I heard that cars like Kia Amanti and Buick LaCrosse were very good.
Yes, the Kia Amanti (discontinued after 2009), did have good ride comfort, and the still-available Buick LaCrosse still does. Some high-roller cars also ride comfortably (Rolls-Royce comes to mind), but based on the ones you mentioned we’ll keep our suggestions under $40,000.
Among others that should provide a comfortable ride are the Chrysler 200, the Ford Taurus, the Toyota Avalon and the Toyota Camry. All of those are midsize or larger, but you could add the Buick Verano, a compact sedan, to your list because of its absorbent suspension.
As you shop and hopefully test-drive different cars, we suggest you pay close attention to the tires on the ones you drive. Tires can make a big difference in ride quality, and in some cases ride comfort can suffer on more-expensive models with larger, performance-tread tires. The Camry is a good example, as explained in our review of the redesigned 2012 lineup. The V-6 SE model has 18-inch tires (compared with 17-inchers on other models), which, along with a firmer suspension, diminishes ride quality.
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