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10 Best Used Compact Luxury SUVs Under $30,000

A used compact luxury SUV is an excellent way to upgrade into the luxury car world. They have the style and premium amenities of a luxury car while giving you the everyday practicality of a small crossover.

Here are the 10 best used compact luxury SUVs you can find for under $30,000.

1. 2015 Mercedes-Benz GLK-Class

2015 was the last model year for the Mercedes-Benz GLK-Class before being replaced by the GLC-Class. The GLK-Class is a well-rounded crossover with just about everything you could want in a small luxury SUV with a spacious, luxurious interior, nimble handling, and excellent engine options. Find a Mercedes-Benz GLK-Class for sale

2. 2019 Lincoln MKC

The Lincoln MKC got an attractive new face for 2019 right before being replaced by the Lincoln Corsair in 2020. It’s not the most thrilling crossover on this list, but the smooth, comfortable, and handsome MKC is an excellent bargain in used luxury SUVs. Find a Lincoln MKC for sale

3. 2016 BMW X3

It might sound cliche, but the X3 is the BMW of compact luxury SUVs. It has the engaging driving experience you’d expect from a BMW while giving you the everyday practicality of a roomy SUV. Find a BMW X3 for sale

4. 2017 Acura RDX

2017 Acura RDX

A used Acura RDX is a great way to get a bargain on a modern, V6-powered luxury SUV. Its spacious interior and excellent safety scores make this Acura one of the more practical choices in used luxury crossovers. Find an Acura RDX for sale

5. 2016 Lexus NX

2016 Lexus NX

With sharp styling and a thrifty hybrid option, there’s a lot to love about the Lexus NX. Get the safety, dependability, and quality that Lexus is famous for in the form of an attractive compact crossover, all at a reasonable price. Find a Lexus NX for sale

6. 2018 Alfa Romeo Stelvio

2018 Alfa Romeo Stelvio

This exciting and extremely stylish Italian luxury SUV is just now starting to get under the $30,000 mark on the used market. The Stelvio is a blast to drive and comes well-appointed with standard features, including all-wheel drive. Find an Alfa Romeo Stelvio for sale

7. 2015 Audi Q5

2015 Audi Q5

If you want a dignified German luxury SUV without spending a fortune, then you should consider a used Audi Q5. It has a spacious and elegant cabin and agile handling that might surprise you in an SUV. Did we mention standard all-wheel drive on every trim? Find an Audi Q5 for sale

8. 2016 Volvo XC60

2016 Volvo XC60 

Volvo has always been a quirky outlier in the luxury car world and the XC60 is no exception.  An outstanding safety rating, supremely comfortable seats, and one of the biggest cargo holds in its class make the XC60 one of the more family-friendly options in used compact luxury SUVs. Find a Volvo XC60 for sale

9. 2017 Infiniti QX50

2017 Infiniti QX50

Before the QX50 became more mainstream, Infiniti’s compact crossover was something radically different from its competitors. It had an unusual shape and its robust standard V6 engine and agile handling put it right up there with more expensive German rivals in terms of performance. Find an Infiniti QX50 for sale

10. 2016 Land Rover Discovery Sport

2016 Land Rover Discovery Sport

For a modern, affordable Land Rover, check out a used Discovery Sport. This SUV has real off-road chops with its standard four-wheel drive while also treating you to a luxurious interior with generous cargo space. Find a Land Rover Discovery Sport for sale

10 Best Used Compact Luxury SUVs Under $30,000

  1. 2015 Mercedes-Benz GLK-Class
  2. 2019 Lincoln MKC
  3. 2016 BMW X3
  4. 2017 Acura RDX
  5. 2016 Lexus NX
  6. 2018 Alfa Romeo Stelvio
  7. 2015 Audi Q5
  8. 2016 Volvo XC60
  9. 2017 Infiniti QX50
  10. 2016 Land Rover Discovery Sport
Eric Brandt
Eric Brandt is an author specializing in Oversteer content, new car reviews, and finding the best car, truck, and SUV deals each month. Born and raised in Wisconsin, Eric can often be found exploring the north woods on his 1983 Honda Gold Wing when the weather allows it. Father of four, husband of one, and unapologetic minivan enthusiast. Eric mastered driving stick by having a 3-cylinder Chevy... Read More about Eric Brandt

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