6 Most Comfortable Luxury Cars To Do Long Journeys With
Have you ever thought about going on a road-trip? Or do you often go on long journeys in your car? Driving around and touring an area, city or country can be great fun. What would make the experience even better is if you had a comfortable car to it with.
Luxury cars often come with all the needed functions and then some. With comfortable seats, good heating or air-conditioning and reliable GPS, a good comfortable car will always improve the experience. These are the most comfortable luxury cars for long trips.
1.Bentley Continental Flying Spur
If you're a driver, this car will have you smiling. Though, the Bentley is more about the passengers, there is a ton of fun to be had behind the wheel. Blending both luxury and performance into this beautiful saloon, the car comes with either a 6.0-liter engine in the W12 model, or a twin-turbo 4.0-liter V8.
The performance of the car is quiet and refine, and thanks to its soft suspension springs it will be able to handle most roads well, and even make the rough roads seem easy. The 6.0-liter engine can produce up to 616bhp and goes from 0-62mph in 4.3 seconds. The little brother V8 does 500bhp and does 0-62mph in 4.9 seconds.
The interior is what you can expect from a luxury saloon. An acoustic shield beneath the roof reduces noise, while the interior of the car itself is spacious giving you and your passengers plenty of room. Not to mention the beautiful leather and wood detailing that is noticeable everywhere in this beautiful machine.
2. Rolls-Royce Ghost
The name is synonymous with luxury, and it's the car of choice for VIPs and Royal Families. The Rolls-Royce is definitely a candidate to being one of the most comfortable luxury cars you can get.
Powered by a 6.6-liter twin-turbo V12 that was developed by BMW, the car will give you 535bhp and get you from 0-63mph in just 4.7 seconds. The car is well balanced, making for a wonderful experience driving it and don't be afraid to floor the accelerator for some good fun. It has an advanced-air suspension system, so you won't even feel those nasty little bumps in the road.
The interior is as comfortable as it gets in the Ghost. The car uses leather for the interior and lamb's wool for carpets to ensure your comfort, all the controls are designed so nicely that it gives a bespoken feel to it. Since you're looking to go on a long trip, you would like to know that the boot space is a large 490-liters. Giving you well enough room for two large suitcases.
3. Cadillac Escalade
If you're looking for something with a little more room, the Cadillac Escalade would be a great choice. The SUV can seat up to eight and give you options for a standard rear-wheel drive or a four-wheel version.
The luxurious giant is powered by 6.2-liter V8 engine with a six-speed automatic transmission. It will allow you 420 horsepower. Though the fastest time for a Cadillac Escalade to do 0-60mph is 6.0 seconds, its praise comes from the well composed handling and strong engine that allows it to accelerate with ease. The ride is also slightly firmer as compared to the previous two on this list, but it is still comfortable.
The interior of the SUV is well decked out with top class materials. The 2015 model features a 16-speaker BOSE surround-sound audio system, navigation, Cadillac's CUE infotainment system, five USB ports and satellite radio, among others. Many reviewers agree that the quiet cabin is well worth the price tag, though there have been numerous criticisms towards the infotainment system and preference for it to be more responsive and straightforward.
Another option for a larger luxury vehicle is obviously the Range Rover. The Range Rover SUV is one that highly sought after even from those who are not planning on going on a long journey. This once rugged workhorse has been refined over the years and is now one of the most luxurious and comfortable SUVs on the market.
There are several model to choose from, but the Land Rover Range Rover SVAutobiography is top of the line. Powered by a 5.0 V8 engine, this luxurious behemoth will do 0-60mph in 5.5 seconds. It has a top speed at 140mph, a 4X4 wheel drive and 8-speed automatic transmission that also comes with manual mode (pedal shifts) and adaptive cruise control with stop and go function.
The interior of this SUV rivals that of the Bentley and the Rolls-Royce. Lavishly decked out, it includes 29 Meridian speakers with subwoofer, a satellite navigation system with an 8 inch colored display, a captain style driver's seat that is fully adjustable and individual type rear seats for the passengers. The boot space is a massive 909-liters, just to give you a comparison the Volkswagen Golf hatchback has a 380-liter boot
5. Mercedes S-Class
Known for being the most luxurious model in the German brand's line up, the Mercedes S-Class will definitely get to you wherever you're going in both comfort and style. There are several versions in the range, but again let's take a look at the top of the line and that is Mercedes-Benz S-Class Maybach S600 Auto.
Powered by a 6.0-liter engine, this Merc will do 0-60mph in 5 seconds flat. It can reach top speeds of 155mph, and has a rear wheel drive, 7-speed automatic transmission with manual mode. It has all the standard features for a car of this caliber that include ABS, electronic traction control, brake assist system as well as adaptive cruise control with stop and go function.
The interior is well thought out as well. The car seats five people with a 2+3 seating configuration, and the front seats being fully adjustable, the rear seats having the ability to recline and all seats having ample space. It has 13 Burmester speakers with an audio system that has a digital card reader and RDS colored display. The car is also incredibly quiet.
6. Audi A8
The Audi A8 makes the list for being quiet, comfortable and luxurious while still providing good performance and driving pleasure.
There are 13 different versions, but the top of the line is W12 6.3 quattro. It has a 6.3-liter engine that enables it to do 0-60mph in 4.5 seconds and tops off at 155mph. It comes with the quattro four-wheel drive and a system called Audi Drive Select that will allow you to tweak the steering, suspension and gear box to your preference.
The interior is made using high grade materials, and includes 14 BOSE speakers with subwoofer, 8inch display screen for satellite navigation, fully adjustable driver seat and rear seats that are able to recline for extra comfort. It doesn't have the biggest boot in its class, but you will still manage to fit a few suitcases.
7. Jaguar XJ
The XJ is Jaguar's biggest saloon car and definitely made for those looking for luxury. Its rivals are the Mercedes S-Class and Porsche Panamera. There is a 3.0-liter diesel engine version, but we're going to look at the Jaguar XJ R 5.0-liter V8 version.
Powered by the 5.0-liter V8, the Jag can do 0-60mph in 4.6 seconds and has a top speed of 174mph. Thanks to its high-tech lightweight construction, the car handles superbly well with only a little body roll from time to time. It also has a low driving seating position to give you that racing feel.
Luxury and technology is what the interior of the Jaguar is all about. Seats, dashboard and center console all have leather trimmings. As mentioned the driver's seat is low and has a cocooned feel. It has a digital dashboard, dual view infotainment system, Meridian sound system and DAB digital radio. The doors are also finished with huge slabs of polished wood veneer.
This car isn't always the first one to come to mind, but it definitely deserves a mention on this list. The Chrysler 300 is elegant and spacious with an interior designed to rival the others on this list.
The top speed for this car is 131mph and it can do 0-60mph in 5.3 seconds. The base engine is a 3.6-litre engine that produces 292 horsepower. However, there is the option of a bigger 5.7-litre Hemi V8 that puts out 363 horsepower with rear wheel drive. It also has an 8-speed automatic transmission with manual mode.
The interior is made up of quilted Nappa leather, while exotic Poltrona Frau leather with French accent stitching is used for the instrument panel and console to give it a soft-touch. The leather wrapped steering wheel is hand stitched and they use wood for the cabin trims that was also hand-sanded. There is also a good amount of space in the cabin for passengers and the driver to increase comfort levels.