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.
Ranking of New or Updated 2016 Models
|1||2016 Honda Accord||$23,840|
|2||2016 Kia Optima||$22,840|
|3||2016 Chevrolet Malibu||$22,500|
|4||2016 Volkswagen Passat||$23,260|
|5||2016 Nissan Altima||$23,335|
- Chrysler 200
- Hyundai Sonata
- Mazda Mazda6
- Subaru Legacy
- Toyota Camry
3 Steps Every Car Buyer Needs to Take to Save Maximum MoneyThe key to getting the best deal is to gather price or lease bids from as many local dealers as possible. Then shop that best price around until no one can beat it. Here are the steps:
Step 1 Get Prices From My Trusted NetworkSelect the vehicle you're interested in to see if there are local dealers in my network who will provide you with their best upfront price. You will get direct access to an internet sales manager who you can further negotiate with online (no need to visit dealership).
Step 2 Get Prices From TrueCar / CarsDirectTrueCar, and CarsDirect are my top 2 online price quote recommendations. These services show you pre-negotiated prices from dealers closest to you - and the deals are usually pretty decent. But remember, you can still negotiate further.
Step 3 Complete my ChecklistFollow this up with my checklist to make sure you squeeze out every last bit of savings.
- Gregg Fidan
Each week, I'll keep you up-to-date on the latest car deals and news that might affect your purchase. This includes...
- Best Rebates, Incentives, and Lease Deals
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- The Best & Worst Time to Buy a Car
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