Top Pre-owned Luxury Cars Under $40k

If you’ve been searching for a new car, you may be surprised to find that many of the best late-model luxury cars are easily within reach on the used market. There are plenty of used luxury cars in the $30-$40k range, but which is going to be your best choice for performance, safety and reliability? Before you wade through pages of listings, check out our picks for the top used luxury cars under $40,000:

Mercedes E350

Mercedes E350The Mercedes E350 is one of the best luxury cars available today. For the last several years, the E350 has scored exceptionally well in reliability and safety, according to JDPower, with the 2011 models scoring near perfect marks. The E-Class has several drivetrain options available, making it one of our favorite used cars in terms of performance as well. The luxurious interior and distinctive lines solidify the Mercedes E350’s place among our top used luxury cars, and many can be found in the low $30s.

Audi A6

If safety is your focus, the Audi A6 may be the best used luxury car under $40,000. The last few years have seen the Audi A6 put up excellent marks (9s or 10s) in safety ratings according to the IIHS. Additionally, reviewers constantly note that it’s one of the best luxury cars available because of its high quality materials and well-crafted interior. Take into account that you can find models with the optional supercharged V6 for less than $40k and you can see why the Audi A6 makes our list of top used cars under $40,000.

BMW 5 Series

BMW M5Our next choice is the BMW 5 series due to its exceptional blend of power, luxury and practicality. As Kelley Blue Book puts it: “While the majority of its competition tend to lean in a particular direction when it comes to comfort, performance and practicality, the 2013 BMW 5 Series offers equal quantities of all three, even in base form.”

The BMW 5 Series is easily one of the best used cars under $40,000 and recent models can even be found under $35k. The 2011 5 Series is one of the best luxury cars available in terms of safety too, scoring 9.6 out of 10 between the NHTSA & IIHS ratings.


Lexus GS

Lexus has become synonymous with reliability. So, it’s no surprise that the Lexus GS makes our list. The fourth generation Lexus GS (2007 to present) is one of the top luxury cars today due to its reliability and desirability, and plenty are available in excellent condition in the $30k range. The Lexus GS features an amazingly smooth ride and many models earn 5 out of 5 in reliability ratings. However, it is worth noting that some models, such as model-year 2011, don’t offer a manual transmission.

Cadillac CTS

Cadillac CTS-VThe Cadillac CTS can handle daily commutes as well as tight corners, and it’s well within reach; even 2014 models are available under $40k. Most come with a six speed automatic transmission and the standard V6 engine, however if you need more power you should be able to find a V8 with upgraded suspension still for under $40,000. Critics and consumers loved the 2012 Cadillac CTS and we think it’s one of the better luxury cars for sale today with prices often under $35k.

Whichever car you choose, Weston Auto Gallery can help you find it. We specialize in affordable luxury and performance vehicles. Our pre-owned vehicles go through a rigorous inspection from mechanical to cosmetic; every detail of the car is inspected, repaired or replaced. When you buy a Weston Auto certified pre-owned car, you can rest assured that you have just received the best pre-owned car on the market. Visit our online showroom or call us today at (970) 377-3333 for the most up-to-date inventory.

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