10 Most Reliable Used Luxury Cars That Won’t Break The Bank

10 Most Reliable Used Luxury Cars That Won’t Break The Bank

Luxury and peace of mind shouldn’t be mutually exclusive. You shouldn’t have to compromise on reliability just so you can enjoy the comfort and cutting-edge features. Sadly, luxury cars suffer greatly from depreciation, and buying them new is challenging considering their exorbitant price tags. This leaves the question of whether it’s even possible to find a luxury car that’s worth buying used.

If you are opting for a used car, it should be very reliable and long-lasting. One of the biggest mistakes people make when buying used cars is buying the wrong car in the first place. Once you do select a reliable and trustworthy car to buy used, it’s crucial to check its driving history, model year, features, and maintenance history.

Yes, luxury cars are a risky buy used, but some of them present incredible value and are worth every penny. Buying and of the cars on this list will not only be a good investment decision because they’re incredibly cheap, but they’ll all have plenty of life in them even with 100,000 miles on the odometer. So, let’s look at the 10 most reliable used luxury cars that you don’t have to break the bank to get.

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10 2010 Lincoln Navigator

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The Lincoln Navigator is a luxury full-size SUV that shares the same platform as the Ford Expedition, even though it’s more luxurious. With proper maintenance, a Lincoln Navigator can serve you for more than 200,000 miles, so it’s not surprising that J.D. Power gives it a reliability rating of 83 out of 100.

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On top of all the comfort and safety luxurious features, the Navigator never settled for less bulky handling and a sturdy engine. Thanks to the 5.4-liter Triton V8 engine, this truck-based SUV delivers up to 310 hp.

9 2010 Porsche Cayenne

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The 2010 Porsche Cayenne is a family SUV that’s perfect for those looking for a quick and sporty car for their supermarket errands and urban rat-runs. In fact, besides the V6 and V8 gas engine options that pumps out 550 hp, the Cayenne’s handling on curves is perhaps the most appealing attribute to owners.

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The Cayenne Turbo S can reach 60 mph in just 4.7 seconds. Although it goes for about $11,250 – $20,500 on the used car market, you will definitely find it more reliable and longer lasting than cheaper alternatives like the Audi Q5.

8 2011 Audi A8

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Audi used the 2011 A8 luxury sedan to showcase its latest technology, like the innovative cabin tech interface, and Google integration with the car’s navigation system. Surprisingly, you can still secure a 2011 A8 for roughly $15,300 – $16,475 in the used car market.

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The 4.2-liter V8 base engine of the A8 combines with the 8-speed transmission to gush out 372 hp and 328 lb-ft of torque. According to J.D. Power, the 2011 Audi A8 is one of the top four large premium cars of 2011, and many owners are wowed by the car’s stability in poor conditions.

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7 2012 Infiniti FX35

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At first glance, the 2012 Infiniti FX35 appears to be a rather aggressive, rakish, hunkered-down crossover. But what you may not know is that it is a pretty fast vehicle that’s capable of hitting 60 mph in 6.1 seconds. For an SUV that weighs 4293 lbs, that’s really impressive.

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Not only is there no recall on the 2012 FX35, but it also has some reassuring reviews. Giving the 2012 FX35 a perfect score for performance, reliability, and design, a reviewer on Cars.com opines that the crossover wagon is the most reliable vehicle they have ever owned.

6 2012 Hyundai Genesis

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The mission of the Hyundai Genesis was simple: to outshine Lexus in terms of performance, reliability, and quality, and it did just all that at a lower price of about $10,375 – $12,225 for a used one. The 3.8-liter V6 engine of the 2012 Hyundai Genesis has a power rating of 333 hp, but if you want more power you can consider either of the two V8s that deliver 385 hp and 429 hp.

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Although the 2012 Hyundai Genesis has been recalled due to degradation of the windshield wiper motor cover seal, you just have to ensure that issue has been addressed before you claim ownership of the sedan.

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5 2013 Lexus RX

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Getting a used 2013 Lexus RX for about $20,000 is a great bargain for many reasons. For one, you get to enjoy a trouble-free ownership experience, which is not very common with luxury vehicles. The standard 3.5-liter V6 engine offers punchy performance with a power output of 270 hp.

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With a J.D. Power reliability score of 87/100, the 2013 Lexus RX ranks as the second-best midsize premium SUV for its model year. Although it’s in the same price bracket as the BMW 3 Series, it offers more luxurious features.

4 2014 Acura RDX

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In 2013, Acura began the release of the second-generation RDX, which is the brand’s smallest SUV. The 2014 RDX is almost the same as the previous model year, except for a new body-color option. The 2014 RDX came with a 3.5-liter V6 engine that produces 273 hp by combining with the 6-speed automatic transmission.

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The great thing about the engine and transmission is that they are very smooth compared to the first-generation RDX that came with a turbocharged 4-cylinder. The 2014 Acura RDX goes for roughly $17,375 – $18,625.

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3 2014 Mercedes-Benz GLK

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Whatever you have wished for in a used luxury car, the 2014 Mercedes-Benz GLK will beat your expectations. The 3.5-liter V6 engine unleashes 302 hp with the 7-speed automatic transmission. The GLK takes you up to 24 mpg in the city and 33 mpg on the highway, all thanks to the new ECO Start/Stop system that helps to conserve fuel in stop-and-go driving.

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With a J.D. Power reliability rating of 89 out of 100, there’s very little trouble with the 2014 Mercedes-Benz GLK. In fact, this particular model year won the J.D. Power Dependability Award and ranked as the best compact premium SUV. Owners of the 2014 GLK, which cost about $17,700 – $18,775, are particularly pleased with its reliability and maneuverability. In the United States, the 2014 GLK sold over 35,000 units, which was record-breaking for Mercedes-Benz.

2 2015 Lexus ES 350

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The Lexus ES 350 has been known for its comfy and luxurious interior and in this model year Lexus took things a little further by improving the driving experience. The end result is a thrilling upscale sedan that has everything you need in a car.

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The 2015 ES occupies the top spot for the J.D. Power best compact premium car for its model year. This doesn’t come as a shock at all, as the sedan also bagged the J.D. Power’s Dependability Award for having the fewest reported problems in 2015.

1 2016 Buick Verano

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Buick doesn’t hold anything back in furnishing the 2016 Verano with luxury features like the QuietTuning technology, large LCD screen and proprietary IntelliLink. With all these features, the Buick Verano is still available at a pocket-friendly price range of $12,600 – $15,725.

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When it comes to resale value and reliability, J.D. Power considers the 2016 Verano to be a great compact sedan. The 2016 Verano has healthy sales numbers, with over 30,277 units sold in the United States alone.

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