American cars are conceived as big vehicles with a lot of power under the hood. European vehicles are seen as fancy, premium, and overall luxurious. However, when it comes to Japanese cars, the accompanying tags are usually about consistently high-reliability ratings, more affordable maintenance costs & great pricing. Contrary to popular belief, Japan has its luxury car brands. Below, you can find some of the most lavish selections that can make even the Europeans green with envy.
2018 Lexus LC
Thanks to Japan, European brands will have to share the pedestal with Lexus now. It’s a luxury vehicle brand under Toyota. One of their most remarkable models is the 2018 Lexus LC. It has a world-class interior and comes with either V6 hybrid or V8 engine options. Pleasing to the senses, the vehicle also guarantees a smooth ride.
2020 Acura MDX
Even though it’s a reliable car, people could easily forget about its existence. Compared to European competitors in the same category, the MDX has more than a fighting chance. Even though many await the 2022 Acura MDX sports, the model from 2020 is actually slaying the competition of Audi and Cadillac. World Reports and US news give the model from 2020 an 8.1 rating out of 10, while most European cars in the same category hang just above 7. It’s also more fuel-efficient and affordable.
2021 Acura TLX Type S
It was one of the best models that the brand has ever made. It appears that another entry will be joining the list soon as the brand releases the 2021 Acura TLX Type S. With a price tag of $50,000, the 2021 Acura TLX Type S made its debut in the 2021 Pikes Peak Hill Climb. Though the 2021 BMW M340i offers slightly higher performance, this model can still make up to 355 hp thanks to its new turbocharged 3.0 L V6 engine. Car and Driver give this vehicle an 8 out of 10-star rating.
2018 Toyota Century
The timeless elegance of the Toyota Century definitely hits differently. Dubbed as the Japanese Rolls-Royce, this vehicle was first produced in 1967 and has been associated with luxury and prestige ever since. To prove just how exclusive it is, the Japanese Emperor rides this car.
The Japanese Mitsubishi Debonair
While Toyota tops the Japanese automobile US charts, other brands from the Land of the Rising Sun like Mitsubishi also have their own entries that surely deserve just as much love. Before the European brands topped the luxury vehicle industry, Japan had the Mitsubishi Debonair. Back in the time, there wasn’t much competition for the Debonair from European brands. Even the Century found it quite difficult to compete with it. Years later, AMG took the Debonair and created the Mitsubishi Debonair AMG. Today, this car is one of the most handsome classic Japanese cars.