Whether the time has come to make room in the car for “curtain climbers” or you are just adding another awesome ride to the garage, when it comes to buying a luxury sedan, a carefully researched and inspected used car is the only option for the informed consumer. Right now is a thrilling time for the used car market, and particularly for the luxury sedan market. With sales figures in the new automobile industry on the upswing and no end in sight, the used luxury car market is expected to become overwrought with low mileage, top-quality, used luxury cars for sale.
Here is a list of the top 5 most popular used luxury sedans on the market. Used car websites, the best of which is BestRide.com, can aid you in locating just the right one to meet your needs, or wants.
The 2010 Lexus GS is a mid-sized rear-wheel drive sedan. The GS 350 is equipped with 3.5-liter V6 engine that makes 303hp and 274 lb.-ft. of torque and a seven-speed automatic transmission. For those that need a little more power, the GS 460 comes with a 4.6-liter V8, making 342hp and an eight-speed shiftable automatic transmission. Seventeen-inch alloy wheels, Xenon headlights, leather seating surfaces, all of the power amenities, including communication, audio, and safety make the Lexus GS series an elegantly comfortable used car bargain at under $25k.
The Infiniti M is equipped with all of the style and performance to make it contender among used cars, in the under $25k luxury segment. As a large, rear-wheel drive, luxury sedan that is available in two configurations, the M35 lists a 3.5-liter, 303hp V6 and a seven-speed automatic transmission and the M45 boasts a 4.5-liter V8, which produces 325hp and uses a five-speed automatic transmission. The Infiniti M exhibits above average throttle response, incomparable ride quality, and a luxurious passenger compartment with all of the bells and whistles.
3. 2010 Audi A6
This German car has grown by leaps and bounds over the last ten-years, into an automobile with exquisite interior trappings, extraordinary handling capabilities, and awesome acceleration. The A6 is available in three trim levels, which means three engine options. The base model A6 3.2 offers a 3.2-liter V6 that makes just 265hp and a continuously variable transmission, the A6 3.0T features a turbocharged 3.0-liter V6 that is for 300hp, and the A6 4.2 pushes the ponies even further with a 4.2-liter V8, generating 350hp. The top two trim levels are available with Quattro all-wheel drive but the 3.2T is only available with front-wheel drive.
In typical Mercedes-Benz fashion, the E Class runs the gambit of pricing and performance; from the economical E350 and E320 BlueTEC diesel to the E63 AMG, which is a virtual supercar with a huge 500+hp V8. Obviously, for under $25k the only available option in the E Class is the 3.5-liter V6 that churns out only 268hp and 258 lb.-ft. of torque. The E350 is a mid-sized, rear-wheel drive, luxury sedan, available with 4MATIC all-wheel drive, as well.
Cadillac style is a slogan that is known around the world; for good reason. The DTS, offered in four trim levels, is a large, front-wheel drive, luxury sedan. Its huge “slab sides”, huge Cadillac crest in the classically styled grille, and thin vertical rear taillights set it apart from European and Japanese sedans, as it screams out a daunting reminder that it is the original American luxury sedan. The 275hp, 4.6-liter V8 is standard equipment in the DTS Base, Luxury, and Premium trim level packages but is upgraded to a 292hp version. All trim levels utilize a four-speed automatic transmission.