Luxury cars are known not only for their sleek exteriors and interiors, among many other quality aspects, but also for the hefty price tag that typically accompanies them. However, the 2016 model year has introduced some of the most affordable and high-quality luxury cars ever put on the market. Get excited because the five following luxury cars may actually be within your budget.
2016 BMW 320
Starting Price: $33,000
Rounding out the end of Autobytel’s “Top 10 Least Expensive Luxury Cars” is the 2016 BMW 320. Although it falls towards the end of their list, this luxury car from a top brand in the luxury car market is worth every penny. With an EPA rating of 24 mpg in the city and 36 mpg on the highway, you’ll save not only initially with this inexpensive luxury car, but also whenever you fill up at the pump.
2016 Acura ILX
Starting Price: $28,820
This luxury performance sedan is actually the most affordable car on this list, starting at the very low price of around $29,000, according to Autotrader. The newest update to this luxury car is the standard 2.4-Liter engine, as well as the 8-speed dual clutch automatic transmission that is now standard. Fans of this model will notice an improved, premium interior that really makes this car feel like a luxury vehicle.
2016 Audi A3
Starting Price: $29,900
With a relatively low price tag for an Audi luxury car, the 2016 Audi A3 is perfect for any diehard fan of the brand. It delivers on the minimalist design that Audi is known for, while still maintaining its expensive appearance. The sleek and sophisticated interior complements the exterior and enhances the overall driving experience. This FWD sedan comes with a standard 1.8-Liter, 4-cylinder engine.
2016 Lexus CT 200h
Starting Price: $31,250
As the only Lexus on the list, the 2016 Lexus CT 200h delivers not only impressive luxurious style, but also unbeatable fuel efficiency. You’ll be hard-pressed to find a comparable price with equivalent quality from any luxury car brand. The standard 1.8-Liter, 4-cylinder engine boasts an incredible 43 mpg in the city and 40 mpg on the highway, making it the greenest, most fuel-efficient car on this list.
2016 BMW 228
Starting Price: $32,100
Making the brand’s second appearance on this list is the 2016 BMW 228. A bit cheaper than the 2016 BMW 320, the 228 model is less fuel-efficient than the 320 model, but only slightly. The 2016 BMW 228 engine is equipped to achieve 22 mpg in the city and 34 mpg on a highway. Besides that difference, this model is comparable to the 320 version. Both boast stylish interiors and sleek design elements that guarantee these cars will stand out among the pack.
Although luxury cars tend to be more expensive, 2016 seems to be the year when luxury cars will become more affordable, without any sacrifice of design or driving capabilities. Take advantage of these low prices before they’re gone, and ride home in your very own luxury car today.