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2013 Luxury Car Buyer's Guide by Road & Travel Magazine : Contributing writers include Bob Plunkett, David Merline and Courtney Caldwell

2013 Luxury Car Buyer's Guide

Contributions by Bob Plunkett, David Merline,
Tim Healey and Courtney Caldwell

Luxury cars are subjective. Beauty is in the eye of the beholder. Luxury doesn't always mean a Rolls Royce or Mercedes-Benz. For some, luxury is about owning a beautiful sedan with slick and sexy lines, sun shadows and hot spots in all the right places, a leather driver's seat that serves as a soft and supple hip hugger, and a style that exemplifies pride when driving by.

That said, we've selected an eclectic group of eight luxury vehicles for 2013 that we believe speak to diverse hearts, minds, and souls, those with differentiating taste in power, performance, pleasure and appeal. Some say cool cat, some speak volumes about virility, while others shout success and stature. Where do you fit in?

You be the judge. What sparks your interest? Which model is an extension of your pe.... eh, personality? After all, vehicle choices usually reflect a direct emotional connection to not only how we see ourselves but how we want to be seen by others. Bottom line, who doesn't want a lap dance of luxury representing their lifestyle or libido? Read on...

Luxury Car Buyer's Guide - RTM's Top 8 Picks for 2013

Acura ILX

Kia Optima SX

Buick Verano Turbo

Lexus GS