Luxury cars have always been expensive, but today’s models are more affordable than ever. If you’re looking for a car to give you a sense of luxury and prestige, here are some options for first-time buyers.
2018 BMW 5 Series
The BMW 5 Series is a luxury sedan. Its engine is a 3.0L inline 6-cylinder that produces 335 horsepower and 330 lb-ft of torque. It has a 10-speed automatic transmission, which can get you to 60 mph in 4.9 seconds with rear wheel drive or 4.7 seconds with all-wheel drive (AWD). The fuel economy for the front wheel model is 19/28 mpg while the AWD model gets 20/29 mpg on premium unleaded gasoline (87 octane).
The starting price for this vehicle is $59,500
2018 Mercedes-Benz E-Class
The Mercedes-Benz E-Class is a full-size luxury sedan. It’s available in a wide range of models, including the E300, E400 and E550. The top-end model is the E63 AMG, which comes with a 577 horsepower engine and plenty of luxury features like heated front seats and massaging rear seats.
2018 Audi A6
You can’t go wrong with the 2018 Audi A6, which is one of the best-selling luxury sedans in the world. This mid-size sedan offers four body styles: sedan, wagon, cabriolet and Avant wagon. As for engines, you have a choice of two gasoline engines—a 2.0-liter inline four cylinder engine or a 3.0-liter V6—or two diesel engines—a 3.0-liter V6 or a 4.2-liter W12 (the latter available only on select models).
2018 Jaguar XF
The Jaguar XF is a luxury sedan with a price range of between $60,000 to $90,000. It has a 3.0L supercharged V6 engine and two other engine options: 3.0L supercharged V6 diesel and 2.0L turbocharged four-cylinder petrol engine (this last one only available in the high performance XFR model). The XF can go from 0-60 mph in 5 seconds, which is pretty quick! It has great fuel economy too – 20 mpg city and 28 mpg highway on average for the base model with rear wheel drive (AWD versions get slightly better mileage).
The Jaguar XF comes in four trim levels: S, SE, HSE and Portfolio (which are all available with RWD or AWD). All models come standard with 18″ alloy wheels, automatic headlights/high beams/wipers/climate control system etc., as well as leather upholstery throughout the cabin including seats but excluding door panels which are made from fabric instead of leather due to cost considerations during production process.”
2017 Tesla Model S
The Model S is an electric luxury car, meaning it runs on a battery and not gasoline. With the right options, it can have a range of up to 310 miles and go from 0–60 in 2.5 seconds, making it one of the fastest cars available today. The price starts at around $70,000 for the base model and goes up from there depending on what features you want added. This is definitely not a budget vehicle but if you’re looking for something luxurious that won’t break your bank account then this is probably one of your best options out there!
2018 Cadillac CT6
- Starting price: $55,995
- Key features: Super Cruise semi-autonomous driving, 4G LTE Wi-Fi hotspot
- Safety rating: 5 stars (out of 5) from NHTSA. Top safety pick+ from IIHS (good ratings in all crash tests). Driver assist technology includes automatic emergency braking, lane departure warning with lane keep alert and blind spot monitoring with rear cross traffic alert.
- Performance: 403 horsepower, 429 pound-feet of torque; 0-60 mph in 5.1 seconds with all-wheel drive; EPA estimated 20 mpg city/27 highway for AWD models. It can tow up to 6,200 pounds on flat surfaces and 2,000 pounds when equipped with a trailer hitch kit that lowers the ground clearance by 3 inches.
- Reliability & longevity ratings: The Cadillac CT6 has an average reliability rating among consumers at Consumer Reports.* Test drivers say it’s fun to drive due to its responsive steering and performance but some complain about excessive wind noise at high speeds.* The Cadillac CT6 was redesigned for 2018 so it’s getting pretty new–but there are still a few used models floating around out there if you’re interested in one!
Luxury cars are more affordable than ever.
You can now get a luxury car for under $10,000. That’s right: You can own a brand-new Lexus or BMW for less than you might spend on your monthly rent. How is this possible? Well, there are two main reasons.
First, luxury car manufacturers have been developing new ways to make their cars more affordable while still maintaining the quality and performance they’ve come to be known for. As a result, they’re able to offer low-cost models while keeping their regular lineups filled with top-of-the-line vehicles that still cost thousands of dollars more than their budget versions. In fact, some luxury brands now offer even cheaper versions than ever before—and still manage to maintain high quality standards!
Second, many consumers are opting for used models over new ones when shopping within this segment; this means that older models become available at lower prices as well (though it may require some searching).
Hopefully, we’ve shown you that luxury cars don’t have to be out of reach. If you are looking for the best luxury car for your budget, there are plenty of options available! Whether it’s a compact SUV or a compact sedan, there will always be something perfect for you.