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KBB's Midsize Car Comparison Results

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 No Haggle and CarsDirect 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:

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Gregg Fidan 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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