Your budget is very high. There are a lot of good options for that price range. Try looking at a CPO Acura ILX Hybrid. They come with a very good warranty, have very low issues and would save you a ton of money on purchase price and gas mileage. Acura messed up a little in its 2012 models but did very well in later ones. The 2014/15 hybrid should work well. You might also want to look at an Acura TLX if you want a larger engine. It would fit nicely in your budget and is very reliable.