If a luxury car is what you’re after, but you don’t want to spend the kind of cash required to buy a brand-new model, there are some compelling choices in the used luxury vehicle market. Here we take a look at 10 lower priced used luxury cars you’d be wise to consider.
2015 – While many consumers still may not equate the Buick brand with luxury, there’s a lot going for the 2015 Buick LaCrosse large luxury sedan that might change their minds. The entry-level 1SV model LaCrosse boasts a spacious interior, a standard rearview camera, an upgraded OnStar system with 4G LTE and WiFi, four-way adjustable headrests, 304-horsepower 3.6-liter V6 engine paired with a six-speed automatic transmission, 17-inch alloy wheels, heated mirrors, a tilt-and-telescoping steering wheel, cruise control, dual-zone automatic climate control, a seven-speaker sound system and more. Look for used prices ranging from around $22,000 to $31,200.
2012 BMW 5-Series Gran Turismo – If you want the roominess of a large luxury hatchback and the luxury features you find in a BMW – but want to pay less for the privilege than buying brand-new, check out the 2012 BMW 535i Gran Turismo. The five-passenger 535i has good cargo space – 60 cubic feet with rear seats folded down – and excellent quality and build in the cabin. Power comes from the 300-horsepower turbocharged 3.0-liter in-line six-cylinder engine matched with an eight-speed automatic transmission with manual shift control. Standard features include leather seats, a power tilt-and-telescoping steering wheel, a 12-speaker sound system with HD radio, front and rear parking sensors, a panoramic sunroof, and 10-way power front seats with memory, adaptive xenon headlights with washers, 18-inch alloy wheels, and much more. Prices range from $33,900 to $38,991.
2013 – Fully redesigned for the 2012 model year, the 2013 Audi A6 midsize luxury sedan added an all-wheel drive option for the base 2.0T engine, along with engine start/stop function and a camera system with front and rear side cameras for better peering around corners. A high-quality interior, refined ride and the availability of five trim levels mean the 2013 Audi A6 can provide just about everything you’d want in a luxury sedan – for somewhat less than buying a 2016 model. Starting with the least-expensive A6, the 2.0T Premium, standard equipment includes a sunroof, a 10-speaker sound system, 17-inch wheels, Audi drive select, automatic headlights and wipers, leather seats with eight-way power (front), a tilt-and-telescoping steering wheel and more. Power comes from the 211-horsepower 2.0-liter turbocharged in-line four-cylinder engine with continuously variable transmission. Front-wheel drive is standard, while all-wheel drive with an eight-speed automatic transmission is optional. Pricing for the 2.0T Premium ranges from $23,000 to $28,795.
2015 – If you’re looking for power, features and style, the redesigned 2015 Hyundai Genesis offers a luxurious cabin, a smooth ride, an excellent warranty and crash test scores, an outstanding available 14-speaker Lexicon sound system in a full-size, rear-wheel drive luxury sedan – that’s affordable. Pricing ranges from $28,999 to around $45,998 for the 3.8. Standard features include keyless ignition and entry, eight-way heated power front seats with lumbar, leather seats, a tilt-and-telescoping steering wheel, a navigation system, seven-speaker audio system, automatic headlights, automatic climate control, 18-inch alloy wheels, a rearview camera and more. Three packages are available to add more features: Signature, Tech and Ultimate. Power comes from the 311-horsepower 3.8-liter V6 engine mated with an eight-speed automatic transmission. Rear-wheel drive is standard, while all-wheel drive is optional.
2015 – Go for the AWD (all-wheel drive) with 365-horsepower, twin-turbocharged 3.5-liter V6 EcoBoost engine for maximum spirited driving performance in the 2015 Lincoln MKS large luxury sedan. Standard equipment includes keyless entry/start, remote start, rear parking sensors, adaptive xenon headlights, adaptive suspension dampers, 20-inch alloy wheels, heated mirrors, leather seats, heated and cooled eight-way power front seats with memory and lumbar, a mobile WiFi hotspot, a 10-speaker sound system, and all-wheel drive. The Elite package includes other niceties, such as a 16-speaker surround-sound audio system with HD radio, a navigation system, blind-spot and rear cross-traffic warning systems and more. Check out used prices ranging from $32,400 to $46,988.
2013 – A five-passenger midsize luxury sedan, the 2013 Cadillac CTS offers a well-driving American-made sporty-looking vehicle with high-quality cabin and more standard features than before. Go for the 3.0 Luxury model which includes as standard equipment keyless entry and start, automatic wipers, a rearview camera, leather seats, a tilt-and-telescoping steering wheel, automatic headlights, heated mirrors, 17-inch alloy wheels, an eight-speaker Bose sound system, heated eight-way power front seats with lumbar and memory, dual-zone automatic climate control and more. Power comes from the 265-horsepower 3.0-liter V6 engine mated to a six-speed automatic transmission. The CTS received the highest-possible five-star overall rating in testing by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. Pricing ranges from $19,991 to $43,105.
2013 – The completely redesigned 2013 Lexus LS 460 is a full-size luxury sedan that offers the highest quality construction, an enviably quiet cabin, strong reliability and an improved driving experience. Power comes from a 386-horsepower 4.6-liter V8 engine matched with an eight-speed automatic transmission. Rear-wheel drive is standard, while all-wheel drive is optional. Standard equipment includes leather seats, a rearview camera, keyless ignition and entry, a sunroof, a power tilt-and-telescoping steering wheel, 18-inch wheels, adaptive automatic xenon headlights, full power accessories and more. Pricing ranges from $44,900 to $67,900 for the base LS 460.
2014 – An all-new entry-level Mercedes-Benz, slotting just below the C-Class in the German automaker’s lineup, the 2014 CLA-Class is a stylish, high-quality luxury sedan with a lot to offer. Available in three models, the CLA250, CLA250 4MATIC and CLA45 AMG, the CLA-Class has something to offer most buyers seeking a way into a luxury car without spending a fortune. The CLA250 is powered by a 208-horsepower 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine. Mated to a seven-speed automated manual transmission, that’s good for an EPA-estimated 30 mpg combined fuel economy. Standard equipment on the CLA250 includes leatherette premium vinyl seats, a tilt-and-telescoping steering wheel, eight-way power front seats with driver memory, cruise control, automatic wipers, 17-inch alloy wheels and more. Look for used prices ranging from $24,140 to $39,999 for the CLA250.
2012 – With its mid-cycle refresh, the 2012 Jaguar XF offers quick acceleration, nimble handling, sleek styling, dazzling fit and finish and lots of high-end features. If you’re looking for a more affordable Jaguar, the base version starts out with 385 horsepower in the 5.0-liter engine, while the Supercharged model pounds out 470 horsepower and the most powerful, the XFR, delivers a thrilling 510 horsepower. Fitted with eight airbags, leather seats, dual-zone automatic climate control, a navigation system and 10-speaker audio system, among other desirable features, the 2012 Jaguar XF ranges in price from the vicinity of $28,788 to $62,875.
2015 Acura ILX – With a generous list of standard features, comfortable, well-equipped cabin and balanced handling, the 2015 Acura ILX compact luxury sedan offers consumers a reasonably-priced alternative to buying a brand-new make and model. Nationwide prices for the 2015 Acura ILX with Tech range from $22,861 to $32,645. Power comes from the 150-horsepower 2.0-liter in-line four cylinder engine mated to a five-speed automatic transmission. Standard equipment includes leather seats, a sunroof, keyless entry and start, a rearview camera, tilt-and-telescoping steering wheel, a navigation system with a larger display than the base model and voice commands, GPS-linked climate control, and a 10-speaker ELS surround-sound audio system, among other features.