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Find your fit in these comfortable, family-friendly sedan.

Best Midsize Sedans | CarMax

The best midsize cars are the ones that serve you up a confident mix of roominess and performance.

Take a look at the cars on this list for an idea of how flexible a used midsize sedan can be. This list of the best sedans for 2019 is based on sales at CarMax between July 1, 2018 and December 31, 2018.

Some of these sedans put up some impressive performance numbers, while others are surprisingly roomy. And some are a solid mix of both!

  1. Nissan Maxima
  2. Chrysler 200
  3. Volkswagen Passat
  4. Kia Optima
  5. Chevrolet Malibu
  6. Ford Fusion
  7. Honda Accord
  8. Hyundai Sonata
  9. Toyota Camry
  10. Nissan Altima

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Nissan Maxima

Best Midsize Sedans: Nissan Maxima | CarMax

The Nissan Maxima is a roomy sedan that combines a luxurious interior with sporty exterior styling. All Maximas include Nissan's basic infotainment and tech suite and a powerful 300 horsepower V6 engine. Each Nissan Maxima model from mid-2017 onward includes options for Nissan's forward collision warning and automatic braking features. A 2018 Nissan Maxima SV adds features including:

  • Front and rear parking sensors
  • Leather upholstery
  • Upgraded driver seat with lumbar adjustment
  • 8-inch touchscreen with integrated Apple CarPlay™ and Android Auto™

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Chrysler 200

Best Midsize Sedans: Chrysler 200 | CarMax

Chrysler made the 200 sedan between 2010 and 2017. It was designed to offer a comfortable and spacious ride for five passengers with amenities like keyless entry, a touchscreen infotainment system and driver assistance features. Chrysler 200s have either a 2.4-liter 4-cylinder or a 3.6-liter V6 engine. A 2016 Chrysler 200 Limited has options including:

  • 295-hp V6 engine
  • All-wheel drive
  • Uconnect® infotainment system
  • Sport driving mode

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Volkswagen Passat

Best Midsize Sedans: Volkswagen Passat | CarMax

Four-door sedans from VW are pretty roomy inside, and the Passat is no exception. It’s the largest of Volkswagen’s four-door sedan models, and there’s space inside for five passengers, plus the ceiling on more recent model years is arched enough to fit taller adults in the back seat.

A 2016 Passat S offers the following standard features:

  • Height-adjustable front seats
  • 5-inch touchscreen infotainment system
  • One USB port and audio jack
  • Rearview camera

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Chevrolet Malibu

Best Midsize Sedans: Chevrolet Malibu | CarMax

The Chevrolet Malibu stands out among midsize sedans for its high level of technology and range of engine choices. A 2016 Chevrolet Malibu Premier comes with features including:

  • Turbocharged 2.0-liter 4 cylinder engine
  • 8-speed automatic transmission
  • MyLink® touchscreen interface
  • Apple CarPlay and Android Auto

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Kia Optima

Best Midsize Sedans: Kia Optima | CarMax

Kia introduced a new generation of its Optima in 2016, with driver assistance features options such as forward collision and lane departure assistance. The Optima has an upscale interior, comfortable and roomy front and rear seats, and an easy-to-use touchscreen infotainment system. A 2018 Kia Optima has standard tech features including:

  • Apple CarPlay and Android Auto
  • Rear cross-traffic alert
  • Rear parking sensors
  • Blind spot monitoring

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Ford Fusion

Best Midsize Sedans: Ford Fusion | CarMax

The Fusion is Ford’s midsize offering in the sedan arena, and it’s got lots of flexibility features, including one feature that’s extra-nice — the option of all-wheel drive. The 2017 Fusion SE offers the following features:

  • 10-way power adjustable driver's seat
  • 1.5-liter turbocharged EcoBoost® engine
  • Dual-zone auto climate control
  • SYNC® 3 infotainment system

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Honda Accord

Best Midsize Sedans: Honda Accord | CarMax

Honda's Accords offer ample space for passengers and cargo, responsive handling, and peppy engine choices. For example, the 2015 Honda Accord Touring is a lively four-door sedan with a V6 under its hood. All 2018 Accord sedans have standard features including:

  • Dual-zone auto climate control
  • Bluetooth® and two USB ports
  • Wireless cellphone hookup

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Hyundai Sonata

Best Midsize Sedans: Hyundai Sonata | CarMax

The Hyundai Sonata is a comfortable, roomy family sedan and offers a generous amount of features, interior head and leg room. All 2018 Sonatas have standard features including:

  • Upgraded LED headlights
  • Improved steering and suspension for a smoother ride
  • Blind spot detection
  • Rear cross-traffic alerts and lane change assist

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Toyota Camry

Best Midsize Sedans: Toyota Camry | CarMax

The Toyota Camry is near the top of our list—likely do to its solid reputation for point-A-to-point-B transportation, and more recent models can be downright sporty.

Toyota redesigned the Camry in 2018, including driver assistance features and an improved infotainment system. A 2018 Camry XLE has features including:

  • LED headlights
  • Upgrade to a V6 engine (optional)
  • Enhanced infotainment system with 8-inch screen

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Nissan Altima

Best Midsize Sedans: Nissan Altima | CarMax

The Altima’s flexible, expansive set of available features put it squarely in the catbird seat on our list of best midsize sedans. If you’re looking for a spacious midsize sedan that’s easier on your wallet and comes in lots of different trim levels, this could be the sedan for you.

Our list of reasons to buy a Nissan Altima includes, for more recent model years, four different trim levels, lots of headroom for taller drivers, and road-illuminating LED headlamps on the upper-trim models (these brighter lights are tough to find on used sedans at the Altima’s average price point).

A 2017 Nissan Altima SL has features including:

  • Forward collision warning
  • Automatic emergency braking
  • Blind spot and rear cross-traffic alerts

Whether you're looking for a midsize sedan for your family, a comfortable commuting, or a sporty four-door car with a powerful engine, our list is a good place to start. Ready to start shopping? These additional resources can help:

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