When it comes to cars, people understandably have different expectations and different priorities or preferences depending on what they’re buying the car for. While others value reliability, some give priority to performance, efficiency, or even design. For technophiles who spend a lot of time in their cars, technology can be important.
If you give precedence to modern technology and enjoy using it in cars, you’ll be happy to know we’ve identified the 10 best luxury cars with ultra-high-tech gadgets, from the latest in infotainment to sophisticated accident avoidance systems.
10 2023 Lexus LS
The LS is Lexus’ flagship model, and as such features cutting-edge technology and advanced intelligent connectivity befitting its status.
The vehicle keeps owners in sync with everyday life, thanks to a standard 12.3-inch touchscreen infotainment system, wireless Android Auto and Apple CarPlay integration, a Wi-Fi hotspot, navigation, and a 12-speaker audio system. If you’re feeling extravagant, you can opt for optional extras such as a 7-inch rear-seat center touchscreen and a 23-speaker Mark Levinson surround-sound stereo.
9 2023 Audi A7
Its controls may lack the intuitiveness of some models on this list, but the A7’s infotainment system allows passengers to enjoy vivid graphics and rapid response times.
In addition to the high-end dual-screen infotainment system (consisting of a 10.1-inch upper touchscreen and an 8.6-inch lower touchscreen), the A7 offers a fully digital 12.3-inch instrument cluster that’s hailed for its detailed depictions, wireless Apple CarPlay and wired Android Auto integration, Amazon Alexa, a Wi-Fi hotspot, and a 10-speaker sound system. Wireless device charging and two Bang & Olufsen premium sound systems are optional.
8 2023 Genesis G80
The Genesis G80 is a luxury midsize car that plays in the big leagues despite having a lower price than most vehicles on this list. To put that into perspective, its starting MSRP of $49,500 is $21,795 lower than a 2023 Audi A7 and a whopping $65,000 less than the base 2023 Mercedes-Benz S 500 sedan.
Notwithstanding the massive price difference, the G80 delivers so much value it could rival many of these cars on any list. These include a crisp, quick-responding 14.5-inch touchscreen, an 8-inch digital instrument cluster display, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility, Bluetooth, satellite radio, HD radio, four USB ports, and a 12-speaker premium sound system.
7 2023 BMW i4
Like the Genesis G80 above, the BMW i4 is one of the most affordable cars on this list. For a starting price of $51,400, you get a luxury electric car with a 14.9-inch touchscreen, a 12.3-inch digital instrument cluster, Bluetooth, navigation, wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility, four USB ports, HD radio, satellite radio, the “Hey BMW” virtual assistant, and a 10 speaker audio system.
6 2023 Porsche Panamera
Its infotainment system isn’t the easiest to get the hang of. However, that doesn’t mean it isn’t spectacular. In fact, even the most discerning technophiles will be impressed with the Panamera’s snappy and responsive 12.3-inch touchscreen, not to mention the broad array of other features such as navigation, wireless Apple CarPlay and wired Android Auto integration, a wireless smartphone charger, a Wi-Fi hotspot, and a 10-speaker audio system.
If these standard features don’t cut it for you, the options list might. It includes wireless Android Auto, a rear-seat entertainment system, two rear USB ports, a 14-speaker Bose surround-sound system, and a 21-speaker Burmester surround-sound audio system.
5 2023 Audi A8
As far as sedans go, the A8 is Audi’s crown jewel. This being the case, the Ingolstadt-based marque crammed loads of sophisticated tech into this car, including 10.1-inch and 8.6-inch touchscreens, a 12.3-inch digital instrument cluster (also known as the Audi Virtual Cockpit), Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, Amazon Alexa, a wireless smartphone charger, navigation, as well as a 17-speaker Bang & Olufsen audio system.
4 2023 Genesis G90
If you want the latest and greatest safety and infotainment technologies at the least possible cost, the 2023 Genesis G90 is a great option. Having undergone a thorough redesign for the 2023 model year, this luxury large car now offers a new touchscreen that places it on the same pedestal as the most technologically advanced cars out there.
In addition to the super-crisp 12.3-inch display, expect a 12.3-inch digital instrument cluster, navigation, a wireless smartphone charger, a Bang & Olufsen audio system, satellite radio, HD radio, as well as Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. The G90 is also replete with advanced driver assistance systems, including front and rear parking sensors, forward collision warning, driver-attention monitoring, a surround-view parking camera system, forward and reverse automatic emergency braking, and a blind-spot camera. Others are rear cross-traffic alert, adaptive cruise control, parking assist, lane-departure warning, lane-keep assist, lane-trace assist, blind-spot monitoring, and rear-seat alert.
3 2023 BMW 7 Series
When it comes to high-performance goodies and ultra-high-tech gadgets, it’s hard to overlook the 2023 BMW 7 Series. This large luxury sedan offers everything from a responsive, easy-to-use 10.2-inch touchscreen to a wireless phone charger, voice and gesture recognition, a Wi-Fi hotspot, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, and a 16-speaker Harman Kardon audio system.
The list of standard safety technologies is also lengthy. It includes a crash protection system, forward collision warning, a surround-view parking camera system, front and rear parking sensors, automatic emergency braking, driver drowsiness monitoring, blind spot monitoring, lane departure warning, traffic sign recognition, rearview camera, as well as parallel and perpendicular park assist.
2 2023 Mercedes-Benz EQS Sedan
No matter your expectations, this luxury electric car is packed with all sorts of technology that will fulfill them. They range from a 12.8-inch touchscreen to a 12.-3-inch digital instrument cluster, voice recognition, a wireless smartphone charger, augmented reality navigation, wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, six USB ports, HD radio, Bluetooth, satellite radio, and a 15-speaker Burmester surround-sound stereo.
In addition to the standard features, you can opt for optional extras such as a 17.7-inch touchscreen, a front passenger-side 12.3-inch touchscreen, infotainment gesture control, rear-seat wireless device charging, as well as a rear-seat tablet for infotainment controls.
1 2023 Mercedes-Benz S-Class
The most technologically advanced luxury car out there? Hard to argue. After all, this is a car that defines modern sophistication in a manner that brings its owners dignity and respect. It offers many leading-edge features and all the bells and whistles a luxury car should have.
They consist of a standard 12.8-inch touchscreen, a 12.3-inch digital gauge cluster, wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto integration, a wireless smartphone charger, gesture and voice recognition, navigation, six USB ports, Bluetooth, HD Radio and satellite radio, a 15-speaker sound system, and numerous other technologies designed to keep families entertained and connected.