Luxury – something we all want in life but very few can really afford. Whether it’s a luxurious home, a luxurious office, or a luxurious car, there is something about it just draws us in. While most luxurious things come with a price tag longer than our phone numbers, there is a way to get a luxury car for a fraction of what it initially cost. That way is to buy a used or pre-owned vehicle. Over the years, used luxury cars have gained a lot of attention and are now sought after by many but which luxury car is the best to buy second-hand? Let’s find out.
Volkswagen is a name trusted by everyone and the Touareg is a car that has a lot of promise – especially for second-hand users. The car gets its power from both diesel and petrol engines including a 3.0L V6 TDI diesel, a 5.0L V10 TDI diesel, a 3.6L V6 FSI petrol, and a 4.2L V8 FSI petrol option. All variants come with automatic transmissions and are fitted with a fuel tank of 100 liters capacity. There are a number of features offered by the car – some of which include power steering, automatic climate control, rear AC vents, cruise control, and keyless entry.
The Toyota Tundra is another extremely reliable car from a reliable company. Under the hood, the Tundra comes with a 5.7L V8 petrol engine that is mated to a 6-speed automatic transmission and offers Four-Wheel-Drive capabilities. The car can seat a total of 5 and has a number of luxurious features including AC vents in the front and the rear, headrests for all seats, leather seats, and a state-of-the-art infotainment system.
Porsche is a premium sports car manufacturer that produces some of the best sports cars in the industry and the Macan is one of the finest examples of that. It comes with either a 3.0L Twin-Turbo V6 petrol or a 2.0L Turbo petrol engine that is mated to a 7-speed AWD automatic gearbox. With a top speed of 254kmph, the Macan is definitely one of the best used luxury cars available on the market.
For larger families, the Lincoln Navigator is a perfect option in the luxury car segment because it offers high-end features with all the space needed for 5-8 passengers. Powering the car is a 3.5L V6 petrol engine that offers 500Nm of torque and 450bhp. From air conditioning to heated seats and everything in between, the Navigator has it all. The leather trim seats, LCD monitors, satellite radio, and traction control are just some of the other features found in the popular SUV.
Although the Volvo S80 is no longer in production, there are a number of pre-owned models up for grabs. Volvo has always been one of the most trusted names in the automobile industry and the S80 is a luxury car that has stood out from the rest. There is an In-Line Twin Turbo diesel engine mated to an 8-speed automatic engine that produces 181bhp and 400Nm of torque. With air quality control, a digital instrument cluster, and a digital dashboard, this car offers both comfort and customization features most cars don’t.
Even though Lexus cars can be quite expensive, a pre-owned RX will not set you back by much. For what it offers, this car is definitely worth every penny. The petrol engine fitted into the car has an automatic transmission with All-Wheel-Drive. Offering a mileage of 18.8kmpl, the RX is made for Indian roads and the 65-liter fuel tank will keep you going. The interiors of the RX are plush and come with leather seats with a leather steering wheel as well as a sleek dashboard and heated seats for a comfortable and satisfying driving experience.
While we wouldn’t normally categorize Hyundai as a luxury brand, the Genesis is just one of the models that offer superior features. Fitted into the car is a 3.8L V6 petrol engine that has an 8-speed automatic transmission with 397Nm of torque. The thing that makes this car a luxury vehicle is its elegant look at premium materials including leather for the seats. There is also a plethora of features that give this car a superior performance as compared to the others in the segment.
Another big name brand in terms of luxury is Audi and the Q5 SUV is one standout model designed for everyone. It has both petrol and diesel engines that are mated to a 7-speed automatic transmission and has a top speed of 237kmph. The SUV is capable of going from 0-100kmph in just 6.3 seconds which is quite impressive given the size of the vehicle. The car also offers a number of safety features including anti-lock braking system, child-lock safety, anti-theft alarm, 6 airbags for driver and passengers, and a digital dashboard.
Luxury, in terms of automobiles, can be summed in one word – Mercedes and the C-Class stands out for all the right reasons. From the exteriors to the interiors, and the powerful petrol and diesel engines, this car oozes premium class and elegance. Leather and wood make up for most of the interiors while a touchscreen infotainment system ensures you get the most out of your entertainment.
Second-hand BMW’s are the most wanted cars in the pre-owned market right now as they offer the most for their relatively low prices. The BMW 3-Series is one such vehicle that takes luxury to the next level. From leather and wood interiors to updated electronic equipment, this car delivers on every level imaginable. In India, you can get affordable used BMW cars in Chennai, Bangalore, and Delhi as well as some other cities.
There you have it, 10 of the most reliable and best-used luxury cars you can find in India today. They all have superior engines with luxurious interiors and durable exteriors combined with useful features. Which model do you think is the best from this lot and offers the most for its price?