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Top 8 Certified Pre-Owned Luxury Cars Under $40,000 for 2020

The price of a new luxury car can be a little hard to swallow. The price tags of premium cars are justified by their high-end interiors, strong performance, latest technology and overall excellent craftsmanship. However, for most drivers, a lot of them just aren’t in the budget.

If you like the idea of a modern luxury car that comes with a manufacturer’s warranty but don’t want to pay the full sticker price, then a certified pre-owned luxury car is in the sweet spot of value. Here are eight great choices in CPO luxury cars that you can find for less than $40,000 in 2020.

2018 Audi A5

2018-2019 Audi A5

The Audi A5 was fully redesigned in 2018 and added the 4-door Sportback option. That means that the A5 can now be had as a coupe, a convertible or a sleek sedan. All three options are tempting and strike an excellent balance between luxury and performance at a price that’s within reach when you shop the CPO market. The A5 benefits from generous standard features and one of the finest interiors in its class. Find an Audi A5 for sale

2018 BMW 3 Series

2015-2018 BMW 3 Series

The BMW 3 Series is always an excellent choice in CPO luxury vehicles. If you’ve always wanted a 3 Series but have been hesitant because of BMW’s reliability, then the warranty that comes with a certified BMW should give you some peace of mind. The 3 Series holds up its reputation as a comfortable compact luxury sedan that delivers a refined and engaging driving experience. Find a BMW 3 Series for sale

2018 Cadillac CT6

2016-2019 Cadillac CT6

The Cadillac CT6 has the character of an old-school luxury sedan, but it’s also thoroughly modern. It’s a big, comfortable, rear-wheel-drive sedan with a nice, roomy interior. One of our favorite things about the CT6 is the available Super Cruise semiautonomous driving system, which enables hands-free driving on the highway. This is one of the most advanced systems of its kind, and, as of this writing, you can only get it in a CT6. Find a Cadillac CT6 for sale

2017 Infiniti Q60

2017-2019 Infiniti Q60

The Infiniti Q60 is a sporty luxury coupe that’s often overshadowed by its European rivals. The Q60 has a lot going for it, such as a unique aesthetic, low ownership costs and a comfortable, upscale interior. If you’re shopping for a CPO Q60, we recommend opting for the available twin-turbo V6 engine, which is a huge upgrade over the base 4-cylinder engine. Find an Infiniti Q60 for sale

2019 Jaguar XF

2016-2019 Jaguar XF

For handsome British styling and sophisticated performance, the Jaguar XF is a strong choice in CPO luxury cars. It can even be had as a wagon in the form of the XF Sportbrake, if you’re looking for a little extra practicality. With a robust lineup of engines that even includes an efficient turbodiesel, there’s a lot of variety within the XF lineup, with something for every luxury car shopper. Find a Jaguar XF for sale

2019 Lexus ES

2019 Lexus ES

The Lexus ES was just redesigned in 2019, but there are already quite a few CPO examples on Autotrader, making it one to keep an eye out for. The redesigned ES continues to be good at what it’s always been good at — it’s a safe, efficient and comfortable midsize luxury sedan that’s more about everyday practicality than it is about Autobahn performance. If you want your ES to be easy on your wallet and on the environment, there’s a hybrid option that returns more than 40 mpg in the city and on the highway. Find a Lexus ES for sale

2017 Lincoln Continental

2017-2019 Lincoln Continental

If you’re looking for old-school American luxury, then the Lincoln Continental will be up your alley. This is a big luxury sedan with classy styling, comfortable seating and a smooth, composed ride. The engine choices are strong, and we especially like the 3.0-liter twin-turbo V6, which cranks out 400 horsepower. For a good old-fashioned cruiser that’s ready to eat up miles on the highway while you ride in style and comfort, the Continental lives up to its name. Find a Lincoln Continental for sale

2017 Mercedes-Benz E-Class

2017-2019 Mercedes-Benz E-Class

The Mercedes-Benz E-Class is arguably the gold standard in midsize luxury sedans. The current-generation E-Class was redesigned in 2017 for the sedan and wagon models and in 2018 for the coupe and convertible variants. Everything about the E-Class is refined and luxurious, from the interior to the performance to the ride quality. No matter which body style or trim you choose, you’re getting a truly premium automobile with the E-Class. Find a Mercedes-Benz E-Class for sale

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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