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8 Best Values in Luxury Cars

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The words affordable and luxury rarely go hand in hand, but you may not have to pay a lot more for a luxury car than for a mainstream model. The average transaction price for a new car is about $33,000, and as luxury automakers fight for market share they are introducing new models that chase that price point. For the 2015 model year, the trend spreads to crossovers, with the introduction of compact models such as the Audi Q3, Mercedes-Benz GLA and Porsche Macan.

Kiplinger's looked for luxury vehicles that won’t break the bank in a range of categories. Using a sticker-price cap of $45,000, we ranked all the luxury offerings for performance, safety and value (including fuel economy and resale value) and then compared the front-runners' Kelley Blue Book Fair Purchase Price with their sticker price to find vehicles with the biggest discounts. The Fair Purchase Price is KBB's best estimate of what you should pay for a new car based actual transaction prices, supply and demand, and regional and seasonal price variations.

Take a look at eight luxurious 2014 vehicles -- compact and midsize sedans, crossovers, a sports car, and a wagon -- that all have a Fair Purchase Price of less than $40,000.

8 Best Values in Luxury Cars
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