What Are the Top Foreign Cars?

October 6th, 2017 by

Porsche Cayenne

Luxury car enthusiasts have a taste for cars hailing from countries outside their own, which makes the foreign car market quite appealing. You might wonder which foreign car brand comes out on top in terms of unique features, performance, and stylings. So, we’ve compiled top-tier competitors, from Audi and Jaguar to Mercedes-Benz and our beloved Porsche brand, and laid out their heritage, desirable features, and models to give you a better glimpse into the lucrative foreign market!


Porsche LogoCountry: Germany

Logo: “Porsche” hung over a coat of arms displaying a black horse surrounded by red and black stripes and antlers

Notable Features:

  • PDK (Porsche Doppelkupplung) Transmission—quickly changes gears without interrupting power, since the next gear is already preselected in anticipation of a shift.
  • Porsche Active Suspension Management (PASM)—is an electronic damping system.
  • Porsche InnoDrive—uses high-resolution navigation data for adaptive cruise control; this means increased efficiency and high-tech driver assist.

Top Models:


AudiCountry: Germany

Logo: Four Rings

Notable Features:

  • quattro®—is Audi’s patented all-wheel drive system with 35 years of innovation under its belt.
  • Audi TFSI®—is a type of engine that focuses on balancing fuel efficiency with power and responsiveness. It pairs direct injection with forced induction supercharging or turbocharging.
  • Audi MMI®—an intuitive operating system that controls everything from navigation to entertainment to ride dynamics.

Popular Models:

  • Sedan: Audi A4
  • Coupe: Audi A5
  • SUV/Crossover: Audi Q5


jaguarCountry: Japan

Logo: Jaguar

Notable Features:

  • Carbon Ceramic Matrix Braking System
  • InControl Remote™—lets you remotely access and control certain functions of your Jaguar from your smartphone.

Popular Models:

  • Sedan: Jaguar XE
  • Coupe: Jaguar F-TYPE
  • SUV: Jaguar F-PACE


Mercedes-BenzCountry: Germany

Logo: Three-Point Star

Notable Features:

  • 4MATIC® All-Wheel Drive System
  • AMGÒ Performance Line
  • mbraceÒ Connect—allows you to remotely access your Mercedes-Benz from a smartphone or computer.

Popular Models:

  • Sedan: C 300 4MATIC®
  • Coupe: CLA 250
  • SUV: G-Class

See One Up Close: Test Drive a Foreign Car

With this guide in your arsenal, you can find the ideal foreign car for cruising Honolulu roads! Porsche vehicles are brains, brawn, and elegance—all wrapped in one. Test drive a Porsche model here at Porsche Hawaii, and you’ll agree!

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