These fully-featured four-doors are great for families.
The best midsize cars are the ones that serve you up a confident mix of roominess, fuel economy, and performance.
Take a look at the cars on this list for an idea of how flexible a used midsize sedan can be. These best sedans are based on sales at CarMax between November 1, 2017 and May 31, 2018.
Some of these sedans are serious slow-fuel-sippers. Some put up some impressive performance numbers, while others are surprisingly roomy. And some are a solid mix of all of three!
- Subaru Legacy
- Mazda Mazda6
- Volkswagen Passat
- Kia Optima
- Chevrolet Malibu
- Ford Fusion
- Honda Accord
- Hyundai Sonata
- Toyota Camry
- Nissan Altima
Whether you’re angling toward more basic transportation or fully-featured freeway flying, each of these 10 midsize sedans is impressive for its set of available features that make commutes and road trips anything but a chore.
An all-wheel drive sedan like the 2016 Subaru Legacy 2.5i Premium is great for northern winters and occasional backroad jaunts. It comes with heated front leather seats, a rearview camera, and Bluetooth® compatibility. It’s pretty good on gas too: the four-cylinder, 2.5L engine delivers an estimated 26 mpg in the city and 35 mpg on the highway.1
Midsize sedans from Hyundai are packed with features for both drivers and their families. The 2014 Hyundai Sonata GLS gives you heated front seats, a rearview camera, and Bluetooth® compatibility, plus a very economical estimated 24 mpg in the city and 35 mpg on the highway.1
Our list of reasons to buy a Nissan Altima includes, in 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).
The base-level 2014 Nissan Altima S won’t dent your budget too badly and still gives you plenty of driver-friendly features. It’s pretty economical, too: this trim gives you an estimated 27 mpg in the city and 38 mpg on the highway.1
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1Fuel economy figures are based on EPA estimates when vehicles sold as new. Fuel economy may vary for reasons like driving conditions and vehicle history. Unless specified, figures are for vehicles equipped with an automatic transmission. See fueleconomy.gov for details.
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