Top Luxury Cars Under £30,000 2022

If you are interested in a luxury car, the price tag is one thing that can put most people off. However, not all luxury cars are bank breaking. You can have the same driving quality, feel and luxurious interior for a fraction of the price tag if you shop around. Ranging from SUV to hatchbacks, these are the top 10 prestige cars under £30,000, both new and used.

Best New Cars Under £30k

Finding the right new luxury car for you, in your budget, isn’t always easy. There are 5 top prestige cars ranging between £22,000 to £29,000.

Audi Q2


RRP: From £22,410

The Audi Q2 is a subcompact luxury crossover SUV that was first introduced in 2016. For under £30K, there are three different options available: the Technik, Sport & S-Line. There is also a Black Edition of the Q2. However, this is over £30K. The Audi Q2 is similar in size to the Cupra Formentor. Each of the different Q2 models differ in driver aids (including cruise control and Audi Virtual Cockpit) and different trims. 

BMW 2 Series Gran Coupe

RRP: From £28,705

Similar to the BMW 1 Series, the 2 Series Gran Coupe is the bigger version of the 2 series, as the name suggests. The exterior of the car stands out with the large grille on the front and LED headlights. This fun to drive car has very precise steering and is great for roads with a lot of speed bumps/uneven terrain. Drivers aids include: driving assistant, parking assistant and active cruise control. 

Audi A1

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RRP: From £19,360

Another popular Audi you can buy for under £30K is the Audi A1. All variants of the A1 (including the Technik, Sport, S Line and Black Edition) can be bought for under the £30K budget. Although the A1 is smaller than other Audi models, it is still quite powerful. Looking at the Technik, it has a top speed of 120 mph and can get from 0mph to 60mph in 11 seconds. 

Cupra Formentor 

RRP: From £29,800

The Cupra Formentor is a luxury SUV, created by SEAT. For £29,880, you can buy the V1 TSI Petrol 150 6-speed manual. This version has a top speed of 127 mph and 250/1500-3500Nm of Torque. If you are looking for a luxury SUV that is equipped with a tonne of features, the Formentor might just be for you! The V1 TSI includes the SEAT Connect Safety (with a 10 year subscription), 10” navigation system, digital cockpit and configurable dashboard as so much more. 

Best Used Cars Under £30k

There are a few more options when it comes to looking for a luxury car under £30K. Ranging from SUV to saloon cars, these are some of our favourites, ranging between £15,000 to £29,000.

Land Rover Discovery Sport


What we found: 2019 Land Rover Discovery Sport 2.0 TD4 SE Tech 5DR Auto - £29,750

Since 1989, the Land Rover Discovery Sport has been a popular choice for off-roading or just wanting to stand out. Although in the last 30+ years, the Discovery Sport has been through some changes, it still remained as the most popular Land Rover model.

Jaguar F-Pace

What we found: 2017 Jaguar F-Pace 2.0L R-Sport AWD - £23,000

The Jaguar F-Pace is another compact luxury crossover SUV under £30K. The F-Pace is one of the most popular Jaguar models, selling around 48,500 models in 2019. The Jaguar F-Pace was designed around the Jaguar C-X17 & a few different models can be found ranging from petrol, diesel and EVs. The F-Pace is an SUV that certainly stands out on the roads. 

Range Rover Evoque


What we found: 2018 Range Rover Evoque 2.0 TD4 Landmark 5DR - £27,000

The Range Rover Evoque is one of the most popular models under the Range Rover Family. These cars are reliable, comfortable and have a great off-roading ability. What more could you possibly want. Although there are a few different versions of the Range Rover Evoque, there isn’t much of a difference, no matter which one you choose, you are guaranteed a luxurious and comfortable journey, on and off the road. 

Mercedes-Benz A-Class

What we found: 2018 Mercedes-Benz A-Class 1.6L A160 AMG Line Executive - £16,000

The Mercedes A-Class has been described by Mercedes as “youthful and dynamic as ever but grown-up and comfortable like never before.” The A-Class is a great choice for long journeys on the motorway or just a quick trip to the supermarket, they are great for everything. 

BMW 3 Series


What we found: 2017 BMW 3 Series 330E Sport 4DR Step Auto - £17,500

Another BMW that you can find for under £30K is the BMW 3 Series. There have been multiple generations of the 3 Series, with changes including size, engine and technology. The 3 Series is a great example of how a car has changed with the automotive industry. Despite all these changes, the BMW 3 Series is a car that is great to drive, has great handling and is reliable. 

Mercedes S Class 

What we found: 2017 Mercedes S Class 350d SE Line L - £23,000

One of the worst hit cars for depreciation is the Mercedes S Class, with examples being found from as low as £20,000. A huge saving when you consider the list price was in excess of £100,000. Inside the S Class there are soft and supple leather seats with massage, heating and cooling functions for the driver and passenger. Sophisticated air suspension means it glides over bumps in the road, while keeping its occupants in the highest luxury environment Mercedes had to offer in 2017. 

Porsche Panamera


What we found: 2015 Porsche Panamera 3.0D V6 - £25,000

A luxury offering from Porsche which is a sedan-hatchback-sports car mashup. Equipped with excellent handling, quick acceleration and an exquisite interior, the Panamera truly is a bargain on the used car market. Porsche offered the Panamera with a 3.0L diesel and a 4.8L petrol V8, both can be found for under £30,000, but note that you’ll see drastically worse fuel economy and higher maintenance costs with the petrol variant. A fair trade off for the noise and performance.  

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