90 – Mercedes-Benz S400 Hybrid: Astonishingly quiet and refined at highway speeds, with a brilliant combination of feature depth and ease of use. Neither driver nor passenger will want for comfort here.
86 – Mercedes-Benz ML350 BlueTec: Mercedes has worked wonders on an interior experience that was, frankly, pretty damn good in the outgoing ML. Quiet, powerful, and polished overall.
84 – BMW 740i: The great thing about the 740i is that, despite being
considerably cheaper than the rest of the range, it’s just as comfortable. Smooth ride, excellent content level, and a very nice interior.
84 – Porsche Cayenne S: Porsche’s blend of luxury and performance works well for our index, with great overall visibility, nice seating surfaces and touch points, and confident handling.
83 – Mercedes-Benz CL63 AMG: All of the refinement of the S-Class sedan, with perhaps a ten-percent reduction in ride quality in return for the AMG power/poise. Driver feels a bit like a sultan, and at 150 mph, too.
81 – Audi A6 3.0T: A Gulfstream for the road. Beautifully crafted interior,
supple ride, and plenty of tech make the A6 a wonderful way to wile away highway miles.
79 – Mercedes-Benz SLK350: Smooth-as-butter ride without sacrificing spirited handling performance. Great wind protection with the top down, yet still quiet with it raised.
78 – BMW 650i Convertible: The 650i is luxurious in terms of feature count. Big power is married with a quiet cabin and good audio to support effortless long-distance touring. Seats and ride quality are firmer than some may like.
78 – BMW X3 xDrive35i: All of the BMW secret sauce that we love can be found here: excellent ride control, a quite cabin, and great tech. A perfect follow up for BMW’s small crossover.
77 – BMW 335is Coupe: The big torque of the turbocharged engine gives the 335is a comfort advantage over the peaky M3 coupe. Smooth transmission and variable drive modes help the coupe’s score, too.
77 – Audi A7: Hugely stable and refined at high speeds, let down only
by the slightly loud, large wheels. A stunning, cozy cabin with dream-car levels of technology.
77 – Range Rover Sport Supercharged: Basically a smooth, fast, magic carpet ride of and SUV. Still, too little room for the driver’s legs, and difficult rear visibility.