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11 Best Cars for an Executive

You’re a success; drive something that reflects it. Here are 11 cars any executive ought to consider. We list them least expensive to most, and include in the base prices the manufacturer’s destination fees, which average about $925. And because you didn’t get where you are by failing to look ahead, we include the next significant expected change.

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1. 2016 Audi A6: Mover and Shaker

Base-price range: $47,125 – $71,825
Next change: Full redesign for model-year 2018 or ’19

For nimble executives continuously evolving their business to suit their markets, we present the A6. Few cars of any size or price match its blend of discreet style, high-end interior appointments, advanced safety and connectivity technologies, and sharp handling. Audi gives its premium midsize sedan a thorough freshening for model-year 2016. New front and rear fascias create a more aggressive appearance. A revamped infotainment suite adds Apple Siri® Eyes Free and INRIX real-time traffic data. The available built-in Wi-Fi hotspot now sports 4G LTE data connectivity. Not only can the A6 keep you connected to your business, it does a fine job connecting you to the road. Most versions come standard with Audi’s road-hugging quattro all-wheel drive (AWD). Pair this with you choice of peppy four-, six-, and eight-cylinder engines, and you have a sedan that can move as fast as you do. The performance-minded S6 sedan boasts 450 horsepower and does 0-60 mph in 4.4 seconds – faster than a Mustang GT. Fast-yet-frugal execs will have to wait until Audi and its parent brand, Volkswagen, sort out emissions-compliance issues with the A6 TDI. When they do, you can again enjoy a turbodiesel V-6 that should propel the car to 60 mph in 5.5 seconds while returning around 30 mpg city/highway combined.

About Chuck Giametta

This nationally recognized, award-winning writer brings to Carpreview.com two decades of automotive testing and reporting for newspapers, books, magazines, and the Internet. The former Executive Auto Editor of Consumer Guide, Chuck has covered cars for HowStuffWorks.com, Collectible Automobile magazine, and the Publications International Ltd. automotive book series. This ex-newspaper reporter has also appeared as an automotive expert on network television and radio. He’s a charter member of the Midwest Automotive Media Association, the president of the Rocky Mountain Automotive Media association, and a juror for the annual Active Lifestyle Vehicle of the Year awards. Chuck writes from Colorado Springs, Colo. If you have a question for Chuck, write to him at [email protected]