6 Amazing Used Luxury Cars

June 10th, 2022 by

A black 2019 Ram 1500 Limited is shown driving on a dirt road.

The term “luxury vehicle” can be a misleading one. In all other things, from hotels to handbags, luxury items and experiences are associated with substantially higher price tags than their non-luxury counterparts. However, in the world of cars, buying a luxury vehicle doesn’t have to mean spending an arm and a leg. Opting for a pre-owned car can mean enjoying all of the upgrades that come with a luxury vehicle but none of the upsell. This probably has you already wondering, “Hm, where is there a used car dealer near me?” Well, here at Haley Toyota of Richmond, we have a large selection of used luxury vehicles at amazing prices.

So what exactly does luxury mean when it comes to cars? Even that is highly debated among vehicle experts. It can refer to high-end materials both on the outside and inside of the car, such as leather or wood components on the interior or carbon fiber parts on the outside. Luxury can also refer to performance features like stronger engines, faster acceleration, and better towing capabilities. Basically, when a vehicle is a luxury model, you can expect plenty of features and packages that generally improve your experience as a driver. So let’s take a look at some of the best used luxury vehicles.

1 – 2014 Lexus ES

The 2014 Lexus ES already comes from a brand associated with luxury, but this particular midsize sedan really offers a lot of value when purchased used. You can often find examples in good condition for between $20,000 and $25,000. The front-seat passenger and driver will enjoy 10-way power-adjustable seats to get that perfect position in this car. When dropping it off with a valet, drivers can appreciate the valet function, which lets other users open the door and start the engine but not access the glove box or trunk. Overall, this car is rich with aesthetic upgrades like a leather metal-look steering wheel and leatherette door trim insert. It also features Lexus’ signature Lexus NuLuxe inside—a high-quality synthetic leather-like material that’s easy to maintain and looks sophisticated. All in all, it’s a beautiful car inside and out.

2 – 2015 Acura TLX

Those looking for a fun and sporty car that offers impressive performance at a good price will like the 2015 Acura TLX. This car occupies the $20,000 to $25,000 price range. Drivers will enjoy a choice of either a standard 2.4-liter four-cylinder engine or a 3.5-liter V6 here. The latter sees a hefty 290 hp and 267 lb-ft torque and will go from zero to 60 in under six seconds. For thrill-seekers, the 2015 TLX is an excellent used vehicle. However, it’s also worth noting the beautiful exterior, featuring forward slight lines that make the car look fast even when it’s parked. We foresee this car remaining popular for years to come.

A silver 2022 Lexus RX is shown from the side after visiting a used car dealer near you.

3 – 2016 Lexus RX

Drivers wanting the room provided by an SUV without the bulky appearance of a big car will like this choice. The 2016 Lexus RX can often be found in the $30,000 to $35,000 range when in average condition. Its pinched grille and the blacked-out section of the C-pillar give it an edgy yet elegant look. Plus, it has LED high beams, low beams, and tail lights. You can also get this car with optional 20-inch wheels for a higher seating position and more curb appeal. On the inside, contrast stitching throughout the paneling and upholstery gives the RX an attractive aesthetic. And many drivers appreciate the easy-to-use available 12-inch infotainment touchscreen. On the performance side of things, the Eco, Normal, Sport, and Sport+ drive modes make this a fun and versatile car, whether commuting into Richmond or running errands in Midlothian.

4 – 2015 Porsche Cayenne

Those who want a used car that will turn heads and leave their heart pounding should explore the 2015 Porsche Cayenne. The price of this sporty SUV is a bit higher, generally falling between $40,000 and $50,000, but you get what you pay for. It features four-dot LED running lights in each headlight for a stunning exterior aesthetic. Moving inside, you’ll find high-quality wood, chrome, and leather for a truly VIP-feeling cabin. Even backseat passengers can be comfortable, thanks to adjustable rear seats that recline slightly.

Now on to performance. Drivers who opt for the Cayenne Turbo and its 4.8-liter V8 engine will get a total of 520 hp for a really powerful vehicle. However, if you go for the more affordable Porsche Cayenne S, you’ll enjoy the twin-turbocharged 3.6-liter V6, which still gets an impressive 420 hp. This car grips the road, gives excellent feedback, and goes from zero to 60 in around four seconds. No matter which engine you get, you’ll have a lot of fun in this used luxury model.

5 – 2019 Ram 1500 Limited

In recent years, major truck brands have entered the playing field of luxury vehicles. More and more drivers are treating trucks like everyday cars, and manufacturers have responded accordingly. That can instantly be seen in the 2019 Ram 1500 Limited, which generally costs around $50,000 to $60,000. It has a 12-inch touchscreen that’s very easy to use and offers useful driver and vehicle info. It also boasts a wireless phone charger, heated and ventilated seats, and a 19-speaker Harman Kardon sound system. It might technically be a work vehicle, but long-haul passengers will be happy in this truck.

It is still, however, a truck, so we need to address truck capabilities. The Ram 1500 has made waves in the truck lovers’ world because of its incredibly smooth ride. Compared to its competitors, it does an excellent job protecting riders from bumps along the way, thanks to its class-exclusive coil-spring rear suspension. It also tows its maximum loads without feeling slowed or weighed down—you can thank the eight-speed automatic transmission for that. This truck stays true to its working roots but brings in surprising luxury features.

A black 2020 GMC Sierra 1500 Denali is shown from the front driving on an open road.

6 – 2019 GMC Sierra 1500 Denali

This is another truck that doesn’t forget where it came from but has an eye for driver comfort. A 2019 GMC Sierra 1500 Denali will often run around the $50,000 to $60,000 range in good condition. It has available adaptive suspension, allowing drivers to switch between a softer or firmer ride in different conditions. Its six-position MultiPro tailgate adds more versatility to its bed, providing a built-in step, load stops, and more.

As for performance, the Sierra 1500 comes with either rear-wheel drive or all-wheel drive, so it can handle rougher roads. And the Denali has impressive engine options to choose from. It comes standard with a 5.3L V8 but can be optioned with either a 6.2L V8 or a 3.0L Duramax diesel. Customizing this truck to your needs is especially easy. Plus, it can tow up to 9,600 lbs, making it a great choice if you want to haul a boat out to Swift Creek Reservoir for the weekend.

Moving inside, this truck took the meaning of luxury seriously. It is very spacious and has both Apple Car Play and Android Auto, so drivers can hook up their smartphones and enjoy all of their favorite apps from within the cabin. The Denali also boasts heated and ventilated seats to prevent any temperature complaints from passengers. This truck is a serious working truck but also ready for a road trip.

Used Cars Offer Luxury on a Budget

Buying a luxury vehicle doesn’t have to mean paying a luxury price tag. While the meaning of luxury continues to evolve, there are many used vehicles with features that stand the test of time and deliver that VIP experience. And it’s clear that luxury isn’t limited to any one body type or class of vehicle. Whether you need the working capabilities of a truck or want a sporty little coupe, there’s a great used vehicle waiting for you right here at Haley Toyota of Richmond.