Top-Rated 2020 Luxury Cars in Quality According to Consumers

Luxury cars offer style, comfort, performance, an upscale image, and pricey materials like premium leather, real wood, and more. They’re also technologically complex, offering the latest in infotainment, driving assistance, and convenience technologies. And where there is complexity, there is a chance for more quality problems.

2020 Cadillac CT5 Luxury Sedan

Enter J.D. Power, which surveys thousands of consumers just like you in order to learn what went right and what went wrong during the first 90 days they owned their new vehicles. This information is collected, analyzed, and published in benchmark automotive industry studies, including the annual J.D. Power Initial Quality Study (IQS).

As a part of this process, each vehicle meeting specific scientific data standards is assigned a PP100 score, which represents the number of problems experienced per 100 vehicles, according to the consumers who own them. A lower PP100 score means a vehicle has fewer quality problems.

Based on this consumer-supplied data, we’ve listed the top-rated 2020 Luxury Cars in quality. They are listed in descending order by PP100 score, which means you’ll find the highest-quality car at the bottom.

12. 2020 BMW 7 Series - Find the best BMW 7 Series deals!

Serving as the automaker’s large flagship sedan, the 2020 BMW 7 Series comes in five model series, nearly all of which include standard all-wheel drive. You choose between turbocharged 6-cylinder, 8-cylinder, and 12-cylinder engines, and a plug-in hybrid version is also available. For 2020, the 7 Series gets numerous changes, including design, powertrain, infotainment, and advanced driving assistance system (ADAS) improvements.

The PP100 score for the 2020 BMW 7 Series is 161, in a tie with the Lexus IS and Mercedes-Benz C-Class.

11. 2020 Lexus IS - Find the best Lexus IS Series deals!

A compact sports sedan, the 2020 Lexus IS offers rear-wheel or all-wheel drive and a choice between a 241-horsepower turbocharged 2.0-liter 4-cylinder and a 3.5-liter V-6 making either 260 hp or 311 hp. You’ll choose F Sport trim if you like to drive. A thorough re-engineering and restyling is on tap for 2021, so Lexus commemorates the last of the 2020 versions with a new limited-production Black Line special edition.

The PP100 score for the 2020 Lexus IS is 161, in a tie with the BMW 7 Series and Mercedes-Benz C-Class.

10. 2020 Mercedes-Benz C-Class

The popular Mercedes-Benz C-Class is a compact car available in coupe, convertible, and sedan body styles. A turbocharged 2.0-liter 4-cylinder powers C-Class models without an AMG emblem. With an AMG emblem, the C-Class has a twin-turbocharged 3.0-liter V-6 or a hand-built twin-turbo 4.0-liter V-8. For the 2020 model year, they all get more standard equipment.

The PP100 score for the 2020 Mercedes-Benz C-Class is 161, in a tie with the BMW 7 Series and Lexus IS.

9. 2020 Acura ILX - Find the best Acura ILX deals!

A compact sedan, the Acura ILX is based on the Honda Civic. But not the current Civic. This Acura’s lineage dates to the 2012 Civic platform, and the ILX first went on sale for the 2013 model year. Now, eight years on, the ILX comes in standard trim with a choice between Premium, Technology, and sporty A-Spec packages. All come with a high-revving 201-hp 2.4-liter 4-cylinder engine. Acura makes no changes to the 2020 ILX.

The PP100 score for the 2020 Acura ILX is 156, in a tie with the BMW 2 Series.

8. 2020 BMW 2 Series - Find the best BMW 2 Series deals!

Fittingly, starting in 2020, there are two different kinds of 2 Series. The first kind is the rear- or all-wheel-drive 2-door coupe and convertible. The second kind is the front- or all-wheel-drive 4-door sedan. Depending on the body style, turbocharged 4-cylinder and 6-cylinder engines are available, and the 405-hp M2 Competition is a genuine thrill ride of a car. Confused yet? Well, this much is clear: the BMW 2 Series is a high-quality luxury car.

The PP100 score for the 2020 BMW 2 Series is 156, in a tie with the Acura ILX.

7. 2020 Cadillac CT6 – J.D. Power Award Winner in Initial Quality! - Find the best Cadillac CT6 deals!

