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Midsize Sedan Price Comparisons

September 13, 2012


My friend Michael Karesh, who runs the site TrueDelta.com (great car buying site, check it out), put out a blog post this week comparing the real price-to-value factor between cars in the "mid-size family sedan" segment.

The "price-to-value" factor basically compares cars based on the equipment that comes with each model and trim level. Some vehicles are better equipped than others, and if you simply compare the MSRP, you're not getting the full picture.

The mid-size family sedan is the most competitive segment in the market which includes the best-selling car, the Toyota Camry. That's the vehicle he used as the default vehicle to compare all others. Check out the results below and be sure to use CarWoo to get the best deals on these vehicles.

Lightly Equipped Midsize Sedans

ModelEngineMSRPAdjustmentNet PriceDifference
Toyota Camry LE178hp 2.5L I4 $23,360   $23,360 
Volkswagen Passat 2.5L S170hp 2.5L I5 $24,335 ($155) $24,180$820 more
Nissan Altima 2.5 S175hp 2.5L I4 $23,280 $35 $23,315 $45 less
Honda Accord LX185hp 2.4L I4 $23,270 ($720)$22,550$780 less
Ford Fusion S168hp 2.5L I4 $22,495 ($85)$22,410$950 less
Chevrolet Malibu LS197hp 2.5L I4 $23,150 ($1,030)$22,120$1,240 less
Hyundai Sonata GLS198hp 2.4L I4 $21,670 ($530)$21,140$2,220 less

Heavily Equipped Midsize Sedans

ModelEngineMSRPAdjustmentNet PriceDifference
Toyota Camry SE V6268hp 3.5L V6 $31,180   $31,180 
VW Passat V6 SEL Premium280hp 3.6L V6 $34,320 $185 $34,505 $3,325 more
Honda Accord EX-L V6278hp 3.5L V6 $32,860 $160 $33,020 $1,840 more
Nissan Altima 3.5 SL270hp 3.5L V6 $31,950 $35 $31,985 $805 more
Chevrolet Malibu LT259hp 2.0L I4 turbo $32,075 ($715) $31,360 $180 more
Hyundai Sonata Limited 2.0T274hp 2.0L I4 turbo $31,270 $75 $31,345 $165 more
Ford Fusion Titanium237hp 2.0L I4 turbo $32,685 ($1,705) $30,980 $200 less

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