The once standard belief a luxury car was defined by price is no longer valid. The current average price of a new car in the United States, slightly more than $29,000, is also slightly less than the former $30,000 launching point for a luxury vehicle.
More pertinent today for a vehicle to be considered a luxury car are its features, comfortable interior to smooth ride to quality lists of option packages.
The site describes the Buick Regal (turbo), priced at $28,745, as “an enviable balance between laid-back smoothness and gutsy performance.”
The CNNMoney.com list, with basic information:
Buick Regal (Turbo), price: $28,745; mpg, 18 city/28 hwy.
Hyundai Sonata, price: $19,395-$27,245; mpg, 24 city/35 hwy.
Ford Taurus, price: $25,355-$37,955; mpg, 18 city/28 hwy.
Kia Optima, price: $18,995-$25,995l mpg, 24 city/35 hwy.
Subaru Legacy, price: $19,995-$31,395; mpg, 19 city/27 hwy.
Chrysler 300, price: $27,170-$31-170
To read furthers descriptions of CNNMoney.com’s descriptions, visit: Budget Luxury Cars