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10 Best Used Luxury Cars to buy
Used Luxury cars to buy near me

icon/user/avatar/20 Created with Sketch. By Y.L Hashem

10 Best Used Luxury Cars

A used luxury car often serves two purposes: It offers the status of a luxury brand at a deep discount, and it provides more features than are available on non-luxury cars.

For many people, driving a luxury car is a goal. Obviously, practicality dictates that we all have to drive a beat-up sedan from time to time, but if you have some money in the bank and are looking for something special, nothing says "I've made it" like a nice car.

That said, there's no need to drain your savings at the dealership. These days, you can get a used luxury car for a fraction of its original price—and when that car still has plenty of life left in it, why not save some cash? After all, most of us don't need the latest and greatest technology or an interior swaddled in cowskin (or whatever). So what is it that makes these cars worth buying? What makes them luxurious? And what are some great options out there right now?

If you're in the market for a pre-owned luxury vehicle, here are 10 of the best currently available

If you're in the market for a pre-owned luxury vehicle, here are 10 of the best currently available.

Toyota Avalon

The 2013 Toyota Avalon is an excellent choice if you're looking for a smooth ride, comfortable interior, and a smartly designed cabin. This car's engine comes with Variable Valve Timing with intelligence (VVT-i), which automatically adjusts valve timing to optimize engine performance and efficiency.

Lincoln MKZ Hybrid

Adding a hybrid electric motor to the already luxurious Lincoln MKZ results in an attractive package. The 2013 Lincoln MKZ Hybrid offers both electric and gas powertrains, which allows it to achieve 45/45 MPG without sacrificing power or comfort. The Verified Owner Reviews on Edmunds indicate that people who own this car love how quiet it is when running on electric power alone.

Lexus ES 300h Hybrid

The Lexus ES 300h will make you look good while saving money at the gas pump. Rated at 40/39 MPG city/highway by EPA fuel economy estimates, it delivers well above average fuel economy for its class while still offering a refined driving experience with high levels of luxury inside. Plus its price tag should be thousands less than similarly equipped cars like the BMW 5 Series or Mercedes E-Class.

Audi A3

The Audi A3 is a great pick among used luxury cars. As far back as the 2016 model year, the Audi A3 comes standard with leather upholstery and heated front seats, along with other popular features like a panoramic sunroof and Bluetooth. The easiest way to get your hands on an A3 is to browse our inventory of used 2016 models (listed below). You can also see what's available by searching for a pre-owned 2017 or 2018 Audi A3.

The A3 delivers a smooth ride and agile handling, plus it has one of the roomiest cabins in the subcompact car class. It's practical, too—especially when you consider its 31 mpg combined rating with all-wheel drive (27 mpg combined with front-wheel drive). Reliability for this model is well above average, so you can expect it to deliver years of worry-free service.

Audi A4

  • Audi A4

  • 150 horsepower

  • 5.2-liter V8 engine

  • 5 doors and seating for five adults, plus a spare tire under the trunk floor

  • 0–60 time of 7 seconds

  • 18 mpg city/26 mpg highway for the four-cylinder version, 21/27 mpg for the V8

Lexus RX

  • The Lexus RX is a compact SUV that has been around for years and is always at the top of its class.

  • It is a great choice for those who want a luxury vehicle but don’t want to spend too much money on it.

  • It has a powerful engine that gives you great performance, as well as good fuel economy so you can go further with fewer stops at the pump.

  • Its safety features are top-notch, including advanced airbags and anti-lock brakes that will help protect passengers in case of an accident or collision with another vehicle on the road or pedestrian crossing your path.

  • It also has some really nice interior design elements such as leather seats and wood trim accents throughout the cabin area making it feel like home when you’re driving around town!

Mercedes C-Class

The Mercedes-Benz C-Class is a midsize luxury car—and yet with its nearly perfect blend of style, comfort and performance, it feels like so much more. The C-Class has a spacious interior with a coddling vibe that makes any trip relaxing and comfortable. It’s also well equipped with features; even the standard model offers things like Bluetooth connectivity and power front seats, but higher trims increase those offerings to include leather upholstery, heated front seats and even satellite radio. There’s also a wide range of engines available for the C-Class to choose from. The base engine is a turbocharged 2.0L four-cylinder engine that provides plenty of power (239 horsepower), while higher trims offer an AMG 4.0L V8 biturbo or even a hybrid setup. The result is plenty of options regardless of what you prefer in your vehicle.

