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Top 5 Cheap Luxury Sedans

Top 5 Cheap Luxury Sedans

Welcome to Best Car Guy. In this blog, we have listed Top 5 Cheap Luxury Sedans. In this list, you will find cheap luxury cars that look expensive. So there are many cars out there that continuously fool people into thinking they are very expensive to buy. But the truth is, a lot of those cars are actually pretty affordable, as in like cheap. Today I'll show you 5 perfect examples.

Mercedes CLA 250

The first car on the list is the Mercedes CLA250. To most people, a Mercedes is a Mercedes, which is why many may classify the CLA 250 as an expensive car to buy. Well, this specific model, that's not quite the case, consider it an entry-level Mercedes. This car’s sole purpose was to target younger buyers while having a low enough price point to compete with low-class cars from other manufacturers. Actually, it was a pretty smart idea. Get you into their ecosystem at a lower than usual price point and next thing you know it, you’ve upgraded into an actual C class. Of course, the CLA 250 has some comprises for a Mercedes that once carried a brand new sticker price of around 30K. Instead of an RWD system like most Mercedes, this car is FWD. In fact, it was the first FWD Mercedes offered in the United States when it first released for the 2014 model year. IDK an FWD Mercedes, eh just doesn’t sound right just like FWD BMW, yet they both offer models like that. The CLA 250’s interior is another give away that corners were cut to accommodate a lower price point, It doesn’t look bad, it’s just that the materials and refinement you’d normally find in a Mercedes aren’t quite there, but that is expected. Ride quality has been described as a bit too harsh for a car with Mercedes Badge by many auto journalists and the performance numbers you get out of the power plant isn’t really that exciting, well at least for car enthusiasts. It’ a 2L 4 cylinder turbo engine that produces 208 HP and 258 lb-ft of torque. Combine that power with the overall car weight of around 3300 lbs and A 0-60 mph sprint happens in 6.5 seconds. Here’s the thing, the CLA 250 is not a bad car to own, it definitely has its positives. The exterior design looks absolutely stunning in my opinion. It has the right touch of sportiness and looks much more expensive than what they sell for. Gas mileage is a plus factor as well courtesy of the 2L engine. 26 MPG city and 38 MPG highway which is very impressive. And it comes equipped with a dual-clutch system, which is a big surprise for a car of this price point. You can easily find them used for around 11Kand ones with lower miles for around 12K. You’ll end up with a relatively quick and efficient car with a premium badge. You won’t get air suspension or massaging seats but you still get the Mercedes badge that’ll have much thinking you paid much more for the car.

Chrysler 300

The second cheap luxury sedan is the Chrysler 300. While this car here won’t trick any car enthusiasts into thinking it’s more expensive than what it actually is, non-car people now that is a different story. The unmistakable front end sort of represents something it’s not. A Rolls Royce Or maybe a Bentley. Or even both. And I don’t think that was done by accident. The Chrysler 300 has always sold very well over the years for a reason, By making this model look more high end than what it really is, it’s been able to survive in the market for as long as it has. It’s been around since 2005 then receiving an update in 2011 and now it’s only one out of 3 cars offered Chrysler on their website. I’ve personally driven a 300 many times, I mean who hasn’t? Every time I was in a situation that I needed a rental car, Enterprise always provided me with one of these. The first thing you notice about the 300 is that it’s a big car. You can see it and you can definitely feel it when you’re driving. It has a bit of a boat feeling, but the positive of it being a large car is the amount of space you get inside. You can easily fit adults of all sizes in the front and in the rear. Imagine that, roomy rear seats, something that seems like a dying feature nowadays due to sloping exterior lines. Road trips are comfortable, the ride is smooth and very quiet. As far as power goes, the 300 comes equipped with 3.6L V6 that produces 292HP and 260lb-ft of torque which is more than enough for most people. Sometimes you snag a steal and find a 300S or 300 C that comes equipped with the more capable Hemi power plant. A 5.7L V8 that produces 363HP and 394lb-ft. But if you go that route just prepare for fuel efficiency to take a major hit. Overall if you’re looking for a cheap way to get into the luxury well the Chrysler 300 can be a good choice. It’s packed with a ton of features you’d normally get for the price, the muscular exterior design resembles an executive-level car and if you debate it, you may fool a bunch of people when out on the road. Reliability wise, eh it’s not that good. people always say you’ll never forget your first Chrysler because for most it’s normally their last because of how unreliable than can be. Which is probably why you can probably find them for cheap second hand. I was able to find 2015 models for around a little under and a little over 10K.

