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10 Best Used Luxury SUVs Under $30,000

Luxury SUVs can get mighty expensive when new, but used models present a nice discount. You might be surprised by how modern and high-end of an SUV you can get under the $30,000 mark. Premium SUVs and crossovers of all sizes can be had in this price range to give you comfort, performance, and technology all in a versatile package.

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

2017-2019 Acura MDX

2019 Acura MDX Front Right Side in Silver

Most three-row luxury SUVs have pretty cramped third-row seating, but the more family-friendly Acura MDX actually has decent legroom in the way-back. The MDX is a great deal on the used market with generous standard safety features, a strong, yet efficient standard V6, and good handling for its size. Find an Acura MDX for sale

2018-2019 Audi Q5

2019 Audi Q5 Front Right Side in Blue

The Audi Q5 benefits from standard Quattro AWD on every trim. It got a nice redesign in 2018 that gave it a modernized look, a fantastic interior, and a lengthy list of standard features making the base model a good value. It also delivers the strong, almost sport sedan-like performance found in most Audi SUVs. Find an Audi Q5 for sale

2014-2018 BMW X5

2018 BMW X5


It’s cliche to call the X5 the BMW of SUVs, but it’s also accurate. This midsize SUV is roomy, luxurious, and enjoyable to drive. A classy, driver-centric interior and an engaging driving experience remind you that you’re driving a BMW while the comfortable seats and modern tech keep it towards the top of its class. Find a BMW X5 for sale

2007-2014 Cadillac Escalade

2014 Cadillac Escalade Front Left Side in Champagne

The Cadillac Escalade is perhaps the most iconic of all luxury SUVs as the go-to status symbol for a distinctly American brand of luxury. This full-size, truck-based SUV packs a brawny V8 engine and there are two wheelbases available. If you want to haul the whole family and their stuff while towing a boat in a plush, luxurious setting, it’s hard to beat the versatility of the Escalade. Find a Cadillac Escalade for sale

2014-2017 Infiniti QX50

2017 Infiniti QX50 Right Profile in Maroon

The current-generation Infiniti QX50 more-or-less blends in with the crowd, but the previous model that was discontinued in 2017 was a stand-out. It had unconventional, love-it-or-hate-it styling and strong performance with a powerful standard V6 engine and thrilling handling, especially for an SUV. Find an Infiniti QX50 for sale

2016-2018 Lexus RX

2018 Lexus RX Front Left Side in Metallic Red

The Lexus RX is the best-selling luxury SUV by far and it’s not hard to see why. Take the Lexus reputation for quality, reliability, and safety and put it in a stylish midsize SUV and you have a recipe for excellence. It’s not the most exciting luxury crossover, but it’s smooth, comfortable, and luxurious. Find a Lexus RX for sale

2013-2019 Lincoln MKT

2019 Lincoln MKT Front Right Side in Silver

Based on the Ford Edge, the Lincoln MKT is a midsize luxury SUV that you may have forgotten about. It has wagon-like proportions and three rows of seats. Its smooth, quiet ride makes it a pleasant highway cruiser. The MKT is also a surprising thrill to drive when equipped with the strong EcoBoost twin-turbo V6 and AWD. Find a Lincoln MKT for sale

2016-2019 Mercedes-Benz GLC-Class

2019 Mercedes-Benz GLC-Class Front in Crimson

A used Mercedes-Benz GLC-Class is priced similarly to a lot of new, non-luxury compact SUVs which makes it an awesome value on the used market. It has all of the virtues of the Mercedes-Benz brand like classy styling, an elegant interior, and composed handling. It’s also pretty generous with standard safety tech. Find a Mercedes-Benz GLC-Class for sale

2011-2014 Porsche Cayenne

2014 Porsche Cayenne


We won’t pretend the Porsche Cayenne is just as fun to drive as a 911 or a Cayman, but the Cayenne is arguably the strongest performer in its class. The engines are robust, the handling is nimble, and the interior is very nice which all adds up to an SUV that’s truly a Porsche through-and-through. You also get standard AWD. Find a Porsche Cayenne for sale

2019-2020 Volvo XC40

2020 Volvo XC40 Front Right Side in White

The Volvo XC40 is still pretty new and not very common, which means there is not an abundance of them on the used market. However, it can be found for under $30k and it’s a luxury SUV to keep an eye out for. This is an excellent subcompact crossover with poised handling, premium interior materials, and a modern aesthetic not quite like anything else. Find a Volvo XC40

10 Best Used Luxury SUVs Under $30,000

  1. 2017-2019 Acura MDX
  2. 2018-2019 Audi Q5
  3. 2018 BMW X5
  4. 2007-2014 Cadillac Escalade
  5. 2014-2017 Infiniti QX50
  6. 2016-2018 Lexus RX
  7. 2013-2019 Lincoln MKT
  8. 2016-2019 Mercedes-Benz GLC-Class
  9. 2011-2014 Porsche Cayenne
  10. 2019-2020 Volvo XC40

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