Cadillac’s flagship sedan, the CT6, is discontinued after the 2020 model year, so if you want one, don’t wait too long. Available in Luxury, Premium Luxury, Platinum, and performance-tuned CT6-V trim levels, and powered by a 3.6-liter V-6 engine or a twin-turbocharged 4.2-liter V-8, this Cadillac offers quality, style, performance, and because they’re so rare, exclusivity.

The PP100 score for the 2020 Cadillac CT6 is 153, in a tie with the Kia Stinger. The CT6 also receives an Initial Quality award in the Upper Midsize Premium Car segment.

6. 2020 Kia Stinger - Find the best Kia Stinger deals!

Another relatively rare and exclusive automobile, the Kia Stinger is a 5-door sportback offering style, speed, utility, and quality in equal doses. The Stinger comes with a 255-hp turbocharged 2.0-liter 4-cylinder engine (GT-Line) or a 365-hp twin-turbocharged 3.3-liter V-6 (GT, GT1, GT2). All are rear-wheel drive, with AWD an option. For 2020, Kia made no changes other than to introduce the GT-Line and eliminate previously available Premium packages.

The PP100 score for the 2020 Kia Stinger is 153, in a tie with the Cadillac CT6.

5. 2020 Lincoln MKZ - Find the best Lincoln MKZ deals!

A midsize sedan based on the Ford Fusion, the 2020 Lincoln MKZ is in its final year of production. Standard and Reserve trim levels are available, with a choice between a gas-electric hybrid powertrain, a 245-hp turbocharged 2.0-liter 4-cylinder, and a twin-turbocharged 3.0-liter V-6 making up to 400 hp. Except for with the MKZ Hybrid, AWD is an option.

The PP100 score for the 2020 Lincoln MKZ is 146.

4. 2020 BMW 8 Series – J.D. Power Award Winner in Initial Quality! - Find the best BMW 8 Series deals!

BMW resurrected the 8 Series for the 2019 model year and expanded the lineup for 2020. It now includes coupe, convertible, and Gran Coupe (a sedan, technically) body styles in 840i, M850i, and M8 model series. Rear-wheel drive is standard with the 840i, with AWD an option for the 840i and standard on other versions of the 8 Series.

The PP100 score for the 2020 BMW 8 Series is 143, and the car receives an Initial Quality award in the Large Premium Car segment.

3. 2020 Audi A3 – J.D. Power Award Winner in Initial Quality! - Find the best Audi A3 deals!

Audi’s smallest car is the A3. This year, the company discontinued production of the A3 convertible, leaving a 4-door sedan in A3, sport-tuned S3, and performance-oriented RS 3 model series. Engine output ranges from 184 hp with the front-drive A3 to 394 hp with the RS 3, which employs a unique turbocharged 2.5-liter 5-cylinder engine.

The PP100 score for the 2020 Audi A3 is 140, and the car receives an Initial Quality award in the Small Premium Car segment.

2. 2020 Genesis G70 – J.D. Power Award Winner in Initial Quality! - Find the best Genesis G70 deals!

Genesis is the luxury brand of Hyundai, and the G70 is the company’s compact sedan. Equipped with rear-wheel or all-wheel drive, and with a choice between a 252-hp turbocharged 2.0-liter 4-cylinder and a 365-hp twin-turbocharged 3.3-liter V-6, the G70 is tuned to ride and drive like a traditional German sport sedan. The G70 debuted for the 2019 model year, and few changes are made for 2020.

The PP100 score for the 2020 Genesis G70 is 129, and the car receives an Initial Quality award in the Compact Premium Car segment.

1. 2020 Cadillac CT5 – Highest Luxury Car in Quality According to Consumers! - Find the best Cadillac CT5 deals!

To create the new-for-2020 CT5, Cadillac took the previous CTS platform, stretched the wheelbase to add rear seat room, added a redesigned body and interior, and installed a choice between a 237-hp turbocharged 2.0-liter 4-cylinder and a 360-hp twin-turbocharged 3.0-liter V-6 engine. Luxury, Premium Luxury, Sport, and V-Series variants are available, with rear-wheel or all-wheel drive.

The PP100 score for the 2020 Cadillac CT5 is 122, and the car receives an Initial Quality award in the Midsize Premium Car segment.