Luxury and peace of mind don’t have to be mutually exclusive. You shouldn’t have to compromise on reliability just to enjoy comfort and state-of-the-art features. Unfortunately, luxury cars suffer a lot from depreciation, and buying them new is difficult given their exorbitant prices. That leaves the question of whether it’s even possible to find a luxury car worth buying used.
If you opt for a used car, it must be very reliable and durable. One of the biggest mistakes people make when buying used cars is buying the wrong car in the first place. Once you have selected a reliable and trustworthy used car, it is essential to check its driving history, model year, features and maintenance history.
Yes, luxury cars are a risky purchase, but some of them are incredibly valuable and worth every penny. Buying the cars on this list will not only be a good investment decision as they are incredibly cheap, but they will all have plenty of life even with 100,000 miles on the clock. So, let’s look at the 10 most reliable used luxury cars you don’t have to break the bank for.
ten 2010 Lincoln Navigator
The Lincoln Navigator is a luxury full-size SUV that shares the same platform as the Ford Expedition, although it is more luxurious. With proper maintenance, a Lincoln Navigator can go over 200,000 miles, so it’s no surprise that JD Power gives it a reliability rating of 83 out of 100.
Along with all the luxurious comfort and safety features, the Navigator has never been satisfied with less bulky handling and a robust engine. Thanks to the 5.4-liter Triton V8 engine, this truck-based SUV delivers up to 310 hp.
9 2010 Porsche Cayenne
The 2010 Porsche Cayenne is a perfect family SUV for those looking for a fast and sporty car for grocery shopping and urban duds. In fact, besides the V6 and V8 gasoline engine options that generate 550 hp, the Cayenne’s cornering handling is perhaps the most attractive attribute for owners.
The Cayenne Turbo S can reach 100 km/h in just 4.7 seconds. Although it takes about $11,250 – $20,500 in the used car market, you will certainly find it more reliable and more durable than cheaper alternatives like the Audi Q5.
8 Audi A8 2011
Audi used the 2011 A8 luxury sedan to showcase its latest technologies, such as the innovative cabin tech interface and Google integration with the car’s navigation system. Amazingly, you can still secure a 2011 A8 for around $15,300 – $16,475 in the used car market.
The A8’s base 4.2-liter V8 engine combines with the 8-speed transmission to produce 372 horsepower and 328 lb-ft of torque. According to JD Power, the The 2011 Audi A8 is one of the four premium premium cars of 2011, and many owners are impressed with the car’s stability in poor conditions.
seven Infiniti FX35 2012
At first glance, the 2012 Infiniti FX35 appears to be a rather aggressive, racy, squat crossover. But what you might not know is that this is quite a fast vehicle capable of hitting 60 mph in 6.1 seconds. For an SUV that weighs 4293 pounds, that’s seriously impressive.
Not only is there no recall on the 2012 FX35, but it also has reassuring reviews. Giving the 2012 FX35 full marks for performance, reliability and design, a reviewer on Cars.com believes the crossover wagon is the most reliable vehicle they have ever owned.
6 2012 Hyundai Genesis
The Hyundai Genesis’s mission was simple: to outperform Lexus in performance, reliability and quality, and it did all this at a price approximately $10,375-$12,225 for a used one. The 3.8-liter V6 engine in the 2012 Hyundai Genesis is rated at 333 hp, but if you want more power, you can consider one of the two V8s that deliver 385 hp and 429 hp.
Although the The 2012 Hyundai Genesis has been recalled due to degradation of the wiper motor cover gasket, you just need to make sure the problem has been fixed before claiming ownership of the sedan.
5 2013 Lexus RX
Get a used 2013 Lexus RX for around $20,000 is good business for many reasons. For one thing, you get a hassle-free ownership experience, something not very common with luxury vehicles. The standard 3.5-liter V6 engine delivers punchy performance with 270 hp.
With a JD Power reliability rating of 87/100, the 2013 Lexus RX ranks second among premium midsize SUVs for its model year. Although it is in the same price range as the BMW 3 Series, it offers more luxurious features.
4 2014 Acura RDX
In 2013, Acura launched the release of the second generation RDX, which is the brand’s smallest SUV. The 2014 RDX is almost the same as the previous model year except for a new body color option. The 2014 RDX was equipped with a 3.5 liter V6 engine which produces 273 hp when combined with the 6-speed automatic transmission.
What’s nice about the engine and transmission is that they are very smooth compared to the first generation RDX which came with a turbocharged 4-cylinder. The 2014 Acura RDX costs approximately $17,375 – $18,625.
3 2014 Mercedes-Benz GLK
Whatever you want from a used luxury car, the 2014 Mercedes-Benz GLK will exceed your expectations. The 3.5-liter V6 engine releases 302 hp with the 7-speed automatic transmission. The GLK takes you up to 24 mpg in the city and 33 mpg on the highway, all thanks to the new ECO Start/Stop system that helps save fuel when driving with stops and starts.
With a JD Power reliability rating of 89 out of 100, there are very few issues with the 2014 Mercedes-Benz GLK. In fact, this particular model year won the JD Power Dependability Award and ranked as the best premium compact SUV. Owners of the 2014 GLK, which costs around $17,700-$18,775, are especially happy with its reliability and handling. In the United States, the The 2014 GLK sold more than 35,000 units, a record for Mercedes-Benz.
2 2015 Lexus ES350
The Lexus ES 350 is known for its comfortable and luxurious interior, and in this model year Lexus has taken things a step further by improving the driving experience. The end result is an exciting premium sedan that has everything you need in a car.
the 2015 ES takes first place for Best Premium Compact Car JD Power for its model year. That’s no shock at all, as the sedan also won JD Power’s reliability award for having the fewest reported problems in 2015.
1 2016 Buick Verano
Buick does not hesitate to equip the 2016 Verano with luxury features such as QuietTuning technology, a large LCD screen and exclusive IntelliLink. With all these features, the Buick Verano is still available at an affordable price of $12,600 – $15,725.
When it comes to resale value and reliability, JD Power considers the The 2016 Verano will be an excellent compact sedan. the 2016 Verano has strong sales figures, with over 30,277 units sold in the United States only.
Luxury cars are designed to make every trip special, but these models will only make you regret.
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