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10 Best Certified Pre-Owned Luxury Cars Under $30,000

If you like the idea of a premium car, but don’t want to pay a premium price, then a Certified Pre-Owned (CPO) luxury car could be perfect for you. CPO luxury cars and SUVs present a nice discount compared to their new counterparts while coming with the peace of mind of a manufacturer’s warranty.

Here are some of the best Certified Pre-Owned luxury cars you can find on Autotrader for less than $30,000.

1. 2016 Lexus RX

2016 Lexus RX

The most bang for a buck in a luxury crossover you’ll find in this price range is the Lexus RX. It’s not hard to see why this 2-row midsize SUV is so popular. It’s comfortable, safe, reliable, and efficient in a stylish package. 2016 was the first model year for the fantastic current generation of the RX. Today it’s at a point where you’ll find plenty of CPO models to choose from at an attainable price. See Lexus RX models for sale near you

2. 2016 Mercedes-Benz E-Class

2016 Mercedes-Benz E-Class

The Mercedes-Benz E-Class has been a standard-bearer in midsize luxury cars for decades. The models you’ll find on the Certified Pre-Owned market today live up to the sterling reputation of the E-Class. Available as a sedan, coupe, convertible, or wagon with five engine choices, there’s an E-Class for everyone looking for a premium midsize car. This Mercedes-Benz excels in the virtues of comfort, technology, and excellent overall build quality that few of its rivals can match. See Mercedes-Benz E-Class models for sale near you

3. 2016 Hyundai Genesis 

2016 Hyundai Genesis

You might be surprised to see a Hyundai on a luxury car list. Before Genesis was a standalone brand, the Genesis was Hyundai’s midsize luxury sedan. Not only is it comfortable and well-appointed, but it’s powered by a 420-horsepower 5.0-liter V8 engine that adds some much-welcome muscle. The Genesis brings Hyundai value to a real luxury car. Unless brand panache is a high priority for you, a CPO Hyundai Genesis is worth serious consideration. See Hyundai Genesis models for sale near you

4. 2016 Volvo XC60 

2016 Volvo XC60

Volvo has always been on the quirky side of luxury cars. Select the 2016 XC60 SUV and you’re getting a versatile 5-seater luxury vehicle that’s a little off-beat compared to its more mainstream competitors. The XC60 has a roomy and well-appointed interior, strong engine options, and the safety features and technology you’d expect from the Swedish brand. See Volvo XC60 models for sale near you

5. 2017 Lexus ES

2017 Lexus ES

The Lexus ES isn’t the sportiest luxury sedan on our list, but for drivers looking for comfort and value, there’s nothing wrong with that. The ES lives up to its brand’s reputation for reliability and overall quality while comfortably getting you from point A to point B with no fuss. If efficiency is a priority for you, we highly recommend the super-efficient hybrid variant that can also be had at this price point. See Lexus ES models for sale near you

6. 2017 Audi A4

2017 Audi A4

The Audi A4 is everything a compact German luxury sedan should be. It’s a blast to drive without sacrificing comfort, it’s high-tech, and it has an aesthetic that’s both subtle and stylish. Power delivery is smooth and strong from both variants of the A4’s engine with either 190 or 252 horsepower. 2017 was the first model year for the current-generation A4 and it’s become an excellent value on the CPO market. See Audi A4 models for sale near you

7. 2016 BMW 5 Series

2016 BMW 5 Series

The current-generation BMW 5 Series is still a little too new to find in this price range, but the 2016 model presents a great value in midsize luxury cars. Whether you go with the traditional sedan or the unorthodox Gran Turismo hatchback, you’re getting a modern luxury vehicle that’s a true driver’s car while offering a lot of comfort to your passengers. With a wide range of engines available, there’s a 5 Series for everyone. See BMW 5 Series models for sale near you

8. 2018 Acura RDX

Compact SUVs are wildly popular and one of the best options for a CPO luxury crossover in this class is the Acura RDX. It has user-friendly tech features and solid reliability while also being fun to drive and genuinely luxurious. If you’re looking for a small luxury SUV that does just about everything well, you’ll find a lot to love in the RDX. See Acura RDX models for sale near you

9. 2018 Cadillac XT5

2018 Cadillac XT5

The midsize, two-row Cadillac XT5 strikes a satisfying balance of performance and efficiency. The sole engine choice is a 310-horsepower V6 that returns up to 26 mpg on the highway. On top of that, you get a premium cabin and unique styling that ensures you won’t blend in with the crowd. Some cool tech features like a rearview camera mirror can’t be found on competitors at this price point. See Cadillac XT5 models for sale near you

10. 2019 Lincoln MKZ

2019 Lincoln MKZ

The Lincoln MKZ is an often overlooked option in midsize luxury sedans. However, it deserves a look for anyone looking for a great value on a modern luxury car. It has tons of standard features, a smooth, comfortable ride, and even a hybrid option that returns up to 41 mpg in the city. Some rivals might be more luxurious or more sporty, but the MKZ is a hard value proposition to beat. See Lincoln MKZ models for sale near you

Eric Brandt
Eric Brandt
Eric Brandt is an author specializing in Oversteer content, new car reviews, and finding the best car, truck, and SUV deals each month. Born and raised in Wisconsin, Eric can often be found exploring the north woods on his 1983 Honda Gold Wing when the weather allows it. Father of four, husband of one, and unapologetic minivan enthusiast. Eric mastered driving stick by having a 3-cylinder Chevy... Read More about Eric Brandt

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  1. I clicked on all the links, and got only four hits. Two of them were Cadillacs which I wouldn’t buy, and the other two were white cars, which I already have a white car. Only two of the floor were all wheel drive, which I need. And I live in the New York metropolitan area. What a car market.

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