The most affordable luxury cars are some of the most fun.

Today's luxury cars feature higher-quality materials than ever, futuristic technologies, and come backed by increasingly exceptional dealer service. It's as true for the lower-priced luxury entries as it is for the six-figure flagships sold alongside.

And while it's easy to hope your first BMW 3 Series is merely a stepping stone to a 5 Series and then a 7 Series, the truth is that the 3 Series is the most entertaining among them. So have fun now, before you get all rich and stuff.

Acura TLX

Starting Price: $33,965

With favorable pricing and excellent resale values, the TLX is one of the segment's value standouts. Significant updates give it new style and attitude for 2018. Read More

Alfa Romeo Giulia

Starting Price: $38,990

The Giulia backs up the expectations set forth by its Italian heritage and curvaceous styling with standout performance and driving dynamics. Read More

Audi A4

Starting Price: $36,975

Contemporary character and finesse-driven fun. Read More

BMW 3 Series

Starting Price: $35,895

An automotive legend. Read More


Cadillac ATS

Starting Price: $35,590

Bold styling and the performance to back it up. Read More

Infiniti Q50

Starting Price: $34,945

The curvaceous, stylish Q50 is roomy and refined, and offers a value advantage over many of its European competitors. Read More

Jaguar XE

Starting Price: $36,720

Jaguar's XE boasts strong rear-drive performance, good looks and a modern, tech-friendly cabin. Read More

Lexus IS

Starting Price: $38,820

Famous reliability mixed with bold style and a playful demeanor. Read More

Mercedes-Benz C-Class

Starting Price: $41,245

The C-Class is as refined, comfortable and solid as you'd expect, but it's also sportier, more youthful and more stylish. Read More

Volvo S60

Starting Price: $35,095

A luxury sport sedan with a lighter touch. Read More


What's New

In addition to a completely redesigned Audi A4, the 2017 model year brought us two brand-new small luxury sedans: the 2017 Jaguar XE and the 2017 Alfa Romeo Giulia, two sport sedans with the legendary BMW 3 Series squarely in their sights. The 2018 model year brings a new face and more to the Acura TLX, while the 2018 Infiniti Q50 features milder updates.

Engine Options

For those looking to maximize mpg, the BMW 3 Series is available with hybrid or diesel power, the Jaguar XE is available with a diesel engine, and the Infiniti Q50 and Mercedes-Benz C-Class are available as hybrids.

Performance Plus

Many of these cars have high-performance alter egos, including the Audi S4, BMW M3, Cadillac ATS-V, and Mercedes-Benz AMG C63.

Entry No More

Once the smallest, lowest-priced models in their respective lineups, the Audi A4, BMW 3 Series and Mercedes-Benz C-Class have been displaced as their brands' entry-level models by the BMW 2 Series, Mercedes-Benz CLA and Audi A3. Some of these smaller models made our most recent list of the 10 Best Luxury Cars Under $35,000.

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