Oh, Yes, You Can Afford a Luxury Car: Best Luxury Cars Under $40,000

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Luxury cars allure with premium design quality, comfort and performance. Plus, they maintain reliability and long-term value. However, finding a vehicle that combines opulence with affordability might sound improbable.

Fortunately, there are several high-end sedans and SUVs on the market for under $40,000 that offer upscale interiors, futuristic technology and a smooth ride. And get this: they start at a solid $9K under the average price of a new car.

Sleek sedans and small SUVs form the entry-level to luxury lineups. While these vehicles don’t include many of their counterparts’ top-of-the-line features, they still pack a powerful bang for your buck. So, if you need a new car and think luxury is out of reach, just keep reading. Here’s our list.

Related: You Don’t Have to Splurge To Get Luxury: The Best Luxury Cars Under $50,000

The 2025 Acura Integra is Premium and Practical, Priced From $33,595

The Acura Integra Type S
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The 2025 Acura Integra A-Spec Has A Red Hot Interior

The Driver Side Of The Acura Integra A-Spec.
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Drive With Attitude in the 2024 BMW 2 Series, Priced From $38,800

228I Xdrive Gran Coupe
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Check Out The BMW 2 Series Live Cockpit

A Girls Guide To Cars | Oh, Yes, You Can Afford A Luxury Car: Best Luxury Cars Under $40,000 - 2024 Bmw 2 Series Interior
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The 2025 Lexus UX is Cheap(er) and Charming, Priced From $37,490

2025 Lexus Ux Is A Luxury Car Under $40,000
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The 2025 Lexus UX Interior Is Thoughtful And Tech-Forward

Lexus Ux Interior
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The Most Affordable Audi: 2025 Audi A3, Priced From $35,800

The 2022 Audi A3 We Test Drove
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Sink Into the Audi A3’s Quilted Sports Seats

The Audi A3 With Parchment Interior
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Everyday Functionality in the 2024 Audi Q3, Priced From $37,400

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The Audi Q3 Interior Provides Practicality and Style

Interior Of The Audi Q3
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The 2024 Cadillac XT4 Serves Elegance, Priced From $37,895

Cadillac Xt4 Awd Sport
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A Massive Multimedia Display Takes Center Stage In The Cadillac XT4

Cadillac Xt4 Sport Awd
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The 2024 Cadillac CT5 is Stylish, Safe and Sporty, Priced From $38,395

Cadillac Ct5 V
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The CT5 Interior Redesign Creates Comfort and Ease

Cadillac Ct5 V
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Minimalism and Sustainability in the 2025 Volvo EX30, Priced From $34,950

Luxury Cars Under $40K -- The Front Of Volvo Ex30
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The Volvo EX30 Is Crafted From Recycled Denim, Plastics and Steel

I Love The Simplicity Of The Steering Wheel In The Volvo Ex30
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