Slide Show | May 2006
SEVEN ENTRY-LEVEL LUXURY CARS
With that in mind, we've identified seven entry-level luxury cars that emphasize comfort more than performance and rated them with up to four stars. Browse through the slide show to see how much they cost (including Kelley Blue Book's transaction price) and to get Kiplinger's take on performance, value and safety. Resale values come from Automotive Lease Guide. Safety features include head airbags and electronic stability control unless otherwise noted. All are 2006 models except for the 2007 Lexus ES 350, which is pictured here and won our four-star rating.
For two "premium" sedans that are worth a look and how they compare with the Lexus ES 350, see Cost-Conscious Comfort. SEVEN ENTRY-LEVEL LUXURY CARS