If you’re interested in buying a new luxury car, you might be disappointed to find out just how expensive some high-end models have gotten. But that doesn’t necessarily have to be the case. For proof, check out our list of seven certified pre-owned luxury cars that offer a $10,000 discount compared to their original MSRP. Each one also boasts a long, manufacturer-backed certified warranty — so the only way you’ll know that you bought a used car is by checking the odometer.
With a starting price of around $41,000 with shipping, and much more once you begin adding options, the Audi A5 is rather pricey for a 4-cylinder, 2-door car. But it’s also beautiful, luxurious and — most importantly — affordable, if you go for a certified pre-owned model. We say that because there’s a wide range of certified pre-owned A5 models — more than 150 — available right now for less than $35,000, which is easily a $10,000 discount compared to a new model with popular options. As a bonus, each one includes Audi’s excellent 6-year or 100,000-mile bumper-to-bumper certified warranty, which is among the best certified pre-owned warranties in the business. Find an Audi A5 for sale
With a starting price of around $46,000 with shipping, Cadillac’s once-bargain-priced CTS has climbed the ladder from "affordable" to "expensive." But that’s no problem for shoppers who don’t mind getting a certified pre-owned model. We say that because there’s no shortage of certified pre-owned CTS models available on Autotrader for around $35,000 or less — a discount of more than $10,000 compared to the price of a new one. And each CTS comes with Cadillac’s excellent certified pre-owned warranty, which lasts for 6 years or 70,000 miles from the car’s original sale date. Find a Cadillac CTS for sale
Although Infiniti’s excellent G37 has been renamed the Q50, everything that has always made this car so great is still true. There’s still a reliable, powerful V6 up front, rear- or all-wheel drive underneath, and a wide range of modern high-tech gadgets inside. The only drawback: The latest Q50 starts around $38,000 with shipping, which makes it more expensive than ever. Fortunately, Infiniti offers an excellent certified pre-owned program where drivers can easily find a wide range of certified pre-owned G37 models with a $10,000 discount from new. Find an Infiniti G37 for sale
Jaguar’s luxurious XF sedan slots just below the high-end XJ in the brand’s ever-growing lineup. With handsome styling and lots of modern technology, the XF is very appealing to a lot of luxury car shoppers — although its base price tag of $51,000 with shipping is a bit out of reach for many drivers. Enter Jaguar’s excellent certified pre-owned program, which offers 6 years or 100,000 miles of coverage from the day the car is originally sold. The program also features dozens of different XF models available for around $45,000 or less, according to certified pre-owned listings on Autotrader. Find a Jaguar XF for sale
The Lexus LS is an impressive full-size luxury sedan with V8 power, an enormous back seat, a highly comfortable ride and a long list of impressive high-tech features. Unfortunately, all that comes at a price: a steep $73,500 with shipping — and that’s before options. If you’re not looking to spend that kind of money on your next luxury sedan, you might want to consider Lexus’s certified pre-owned program, which offers 3 years of bumper-to-bumper coverage from the day you buy your car. It also features more than 200 different LS models for sale on Autotrader with an asking price of around $65,000 or less. Find a Lexus LS for sale
Although we love the new Mercedes-Benz C-Class, we can see how some drivers might be put off by the sedan’s continually rising base price, which now stands around $39,500 with shipping. Fortunately, drivers who don’t want to pay that much have another option: buying a C-Class with a Mercedes-Benz certified pre-owned warranty. While it won’t have the same body style as the new model, it will feature comprehensive, manufacturer-backed warranty coverage, and there are nearly 900 examples on Autotrader right now with an asking price of less than $28,000. Find a Mercedes-Benz C-Class for sale
The Volvo S60 is a comfortable midsize luxury sedan that manages to perfectly bridge the gap between "sporty" and "relaxed," which places it among our favorite luxury cars. Priced from around $35,000 with shipping, the S60 is hardly expensive — especially for a luxury car. But drivers who want a better deal can turn to the used market, where they’ll find dozens of certified pre-owned S60 models available on Autotrader for around $28,000 or less, which is a major discount from new. Shoppers will also get to enjoy Volvo’s excellent certified pre-owned warranty, which covers cars for 7 years or 100,000 miles from the original sale date. Find a Volvo S60 for sale