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Here are the Best Midsize Sedans

December 25, 2014


There is no denying the popularity of the midsize sedan, which includes hugely popular vehicles such as the Toyota Camry, Honda Accord, and Nissan Altima.

However, with so many options to choose from, it can be overwhelming to narrow down the field. Luckily, a couple of publications have done all the research to help you decide. Cars.com recently released the top 10 winners of their Midsize Sedan Challenge, while The Wirecutter released the results of their Best Midsize Sedan research project.

Cars.com chose the 2015 Hyundai Sonata as the overall winner while the Wirecutter chose the 2015 Subaru Legacy 2.5i Premium. As is the case with most car reviews these days, the factors that decide which is the "best" can be very subjective. The differences in quality between competing vehicles has never been smaller. Therefore, what I recommend you do is read through both reviews and narrow down 3 or 4 models to test drive (optimally, you would test drive all the vehicles yourself, but who has the time?). Only you can decide which is really the best vehicle for you.

If you're considering any of these midsize sedans, I highly recommend you use TrueCar No Haggle and Edmunds Price Promise to see the best prices being offered in your local area.

Cars.com Midsize Sedan Challenge Top 10 Winners

RankVehicleScore
12015 Hyundai Sonata803
22015 Subaru Legacy741.5
32015 Volkswagen Passat718.5
42015 Mazda6716
52015 Chevrolet Malibu676.5
62015 Ford Fusion665
72015 Chrysler 200656
82015 Honda Accord649.5
92015 Nissan Altima629.5
102015 Toyota Camry621

Midsize Sedan Mileage

VehicleTrip Computer MPGPointsEPA City/Hwy/Combined
2015 Nissan Altima32.410027/38/31
2015 Volkswagen Passat32.19924/36/28
2015 Mazda631.79826/38/30
2015 Subaru Legacy30.89526/36/30
2015 Honda Accord30.29327/36/31
2015 Toyota Camry299025/35/28
2015 Hyundai Sonata28.98924/35/28
2015 Chrysler 20028.78923/36/28
2015 Chevrolet Malibu28.28725/36/29
2015 Ford Fusion288624/36/28

My Recommendation for Car Shoppers

TrueCar, Edmunds, and 1-800 Car Show are the quickest way to see the lowest car prices in your area. These sites show you no-haggle prices from dealers closest to you - and the deals are usually really good. This should be the first step you take when negotiating your car price. Follow this up with my checklist to make sure you squeeze out every last bit of savings.
- Gregg Fidan

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