Getting a luxury car in so many varieties in terms of models and prices was not something we could expect in the past. However, innovation and technology in the field have made it possible. No one can deny the fact that you put your blood and sweat to earn that money. Wouldn’t all those efforts and hard work seem toin pay off well, iatthe end of it; you are rewarded with your favorite luxury car model?
Buying an affordable luxury car does not mean that you forget about everything else. One needs to focus on the key features also such as dynamics, safety features, reliability and the interior of the car. Only then it would be considered a perfect deal and really the most affordable luxury car.
A recent decline in the prices of luxury cars was witnessed in November last year which was 7.2 percent. The market dropped about 10.3 percent overall. Only SUVs didn’t face the fall, rather the prices increased by 3.4 percent throughout the year.
Where on one side the situation is challenging for the luxury car makers, it is a golden opportunity for car buyers who want to enjoy the luxury of a high-end vehicle but they have a limited range. With the help of some research, we have figured out seven cars that are attracting the buyers these days.
Here, we have listed down those seven most amazing luxury models with the most affordable prices. The price begins at $35,000. The list has some amazing compact SUVs, midsize vehicles and small cars.
2018 Acura ILX
Overall scoring: 7.5/10
This is the most affordable sedan that has a compact size and some amazing features. The Acura ILX has a four-cylinder engine with 201 horsepower. Its efficiency varies depending on the roads. In cities, fuel economy is 25 mpg whereas on highways that is 35 mpg. The model is inspired by Honda Civic which was a budget friendly car. This is the reason that the luxury sedan is so affordable.
2018 Kia Stinger
Overall scoring: 9.1/10
In terms of performance and refinement, this car is considered to be the best. Kia Stinger doesn’t claim to be a luxury car though but the high quality of its engine and the high-quality interior makes it nothing less than a luxury vehicle. The car gives great value to money. Stinger has a 255-horsepower four-cylinder engine. The drive is very comfortable and everything is very handy.
What makes Kia Stringer a must buy, is the combination of practical design and fun drive. Cargo space of 23.2 cubic feet makes it a perfect companion for long distances. If you ask for a more powerful engine, the price will also obviously bump up. So, we suggest if you want to keep the price low you must stick to the actual engine.
2018 Mercedes-Benz CLA
Overall scoring: 7.7/10
If you are in love with the Mercedes brand and want it to be a part of your life to make your life extraordinary grab your hand on this one. 2008 Mercedes-Benz CLA is the cheapest among all.
Its spacious foot trunk and driver-friendly handling are some of its salient features. However, even these qualities cannot hide the fact that it does not stand out in the competitive market. The drive cannot be as smooth as you expect to be if the roads are bumpy and harsh that is because of its small size.
Another key feature of the vehicle is its 208-horsepower engine. Yet, you might find it takes more time to change gear as compared to its competitors. Safety standards of the car are very high. The car has many high-end technologies that include a rearview camera, driver drowsiness monitoring, and automatic braking along with emergency brake assist.
2018 BMW X1
Overall scoring: 8.7/10
It is a great example of a subcompact SUV. BMX X1 has great handling and a turbocharged engine with 228 horsepower. The passenger cabin is spacious and has a huge cargo space. X1 is something you would like to keep with you for a lifetime.
A good addition to this model is the slide and recline feature of the back seats. It has genuinely what it takes to be a BMW. Behind the seats, there is a cargo area of about 27.1 cubic feet. Seats are in two rows, giving enough area for the passengers to make long drives more comfortable.
2018 Volvo S60
Overall Scoring: 8.1/10
Volvo S60 has the most amazingly comfortable seats as compared to all other affordable luxury cars. The car has immense safety features making it a perfect choice for you. Automatic emergency braking is one of its key safety equipment.
It moves smoothly both at city roads (25 mpg) and highways (36 mpg). It has a four-cylinder turbocharged engine with 240 horsepower.
2018 BMW 2 Series
Overall scoring: 8.8/10
2 Series of BMW is what a brand-specific driver wants. It gives you a taste of sporty driving and also the quality of driving a luxurious car. This compact vehicle has surprisingly a very spacious foot front of about 13.8 cubics. Different models have different prices however if you are on a budget and want to buy a luxury one, you can rely on the entry-level model of the 2 Series as well.
2018 Infiniti QX30
Overall scoring: 7.8/10
A subcompact SUV has quite a spacious and good-looking cabin. The interiors are simply amazing. The car has a 208 horsepower engine which is suitable for almost all types of roads and driving. QX30’s exterior is also extrovert and unique. You can also enjoy an all-wheel drive but that increase the price of the QX30 up to whopping $2000. So, stick to the front drive only if you don’t want to increase your range. Where it struggles is its low roofline, because of which the outward visibility is very limited.
All in all, if you want to enjoy the most luxurious ride at the minimum price, you should go for this one. There are many companies that claim we want any car, so sell your old car and prepare to buy a luxurious vehicle today!
Michelle Joe is a blogger by choice. She loves to discover the world around her. She likes to share her discoveries, experiences, and express herself through her blogs. You can find her on twitter: @michellejoe524