BMW 3 Series

If you're looking for a true luxury vehicle, the 3 Series has some of the best qualities money can buy. Used models are available as a small car, midsize car, full-size car and compact SUV.

The 3 Series is a performance powerhouse in all its body styles. It features precise handling and potent engines that range from 240 horsepower to 300 horsepower depending on model year and body style. If you want to save at the pump, you may want to go with an older model or a used diesel engine option. The sedan's fuel economy numbers sit around 20 mpg in the city and 30 mpg on the highway. Those numbers drop down to 18/28 mpg city/highway for coupe models with all-wheel drive or higher-powered engines.

In addition to being fun to drive, this BMW offers an upscale interior with top-notch materials throughout. Also worth noting is that this BMW comes standard with many infotainment features that are optional in some rivals, like Bluetooth connectivity and HD Radio (in later years). The available iDrive controller makes it easy for drivers to navigate menus without taking their eyes off of the road ahead.

Acura MDX

Acura's MDX is the most powerful and luxurious minivan in the lineup, and it's also one of the most affordable. It may be a bit on the boring side, but it has all the features you need at a reasonable price. The MDX's smooth ride and comfortable cabin will make your next road trip or commute more relaxing than driving behind a shopping cart full of teenagers that hate you.

Volvo XC60

The XC60 does it all. With its attractive and comfortable interior, excellent safety features, and 186 horsepower engine delivering a smooth ride, this is the best used luxury car for consumers who want it all. It’s a five-seater with plenty of space and storage in the cabin, plus a generous cargo area to boot.

In addition to its high marks for safety, the XC60 has been recognized as one of the most fuel-efficient vehicles on the market. Its highway fuel economy is rated at 24 mpg but critics say you can expect more like 28 mpg if you drive carefully. The vehicle also delivers in standard features: Bluetooth connectivity, power driver's seat adjustment with memory functions, power tailgate, dual climate controls and an HD radio are all included with your purchase. As an added bonus, you can get leather seats at no extra cost!

Infiniti QX60

When you're in the market for a luxury car, you know what you want—and the QX60 delivers. At a price that's definitely out of reach for most people, it's no surprise that it has won top-ranking awards from AutoGuide and other publications. But this level of excellence doesn't mean it lacks anything: spacious, comfortable, reliable and dependable are words that will spring to mind when looking at this vehicle.

Yes, this is a car that can take you to your holiday destinations without breaking your bank. Yes, it's a vehicle whose performance is up to snuff—even in poor weather conditions. And yes, its styling is an instant turn-on for those who appreciate good looks over all else. To these positives should be added the fact that its infotainment system is more than adequate for the average driver—even if they do wish it had more bells and whistles

Lexus GS 350

If you want a luxury car at a more affordable price, the Lexus GS 350 is an excellent choice. The GS 350 is reliable and stylish. It has a sleek exterior but its interior makes it stand out from other luxury sedans. It's available with leather upholstery and heated front seats, as well as a sunroof. The spacious cabin and smooth ride make this car comfortable for long road trips, family vacations or commuting to work or school.

The Lexus GS 350 also offers good gas mileage for a sedan of its size. You can expect about 25 mpg in the city and 33 mpg on the highway. This sedan maneuvers easily in snow or rainstorms, making it perfect for driving during all types of weather conditions in all kinds of climates.

Cadillac STS V6 RWD / AWD

A luxury sedan with a V6 engine and 5-speed automatic transmission, the Cadillac STS V6 RWD / AWD has an MSRP of $46,890. It comes with features such as rear parking assist, leather seats and steering wheel trim, and Bluetooth connectivity. Standard safety features include dual front side-mounted airbags and curtain 1st and 2nd row overhead airbags. You can expect an average fuel economy of 23 mpg combined city/highway. With its smooth handling on highways or winding roads, this car is a great pick for your next used luxury model.

There are many good used luxury cars out there.

The used luxury car market is a booming one. There are more good used cars on the market than ever. But there are few things to consider when buying a used vehicle in general, and we'll carry that over here. First and foremost, reliability is of prime importance. A luxury car with low mileage but lousy reliability is not much of a bargain; you want something that you can count on to get you wherever you want to go, whenever you want to go there. Fuel efficiency is also important, since repairs on these machines tend to be expensive, and fuel over time can add up as well. Finally, look for safety features such as traction control systems (TCS), electronic stability control (ESC), anti-lock brakes (ABS), and side impact airbags. These will make your driving experience safer overall.

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