If you’ve heard horror stories about reliability and ownership costs of luxury vehicles, it may have scared you off from considering buying a used luxury SUV. Not to worry — it’s the certified pre-owned (CPO) market to the rescue with a thorough inspection and a manufacturer warranty that can give you peace of mind while saving you a bundle on the sticker price.
Here are seven great CPO luxury SUVs you can find on Autotrader for less than $40,000 in 2020.
2016-2019 Volvo XC90
The Volvo XC90 was redesigned in 2016 and has been an outstanding SUV flagship for the brand. This midsize three-row luxury SUV has striking looks, a very luxurious interior and an attractive price tag on the CPO market. Many of this Volvo‘s rivals are more expensive, making the XC90 a serious luxury bargain. Being a Volvo, it lives up to its brand’s reputation for safety, with stellar safety scores and a lot of safety technology. Find a Volvo XC90 for sale
2014-2018 BMW X5
The BMW X5 is one of the founding fathers of the popular midsize luxury SUV segment and the F15 generation that ran from 2014 to 2018. It has the engaging driving dynamics you would expect from a BMW in the form of a practical SUV. The styling has a subtle, premium look to it — inside and out — and it has the dignified presence of a German luxury vehicle. The X5 has optional three-row seating, but the third row is pretty cramped. Find a BMW X5 for sale
2016-2019 Mercedes-Benz GLC-Class
Mercedes has gotten quite good at building luxury SUVs, and that’s apparent with the Mercedes-Benz GLC-Class that was introduced in 2016. This compact crossover has everything we love about Mercedes: a premium interior, classy styling and an exciting driving character that few rivals can match. You can save some good money on a GLC-Class by shopping CPO rather than new. Find a Mercedes-Benz GLC-Class for sale
2015-2019 Porsche Macan
The Porsche Macan is, quite simply, the Porsche of compact SUVs. This crossover has the styling and the performance that Porsche is renowned for, with true sports-car-like handling and a lineup of powerful engines. We recommend a turbocharged V6 if your budget allows it. The interior is luxurious, but the back seats are a little tight and should probably only be used for kids. Porsche also has one of our favorite CPO programs in the industry. Find a Porsche Macan for sale
2014-2017 Infiniti QX80
You might have a hard time finding a modern full-size luxury SUV for less than $40,000, but one exception to this rule is the Infiniti QX80. Often overshadowed by its American rivals, the QX80 is a compelling choice with truck-like capabilities and minivan-like family friendliness. We love the standard V8 engine and its excellent towing capacity, but what’s even better is the sublime ride quality and surprisingly agile handling for an SUV this size. Find an Infiniti QX80 for sale
2015-2019 Land Rover Discovery Sport
If you like the idea of a Land Rover but don’t like the idea of paying for a new one, then a CPO Land Rover Discovery Sport has you covered. This compact SUV is a good way to dip your toes into Land Rover ownership. It has many of the virtues of its bigger, more expensive siblings, such as impressive off-road capabilities, standard 4-wheel drive and rugged yet refined styling. For something that’s just as at-home on your commute as it is on the trails, this Land Rover is worth a look. Find a Land Rover Discovery Sport for sale
2016-2019 Lexus RX
The ever-popular Lexus RX is an excellent deal on the CPO market — not just because of depreciation, but also because of the outstanding Lexus CPO program. The current generation of the RX that was introduced in 2016 brought with it a long-wheelbase version with three-row seating starting in the 2018 model year. Among the many virtues of the RX are a serene ride, a lot of standard features and a strong yet efficient V6 engine. Find a Lexus RX for sale