10 Best Luxury Cars Under $35,000 (2016)

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10 Best Luxury Cars Under $35,000 (2016)

Thanks to an explosion of new entry-level luxury models over the past few years, new-car shoppers now have several ways to buy their way into Luxuryland for the price of a well-equipped Toyota Camry. Here we’ve handpicked the ten best luxury sedans, coupes and SUVs you can buy for less than $35,000, according to Kelley Blue Book Fair Purchase Price at time of publishing.

The tiny 2-door BMW 2 Series isn’t the most practical choice on this list, but its compact dimensions, rear-wheel-drive architecture and BMW heritage qualify it as the most fun to drive entry here.

With design, driving manners and interior refinement that instantly evoke every other Audi we’ve driven in recent years, the automaker’s smallest, most affordable SUV possesses all the qualities that have driven Audi’s recent popularity and growth.


Completely redesigned for 2016, BMW’s smallest SUV is now roomier, more efficient and includes the added traction of all-wheel drive as standard equipment.

The most affordable Mercedes is also the hottest-looking car in this group. And while the front-wheel-drive, turbocharged CLA also delivers a sportier feel than its bigger brothers, the experience is unmistakably Mercedes.

The roomiest sedan on this list offers an attractive mix of sport, comfort and value that’s unmatched in the segment.

Enhanced for 2016 with exterior refinements, more power and efficiency, plus cool new tech, the roomy and reliable Acura RDX is a smart, practical indulgence.

Built on the same architecture that underpins the sporty CLA sedan that also won a spot on this list, the GLA is a low-slung SUV that mixes performance and practicality with the prestige of the three-pointed star.

A sharply styled, fun-to-drive alternative to venerable luxury sport sedans like the BMW 3 Series, the ATS is unlike anything Cadillac ever produced before it.

Boasting the lowest starting price on this list, the Audi A3 is also a bit roomier and more practical than some of its competitors. And like its Q3 SUV sibling, the subcompact A3 sedan delivers a full dose of Audi-ness.


Larger and roomier than most of the other SUVs on this list, the NX mixes SUV practicality with bold styling and all the prestige and peace of mind that accompany the circle-L badge.


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