6 new and used cars you can get for under $30,000

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Each week, Boston.com profiles several cars that consumers can find for below a certain price point in an effort to help you find your dream car faster. The cars listed include new and used models and any financial incentives currently available. Prices posted here are either starting MSRPs for newer vehicles or based on Kelley Blue Book’s Fair Purchase Price for used vehicles.

2017 Dodge Durango

2017 Dodge Durango. —FCA

Starting MSRP: $29,995

Why it’s worth the price: Step up to the Dodge Durango midsize SUV, and you’ll get a spacious workhorse for less than $30,000. The base engine is a 293-horsepower, 3.6-liter V6 that achieves average fuel economy for the class, at 19 mpg around town and 26 mpg on the highway. A V8 Hemi is optional. The Durango is one of the few SUVs in its class to offer a third row that seats adults comfortably.

The Durango earned top scores in nearly all crash tests performed by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety. However, the SUV got the agency’s second-lowest rating of “Marginal” in the more challenging small overlap front test, which measures a collision’s impact on the vehicle’s front corner. It earned four out of five stars overall from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. Unlike competitors, the Durango doesn’t come equipped with many standard safety features. A rearview camera, adaptive cruise control, rear cross traffic alert, blind spot monitoring, and lane departure warning are available.

Current incentives: Check your local Dodge dealership for offers and incentives.

2017 Honda Ridgeline

2017 Honda Ridgeline. —Honda

Starting MSRP: $29,475

Why it’s worth the price: Redesigned for 2017, Honda’s five-passenger Ridgeline pickup truck is more powerful than its rivals and offers one of the best interiors in the class. A 3.5-liter V6 delivers 280 horsepower, more than any competing standard model. It achieves 19 mpg in the city and 26 mpg on the highway, which is average for the segment. Bluetooth, a USB port, and a 5-inch display screen come standard. Leather seating, an 8-inch touch screen, and Apple CarPlay and Android Auto connectivity are available.

The Ridgeline scored well in crash tests performed by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety and earned a five-star rating from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. A rearview camera is standard. Other active safety features are offered on higher trims.

Current incentives: Check your local Honda dealership for offers and incentives.

2015 Audi A4

KBB.com Fair Purchase Price: $26,230

Why it’s worth the price: A gently used luxury car in good condition provides better value than a new one. Save about 25 percent off the Audi A4’s MSRP by buying a two-year-old model. The sedan boasts a comfortable, luxurious interior trimmed with upscale materials including leather, aluminum, and wood. The A4 runs on a responsive, 220-horsepower, 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine with a choice of three transmissions: a six-speed manual, an eight-speed automatic, and a continuously variable transmission.

The 2015 Audi A4 earned a five-star rating from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. The sedan earned top scores in nearly all crash tests performed by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety. However, the 2015 model got the agency’s lowest rating in the more challenging small overlap front test, which measures a collision’s impact on the vehicle’s front corner. Advanced safety features including a rearview camera and blind spot monitoring are available.

Current incentives: Kelley Blue Book researchers indicate a 2015 Audi A4 in good or better condition can range from $23,422 to $29,037 and has a typical mileage of about 33,000. Search local used car dealerships to find one.

2015 Infiniti QX50

KBB.com Fair Purchase Price: $27,934

Why it’s worth the price: Still stylish and powerful, Infiniti’s QX50 compact crossover has aged well. Shave about $7,000 from your purchase by considering a 2015 model. The five-passenger QX50 is powered by a 325-horsepower, 3.7-liter V6 engine paired with a seven-speed automatic transmission. Leather upholstery, a 7-inch infotainment display, and Bluetooth are standard.

The 2015 Infiniti QX50 earned excellent scores from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety for the 2015 model year. The SUV did not receive an overall rating from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration but was given four out of five stars in the rollover test. A rearview camera is standard. Driver assistance features including front and rear parking sensors, blind spot monitoring, and lane departure warning are available.

Current incentives: Kelley Blue Book researchers indicate a 2015 Infiniti QX50 in good or better condition can range from $26,371 to $29,496 and has a typical mileage of about 27,000. Search local used car dealerships to find one.

2015 Mercedes-Benz GLA

2015 Mercedes-Benz GLA250 4MATIC. —Mercedes-Benz

KBB.com Fair Purchase Price: $26,753

Why it’s worth the price: A low-mileage, two-year-old model is usually the sweet spot for luxury cars: You can get strong performance, a luxury interior, and the latest technology without suffering the bulk of the depreciation. The 2015 Mercedes-Benz GLA subcompact SUV runs on a 208-horsepower, turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine paired with a seven-speed automatic transmission. In addition to its carlike handling, the five-passenger GLA offers cargo space, faux-leather upholstery, and an easy-to-use standard infotainment system. 4Matic models come with all-wheel drive.

The 2015 Mercedes-Benz GLA has not been rated by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration or the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety. A rearview camera is optional.

Current incentives: Kelley Blue Book researchers indicate a 2015 Mercedes-Benz GLA in good or better condition can range from $24,370 to $29,135 and has a typical mileage of about 34,000. Search local used car dealerships to find one.

2017 Honda Odyssey

2017 Honda Odyssey. —Honda

Starting MSRP: $29,850

Why it’s worth the price: The Honda Odyssey is everything a minivan should be: spacious, comfortable and loaded with technology. The minivan comes with a 248-horsepower, 3.5-liter V6 engine mated to one of the smoothest six-speed automatic transmissions in its class. The Odyssey delivers 19 mpg in the city and 27 mpg on the highway, which is average for the minivan segment. An 8-inch infotainment display is standard, and a rear-seat entertainment system is available. If you aren’t in a hurry to buy, you might consider waiting until Honda debuts a redesigned model for 2018.

The Odyssey earned a perfect five-star rating from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and top scores in all crash tests performed by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety. A rearview camera is standard, and advanced driver assistance features such as blind spot monitoring and lane departure warning are available.

Current incentives: Check your local Honda dealership for offers and incentives.