Want a large luxury car? Well, I have great news: Quite a few of them have depreciated to the point that they’re downright affordable. Whether it’s an A8 or an S-Class, you can get a lot of luxury car for your money these days. What’s even more amazing is that most of them are certified and cost about as much as a new Camry or Accord. Following on a bunch of other posts just like this one, I’ve outlined the best big luxury sedan bargains on Autotrader. Let’s get started.
I’ll start with what is arguably the class leader in big luxury sedans — the Mercedes-Benz S-Class. What if I told you that you could get a 2013 Certified Pre-Owned S550 with just over 38,000 miles for $38,909? That’s about the price of a nicely optioned 2019 Toyota Camry XSE — and you enjoy the peace of mind of buying certified. The pretty black S550 above is listed at Mercedes-Benz of Houston North — and it gives you a 429 horsepower turbo V8, a sport package and all the other cool stuff that makes an S-Class awesome. As they always say, keep an eye on the new tech in an S-Class because it will be found in less expensive cars in a few years.
Want a cheap BMW 7 Series? Well, they’re even less expensive than the S-Class! The Certified 2015 BMW 740i above is just $29,881. That’s an almost 4-year old 7 Series for under $30,000. It has a bit less power than the S550 at 315 hp, but that’s still a lot of car for the price. And with an 8-speed auto, it gets 19 miles per gallon in the city and 28 mpg on the highway, which isn’t terrible for a car that weighs over 4000 pounds.
If you’ve always wanted a big British luxury sedan, your obvious choice is Jaguar. Hennessey Jaguar Land Rover of Buckhead in Atlanta will sell you this pretty Polaris White Certified 2015 Jaguar XJ L Portfolio AWD for $39,900. If you didn’t know, "L" means long wheelbase — so your rear-seat passengers will have even more room to stretch out and enjoy the premium leather and Meridian sound system. On the cheap end, you can easily find a 2011 supercharged XJ L for around $20,000 with around 60,000 miles. Obviously you’ll lose the certification, but you’ll get 470 hp. Which is something.
Audi has always made some pretty impressive big luxury cars, but the biggest is the A8 L. Just like with the Jag, the "L" model is longer; just look at the real estate behind the driver’s door. Since you’d have to be crazy not to buy certified, you can get a 2015 Audi A8 L 3.0T with just over 56,000 miles for $31,785. With Quattro AWD and an 8-speed automatic, this big sedan comes with a 12-month, unlimited-mile warranty. If you’re feeling brave, you can snag a 10-year-old Audi S8 with no warranty for around $15,000 — not that I recommend it.
Not comfortable with all these European options? What about a nice reliable Lexus LS? This certified 2012 Lexus LS 460 with 55,225 miles is just $27,880. That’s incredibly cheap for a well-rounded Japanese big luxury car — especially one with a 2-year, unlimited mileage warranty! With V8 power and an 8-speed automatic, this LS from Lexus of Pleasanton in California is pretty sweet. As always, you can go older and cheaper: a nice-looking used 2010 Lexus LS 460 is easy to find for under $20,000 — cheaper than a new Toyota Corolla!
Cadillac’s big sedan is now called the CT6, and it comes with a variety of engine options. Choose among the 2.0-liter GM Turbo with 265 hp, the midrange 335-hp 3.6-liter naturally aspirated V6 pictured above and the range-topping 404-hp twin-turbo 3.0-liter V6. If you want to go with a nice used Cadillac CT6, though, and if you want to stay in a reasonable price range, the first two engines are your best option. This super-low-mileage white 2017 Cadillac CT6 Premium Luxury model can be yours for an even $45,000 from a private seller in Redondo Beach, CA. That’s decent amount more than most cars on this list — but hey, it’s basically new with 13,000 miles!
So those are some of the best big luxury sedan bargains, right here on Autotrader! As always, let me know what I missed and stay tuned for the next round of "best bargain" articles!