The Best Used Japanese Luxury Cars

For those in search of a luxury car from Lexus, Acura, or Infiniti, going used is a smart idea. These premium models tend to depreciate more quickly than non-luxury vehicles do, giving you even more savings. That allows you to get all the features you want from one of your favorite luxury brands at a fraction of the cost. Reliable and packed with premium-features, consider the following luxury cars next time you are in the market.

2012 Acura RL

The Acura RL was discontinued in 2012 and relaunched as the RLX in 2014. The 2012 model is the most recent edition with the most features. This midsized luxury sedan comes standard with all-wheel drive and a 3.7-liter V6 for 200 horsepower. The 6-speed automatic may be the only transmission, but you will always find it with paddle shifters for a sportier feel. If your prime concern is premium amenities, a 2012 RL will certainly deliver. You have the chance of finding a model with leather seats, iPod/USB integration, keyless start, navigation, rear parking sensors, HID headlamps, and a rearview camera.

2014 Acura TL

Another Acura model worth buying used in the most recent model year is the 2014 TL. This midsize luxury car seats five adults in comfort. It always has at least 280 horsepower, with the possibility of up to 305. You may find the 2014 Acura TL with front-wheel drive or all-wheel drive, and it will always be packed with premium amenities. Enjoy leather upholstery, navigation, a moonroof, heated front seats, hands-free phone, a rearview camera, and xenon HID headlights. You should keep your eye out for the special-edition trim with its push-button start, contrast stitching, 18-inch wheels, and rear lip spoiler, a combination that turns heads.

2013 Infiniti G37

The Infiniti G37 will give you a 3.7-liter V6 powertrain with 328 horsepower that works with a 7-speed automatic transmission. This model has some of the top performance specs in its class. The interior also lives up to expectations, even as a used model. Heated front seats and leather upholstery are both standard, and the seating is always comfortable and supportive. Just remember to stick to a used sedan instead of a coupe or convertible if you want to fit anyone other than kids in the backseats. The G37 also came loaded with features, like a backup camera, Bluetooth, and satellite radio. You also can find a model with navigation and rear parking sensors.

2013 Lexus ES 350

If you are interested in the Lexus ES, consider the 2013 model year, as this midsize sedan was redesigned that year. The 3.5-liter V6 has 268 horsepower and comes with front-wheel drive. The big pull of this model is its long list of features. These include 10-way power adjustment in front, a power rear sunshade, voice command, HD radio, 14 speakers, hands-free phone, GPS-linked navigation, a panoramic glass sunroof, and dynamic radar cruise control. The safety features are equally impressive, including 10 airbags and a pre-collision warning system, an impressive technology given the model year.

2015 Lexus CT 200h

The Japanese luxury cars you can find used also include a hybrid, the Lexus CT 200h. Opt for the 2015 model year to get the 1.8-liter engine with 134 horsepower. The CT 200h was a unique vehicle for 2015. This model was the only luxury hybrid hatchback in the United States at the time. The cabin is spacious, including for rear-seat passengers, and the wide center console gives off a luxury feel. Choose this Japanese luxury model if fuel economy is your goal, as it gets 42 mpg combined in real-world driving.