When talking about luxury cars, most of us think of vehicles in the unattainable range – cars that are $80,000 and up, which most of us will never be able to realistically afford.
However, luxury doesn’t have to be something left to dreams and wistful longing; on the contrary, there are many cars that are truly luxurious that sell for prices under $50,000. While $50k is still a lot of money for the average American to spend on a car, cars in this price range are generally not totally out of the question for most people.
You often get what you pay for, and by spending just a little more money on your next car, you can massively upgrade in terms of luxury, class, and style. With the 5 cars on this list, you’ll feel like a millionaire without having to spend like one.
Here are our picks for 2015’s nicest luxury cars for under $50,000.
#5: 2015 Mercedes-Benz CLA-250
- KBB Retail Value: $31,500
- Fuel Economy: 26 mpg city / 38 mpg highway
- Engine: 4-cylinder, 2.0 liter
Mercedes-Benz has long been one of the premier luxury car manufacturers, and only recently started offering vehicles at a lower, more broadly-affordable price point. The Mercedes-Benz CLA-Class brings Mercedes luxury to a demographic that can’t afford traditional Mercedes vehicles.
The 2015 CLA-250 is Mercedes’ entry-level sedan, but that doesn’t mean that it’s not still a luxurious, excellent vehicle, despite retailing for much less than notable Mercedes flagship cars like the famed S-Class.
The Mercedes-Benz CLA-250 comes with great fuel economy and many touches of luxury usually reserved for more expensive vehicles, such as auto-sensing wiper blades, leather interiors, keyless ignition, bluetooth technology, and more.
For just $31, 500, the 2015 Mercedes-Benz CLA-250 is a luxury car that won’t break the bank to own.