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Best Bang for Your Buck Midsize Sedan

July 2, 2015

Cars.com recently released a list of what they consider to be the most affordable midsized sedans for 2015, after including ownership costs and depreciation over a five year ownership period. The 2015 Hyundai Sonata SE topped the list with a final cost of less than $20,000, with others on the list including the 2015 Kia Optima LX, 2015 Toyota Camry LE, and 2015 Ford Fusion S. Below is a look at the full list.

If you're considering a midsized sedan for your garage, make sure to use TrueCar No Haggle and Edmunds Price Promise to see the lowest prices being offered in your local area.

VehicleEst. 5-Year Fuel Cost+ Price As Equipped= Total Cost- Residual Value= Final Cost
2015 Hyundai Sonata SE$6,500$23,125$29,625-$9,712$19,913
2015 Ford Fusion Hybrid S$4,500$26,010$30,510-$10,144$20,366
2015 Subaru Legacy 2.5i Premium$6,250$24,290$30,540-$9,959$20,581
2015 Ford Fusion S$7,250$22,935$30,185-$9,403$20,782
2015 Nissan Altima S$6,000$24,045$30,045-$9,137$20,908
2015 Mazda Mazda6 Touring$6,000$25,815$31,815-$10,842$20,973
2015 Toyota Camry Hybrid LE$4,500$27,615$32,115-$11,046$21,069
2015 Toyota Camry LE$6,750$23,795$30,545-$9,042$21,503
2015 Honda Accord Sport$6,000$25,485$31,485-$9,939$21,546
2015 Kia Optima LX$7,000$24,115$31,115-$8,681$22,434
2015 Honda Accord Hybrid Base$4,000$30,125$34,125-$11,146$22,979
2015 Volkswagen Passat LE$6,750$24,815$31,565-$8,437$23,128
2015 Kia Optima Hybrid Base$5,000$28,215$33,215-$9,593$23,622
2015 Chevrolet Malibu 1LT$6,500$25,985$32,485-$8,575$23,910
2015 Chrysler 200 Limited$6,750$25,840$32,590-$8,010$24,580
2015 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid Limited$5,000$30,325$35,325-$10,614$24,711
2015 Volkswagen Passat TDI SE w/Sunroof$6,250$29,945$36,195-$11,379$24,816

My Recommendation for Car Shoppers

TrueCar and Edmunds 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.
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Gregg Fidan + is the founder of RealCarTips. After being ripped off on his first car purchase, he devoted several years to figuring out the best ways to avoid scams and negotiate the best car deals. He has written hundreds of articles on the subject of car buying and taught thousands of car shoppers how to get the best deals.

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