5 Entry-Level Luxury Cars That Deserve Your Attention

Buying a luxury car can mean spending tens of thousands of dollars extra over buying a standard vehicle option, but there are a lot of benefits to paying the price. We’ve seen the expensive options offered by Mercedes-Benz, Audi, BMW, and many other luxury car manufacturers, but you don’t have to buy their most expensive cars to get the features and luxury you want. In fact, there are several new cars this year that have an entry-level price with some big benefits.

2020 Audi A3

The Audi A3 is one of the smaller sedan models offered by the manufacturer but it truly does pack a punch. Prices start at $33,300 and go as high as $43,000 with all of the cool options available. The A3 doesn’t sacrifice a sporty driving experience either, as it is just as fun to drive as it is comfortable.

Audi A3 Sportback 40 TFSI e compact 5-door hatchback car on display at Brussels Expo
The Audi A3 | Sjoerd van der Wal/Getty Images

Wagon fanatics can also rejoice because the A3 is also offered as a hatchback, making it one of the only luxury hatchbacks of the year, while also being incredibly affordable.

2020 Mercedes-Benz CLA

The CLA model is one of the most affordable options for buying a brand new Mercedes-Benz. Many people might opt to lease this car as they are known to depreciate quickly, but if you are looking for a luxury car there is something to be said about knowing you are the first owner. Prices for the CLA start around $36,650 and up depending on trim levels and features.

Yellow 2020 Mercedes CLA 35 AMG in front of a modernist building
2020 Mercedes CLA 35 AMG | Mercedes-Benz

2020 Cadillac CT4

Cadillac might not come to mind when thinking about affordable luxury, and that’s because you are probably expecting a higher price tag for a brand-new model than the CT4 actually has. The base model price for the new CT4 is $32,995 not even the most expensive car to start on this list. Upgrading to the CT4-V will give you an even sportier driving experience.

The CT4-V infuses the brand’s racing DNA for a dynamic, responsive, and exhilarating driving experience.

2020 Mercedes-Benz A-Class

Another Mercedes-Benz car makes the list with an even lower price tag than you’d expect. The base model is the most inexpensive Mercedes-Benz that you can currently buy brand new, making it a great entry-level luxury car. You can take one home for as little as $32,800.

2020 Mercedes-Benz A-Class Sedan | Mercedes-Benz
2020 Mercedes-Benz A-Class Sedan | Mercedes-Benz

2020 BMW 2 Series Gran Coupe

Audi’s leading competitor couldn’t just stand by and let the market for entry-level luxury sedans slip through the cracks, so BMW stepped up with the 2 Series Gran Coupe. To get into even the base model will cost more than some of the other cars on this list starting out, with a sticker price of $37,500.

2020 BMW 2 Series Gran Coupe | BMW

Which Mercedes Is the Most Reliable?

Whatever your preference in brand may be, there are a steady handful of reliable and practical luxury sedans that you can take home from an entry-level price. Just because they don’t break the bank doesn’t mean you won’t love driving them, and it is worth the price to many people.