The Top Rated Sedans Ever
As car trends come and go, the sedan has always remained a top choice for many car buyers. Its combination of comfort, space, safety, and usually decent gas mileage keeps it a main choice for those looking for a car that can meet the needs of a busy life and growing family.
Recently, Consumer Reports released a list of what they consider the best sedans produced over the past 20 years. The only 2014 model on the list was the Chevrolet Impala, which recently received a score of 95 from Consumer Reports, making it the highest-scoring sedan on this list.
Other top sedans include the 2012 Lexus LS 460L, 2006 Infiniti M35x, 2003 BMW 530i, and 2001 Lincoln LS V6.
*Note: Consumer Reports listed the 2013 Chevrolet Impala as having a score of 95. This was an error - the 2014 Chevrolet Impala received a score of 95, not the 2013 model. (Thanks to reader Neil for the correction)
|Year||Top Overall Sedan||Top Domestic Sedan|
|2014||Chevrolet Impala||Chevrolet Impala|
|2012||Lexus LS 460L||Cadillac CTS Premium, Ford Fusion Hybrid|
|2011||Lexus LS 460L||Cadillac CTS Premium, Ford Fusion Hybrid|
|2010||Lexus LS 460L||Cadillac CTS Premium, Ford Fusion Hybrid, Mercury Milan Hybrid|
|2009||Lexus LS 460L||Cadillac CTS|
|2008||Lexus LS 460L||Cadillac CTS|
|2007||Infiniti M35x||Cadillac STS V6|
|2006||Infiniti M35x||Cadillac STS V6|
|2005||Lexus LS 430||Cadillac DeVille DHS|
|2004||Lexus LS 430||Cadillac DeVille DHS|
|2003||BMW 530i||Cadillac DeVille DHS|
|2002||BMW 530i||Cadillac DeVille DHS|
|2001||Volkswagen Passat GLS||Lincoln LS V6|
|2000||Audi A6 Quattro V6. 2.8||Lincoln LS V6|
|1999||Mercedes-Benz E320||Cadillac Catera|
|1998||Mercedes-Benz E320||Cadillac Catera|
|1997||Mercedes-Benz E320||Cadillac Catera|
|1996||BMW 530i||Chrysler LHS|
|1995||Mercedes-Benz E-Class||Chrysler LHS New Yorker|
|1994||Lexus LS 400||Chrysler Concorde, Dodge Intrepid, Eagle Vision|
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