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 (2014-2015)

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 (2014-2015)

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 (2015-2016)

The 2016 Audi A4 shines on the road. A standard 2.0L intercooled turbo engine unleashes plenty of power for city and highway driving. A 24/31 MPG rating is also quite good. The 2016 model brings upgrade headlights, and heated mirrors to go with standard features like keyless entry & start, leather seats, sunroof, and more. This sporty, fun to drive car, offers a surprising amount of rear seat space for the class.

CPO Benefits & Warranty: Audi offers a 4 year 50k mile bumper to bumper limited warranty from the car’s original sell date. Coverage is transferable. CPO vehicles receive an additional 2 year 50,000 mile warranty that is not to exceed 100,000 miles.

2016 Audi A4

Lexus ES (2014-2015)

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

Cadillac CTS (2015)

The beautifully styled Cadillac CTS is a compelling choice for drivers who crave a change from the often homogeneous world of vehicle design and styling. Incredibly smooth and responsive handling provides for a very comfortable ride and satisfying control over the powerful 2.0L turbo engine. Acceleration is aggressively fun as would be expected from a Cadillac. Some will find a 19 MPG city rating to be suboptimal, though, this is redeemed by a welcome 28 MPG highway. Keyless entry/start come standard along with leather seats, heated seats, back-up camera, rear bench seats, navigation, parking sensors, and much much more.

CPO Benefits & Warranty: Cadillac provides a 4 year/50,000 mile bumper to bumper warranty with no deductible and a 6 year/70,000 mile powertrain warranty. Both transfer with vehicle ownership during the warranty term.

2015 Cadillac CTS

Buick Verano (2015-2017)

For those looking for true value in their luxury car purchase, the 2017 Verano (available for under $25,000) is a great place to begin. The standard 4 cylinder 2.4L engine will provide a comfortable, though not exciting, ride. A standard leather wrapped steering wheel, heated seats, tasteful accents, touch screen display, and back-up camera work to seamlessly blend typical Buick luxury and comfort with modern-day tech. Keyless entry, push button start, remote engine start, and more are all available on models for under $30,000.

CPO Benefits & Warranty: 6 year 70k powertrain warranty from the original delivery date. Buick also offers a 4 year 50k mile bumper to bumper warranty. There is no deductible and the warranty is fully transferable.

2017 Buick Verano

BMW 3 Series (2014-2016)

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 (2015-2016)

The Hyundai Genesis has begun to garner more and more recognition as a world-class luxury sedan. The 2016 model offers immense value with standard leather upholstery, navigation, back-up camera, hands-free trunk lid, heated rear seats, heated steering wheel, and more. Not as fun to drive as the sportier competition, a standard V6 engine offers 311 horsepower which still provides plenty of “umph” for drivers.

CPO Benefits & Warranty: Hyundai offers a 10 year 100k mi powertrain warranty and the 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.

2016 Hyundai Genesis