Did you know that in the first five years of ownership, the average, brand-new luxury car will see a 40%–50% drop in value? Or that some new luxury vehicles can depreciate more than 60% during the five years after they first leave the lot?
While all vehicles experience depreciation to some degree, luxury vehicles tend to suffer the most. And that makes buying a brand-new luxury car a pretty poor investment (at least from a financial standpoint). Luckily, pre-owned, high-end vehicles are widely available and boast impressive comfort and tech features, just at a lower sticker price.
If you’re ready to ride in comfort and style but aren’t keen on losing five figures the moment you drive off the lot, you’ve got options.
Here are our top picks for best used, luxury vehicles in 2022!
Tesla Model 3
Sleek, roomy, technologically advanced, and all electric, the Tesla Model 3 is our number one pick. It boasts seating for five and a surprisingly powerful battery that can rocket you from zero to 60 mph in 5.3 seconds flat.
Models manufactured from 2017 to 2020 come standard with:
● 15-inch touchscreen with navigation
● Dual-zone auto climate control
● Rearview camera
● 60/40-split folding rear seats
● Two USB ports
● Forward-collision warning and blind-spot monitoring
● Voice control and Bluetooth connectivity
Mercedes Benz E400
Looking for a luxury car with some serious substance? The Mercedes Benz E400 might be just what you need. Its gorgeous interior, plush package options, and turbocharged, V6, 329 hp engine make it a top choice among drivers who like to go fast and do it in style.
Models manufactured during 2017 and 2018 come standard with:
● 12.3-inch center screen display and digital controls
● Dual-zone automatic climate control
● Leatherette upholstery
● All-wheel drive
Did you know the average annual cost of maintaining and repairing a BMW is higher than many other luxury vehicle brands? If you want to cut down those costs, consider purchasing used car parts.
Depending on the part, you could save hundreds of dollars over the cost of buying new, and if you go to a reputable salvage yard, you’ll get a warranty, too.
Looking for something with a remarkably roomy interior and considerable cargo space? Check out the BMW 540i. Models manufactured between 2017 and 2020 feature ample trunk space (18 cubic feet), as well as 36.5 inches of rear legroom.
A 3.0 L, V6, 335 hp engine comes standard, along with:
● Pre- and post-collision safety systems
● Keyless ignition
● Leather upholstery and steering wheel
● Dual-zone climate control
● Mobile internet
Looking for a convertible, coupe, or sportback? The Audi S5 is available in all three. This high-performance, supremely comfortable, and ultra-stylish model achieves zero to 60 mph in 4.3 seconds flat, and all models manufactured from 2017 to 2020 come standard with an eight-speed automatic transmission.
Other standard features include:
● Sport seats with side bolsters
● Tri-zone auto climate control
● Heated front seats with massage
● Panoramic sunroof (only in the coupe)
● All-wheel drive
Need something with a bit more room than a luxury car can offer? Check out our blog, Best Used Cars of 2022: SUVs for vehicles that boast both luxury features and tons of space.
Ace Auto Parts: Your St. Paul Discount Auto Parts Store
At Ace Auto Parts, we’ve proudly provided Twin Cities vehicle owners with a broad selection of quality, used and discount auto parts since 1929. No matter what make or model of automobile you own, if you’re looking to save money on vehicle repairs or maintenance, we’re here to help you do just that.
When you purchase from us, limited warranties come standard, and we also offer installation service for select parts.
Call us at 651-717-4299 to see if we have the part you need in stock or use our online discount auto part search tool to browse our current inventory. If you’re looking for a part we don’t currently have, we’ll do our best to locate it for you!