If you’re looking for a sporty luxury SUV, you’ve probably realized that most new ones are pretty pricey, with some reaching well into the 6-figure price range. Checking out used models, you may discover that affordable sporty SUVs often have higher mileage, and they can develop pricey repair needs.
The solution? Consider a certified pre-owned (CPO) model, which offers a discount from expensive new pricing and the peace of mind that comes with a manufacturer-backed warranty. To show you what we mean, we’ve listed seven certified pre-owned luxury SUVs with a high-performance flair.
2014-2015 Audi SQ5
The Audi SQ5 is an excellent high-performance luxury SUV, touting relatively manageable sizing, lots of high-end amenities and an impressive powertrain, a 354-horsepower 3.0-liter supercharged V6 that propels the SUV from 0 to 60 miles per hour in around 5 seconds. While new SQ5 models can be pricey, with its manufacturer’s suggested retail price (MSRP) starting around $54,600 and reaching well into the upper-$60,000 range when well equipped, certified pre-owned models tout a better deal. Not only do they include Audi’s excellent warranty, which offers 6 years or 100,000 miles of bumper-to-bumper protection, but they’re also more affordable. There are 49 certified pre-owned SQ5 models currently listed on Autotrader with an average asking price of $49,300.
2012-2014 BMW X6
The first-generation BMW X6 takes the already spry X5 and adds a sporty new design, with a coupelike sloped rear end and more aggressive touches. While the latest X6 doesn’t quite have the bold look of the outgoing model and touts a starting price in excess of $61,000, shoppers interested in a 2012-2014 X6 can buy one with BMW’s excellent certified pre-owned warranty, which offers 6 years or 100,000 miles of bumper-to-bumper protection. Better yet, prices are more reasonable, as there are nearly 130 different certified pre-owned 2012-2014 X6 models currently on Autotrader, with an average asking price of $45,900.
2012-2015 Infiniti FX/QX70
The Infiniti FX, renamed the QX70 in 2014, is a boldly styled, rear- or all-wheel drive SUV with sports-carlike handling and two highly potent available engines, a 325-hp V6 or a muscular 390-hp V8. While a new QX70 can be pricey, with a starting MSRP of $46,900 with shipping, certified pre-owned models are far less expensive. There are nearly 250 currently listed on Autotrader with an average MSRP of $34,700. More importantly, they come with Infiniti’s excellent certified warranty, which is one of the best in the business, as it touts coverage for 6 years and unlimited mileage.
2012-2014 MINI Countryman
Although the MINI Countryman doesn’t hang out in the same sporty luxury SUV circles as other models on our list, like the Porsche Cayenne and BMW X6, it’s still a spry, engaging performer, especially if you opt for a high-end S or John Cooper Works model, the latter of which boasts 208 hp and a 0-to-60 time of just 6 seconds. While a new Countryman can approach $40,000 with options, certified pre-owned models offer a great deal. Not only do they boast 6 years or 100,000 miles of bumper-to-bumper protection from the original sale date, but the 350 different 2012-2014 Countryman models currently listed on Autotrader are available for an average price of just $25,000. That’s not bad, considering a new Countryman starts at $23,500, before plentiful options.
2011-2014 Porsche Cayenne
The 2011-2014 Porsche Cayenne is an excellent sporty SUV, offering precision handling and impressive acceleration, whether you opt for the 300-hp, V6-powered base model or the 500-hp Cayenne Turbo. While new Cayenne models can be highly expensive, certified pre-owned versions have two distinct advantages: Porsche’s excellent certified warranty, which offers coverage for up to 8 years or 100,000 miles in some situations, and a more affordable price. The average certified pre-owned 2011-2014 Cayenne is listed on Autotrader for $58,000, which is a substantial bargain compared to the average selling price of most Cayenne models.
2012-2014 Range Rover Evoque
The Range Rover Evoque is the spry, peppy performance model of the Land Rover lineup, offering compact, city-friendly sizing, a 240-hp turbocharged engine and a relatively quick 0-to-60 time of just over 7 seconds. A certified pre-owned Evoque also offers major benefits for most shoppers, including pricing. There are more than 100 different certified Evoque models on Autotrader, with an average price of $34,900 and warranty coverage, as Land Rover’s certified warranty offers bumper-to-bumper coverage for 6 years or 100,000 miles from the original sale date.
2012-2016 Volvo XC60 T6 R-Design
The Volvo XC60 T6 R-Design is a handsome high-performance variant of the standard XC60 compact luxury crossover, featuring more than 300 turbocharged hp. Sitting at the top of the XC60 lineup, the R-Design is pricey to buy new, as it comes with a starting MSRP of $52,000 with shipping. So, we recommend buying a certified pre-owned example, if you can find one. While there are just six listed on Autotrader, they tout a far more affordable average price of just $37,000, and they boast Volvo’s excellent CPO warranty, which offers bumper-to-bumper coverage for up to 7 years or 100,000 miles.