10 Best Used Compact Luxury SUVs Under $30,000

There are lots of luxury SUVs to choose from — some are full-size with seating for eight and have ample amounts of cargo room, but not everyone needs something so big. Going with a compact SUV is often a better and more affordable option for most drivers. Here are the 10 best used compact luxury SUVs under $30,000.

1. 2018 Lexus NX

2018 Lexus NX in champagne.

Available with front-wheel drive (FWD) or all-wheel drive (AWD), the Lexus NX has a responsive 2.0-liter turbocharged 4-cylinder engine with 235 horsepower. The interior is roomy, and there’s 17.7 cubic feet for cargo behind the rear seats. It also gets good fuel economy and has excellent predicted reliability ratings. See used Lexus NX models for sale near you

2. 2018 Acura RDX

2018 Acura RDX in silver.

The Acura RDX is a sporty luxury crossover. It’s powered by a 3.5-liter V6 with 279 horsepower, paired with a 6-speed automatic transmission. This Acura has sharp handling, a smooth, quiet ride, and has available AWD. See used Acura RDX models for sale near you

3. 2019 Lincoln MKC

2019 Lincoln MKC in white.

An impressively smooth ride makes the Lincoln MKC great for long-distance drives and daily commutes. It’s available with a choice of two turbocharged engines with up to 285 horsepower. Standard features include synthetic leather upholstery and heated front seats, and AWD is available. See used Lincoln MKC models for sale near you

4. 2017 Volvo XC60

2017 Volvo XC60 in blue.

There’s a long list of standard features on the Volvo XC60, and it has earned high marks for safety in crash tests. It has a roomy interior with premium materials and 30.8 cubic feet behind the rear seats. There’s also a choice of two turbocharged engines with up to 302 horsepower.  See used Volvo XC60 models for sale near you

5. 2017 Infiniti QX50

2017 Infiniti QX50 in purple.

The Infiniti QX50 offers a modern, comfortable interior. It has a single powertrain option —   a 325-horsepower 3.7-liter V6 engine paired to a 7-speed automatic transmission. It offers strong acceleration and features a Sport mode for even better throttle response.  See used Infiniti QX50 models for sale near you

6. 2016 BMW X3

2016 BMW X3 in white.

Ample passenger and cargo room combined with a focus on performance defines the BMW X3. Choose from a turbodiesel with 180 horsepower, a 2.0-liter 4-cylinder with 240 horsepower, or a 3.0-liter inline-6 with 300 horsepower. Acceleration is especially strong in the 6-cylinder model, but handling is responsive and sporty no matter which engine you choose. See used BMW X3 models for sale near you

7. 2017 Mercedes-Benz GLC

2017 Mercedes-Benz GLC in black.

The Mercedes-Benz GLC has a beautifully appointed interior and roomy, comfortable seating that includes a standard 14-way power-adjustable driver’s seat. There are two turbocharged engines available with up to 362 horsepower for an engaging drive with sharp handling. You’ll likely find a GLC with the 241-horsepower 2.0-liter engine in this price range. See used Mercedes-Benz GLC models for sale near you

8. 2017 Audi Q5

2017 Audi Q5 in silver, driving.

Standard AWD, powerful engine choices, and agile handling make the Audi Q5 a popular choice for those who want a heavy dose of performance in their luxury SUV. The standard turbocharged 4-cylinder engine delivers 220 horsepower. There are also two supercharged V6 engines with either 272 horsepower or 354 horsepower for more spirited driving. See used Audi Q5 models for sale near you

9. 2015 Porsche Macan

2015 Porsche Macan in black.

The Porsche Macan was all-new this model year with standard AWD and a choice of responsive engines. Its twin-turbocharged 3.0-liter V6 has 340 horsepower and delivers brisk acceleration with sporty handling. There’s also a twin-turbocharged 3.6-liter V6 with 400 horsepower for stronger performance. See used Porsche Macan models for sale near you

10. 2018 Alfa Romeo Stelvio

2018 Alfa Romeo Stelvio in red.

Those looking for something more unique will appreciate the Alfa Romeo Stelvio and its distinctive design, fronted by a triangular grille. The Stelvio’s beautiful interior is loaded with premium features and is equally appealing. Rounding out the package are standard AWD and great driving dynamics with up to 505 horsepower. See used Alfa Romeo Stelvio models for sale near you

10 Best Used Compact Luxury SUVs Under $30,000

  1. 2018 Lexus NX
  2. 2018 Acura RDX
  3. 2019 Lincoln MKC
  4. 2017 Volvo XC60
  5. 2017 Infiniti QX50
  6. 2016 BMW X3
  7. 2017 Mercedes-Benz GLC
  8. 2017 Audi Q5
  9. 2015 Porsche Macan
  10. 2018 Alfa Romeo Stelvio

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