Interior:8.9
Safety:10.0
Reliability: 3_0
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Lexus ES Image
  • MSRP: $38,900 - $38,900
  • MPG: 21 City / 30 Hwy

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2017 Lexus ES

The 2017 Lexus ES sits almost squarely in the middle of our luxury midsize car rankings. It is in no way a bad car, ... Read full review»

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U.S. News Scores
Overall:8.6
Critics' Rating:8.5
Performance:7.9
Interior:8.3
Safety:9.3
Reliability: 4_5
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  • MSRP: $32,000 - $44,900
  • MPG: 24 City / 35 Hwy

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2017 Acura TLX

The 2017 Acura TLX has a quiet, well-built interior and an energetic available V6 engine. It also has a composed ride and one of ... Read full review»

U.S. News Scores
Overall:8.4
Critics' Rating:8.8
Performance:7.8
Interior:7.9
Safety:9.7
Reliability: 3_5
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  • MSRP: $48,250 - $66,200
  • MPG: 20 City / 29 Hwy

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2017 Jaguar XF

The 2017 Jaguar XF features a standard diesel engine that delivers excellent fuel economy, but that powertrain isn’t enough to justify a luxury midsize ... Read full review»

U.S. News Scores
Overall:8.3
Critics' Rating:8.5
Performance:8.9
Interior:7.9
Safety:N/A
Reliability: 3_0
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Lexus ES Hybrid Image
  • MSRP: $41,820 - $41,820
  • MPG: 40 City / 39 Hwy

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2017 Lexus ES Hybrid

The 2017 Lexus ES 300h is a luxury midsize hybrid sedan that delivers outstanding gas mileage, a smooth ride, and a spacious, quality cabin. ... Read full review»

U.S. News Scores
Overall:8.3
Critics' Rating:8.2
Performance:7.6
Interior:8.2
Safety:9.3
Reliability: 4_5
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  • MSRP: $50,100 - $67,400
  • MPG: 18 City / 25 Hwy

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2017 Infiniti Q70

The 2017 Infiniti Q70 performs well as a luxury midsize sedan, but it's overdue for a redesign and lags behind the competition. This is ... Read full review»

U.S. News Scores
Overall:7.8
Critics' Rating:7.5
Performance:8.1
Interior:8.0
Safety:9.3
Reliability: 3_5
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  • MSRP: $34,475 - $37,820
  • MPG: 22 City / 31 Hwy

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2017 Volkswagen CC

The 2017 Volkswagen CC's low starting price might draw your eye, but its low predicted reliability score, humdrum performance, and cramped back seat and ... Read full review»

U.S. News Scores
Overall:7.6
Critics' Rating:7.9
Performance:8.0
Interior:7.6
Safety:8.7
Reliability: 2_5
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  • MSRP: $35,170 - $49,720
  • MPG: 21 City / 31 Hwy

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2017 Lincoln MKZ

To stand out in the highly competitive luxury midsize car class, the 2017 Lincoln MKZ has its work cut out for itself. The MKZ ... Read full review»

U.S. News Scores
Overall:7.5
Critics' Rating:6.9
Performance:7.4
Interior:6.6
Safety:9.3
Reliability: 4_5
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  • MSRP: $43,450 - $48,375
  • MPG: 25 City / 37 Hwy

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2016 Volvo S80

The 2016 Volvo S80 impresses test drivers with its turbocharged base engine and comfortable ride, but some argue that its handling is subpar and ... Read full review»

U.S. News Scores
Overall:7.5
Critics' Rating:7.4
Performance:7.1
Interior:7.9
Safety:10.0
Reliability: 3_0
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  • MSRP: $65,000 - $65,000
  • MPG: 31 (2015) City / 35 (2015) Hwy

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2016 Cadillac ELR

Despite its premium cabin and good fuel economy, critics say the 2016 Cadillac ELR's steep price tag, unrefined gasoline engine and small back seat ... Read full review»

U.S. News Scores
Overall:7.1
Critics' Rating:6.3
Performance:7.1
Interior:7.3
Safety:N/A
Reliability: 4_0
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More on Luxury Midsize Cars

Top-ranked midsize luxury cars offer a compelling mix of comfort, features, and performance. These models deliver smooth rides, composed handling, and powerful engine options. They also offer upscale interiors with spacious rear seats, attractive designs, and high-end materials. Class-leading luxury midsize cars are available with the latest high-tech features, such as large infotainment screens and automated collision prevention systems.

Fuel economy continues to improve as more hybrid, diesel, and turbocharged models enter the market, yet horsepower continues to climb as well. It's not unusual to see models with over 500 horsepower in this class.

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Safety scores should only be compared between vehicles of similar size and weight. Larger, heavier vehicles generally provide more protection than smaller, lighter ones.