If you’re interested in buying a luxury car, you probably think that your favorite high-end models are all out of your price range. But that isn’t necessarily the case if you’re willing to consider luxury cars with a certified pre-owned (CPO) warranty. These lightly used models offer modern designs and equipment, along with discounted prices and — most importantly — manufacturer-backed warranties.
To show you exactly what we mean, we’ve rounded up six of our favorite CPO luxury models you can buy today for around $30,000 or less.
2013-2015 Acura RDX
The 2013-2015 Acura RDX is an excellent compact crossover that offers standard V6 power and a wide range of impressive features, including standard items such as keyless access with push-button starting, dual-zone automatic control and leather upholstery with heated front seats.
While a new RDX can be pricey, especially with extras, drivers looking for a CPO model under $30,000 can find 225 different examples on Autotrader that fit the bill. Best of all, each one includes Acura’s CPO warranty, which offers up to 7 years or 100,000 miles of powertrain coverage. Find an Acura RDX for sale
2011-2015 Audi A4
The 2011-2015 Audi A4 is a compact luxury sedan that focuses primarily on comfort, interior space and all-weather capabilities, as most A4 models include Audi’s much-touted quattro all-wheel drive. Choose a CPO 2011-2015 A4, and you’ll also get Audi’s excellent CPO warranty, which is one of the best in the industry. It includes 6 years or 100,000 miles of bumper-to-bumper protection from the car’s original sale date.
The best part? There are currently more than 400 different CPO 2011-2015 A4 models listed on Autotrader for $30,000 or less, so you should have no trouble finding the exact model you want.Find an Audi A4 for sale
2012-2015 BMW 3 Series
The BMW 3 Series needs no introduction, as it’s one of the most popular luxury vehicles of our time — and one of the most sought-after vehicles for shoppers who want a luxury-car ride mixed with a sporty driving experience. The only problem is pricing: New 3 Series models can be surprisingly expensive.
The alternative? Choose a CPO 2012-2015 model, which includes BMW’s 6-year or 100,000-mile bumper-to-bumper warranty. And you won’t have to look far to find one for around $30,000 or less, as there are currently more than 2,200 examples across the country listed on Autotrader. Find a BMW 3 Series for sale
2012-2015 Hyundai Genesis
The Hyundai Genesis is one of our favorite luxury sedans. It touts a smooth ride, several strong powertrain choices (including a big V8) and a long list of today’s latest high-tech features. Choose a 2015 model, and you’ll even get the sedan’s all-new design, though it’s hard to come by one of those for around $30,000 or less.
Regardless of which version you pick, however, opting for one of the 260 different CPO Genesis sedans listed on Autotrader for around $30,000 or less gets you one of the best CPO warranties in the business: 5 years or 60,000 miles of bumper-to-bumper coverage, plus 10 years or 100,000 miles of powertrain coverage from the original sale date. Find a Hyundai Genesis for sale
2013-2015 MINI Cooper Convertible
The MINI Cooper Convertible is an excellent high-end drop-top for shoppers who want a spry, enjoyable small car with upscale appointments. Not convinced the Cooper is a luxury car? Consider this: In addition to its BMW pedigree, the MINI offers a 10-speaker Harman Kardon sound system, automatic climate control, adaptive xenon headlights, a navigation system and the MINI Connected system, which touts impressive smartphone app integration.
Best of all, the MINI Cooper Convertible is affordable: There are currently nearly 100 different 2013-2015 models listed on Autotrader for around $30,000 or less that come with the brand’s CPO warranty, which touts up to 6 years of bumper-to-bumper coverage from the original sale date. Find a Mini Cooper Convertible for sale
2011-2014 Volvo XC60
The Volvo XC60 is an upscale crossover that offers a comfortable ride, handsome styling and standard low-speed automatic braking, a rare feature among even the latest luxury cars. If you opt for a CPO XC60, you’ll also get Volvo’s excellent CPO warranty, which touts up to 7 years or 100,000 miles of bumper-to-bumper coverage, one of the longest terms of any CPO warranty in the industry.
It shouldn’t be too hard to find an XC60 that you like, as there are currently more than 100 different 2011-2014 CPO models across the country listed on Autotrader for around $30,000 or less. Find a Volvo XC60 for sale
A CPO version of any of these great vehicles could help you finally make owning the luxury car of your dreams a reality.