Top 10 CPO Luxury Cars Under 30k

New luxury cars attract a lot of interest, but the hefty price-tags ultimately drive many buyers away. Certified pre-owned (CPO) luxury cars represent great buying options for these price conscious buyers. Likewise, CPO luxury cars offer an upscale buying option for buyers considering a new mid-priced car.

With so many options in today’s marketplace, it can be difficult for consumers to narrow their search. To help you decide, take a look at these top 10 certified pre-owned luxury cars that are available for under $30,000.

Lincoln MKZ Hybrid (2013-2015)

With a combined 40 MPG the Lincoln MKZ Hybrid offers an excellent option for fuel conscious drivers. 2013-2015 CPO models are available for less than $25,000 offering great value for an entry level luxury vehicle. Adaptive headlights, premium audio system, and heated front seats all come standard on newer model years.

CPO Benefit & Warranty: Lincoln’s original 6 year / 100,000 mile bumper to bumper warranty from the original sold date remains active and is fully transferable to future owners. There is a $100 deductible for any warranty related service.

2015 Lincoln MKZ Hybrid

Mercedes-Benz C-Class (2014-2015)

Loaded with luxury materials and features, the Mercedes Benz C-Class has the premium luxury feel many drivers look for. The cabin is both comfortable and attractive. Available for under $30,000, the 7-speed automatic V6 offers a fun, smooth ride with 300+ horsepower. Standard features include a sunroof, driver drowsiness monitoring, and dual-zone auto climate control.

CPO Benefit & Warranty: While the Mercedes-Benz CPO warranty does not live up to many rival offers, they do offer a 1 year unlimited miles bumper to bumper warranty which is renewable after the first year at an additional cost. There is no deductible and the warranty is fully transferable to future owners.

2015 Mercedes-Benz C Class

Infiniti Q50 (2014-2015)

Offering comfortable seating for 5, the Infiniti Q50 is a sport sedan that’s at home on both city and countryside roads. The V6 3.7L engine pumps out 328 horsepower while the cabin remains comfortable quiet and pleasurable. A rear-view camera and speed-sensing wipers come standard. Additional safety features like forward collision warning are available. The 22 MPG combined rating is reasonable. Fuel conscious drivers may consider the hybrid model which comes in at a slightly higher price (still available for under $30k), yet offers a combined 31 MPG.

CPO Benefit & Warranty: Though a bit confusing, Infiniti offers one of the best CPO warranties. Cars with under 15k miles get 6 years bumper to bumper up to 75k miles from original purchase date. Cars with over 15k miles get 6 years bumper to bumper w/ unlimited miles from original purchase date. 24 hour roadside assistance and complimentary first year maintenance are also included.


Acura TLX (2014-2016)

Featuring a four-cylinder all-wheel-steering system (not available on the V6), the Acura TLX provides an incredibly responsive and fun to drive experience. A true mid-size vehicle, the TLX has both cabin and trunk space for families. Owners will enjoy the TLX’s cost of ownership which is the lowest in its segment. The four-cylinder offers 206 horsepower, whereas the available V6 cranks out an efficient 290. Heated side mirrors, Bluetooth connectivity, heated and power front seats, and dual climate control all come standard.

CPO Benefits & Warranty: 7 year / 100k mile powertrain warranty from original sold date. 1 year / 12k miles bumper to bumper. If the car is still under the original warranty, 1 year / 30k miles is added to the original warranty. Fully transferable. No deductible for warrantied service.

2015 Acura TLX

Audi A4 (2014-2015)

The standard turbocharged four-cylinder engine offers plenty of acceleration and power for comfortable city and highway driving while the 24/32 MPG rating is quite good. Featuring an attractive, well-built cabin, the A4s interior stands out in the class. Owners will enjoy standard leather upholstery, a power sunroof, Bluetooth connectivity, and Audi’s MMI infotainment system. Available features on many CPO models under $30k include a rearview camera, navigation, and adaptive cruise control.

