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.

2019 Acura TLX

Starting Price: $33,995

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. Read More

2019 Alfa Romeo Giulia

Starting Price: $39,590

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

2019 Audi A4

Starting Price: $38,395

Contemporary character and finesse-driven fun. Read More

2019 BMW 3 Series

Starting Price: $41,245

All-new for 2019, this automotive legend returns to its driver's-car roots. Read More

 

2019 Cadillac ATS

Starting Price: $39,990

Bold styling and the performance to back it up -- but it's only available in coupe form for 2019. Read More

2019 Genesis G70

Starting Price: $35,895

The newest entry in the sport sedan segment, the G70 has the performance, tech and style to take on Mercedes-Benz, Audi and BMW. Read More

2019 Infiniti Q50

Starting Price: $36,845

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

2018 Jaguar XE

Starting Price: $36,720

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

2019 Lexus IS

Starting Price: $39,435

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

2019 Mercedes-Benz C-Class

Starting Price: $42,395

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

2019 Volvo S60

Starting Price: $36,795

All new for 2019, the Volvo S60 is more luxurious, roomier and sportier, and comes with powertrain options ranging from frugal to fiesty. Read More

 

What's New

The 2019 model year brings us an all-new BMW 3 Series, an all-new Volvo S60, and an updated Mercedes-Benz C-Class.

Engine Options

For those looking to maximize mpg, the Volvo S60 and BMW 3 Series will be available as plug-in hybrids.

Performance Plus

Many of these cars have high-performance alter egos, including the Audi S4, BMW M3, Cadillac ATS-V coupe, 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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