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10 Best Used Luxury SUVs Under $30,000


Set a $30,000 budget in your quest for a luxury SUV, and you’ll be able to cast a wide net ranging from sporty compact models to spacious 3-row vehicles.

We’ve done some of the initial legwork for you with our list of the 10 best used luxury SUVs you’ll find for $30,000 or less. Now it’s up to you to get shopping.

1. 2015 Acura MDX

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Find the 2015 Acura MDX for under $30,000 on Autotrader.

With three rows of seats and strong V6 power, the Acura MDX makes a solid case for itself. This SUV adds a sophisticated all-wheel-drive system to the mix for drivers who may want the security of a little more wet-weather traction. See Acura MDX models for sale

2. 2018 Alfa Romeo Stelvio

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Find the 2018 Alfa Romeo Stelvio for under $30,000 on Autotrader.

Brimming with Italian style and personality, the sporty Alfa Romeo Stelvio is a great choice for enthusiasts who value snappy handling and turbocharged punch. It’s possible to find a 2018 Stelvio for $30,000 or less, too, making it one of the newest models on our list. You may even be able to find one with the remainder of its factory warranty. See Alfa Romeo Stelvio models for sale

3. 2016 Audi Q5

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Find the 2016 Audi Q5 for under $30,000 on Autotrader.

The 5-seat Audi Q5 delivers a solid blend of sophisticated style, high-tech features, and turbocharged punch. The base 4-cylinder version has plenty of power, but those seeking a little more may be able to find the 354-horsepower SQ5 for around $30,000. See Audi Q5 models for sale

4. 2016 BMW X3

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Find the 2016 BMW X3 for under $30,000 on Autotrader.

The BMW X3 delivers on this sporty brand’s promise: its lusty turbocharged engines and great handling make it a joy to drive, while its high-tech cabin is loaded with the latest and greatest features. Look for a 6-cylinder version for even more power, and grab a model equipped with the automaker’s M package for the sharpest handling. See BMW X3 models for sale

5. 2017 Cadillac XT5

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Find the 2017 Cadillac XT5 for under $30,000 on Autotrader.

With its angular styling, the Cadillac XT5 is a luxury SUV that makes a bigger statement than its $30,000-or-less price tag might suggest. This well-equipped model also features a terrific infotainment system with loads of functionality. See Cadillac XT5 models for sale

6. 2018 Infiniti QX60

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Find the 2018 Infiniti QX60 for under $30,000 on Autotrader.

Need more space? Be sure to add the Infiniti QX60 to your shopping list. This 3-row SUV is a roomy choice with a high-end interior and a strong V6 engine. You may also be able to find a QX60 Hybrid that promises better fuel economy. See Infiniti QX60 models for sale

7. 2016 Jeep Grand Cherokee

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Find the 2016 Jeep Grand Cherokee for under $30,000 on Autotrader.

If you don’t think of Jeep as a luxury brand, take another look. This off-road icon offers some downright decadent versions of its Grand Cherokee, beginning with the well-equipped Limited trim level and working up to the lavish Overland with its ultra-soft leather and real wood trim. See Jeep Grand Cherokee models for sale

8. 2016 Lexus NX

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Find the 2016 Lexus NX for under $30,000 on Autotrader.

Available with either turbocharged power or in a frugal hybrid configuration, the compact Lexus NX takes everything we like about this luxury brand and distills it to a small-garage-friendly package. Add Lexus’s signature edgy style, and the NX is a must-shop. See Lexus NX models for sale

9. 2015 Lexus RX

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Find the 2015 Lexus RX for under $30,000 on Autotrader.

There’s so much to love about the Lexus RX. No wonder it has been one of the most popular luxury SUVs for more than two decades. Shop a 2015, and you’ll have a choice between V6 power in the RX 350 or, if you look hard enough, the thrifty but powerful RX 450h hybrid. See Lexus RX models for sale

10. 2016 Mercedes-Benz GLE-Class

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Find the 2016 Mercedes-Benz GLE-Class for under $30,000 on Autotrader.

The midsize Mercedes-Benz GLE-Class pairs a luxurious interior with a strong V6 engine, making it a great choice for shoppers who want a little more capability from their luxury SUV. See Mercedes-Benz GLE-Class models for sale

Andrew Ganz
Andrew Ganz is an author specializing in helping in-market consumers get the most bang for their buck -- and the best car, while they're at it. When not virtually shopping for new and used cars, Andrew can probably be found under the hood of a vintage classic that's rapidly losing fluids.

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