Luxury Cars Under $40,000

10 Of The Best and Most Affordable

[2017 and 2018 Models]

by Bill Flitter

Dad, Coffee Lover, Coach, First Car: '79 Camaro

There are a ton of great family luxury cars available that won’t break your bank. Here now are some of the best 2017 and 2018 family luxury cars for under $40,000. While the focus is on price and horsepower, all of these cars are great looking sedans that can carry your family of four no matter where you want to go – well, maybe not off-road. For that, see this list of SUVs

Luxury Cars 2017 Mercedes-Benz

 10 Affordable Luxury Cars That Won’t Break the Bank 

2018 Acura ILX

Carjojo Starting Price: $25,589

Save up to $2,536 after Rebates

MSRP: $28,125 | 35 MPG City/29 MPG highway

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2018 Acura ILX is a compact sport sedan with 201 horsepower

The 2018 Acura ILX is a compact sports sedan with 201 horsepower under the hood. For mileage, you get 25 in the city and 29 highway. The price can go up to $35,100 for the ILX A-SPEC with Technology Package. And the Catalina Blue Pearl color doesn’t look bad either.

2018 Audi A3 Sedan

upgrade to a Premium Plus 2018 A3 sedan with quattro all-wheel drive

Carjojo Starting Price: $29,001

Save up to $4,219 after Rebates

MSRP: $33,220 | 35 MPG City/29 MPG highway

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The 2018 Audi A3 sedan starts off at $31,950 with automatic transmission. You can upgrade to a Premium Plus 2018 A3 sedan with quattro all-wheel drive and 19” wheels for a starting price of $39,575. The A3 gets 26 city and 25 highway.

2017 BMW 3 Series

Carjojo Starting Price: $39,119

Save up to $3,256 after Rebates

MSRP: $42,375 | 35 MPG City/27 MPG highway

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Luxury Car BMW 3 Series

The BMW 3 series consists of a sedan, a sports wagon, and the Gran Turismo. The sedan starts at under $40,000. The 3 series has been an icon for high quality for over 40 years and the current model is no exception. While this series isn’t the fastest (0 to 60 in 7.1 seconds) nor does it have a ton of horsepower (180 hp), but still, it’s a BMW!

2018 Cadillac ATS

Luxury Car 2018 Cadillac ATS

Carjojo Starting Price: $39,021

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MSRP: $42,285 | 22 MPG City/30 MPG highway

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Cadillac touts the ATS sedan as, “powerful, fun and fierce to drive” and the car looks like a powerhouse. The 2018 Cadillac ATS starts at $35,495 and can go up to $51,325. The ATS has one of the most powerful engines at 272 horsepower or 335 hp with the V6 engine. My kids will not let me get one of these beautiful luxury cars. They think they are for ‘old guys.’ I don’t know about that. I like the new lineup.

2018 Infiniti Q50

Carjojo Starting Price: $39,022

Save up to $3,063 after Rebates

MSRP: $42,085 | 20 MPG City/29 MPG highway

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Luxury Car 2018 Infiniti Q50

The 2018 Infiniti Q50 is a sleek looking sedan starting at $34,200. What’s truly great about this car is the available V6 twin turbo engine with 400 horsepower. There are an unbelievable 12 different models to choose from, with many of them under $40,000. The Q50 3.0t LUXE starts at $38,950 and comes with a 300 hp V6 engine and gets 20 in the city and 29 on the highway.

2018 Lexus ES

Luxury Car 2018 Lexus ES

Carjojo Starting Price: $37,387

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MSRP: $39,975 | 21 MPG City/30 MPG highway

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The lowest end of the Lexus ES starts off at $38,900 for the ES 350 while the ES 300h starts at $41,820. But what’s a couple of thousand dollars when you’re already spending close to $40k? The 350 provides 268 horsepower, will go 0 to 60 in 7.1 seconds (spot on with the BMW 3 series) and gets 30 mpg on the highway.

2018 Lincoln MKZ Hybrid

Carjojo Starting Price: $38,003

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MSRP: $40,310 | 21 MPG City/31 MPG highway

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Luxury Car 2018 Lincoln MKZ

The 2018 Lincoln MKZ Hybrid is an elegant machine that will make you look good as you pull up to the valet. The hybrid will get you 41 in the city and 38 on the highway. The twin turbo V6 engine has 400 horsepower and comes with adaptive suspension and Dynamic Torque Vectoring to help control all that power.

2018 Hyundai Genesis G80

Luxury Car Genesis G80

Carjojo Starting Price: $38,809

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MSRP: $42,405 | 18 MPG City/28 MPG highway

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I’m breaking the rules on this one and suggesting a car that just barely breaks the $40,000 threshold. However, with excellent negotiating, you might get this one under the limit. Starting at $41,750, the Genesis G80 has 311 horsepower and gets 19 in the city and 27 on the highway. This car closely resembles the elegance of the Lincoln, so compare the two closely before making a decision!

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2017 Mercedes C300 Sport Sedan

Carjojo Starting Price: $35,738

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MSRP: $40,425 | 24 MPG City/34 MPG highway

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Luxury Cars 2017 Mercedes-Benz

This powerful looking car starts just under $40,00. The 2017 Mercedes C300 has been voted as one of the 10 Best Engines by Wards. The C300 has 241 hp and can go from 0 to 60 in just 5.8 seconds (much faster than any other car on this list).

2018 Volvo S60

Luxury Car Volvo S60

Carjojo Starting Price: $32,021

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MSRP: $37,735 | 25 MPG City/36 MPG highway

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Volvo has that classic look that defines one of the more popular cares on the road. From safety to audio to technology, the S60 delivers. There’s a range of engines to choose from that can provide between 240 to 362 hp. The S60 Polestar can go from 0 to 60 in less than 4.4 seconds.

Over to You

What’s your favorite luxury car under $40,000? Let us know in the comments below.