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Every car you drive makes a statement about who you are as a person and where you are in life. We live in a world that places value on the things we possess, and while this is not ideal, it’s not likely to change any time soon. However, the assumptions we make are often wrong.

According to an Experian Automotive study, 61% of wealthy people drive Fords, Hondas, and Toyotas. Vehicles most of us can afford.

What this means is that you no longer have to feel the need to fork out huge amounts of money to get a car that will impress those around you. Here are a few vehicle options that strike a balance between appearance value and affordability.

1. Acura MDX

The Acura MDX is a luxury SUV and a close competitor to the Audi Q5. The two cars share several similarities. However, according to MaritzCX’s consumer data, the MDX is in the top ten when it comes to affordable luxury cars among those who relate with the wealthy. For $44,500, it’s easy to see why the MDX is one of the preferred luxury SUV options.

2. Lexus RX350

The Lexus RX350 is another luxury SUV that is similar to the MDX though its starting price of $43,000 is a bit lower. Never the less, the RX350 is a crossover that is much favored.

3. Honda Accord

2018 Honda Accord
2018 Honda Accord | Raymond Boyd/Getty Images

Though it might be surprising to see a Honda on this list, the Honda Accord’s affordability, reliability, and performance levels make for a preferred option. Why strain your pockets? The Honda Accord often starts at a reasonable price of $20,000 and is one of the low-range costs on the list.

4. Jeep Wrangler

There is something alluring about a Jeep; especially a Jeep Wrangler. From its classy appearance to its performance both in the city and off-road, it’s not that hard to see why the Wrangler is a must-have for most. And, at just $24,000 starting price, you can get your hands on your very own.

5. Jeep Grand Cherokee

The Jeep Grand Cherokee is the other Jeep model joining the Wrangler on the list. The brand’s flagship vehicle is largely fashionable among professionals who network with a lot of wealthy clients.

6. Ford Explorer

The Ford Explorer has been around for quite a while, and during a trip across town, it’s common to spot Explorers of different model years and generations. Despite its long existence, its popularity among consumers has never diminished.

7. BMW X5

The BMW X5 is one of the several X models in BMW’s lineup. Though its price of around $55,000 isn’t really cheap, it is still nowhere near the prices you will be forced to pay for high-end brands. On top of that, you get the prestige that comes with driving around in a BMW.

8. Honda Civic

The Honda Civic is another affordable and reliable vehicle from the Honda brand. This makes it an attractive choice for consumers of different levels. Add the low starting price of $19,000; though this is for the basic model, and you get a vehicle that is both aesthetically pleasing and functional.

9. Ford F-150

The most popular vehicle among this type of consumer and the wider population at large is the Ford F-150 pickup. The F-150 has been America’s best-selling car for four decades, and once you see it, you’ll understand why.  With a price range in the mid-$20,000 and several model options to choose from, you will be sure to find an F-150 that fits your needs.

There you have it; you don’t need to break the bank to get a car that will impress your wealthy clients. These are some of the affordable and classy options you should consider.