ZIP code
To save a ZIP code, allow your browser to accept cookies.

Enter Your ZIP Code

ZIP Code:
Save
ZIP Code Lookup

Why do we need your ZIP code?

Kelley Blue Book® Values and pricing are based in part on transactions in your area. Your ZIP code also helps us find local deals and highlight other available offers.

Advertisement
Please enter a valid 5-digit ZIP code.

2017 5-Year Cost to Own Awards: Best High-End Luxury Car

2017 Lexus LS

Best High-End Luxury Car:
2017 Lexus LS

Combining the sheer size and presence of a flagship luxury sedan with the price, reliability and resale value advantages that underpin the brand itself, the fact that the Lexus LS has won this award four years in a row is impressive, but not surprising.

Even with a totally redesigned LS on the way for 2018, the current model is predicted to retain its value exceptionally well as a used car. Since depreciation is typically the biggest cost involved in new-car ownership, exceptional value resiliency plays a big part in reducing overall ownership costs. In our full review of the 2017 Lexus LS we said, "The LS's resume includes impeccable luxury, world-class build quality, impressive power and handling and, come trade-in time, an unbeatable return on your investment."

But the appeal of the LS extends beyond the financial considerations, as touched on elsewhere in our full review: "On the open highway, the LS glides effortlessly mile after mile. Its steering is precise and responsive and the cabin is whisper-quiet. Those who wish a bit more involvement in the driving process need only fiddle with the Drive Mode Select knob that features different settings for throttle, steering and suspension response. Order the F Sport Package and you'll get the LS in its most aggressive form."

And if you're not planning on driving the car at all, instead leaving those duties to your chauffeur, you'll be pleased to know the LS offers an Executive Class package with a reclining right-rear seat featuring vibrating and shiatsu massage, a Blu-ray entertainment system, wood-trimmed tables and a refrigerated compartment.

Get to know this car

5-Year Cost to Own:

$85,785
as of December 31, 2016

2nd Place Finisher
2017 Audi A8

2017 Audi A8

The S-Class and 7 Series are amazing machines to be sure, but a lot of the cool kids prefer the Audi A8.

Get to know this car
5-Year Cost to Own:
$105,451
as of December 31, 2016

3rd Place Finisher
2017 Porsche Panamera

2017 Porsche Panamera

Even with all the expectations that come along with the crest, the surprisingly roomy Porsche Panamera is also surprisingly fun to drive.

Get to know this car
5-Year Cost to Own:
$107,307
as of December 31, 2016

Other Category Winners


See the previous Winners of these Awards: 2016 | 2015 | 2014
Advertisement
Free Dealer Price Quote
Get the best price and be more prepared with your free, no-obligation price quote
Get your quote
Advertisement
Thanks for Supporting
Kelley Blue Book.
We deliver up-to-date car values, expert reviews and unbiased reporting at no
cost to you. To do this, we display ads from only trusted automotive partners.

To continue on our site, simply turn off your ad blocker and refresh the page.