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KBB's Midsize Car Comparison Results

May 12, 2016

If you're shopping for a mid-size sedan, 2016 is a great year because over half the models in this class have been completely redesigned or updated. There's a lot of competition among manufacturers, which leads to better deals.

If you need help figuring out which models you should consider, check out KBB's Midsize Car Comparison article which was released this week. They go over each updated model and pick what they consider to be the best ones. The full ranking is below, but keep in mind that the top choices were very close to tying for first place.

As always, if you're shopping for a new car, I recommend you use TrueCar and Edmunds Price Promise to quickly see what kind of deals are being offered in your area.

Ranking of New or Updated 2016 Models

RankVehicleStarting MSRP
12016 Honda Accord$23,840
22016 Kia Optima$22,840
32016 Chevrolet Malibu$22,500
42016 Volkswagen Passat$23,260
52016 Nissan Altima$23,335
*Note: The following models were not included in the comparison because they remained unchanged from 2015:

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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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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