Genesis G70

The third car on the list is Genesis G70. Okay, so this car here is not necessarily cheap in price but hear me out. It definitely looks much more expensive than what it goes for even if it is an extension of the Hyundai brand. Let’s call it attainable or affordable rather than cheap. The genesis badge alone fools just about anyone that it’s some sort of an exotic brand Bentley, and all the features that come equipped rival those found on more popular German luxury cars like the BMW 3 Series, Mercedes C class and Audi A4. And unlike those cars which are commonly seen on the road, the G70 can probably attract much more attention. I mean Genesis in general doesn’t have much brand awareness among the general population. They only offer 3 cars at the moment and no SUVs or trucks. They are the G70 which is all-new for the Genesis brand, the G80 which was formerly known as the Hyundai Genesis and the G90 which was known as the Equus. The G70 is a sweet looking car in my opinion and where you can really see it’s prestige is on the front end with that massive grill, very unique bumper design and that very distinctive badge. The interior is equally as impressive, quality materials used throughout and laid out nicely. As far as performance goes you can get theG70 in two different variants. A 2L turbo version that produces 252HP and260lb-ft. Or a 3.3L twin-turbo V6 that produces 365HPand 376lb-ft, it’s the same one used in the Kia Stinger GT, the fun fact the entire G70uses the same platform at the Stinger, which is why looking at it from the side you can see some resemblance. The G70 just focuses a bit more on luxury while the Stinger GT leans more towards sportiness. But don’t get me wrong, the G70 can be sporty as well especially if you have one with the sport package installed which includes Brembo brakes, a sportier exhaust, 19inch wheels wrapped in pilot sport 4s Michel in tires and even a traditional 6-speed manual transmission. You heard me right, a traditional 6 speed. Gotta love what the Koreans are doing with their cars, once known for cheap and rather unreliable cars, now are actually producing some quality ones. I think Hyundai did a good move by sorting Genesis as it’s own brand in 2015 because let’s be honest badges matter to people more than they should. You can find a Genesis G70 for around 29Kand while that may sound like a lot to many people, on the road it can pass off for a car that is worth twice that price.

Maserati Ghibli

4th cheap car on the list is the Maserati Ghibli. Now this one is a real shocker. We are talking about a car that has depreciated by more than 75% in just 2-3 years. That honestly has to be a record. And even though the Ghibli is considered an entry-level Maserati, it still has a starting price of around 71K. And now you can find them for well under 20Ksecond hand! Of course, there is a reason for that. High Maintenance cost and poor reliability! It’s sad because many people already know this about Maserati cars which is why you can easily find them at such a low price. Funny story, A buddy of mine went to go look at one recently. 2015 with around 50K miles selling for just 25K. Keep in mind he was driving a Toyota Camry at the time. I told him don’t do it unless they offer him a good deal on an extended warranty either that or that the dealer can prove that all the major services have been performed. To make a long story short, he didn’t listen to a word I said and purchased the car on his terms. 2 days later, guys two days later, the engine light was bright as hell, followed by the brake light, the car started to misfire and shake, the pads were low, the rotors were warped and now my friend has pay 10K out of pocket to fix everything. That’s almost half of what he paid for the car! Anyways let’s talk about some positives about the Ghibli. This a businessman car, Driving one of these will get you lots of attention and compliments, I mean after all it is a Maserati even if it is an entry-level one. Very few cars at this price point can attract as much attention. Another positive thing that really stands out about the Ghibli is the exhaust note. Maserati absolutely perfected this on their cars. I guess you can partially give credit to Ferrari for assisting them with the engine. The base version one and the S Q4 variant are turbocharged V6 engines, the lower spec one produces 345HP and 369lb-ft while the S one produces 406HP and 404lb-ft. If you want others to believe you just received a promotion at work well then get a Ghibli, but remember you’ll be taking a risk when it comes to reliability. But hey some would rather gamble to have a more exciting car.

Cadillac ATS

5th and final car is the Cadillac ATS. First launched in 2012 as a smaller and more affordable and some would say a more fun-size an alternative to the CTS. Sadly it didn’t get much attention though because of the big spotlight the CTS had on it. Auto journalists loved the ATS for the most part, especially when they had a chance to drive the AST-V. So why didn’t it sell well? Let’s put it like this, Cadillac aimed directly at BMW’s 3 series playing field a market that is so exclusive and hard to compete in. On top of that, it seems like Cadillac, in general, has been tanking over the years and they simply aren’t what they used to be. Their push to gain the trust and attention of younger buyers seems like a failure. Many still think Cadillac cars are only driven by older people. Reliability is also a concern. They are among one of the auto brands that always tend to place towards the very bottom of most dependability lists mainly due to bad electric failures. I’ve personally like Cadillac. I was a big fan of the Escalade growing up, and I’m also a fan of the body styling of the CTS and ATS The lines and angles are so unique and they really do separate themselves from what seems like copy paste designs used throughout the luxury segment. There are many engine variants available from2012 through 2019, but the ATS’s I was able to find for the most affordable price from years 2015 was the 2L 4cyl turbo variation. It produces 272HP and 295lb-ft of torque making it a pretty capable car performance-wise. The best part is that you can find them for around16K which is more than 50% less than what their sticker prices once were. Cadillac discontinued them back in 2018 so you won’t find them new anymore, but why go new when you can save all that money getting them used.


  1. The 2020 Genesis G90 is the highest model and therefore the most expensive, with a starting price of around $72,200 bringing it into the realm of high-end BMW and Audi luxury sedans. Genesis g90 listings available at


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