Top 10 Best Looking Sedans of 2017

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Top 10 Best Looking Sedans of 2017

These days, there are a lot of good-looking four-door sedans on the market.

Decades ago, four-door sedans were considered boring, family cars. But now crossovers and SUVs fill that need and many automakers are making sure their sedans are as stylish as ever. It’s rather difficult to choose just the top 10 best looking sedans available today, but we think we’ve managed to narrow it down.

SEE ALSO: Top 10 Best Looking Crossovers and SUVs of 2017

While many of these choices come from luxury automakers, there are also a few affordable cars on the list. Let us know what you think of our picks in the comments section below.

Alfa Romeo Giulia

2017 alfa romeo giulia

Alfa Romeo’s return to North America started with the 4C Coupe, a niche sports car that won’t find its way into very many garages. Instead, the Giulia sedan plays the mainstream role with attractive Italian styling and the unmistakable Alfa Romeo front end. The Giulia comes in a few flavors, but the range-topping Quadrifoglio features an aggressive front end with large air intake openings that give us a truly menacing stance.


Aston Martin Rapide S

2017 aston martin rapide s

Aston Martin did the smart thing when it came to designing its four-door Rapide. It basically slapped two more doors on a stretched body and kept the styling as Aston Martin as possible. The result? It’s one of the most attractive sedans available today, although we’re sure the British automaker wishes it sold better.


Audi RS7

2017 audi rs7

People like to joke that all Audi models look the same. Part of that is true, but there’s something special about the RS7. Audi isn’t the first automaker to create a “four-door coupe,” but it arguably did it the best. Following in the footsteps of the Mercedes CLS, Audi’s creation has more attractive and flowing lines and although its front end has become recognizable across all its models, the sportback is really striking from the back.


Infiniti Q50

2018 infiniti q50

The Infiniti Q50 has a beautiful design that stands out in a field of very angular and hyper-aggressive sedans. It has classy and organic styling that should age well. The Infiniti Q50 is easily one of the prettiest sedans in its price range.


Cadillac ATS-V

2017 cadillac ats-v

The latest-generation Cadillac ATS-V not only looks great but performs well enough to compete with the best of what Germany has to offer. Cadillac was able to find a nice balance between being sporty and luxurious while staying true to its American roots when it came to designing this sedan.


Lincoln Continental

2017 lincoln continental

It took a bit of time, but it appears Lincoln is back on the right track. The new Continental proves the American automaker can make attractive cars, even if its designs are on the conservative side. Perhaps Lincoln labels it best, saying the Continental is “Cool. Calm. Decidedly Continental.” And that’s what the sedan really portrays without over-the-top aggressive styling. Just a nice smooth body with attractive lines.


Maserati Ghibli

2017 maserati ghibli

Compared to the Maserati Quattroporte, the Ghibli, the smaller of the two sedan models, is definitely more stylish and sporty. It may not live up to the expectations of being a four-door Ferrari, but the Maserati Ghibli offers its own unique appeal in an oversaturated market filled to the brim with luxury performance sedans.


Mazda6

2017 mazda6

The most affordable car on our list is the Mazda6. Its styling may be a few years old now, but we still love it, which just goes to show you how well the design has aged. It looks much more upscale than its price suggests, exhibiting a sense of both luxury and sportiness. Considering it has to compete with cars like the Honda Accord and Toyota Camry, we’re glad Mazda has taken a few liberties when it comes to styling.


Mercedes-AMG CLS63

2017 mercedes-amg cls63

Some say the Mercedes-Benz CLS started the “four-door coupe” craze and it still remains one of the best looking offerings out there. The CLS comes in many trim levels including the most aggressive and powerful CLS63 from AMG. There’s also the more affordable Mercedes-Benz CLA that borrows styling cues from the CLS.


Volvo S90

2017 volvo s90

Like the Lincoln Continental, the Volvo S90 isn’t one of those cars that scream at you. It’s calm and collected, with clean lines and a handsome profile. The company’s design language is spilling over onto its entire lineup and that’s a good thing, especially with smaller models on the way. Volvo might still have a long way to go before it can legitimately compete with other luxury automakers like Audi, BMW and Mercedes-Benz, but at least its styling is going the right direction.

  • Sharjeel Khan

    Come on! No xf and 6 series gran coupe? And I don’t think rapide is a right contender here because it doesn’t suffer from the design constraints of a proper sedan so there were far greater choices with the designers.

  • n2wind2000

    Mazda 6? Seriously? With those swollen hips?

  • NewGuy

    But…the Gran Coupe is a “coupe”, not a sedan.

  • Skye

    Beauty is in the eye of the beholder and this article is merely objective but I must say, I agree 80%

  • kaffekup

    I agree with the Mazda6, I think it’s a great-looking car that broke the cookie cutter.
    The Audi A7 has always looked like a cockroach to me.
    One of the car mags did a 10 Best spread, with pictures of them all and they all looked identical, with two rising character lines on the sides.

  • David Swanepoel

    RS7 not actually a sedan but a fastback/liftback.

  • Sharjeel Khan

    In that case how does one include rs7 and rapide? And gran coupe is more of a sedan than both of them only the name is misleading

  • NewGuy

    Mostly I was being funny because Mercedes and BMW both offer 4-door vehicles that they insist on calling “coupes.”

    And yes, the Rapide is one good-looking car.

  • Sharjeel Khan

    I never said rapide isn’t good looking but that it doesn’t full fil the requirements expected from a sedan due to proportions optimized for aesthetics with no emphasis on practicality. When you compare rapide with traditional sedans it’s propotionnally longer, longer wheelbase, wider , lower and with thinner glass area. It looks so out of place among normal sedans due to its unusual proportions, size and overhangs that it’s not fair to compare it with those which have to look better and be practical as well.