Many times advertisement make it much more attractive to buy brand new cars and of course everyone loves the new car smell that comes with a brand new car, but once the car leaves the dealer lot the depreciation is astronomical. In fact depreciation on a car after it leaves for its first drive has been the subject of many jokes for a long time. Instead of choosing a mainstream car brand new make the choice to buy a luxury car that is certified pre-owned and spend a lot less than the first owner did to buy the car brand new.
A certified pre-owned car offers extended warranties and full inspection to give potential owners the peace of mind to know the car is really ready to go, the only dilemma is what car to choose. Here is a list from the 2011 model year that might offer some great suggestions.
The A4 offers a great look with stylish lines and a very high end front end that includes HID headlights. Add to this the driving pleasure offered by a corner hugging machine with a fantastic ride feel as well as plenty of upscale equipment and comfort to enjoy on the interior of the car. The Audi is powered by a 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine that is capable of 211 horsepower and offers a fuel efficiency of 22 city/30 hwy mpg. The A4 starting certified pre-owned (CPO) price comes in around $22,627 making it a very affordable luxury car.
Offered at a great value the TL comes in with a high polished look of pure luxury style that is all its own. The front features and elongated nose to give the car an even longer look allowing for that slightly longer stare from any onlookers who want to admire this beauty. With a cabin full of comfort and features to enjoy the TL is one of the most affordable cars on this list. Powered by a 3.5-liter VTEC V6 engine that offers a very strong 305 horsepower and carries a very respectable fuel efficiency of 18 city/26 hwy mpg the TL starts at a CPO price of $23,943.
As with any Volvo, the XC60 has a keen eye for safety and is loaded with standard safety features to protect the precious cargo aboard. The interior is roomy and very comfortable with the exterior is really attractive with the swoopy styling of this small SUV. The XC60 is powered by a 240 horsepower 3.2-liter six-cylinder engine that offers a fuel efficiency of 18 city/25 hwy mpg. As one of only two SUV’s on this list the stating price of a CPO Volvo XC60 comes in around $24,297 making it easy to afford and enjoy.
In true and classic Cadillac style the DTS offers superior comfort and a seriously smooth ride allowing the long work day to melt away on the ride home. Adorned in leather, high-end electronics, and a ton of comfort features the DTS makes the ride anywhere enjoyable. Powered by a 4.6-liter V8 engine that produces as much as 292 horsepower the DTS offers fuel mileage that comes in at 15 city/23 hwy mpg. Not meant for fuel efficiency the powerful engine will get any driver to their destination quickly and in style. The opening price for a CPO Cadillac DTS comes in at $28,227 for anyone to be able to enjoy this great car.
The GLK-Class SUV from Mercedes-Benz comes in as a small SUV that offers a great deal of interior luxury, a smooth and proficient driving experience and great looks all around. The GLK comes fitted with all-wheel drive allowing owners to take this luxury SUV on some easy off roading trips to the lake or mountains. Powered by a 3.5-liter V6 engine that produces 268 horsepower the GLK has plenty of power for anyone to enjoy. The fuel efficiency is actually very respectable for this SUV coming in at 16 city/23 hwy mpg and the starting CPO price is around $28,383.
As one of the last model years before Lexus fitted the front of all its vehicles with the hourglass shaped grill the ES is a very attractive luxury sedan with stylish looks a comfortable feel. Any driver will enjoy the peace of mind knowing this car is built to last as it enjoy the Toyota standard for longevity and is a great car for a daily commuter or just a weekend luxury cruise. The ES is powered by a 3.5-liter V6 engine that produces 268 horsepower and offers a nice fuel efficiency of 19 city/27 hwy mpg. The starting CPO price for the ES comes in at $27,751 which is near the top of the list, but the Lexus models tend to hold their value better than most of the competition.
A gorgeous and high-end luxury sedan is offered in the form of the Infiniti G models. Regardless of the choice between the G25 and G37 the ride is going to be outstanding with a full array of luxury comforts inside, amazing high tech ride control technology underneath and a really attractive styling from the outside. The Infiniti G25 comes powered by a 2.5-liter V6 engine that is capable of 218 horsepower and offers a fuel efficiency of 20 city/29 hwy mpg. Starting out at a CPO price of $20,717 a pre-owned Infiniti G is basically a steal for a luxury sedan.
As the second Cadillac in this lineup the CTS comes in with massive styling a seriously luxury-style front engine that is long and imposing and amazing creature comforts that fill the cabin. The CTS offers a sportier feel and performance than many of its siblings allowing it to challenge other luxury sport sedans and handle canyon roads with ease and style. The CTS is powered by a 3.0-liter V6 engine spitting out 270 horsepower and producing a very respectable fuel efficiency of 18 city/27 hwy mpg. The opening CPO price for the CTS comes in around $23,208, a virtual steal for a car that offers so much to any owner.
The A6 reaches up into a class all its own with the long sleek body lines that add curb appeal when it is parked in front of the house. The A6 offers a massive amount of luxury features and stylings to enjoy on the inside and has a ton of upgraded and high control features making it a very smooth, controlled and confident drive for any owner. The A6 comes into this list powered by a 3.2-liter V6 engine capable of 265 horsepower and offering a fuel efficiency of 21 city/30 hwy for owners to appreciate. The A6 comes in offering a CPO price of $29,525 which is a bargain for such a fantastically designed luxury car.
As the most popular and best-selling luxury car when bought new, the 3 Series is a great deal as a CPO car as well. Carrying a great deal of brand loyalty the BMW 3 Series offers a very nice sports sedan drive as well as great looks that have attracted the masses for several years. Powered by a 3.0-liter SULEV six-cylinder engine that offers 230 horsepower this car is ready to go. Add to this the very nice fuel efficiency that comes in at 18 city/28 hwy mpg and the 3 Series stays on the road for a while. The starting CPO price for this great car comes in at $25,464, an easy price to enjoy a popular luxury sports sedan.
All of the CPO luxury cars on this list come in with a starting price under $30,000 making them all great deals as long as the mileage driven and maintenance schedules are in line with expectations. The only thing any potential owner needs to be concerned with is which one to choose from to give themselves the luxury car experience they deserve.