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Top 10 Sedans for Under $25,000
October 2, 2014When car buyers normally think of the word "sedan," there's a few other words that normally come to mind -- reliable, safe, comfortable, and possibly even boring. However, that's not necessarily the case as today's sedan has come a long way. While they still offer a safe, reliable, comfortable ride, many now do it with flair and style making them anything but boring.
If you're in the market for a sedan, you're in luck as Kelley Blue Book did much of the research for us and pulled together a list of what they consider the top 10 sedans you can purchase for under $25,000. At the top of the list is the 2014 Honda Accord, granted top honors do to its excellent value and 8.2 out of 10 consumer ratings on KBB.com. Also on the list are the 2014 Kia Forte, 2014 Mazda Mazda6, and 2014 Nissan Altima.
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|Rank||Vehicle||KBB.com Consumer Rating (out of 10)||City MPG||Hwy MPG|
|1||2014 Honda Accord||8.2||27||36|
|2||2014 Ford Fusion||8.8||22||34|
|3||2014 Nissan Altima||7.8||27||38|
|4||2014 Mazda Mazda3||9.5||30||41|
|5||2014 Honda Civic||8.6||30||39|
|6||2014 Volkswagen Passat||8.6||22||32|
|7||2014 Mazda Mazda6||9.3||26||38|
|8||2014 Volkswagen Jetta||8.5||24||34|
|9||2014 Chevrolet Cruze||8.5||25||36|
|10||2014 Kia Forte||9||25||37|
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