The allure of a luxury car is undeniable, with indulgent features and technology and sleek, beautiful designs. Typically, a luxury car will come with a luxury price tag, however there are some affordable options if your budget doesn’t allow for an $80,000 model. The best part is, these automakers offer far more than a recognizable emblem for roughly 30k.

Acura ILX  (Starting Price: $27,050)
Engine: Either a 2.0-liter with 150hp or a 2.4-liter making 201hp ($29,350)
Performance: Sequential SportShift Automatic/6-Speed Manual Transmission, electronic brake distribution, amplitude reactive dampers, vehicle stability assist
MPG: 24 city / 35 hwy
Exterior: automatic Xenon or HID headlights, multiview rear view camera with three different view options
Interior: leather trim and perforated leather seating, heated seats, available 8-way power adjustable driver’s seat, contrast stitching for the 6-speed, aux, USB, dual-zone automatic climate control, optional GPS-linked climate control, steering wheel mounted controls, voice recognition, Bluetooth, SMS Texting, pushbutton start, 5-inch color display
Technology: optional ELS premium sound system, iPod integration, song by voice, AcuraLink real-time weather and traffic, Zagat reviews.

Acura TLX  (Starting Price: TBD)
Engine: 2.4-liter 4-cylinder with 206hp or a 3.5-liter V6 with 290hp
Performance: Precision All-Wheel steer, super handling all-wheel drive, agile handling assist, variable drive modes
MPG: currently unavailable
Exterior: rain sensing wipers, multiview rear camera, remote engine start,
Interior: ELS Premium Audio system, Climate Control, Bluetooth, iPhone Siri eyes free integration, Pandora, AcuraLink with navigation, traffic and weather, voice recognition, heated and cooled front seats, 10-way adjustable driver’s seat, one-touch intuitive electronic gear selector
Technology: On Demand multi-use display

Mercedes-Benz CLA (Starting Price: $29,990)
Engine: 2.0-liter inline 4-cyinder with 208hp
Performance: 7-speed DCT dual-clutch transmission, sport-tuned 4-wheel independent suspension, front wheel drive or 4matic all-wheel drive, perforated front brakes with painted calipers
MPG: 26 city / 38 highway
Exterior: 4-door coupe design, diamond-block grille, 17-inch wheels with 18-inch available, optional sport body styling and panorama roof
Interior: 3-spoke multifunction steering wheel, 4.5-inch color instrument cluster, ambient interior lighting, 14-way front seats with memory, leather seating, dual-zone automatic climate control, heated front seats, auto dimming rear view mirrors, 5.8-inch color display with a central controller, harmon/kardon Logic7 sound system
Technology: Bluetooth, HD Radio, 7-inch navigation display, SiriusXM traffic and weather, media interface, mbrace with automatic collision notification, roadside assistance connection, crisis assist, safe ride, valet protect, stolen vehicle assistance and a mobile app

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