Pros and Cons
- Premium build quality
- Comfortable ride
- More expensive to buy than alternatives
- Can have thirsty powertrains
How suitable is an executive car for me?
Executive cars have long been a common sight on British roads, as they offer a level of luxury that few can match. Whilst they tend to be more expensive to buy than the likes of a hatchback or some SUVs, executive cars tick a wide range of boxes, making them decent all-rounders and some of the most comfortable cars available.
Particularly popular amongst business users and families, executive cars usually offer a well-sized boot, plenty of advanced tech, and a spacious cabin to ensure they're ready for a variety of tasks.
The executive car market has long been dominated by German models such as the BMW 3 Series, Audi A4, and Mercedes-Benz C-Class due to their upmarket quality and prestige badge. There's plenty of other excellent executive cars to choose from, though, including the Škoda Octavia, Vauxhall Insignia, and Lexus IS.
Mercedes-Benz E-Class Review
The Mercedes-Benz E-Class should undoubtedly be on your shopping list if you like comfort, style, and the luxury feel of an executive car.
Used Volvo S90 Review
Dependable, efficient, with superior build quality, the Volvo S90 is an executive car that will suit the needs of many.
Used Alfa Romeo Giulia Review
The Alfa Romeo Giulia is a high-performance executive saloon that will undoubtedly have heads turning when on the road.
Used Audi A5 Review
The Audi A5 means serious business and offers everything a brilliant used executive car should.
INFINITI Q70 Review
The INFINITI Q70 is an excellent contender in the executive car market, boasting quirky styling and superior levels of equipment.
Volvo S60 Review
An executive saloon with attractive looks inside and out, the Volvo S60 offers superior reliability and plenty of safety tech.
Vauxhall Insignia Review
The Vauxhall Insignia is an executive car with class, offering a spacious interior and decent levels of equipment at great value for money.
Jaguar XJ Review
Very few can match the Jaguar XJ in the executive car class, thanks to its driver-focused nature, top build quality, and refined interior
Lexus IS Review
The Lexus IS is an executive car that's extremely reliable and built to the highest of standards, making it a top choice on the used market.
Lexus GS Review
Super refined and built to the highest of standard, the Lexus GS is an executive car that very few can beat.
Škoda Octavia Review
As class leader in terms of practicality, the Škoda Octavia is a dream for those that require a spacious cabin and a huge boot.
Volkswagen Passat Review
The Volkwagen Passat is an excellent executive car, that features an upmarket interior, fantastic refinement, decent economy and usual VW quality.
Inexpensive to run and well-equipped as standard, the Mazda6 is a brilliant alternative executive car to its more common rivals.
Hyundai i40 Review
The Hyundai i40 makes long distance journeys an enjoyable experience, providing comfort all-round and a spacious interior fit for the whole family.
Honda Accord Review
The Honda Accord is a dependable Japanese executive saloon offering great practicality and reliability in a well sorted package, making it a decent used car buy.
BMW 4 Series Review
Very few can match the 4 Series in terms of driving experience, overall quality, and desirability, making it a popular choice amongst many.
Mercedes-Benz S-Class Review
The Mercedes S-Class is built to the highest standard, offering a variety of kit, classy looks and a refined, comfortable ride.
Mercedes-Benz C-Class Review
The Mercedes C-Class has no shortage of appeal with its top-drawer appearance and superior comfort, making it ideal for the adventurous long distance drivers.
Citroën DS5 Review
With style in abundance, the DS5 is an economical executive car with luxury design touches and impressive interior quality.
Citroën C5 Review
The Citroën C5 is a large family car that offers a comfortable ride, efficient powertrains and good levels of practicality.
BMW 7 Series Review
Executive cars don't get much better than the BMW 7 Series thanks to impressive powertrains, a variety of kit and a wonderfully comfortable ride.
BMW 5 Series Review
With sophisticated styling and good all-round capabilities, the BMW 5 Series is an executive car that's built to the highest of standards.
BMW 3 Series Review
The BMW 3 Series has long been a staple for UK motorists thanks to good all-round capabilities and a top build quality.
Used Audi A6 Review
The Audi A6 is a top executive car that offers a variety of efficient powertrains as well as a nice mix of practicality and refinement.
Used Audi A4 Review
The Audi A4 competes well with rivals thanks to a top build quality, clever gadgets and a number of highly-efficient powertrains.
Used Audi A8 Review
With a variety of powertrains to choose from and a super-refined cabin, the Audi A8 is ideal for those that love luxury.
DS 5 Review
The DS 5 is a premium executive car with an eye-catching design and a variety of advanced equipment, making it a good alternative to common German rivals.
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