It’s time to be surprised by the affordability of luxury! While it’s easy to imagine that luxury sedans have the high prices to match the style, substance, and power that they provide, there are several that do not break the budget. In fact, it is surprisingly easy to find a good deal on an upscale luxury sedan or crossover, paying less than $50k without sacrificing capability, style, or features. Some of the impressive features of luxury cars at this price point include roomy and quiet cabins, smooth handling and ride quality, a V6 engine, state of the art infotainment, and impressive safety features. The three best luxury cars at this price point include the Genesis G80, Lexus IS 300, and Audi A6. Read on to find out what you need to know about the best luxury cars under $50,000.
The Top Three Luxury Cars
- Genesis G80
- Lexus IS 300
- Audi A6
2019 Genesis G80
The 2019 Genesis G80 offers an impressive blend of power, luxury, and performance. Comfortably seating five, the G80 continues to impress in its third year as a stand-alone brand. Trim levels for this four-door sedan include the 3.8 with standard rear-wheel drive and optional all-wheel drive, the 3.3T Sport, and the 5.0 Ultimate. Standard features include push-catch start, dual-zone automatic climate control, and 8-inch touchscreen with navigation, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, Bluetooth, a USB port, automatic crisis braking, lane keep and change assist, lane departure warning, blind spot warning, rear cross traffic alert, automatic high beams, and a rearview camera. The base engine for the Genesis G80 is a 3.8-liter V6 that accelerates to 60 miles per hour in 6.5 seconds. Fuel economy is a reality with this luxury sedan, with the G80 getting an EPA-estimated 19 miles per gallon in the city and 27 on the highway. The latest Genesis G80 costs less than comparable luxury sedans in its class, starting at $42,000 for the 3.8 4-door sedan.
- Impressive standard safety features
- Good fuel economy
- Priced at $42,000
Lexus IS 300
The 2019 Lexus IS 300 combines aggressive style and power with a well-balanced, quiet, and comfortable ride. Trim levels for the IS 300 include the Sedan, Sedan AWD, F Sport Sedan, and F Sport Sedan AWD. The base model comes with standard rear-wheel drive and a turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine with 241 horsepower and 258 pound-feet of torque. Standard features include keyless entry and ignition, power-adjustable front seats, a sunroof, dual-zone automatic climate control, a 7-inch display, 60/40-split folding rear seatbacks, and dual USB ports. Impressive safety features include a rearview camera, lane departure warning and intervention, and a forward collision warning system. The 2019 Lexus IS 300 is a compact luxury sedan that seats five and gets an EPA-estimated 21 mpg in the city and 30 mpg on the highway. This vehicle is priced at $38,000 at the base level, going up to $43,500 for the F Sport four-door sedan with all-wheel drive.
- Impressive list of standard features
- Fuel efficient
- Priced between $38,000 and $43,500
The 2019 Audi A6 is one of the more expensive luxury cars, starting at $50,000 when drivers take advantage of incentives and deals. The price, however, is worth the comfort, power, and standard features offered with the newest Audi A6. This state of the art four-door sedan seats five and is offered in Premium, Premium Plus, and Prestige trim packages. Standard features include their popular MMI interface, with two stacked touchscreens in the center of the dash. These screens replace physical buttons, controlling everything from music to climate control. Additional standard features include Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, Audi Connect (includes 4G LTE Wi-Fi hotspot capability), keyless ignition and entry, a sunroof, front and rear parking sensors, a rearview camera, and tri-zone automatic climate control. Audi’s Pre Sense Basic safety system also comes at this trim level, warning the driver when a collision is imminent. All Audi A6 models come with a 3.0-liter V6 hybrid engine that has 335 horsepower, as well as all-wheel drive, making this a powerful and fun sedan to drive.
- A V6 hybrid engine
- MMI interface is state of the art technology
- Audi’s Pre Sense Basic safety system warns of collision
There’s no reason to feel priced out of a wide range of 2019 luxury cars. Fortunately, there are several comfortable, powerful, and exciting four-door sedans that are priced at under $50,000.