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Top luxury vehicles and the features that make them great

If you’re looking to land a top rated luxury vehicle, buying used is a smart strategy. As with all vehicles, new luxury cars lose a significant portion of their value the second they are driven off the lot. Depreciation [1] can be even steeper with luxury vehicles loaded with extra options.

Buying one of these top used luxury vehicles gives you the same performance and reliability for about half the cost.

Chevrolet Volt [2]

The first luxury vehicle worth looking at used is the Chevy Volt. Its fuel-efficient electric powertrain provides power and distance with the convenience of a gas engine backup so you won’t have to worry about getting stuck in the middle of nowhere looking for a plug-in. Even used, the Volt’s interior design still feels modern. Good safety and reliability scores round out what makes this used luxury vehicle worth considering.

Hyundai Genesis [3]

Hyundai might not be the first make that comes to mind when you think of luxury vehicles, but the Genesis will make you reconsider Hyundai. Its V6 engine comes standard, but if you look carefully, you may find a used Genesis with a more powerful V8 engine. On top of great scores in safety and reliability, the Genesis offers a roomy interior that comfortably accommodates five passengers.

Mercedes-Benz E-Class [4]

The older you go with this solid luxury car, the more you’ll save. Its exceptional handling and responsive steering are complemented by power that you can feel when you accelerate. As you would expect with a Mercedes Benz, the E-Class offers an incredibly well appointed interior.

Audi A3 [5]

Redesigned in 2009, you’ll save a ton of money buying this beautifully designed and well-appointed luxury car used. The A3’s comfortable interior easily accommodates five people. While it provides less capacity than other similar models from other luxury car makers, it makes up for the space it lacks with perfect safety and reliability scores.

Cadillac CTS [6]

This sleek luxury car comes loaded with fun features like an eight-speaker Bose stereo system, satellite radio and dual zone climate control. Beyond those standard features, a power sunroof, Bluetooth, backup camera and built-in navigation can be found on higher trim lines. Other things to appreciate about the Cadillac CTS are its powerful engine, responsive handling, and roomy interior. Add to that excellent safety and reliability scores, and this is one top rated used luxury vehicle worth taking a closer look at.

If you’ve always wanted a luxury car but thought you couldn’t afford one, consider any one of these top used luxury vehicles for a ride you’ll enjoy at a price you can stomach.

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