These luxury models are not only good buys, they're stocked with high-tech features that will help protect their bodies and yours.
Infiniti JX35: $48,750 (31 mpg)
For about the same price as a base model Audi Q7, you can buy this seven-passenger crossover with comfort and safety upgrades. Additional features include blind-spot assistance and backup collision intervention in reverse, you get an audible warning if there are objects behind you; if you don't act, the car applies the brakes.
"It's an intriguing technology and has practical application that's hard to argue with," says Scott Oldham, editor-in-chief of Edmunds.com.
The Cadillac XTS: $50,500 (31 mpg)
The roomy XTS offers more value than the competition, says Alec Gutierrez, senior market analyst for Kelley Blue Book. And GM hasn't skimped on smarts.
The Driver Awareness package on the XTS Luxury model gets you lane tracking and blind-spot assist, plus warnings if there's traffic behind you as you exit a parking spot or if you're in danger of rear-ending the car in front of you.
Don't let the shaky economy stress you out. A grand can still improve your career prospects, lower investment risk, make your home safer and more.