Saloon car reviews

Thinking of buying a new saloon car? If you’re looking for saloon cars for sale, we have got loads of reviews plus links to the latest models you can buy. 

If you like the security of a separate boot, a traditionally styled car, and you aren’t interested in those new crossover cars, then a saloon car could be the best choice for you. 

Read our saloon car reviews, including full performance figures, running costs, practicality, safety and handling statistics and options data. Browse photo galleries and research into potential problems using thousands of owners’ reviews.

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  • Audi A8 Saloon (2018 onwards) Review

    Brilliantly tech-laden addition to the luxury car market

    Parkers rating: 4.8 out of 5 4.8
    New price: £0 - £0

    PROS

    • New A8 brings luxury that's lighter and more efficient
    • All have mild-hybrid drivetrains and air suspension
    • Autonomous driving technology to follow in 2018

    CONS

    • Not as roomy as the Mercedes-Benz S-Class
    • Limited range of V6 engines from launch
    • Smaller boot than the S-Class and 7 Series
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  • Volkswagen Arteon Coupe (2017 onwards) Review

    Volkswagen’s new flagship pulls out all the stops to impress

    Parkers rating: 4.1 out of 5 4.1
    New price: £30,845 - £39,955

    PROS

    • Glamorous five-door coupe style
    • Loads of space for people and luggage
    • Wide range of engines
    • Generous standard equipment
    • Strong value PCP finance offers

    CONS

    • Ride could be smoother
    • Can’t match premium rivals’ image
    • Not an especially green choice
    • Not the sharpest car to drive
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  • BMW 5-Series Saloon (2017 onwards) Review

    A new benchmark for the premium executive class

    Parkers rating: 4.8 out of 5 4.8
    New price: £35,835 - £51,070

    PROS

    • Great to drive
    • Strong engines
    • Exceptional comfort
    • Packed with technology
    • Best-in-class standard kit

    CONS

    • Drive varies according to spec
    • E-Class has a bigger boot
    • Only two trim levels
    • Occasionally jerky gearchanges
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  • Kia Stinger Coupe (2017 onwards) Review

    Kia’s flagship model doesn’t disappoint

    Parkers rating: 3.9 out of 5 3.9
    New price: £0 - £0

    PROS

    • Striking looks
    • Accomplished drive
    • Huge amounts of standard kit
    • Good driving position
    • Rapid GT-S model

    CONS

    • High emissions and fuel consumption on most models
    • Interior doesn’t feel particularly premium
    • Rear headroom is tight for adults
    • No sport override or proper manual mode on gearbox
    • Will low cash price translate into appealing finance deals?
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  • Volvo S90 (2016 onwards) Review

    Stylish saloon is packed with advanced safety kit and technology

    Parkers rating: 4.2 out of 5 4.2
    New price: £33,865 - £57,705

    PROS

    • Sleek, stylish looks
    • Huge list of safety kit
    • Spacious and comfortable
    • Upmarket, tech-laden interior

    CONS

    • Limited engine range
    • Big car to manoeuvre
    • Firm standard suspension
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  • Porsche Panamera (2016 onwards) Review

    Porsche's most luxurious model is still mighty fast

    Parkers rating: 4.4 out of 5 4.4
    New price: £68,753 - £146,615

    PROS

    • Very fast, luxury travel
    • High-tech, comfortable cabin
    • Cutting-edge driving technology
    • Refined but exciting to drive

    CONS

    • More space in conventional saloons
    • Budget extra to buy options
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  • Mercedes-Benz E-Class Saloon (2016 onwards) Review

    Luxurious, practical executive car brimming with clever tech

    Parkers rating: 4 out of 5 4.0
    New price: £35,205 - £106,780

    PROS

    • Class-leading 2.0 diesel engine
    • Incredible comfort and noise isolation
    • Stunning interior design and finish
    • Genuine five-seat accommodation
    • Futuristic safety and convenience tech

    CONS

    • Some rivals are more fun to drive
    • No entry-level petrol
    • Looks like cheaper C-Class
    • Desirable equipment costs extra
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  • Maserati Quattroporte (2016 onwards) Review

    Luxury Italian saloon offers something a bit different

    Parkers rating: 4 out of 5 4.0
    New price: £71,530 - £118,525

    PROS

    • Immense presence
    • Air of exclusivity
    • Sporty driving experience
    • Petrol engines’ aural drama

    CONS

    • Lacks cutting-edge technology
    • Pre-facelift interiors feel cheap
    • Un-limousine-like ride
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  • Kia Optima (2016 onwards) Review

    Revamped range takes aim at fleet drivers, with even a plug-in hybrid

    Parkers rating: 3.5 out of 5 3.5
    New price: £21,635 - £33,995

    PROS

    • Lots of kit as standard
    • Keen pricing
    • Impressive ride quality
    • Excellent track record for reliability
    • Long warranty

    CONS

    • Not exciting to drive
    • Bland interior
    • Limited engine choice
    • Boot smaller than rivals
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