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

Options abound, from American-made sports cars to minivans.

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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 Ford Edge

2017 Ford Edge. —Ford
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Starting MSRP: $28,950

Why it’s worth the price: One of Ford’s most popular SUVs, the Ford Edge is an affordable midsize crossover that seats five. Choose from three engines: a 245-horsepower, 2.0-liter EcoBoost four-cylinder; a 280-horsepower, 3.5-liter V6; or a 315-horsepower, twin-turbocharged 2.7-liter V6. The base model returns 20 mpg in the city and 30 mpg on the highway, which is excellent for the class.

The Edge earned a five-star overall rating from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and top scores in nearly every crash test performed by the Insurance Institute of Highway Safety. It received a second-best score of “Acceptable” in the agency’s small overlap front test, which measures a collision’s impact on the vehicle’s front corner. Advanced safety features including blind spot monitoring, a rearview camera, and forward collision warning with automatic braking are available.

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

2017 Buick Regal

2017 Buick Regal AWD. —Buick

Starting MSRP: $27,065

Why it’s worth the price: The Buick Regal midsize sedan outshines the competition when it comes to its cornucopia of standard features. Even the lowest trim gets Buick’s IntelliLink infotainment system with an 8-inch touch screen, a 4G LTE Wi-Fi hotspot, and leather seats. The base model runs on a 2.4-liter four-cylinder engine that delivers 182 horsepower. A 259-horsepower, 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine is standard on upper trims. Note that the Regal will be designed for the 2018 model year.

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The Regal earned top scores in crash tests performed by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety and a five-star overall rating from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. A rearview camera is standard.

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

2017 Chevrolet Impala

2017 Chevrolet Impala. —Chevrolet

Starting MSRP: $27,500

Why it’s worth the price: The Chevrolet Impala large sedan combines the best of both worlds: a spacious cabin with a powerful optional V6 engine. The Impala’s base engine is a 197-horsepower, 2.5-liter four-cylinder, but buyers can opt for the 305-horsepower, 3.5-liter V6. Inside, you’ll find satellite radio, a built-in Wi-Fi hot spot, and a power driver’s seat. Leather seats are available in upper trims.

The Impala earned top scores in crash tests performed by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety and a five-star overall rating from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. Note that you’ll need to upgrade to the mid-tier LT trim to add safety features such as a rearview camera and blind spot monitoring.

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

2017 Chrysler Pacifica

2017 Chrysler Pacifica Limited. —Chrysler

Starting MSRP: $28,595

Why it’s worth the price: If minivans are more your speed, the freshly redesigned Chrysler Pacifica is the hottest on the market. As the replacement for Chrysler’s longstanding Town & Country minivan, the Pacifica boasts a capable 287-horsepower V6, Chrysler’s Uconnect infotainment system with a 5-inch touch screen, and second- and third-row Stow n’ Go seats that fold flat for extra storage. The minivan returns a stellar 18 mpg around town and 28 mpg in the city. A plug-in hybrid version is available, too.

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The Pacifica received a five-star rating from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. A rearview camera is standard, and advanced safety features including rear parking sensors and lane departure warning are available.

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

2017 Dodge Charger

2017 Dodge Charger SXT AWD. —Dodge

Starting MSRP: $27,995

Why it’s worth the price: The Dodge Charger is pure muscle, especially if you go with the top-of-the-line 707-horsepower SRT Hellcat, powered by a 6.2-liter supercharged HEMI V8. If that’s too much juice, the lineup includes the high-performance sedan’s standard 292-horsepower V6, the RT trim’s 5.7-liter V8, and the RT Scat Pack’s 6.4-liter V8. Bluetooth, three USB ports, and Dodge’s Uconnect infotainment system with a 5-inch touch screen come standard.

The Charger earned a five-star overall rating from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and top scores in nearly every crash test by the Insurance Institute of Highway Safety. It received the agency’s second-to-worst score of “Marginal” in the small overlap front test, which measures a collision’s impact on the vehicle’s front corner.

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

2007 Cadillac Escalade

KBB.com Fair Purchase Price: $27,477

Why it’s worth the price: The starting price for a brand new Cadillac Escalade is just shy of $75,000, but a 10-year-old model can still turn heads, whether ferrying family or an entourage. Cadillac’s 2007 Escalade full-size SUV is powered by a 403-horsepower, 6.2-liter V8 that feels confident on any road. Automotive technology has evolved over the past decade, but this one still has a power liftgate and a Bose 5.1 Digital Surround Sound system.

Safety ratings were not available for the 2007 model. A rearview camera and rear parking assist were offered as options.

Current incentives: Kelley Blue Book researchers indicate a 2007 Cadillac Escalade in good or better condition can range from $25,953 to $29,000 and has a typical mileage of about 32,000. Search local used car dealerships to find one.