If you’re looking for a new car on a specific budget, you might not believe you can afford a high-end model from a luxury brand. But our latest list shows that some luxury cars are more affordable than you might think. We’ve got many of today’s top luxury models that won’t put you in the poor house.
It might be difficult to believe, but Acura’s least expensive car, the ILX sedan, begins at less than $28,000. Even better, the manufacturer is always offering a lease incentive with payments around $280 per month. And that amount doesn’t buy a base model. Instead, the ILX provides a keyless ignition and entry, sunroof, Bluetooth, automatic climate control, center mounted screen, heated front seats, and leather upholstery. The ILX is even attractive at the pump, with fuel-economy ratings of 28 miles per gallon in the city and 35 mpg for driving on the highway.
It’s affordable to get into a new Audi than you believe. That’s because last year’s least pricey Audi model, the A4, has been outdone for the 2015 model with an all-new compact luxury sedan called the A3. Beginning at just under $33,000, the A3 boasts 170-horsepower 1.8-liter 4-cylinder, sunroof, automatic headlights. The drawback: Because of the A3’s new status, don’t anticipate a big discount anytime soon.
You might be shocked to find a high-end crossover on a list of affordably priced luxury cars, but the X1 is, for now, the most economical model in the BMW lineup. Having a starting price of just under $33,000 and a remarkably fuel-efficient turbocharged 4-cylinder, the X1 is a great value for drivers interested in upscale cachet without spending a whole lot of money. More impressive are the X1’s available lease deals, which begin at around $330 per month for 3 years with $3,600 down at lease signing.