CPO Benefits & Warranty: Audi offers a great 6 year / 100k mile bumper to bumper limited warranty from the car’s original sold date. Coverage is transferable, but for a $150 fee. An $85 deductible applies towards any warranty service.

2015 Audi A4

Lexus ES (2013-2015)

With more rear-seat legroom and trunk space than many of its competitors, the Lexus ES is an excellent choice for families or those who expect to regularly have multiple passengers. The standard V6 produces good power and provides quick, responsive highway acceleration. Push button start is standard as is a moon roof and Bluetooth. Buyers will also find available features like lane departure alert, blind spot monitoring, navigation, and more in the sub $30,000 CPO marketplace.

CPO Benefits & Warranty: With perhaps the best offer in the industry, Lexus offers a 3 year / 100k mile bumper to bumper warranty from the date you purchase your certified pre-owned Lexus. There is no deductible and the warranty is not transferable.

2015 Lexus ES

Volvo S60 (2013-2015)

S60 buyers will be pleased with great standard features like low-speed automatic pre-collision braking, dual climate control, Bluetooth, and Volvo’s Sensus infotainment system coupled with the standard turbocharged I-5 2.5L 250 horsepower engine. The interior is comfortable and quiet, though the rear seats lack sufficient legroom when compared to competitors. With plenty of CPO options available in the marketplace for under $25,000, the Volvo S60 represents a very good value.

CPO Benefits & Warranty: Volvo CPO vehicles stand out with a great 7 year / 100k mile bumper to bumper limited warranty with no deductible. The warranty is also fully transferable.

2015 Volvo S60

Buick Verano (2014-2016)

The Verano represents great value in the luxury CPO marketplace. Well-equipped and available for under $25,000, few competitors offer more for the money. The Buick Verano comes with a standard four-cylinder engine which offers sufficient power and acceleration. A turbocharged four-cylinder is also available, upping the horsepower to 250 which will offer increased highway performance. The luxury cabin is comfortable, spacious, and refined. Along with standard features like a rear-view camera, touch-screen display, Bluetooth, and voice-activated infotainment system, buyers will find CPO models equipped with leather seating, push button start, blind spot monitoring, lane departure warning, and more for under $30,000.

CPO Benefits & Warranty: 6 year / 100k powertrain warranty from the original sale date. Buick also offers a 1 year / 12k mile bumper to bumper warranty from date the original warranty expires, or from the date you purchase the vehicle if the original warranty is already expired. There is no deductible and the warranty is fully transferable.

2016 Buick Verano

BMW 3 Series (2013-2016)

Exulted as being one of the best driving vehicles in its class, the BMX 3 Series is a true favorite for those who love to drive. Available with five engine choices (all available for under $30k on 2013-2015 model years), the BMW 3 Series offers a host of options to suit any driver’s preference. All engines in the 3 Series offer superior fuel economy. Interior materials are first class, aesthetically and functionally pleasing. Bluetooth and BMW’s iDrive infotainment system are standard. CPO buyers will also find a rear-view camera, parking sensors, navigation, and more on many sub-$30,000 models.

CPO Benefits & Warranty: A 6 year / 100k mile bumper to bumper limited warranty if offered on most BMW CPO vehicles. There is a $50 deductible for warrantied services. The warranty is fully transferable to future owners.

2016 BMW 3 Series

Hyundai Genesis (2013-2015)

Reported to be less fun to drive than its competitors, the Hyundai Genesis still packs a standard V6 engine with an available V8. An eight-speed automatic transmission is standard. Where the Genesis shines is with its impressive set of standard features. Power front seats, a proximity key, push-button start, heated front seats, leather upholstery, and Bluetooth all come standard. The list of available features, many of which can be found on sub-$30k CPO Genesis, include heated rear seats, ventilated front seats, power sunroof, rear-view camera, and more.

CPO Benefits & Warranty: Hyundai offers a 10 year / 100k mi powertrain warranty from the original sale date. Remainder of the original 5 year / 60k mi bumper to bumper warranty as well as 10 year unlimited mile roadside assistance. There is a $50 deductible on warrantied services.

2015 Hyundai Genesis
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