July 21, 2016
When people want a luxury car, they often think about German vehicles such as Audi, BMW and Mercedes. However, for those that are looking for luxury, affordability and dependability, Japanese brands such as Acura, Infiniti and Lexus tend to always win reviews. With luxury cars that are lower priced, and easier to maintain, Japanese car makers have seen an increase in sales over the years. We’ve selected some Japanese midsize sedans to review for those that are looking to purchase a vehicle anytime soon. 2016 Acura TLX Honda is known to make great vehicles. Acura which is owned by Honda has the same reputation, with added luxury. The 2016 Acura TLX has a beautifully sleek design and starts off at around $32,000. Weighing around 3,000 lbs and producing up to 290 horsepower, this car is a joy to drive. This midsize luxury sedan received 4 out of 5 stars on Edmunds when reviewed the price and overall value. 2016 Infiniti Q50 Next up on our list is an Infiniti which is owned by the car maker Nissan. The Infiniti Q50 is the new replacement for the older G37 which was loved by many car enthusiasts. With an elegant new design and a top model pushing roughly 400 horsepower, this new luxury car from Infiniti has become quite popular to those looking for a combination of speed, luxury and performance. This car comes in two engine options, a 2.0L 4-cylinder engine to please those looking for an economical car and a 3.0L V6 equipped with a twin turbo for those itching to press on the gas peddle. 2016 Lexus ES 350 Toyota’s luxury car brand is Lexus, which has been able to compete very well with Mercedes and BMW for the past decade. Their ES class is one which has always been favored by those looking for a midsize luxury sedan which is reliable and comfortable. Starting at $38,000 the Lexus ES 350 is the most expensive of the three Japanese luxury midsize sedans. Producing about 268 horsepower, this car gets up to 31 mpg on the highway, which makes it great for a daily driver. The ES also comes in a hybrid version which is the ES 300h. This model produces roughly 200 horsepower, but gets up to 39 mpg on the highway. The starting price for the hybrid model is around $41,000. These are our top 3 picks for midsize Japanese luxury sedans. With a lower purchase price and more the same comfort as German luxury vehicles, these three are great choices for those looking to purchase a new vehicle soon.