Consumers' Favorites: Best Midsize Family Sedans


Proving once again that Ford has turned a corner in the perception of its quality and reliability, Ford's Fusion (with 19 percent of your votes) narrowly beat the Honda Accord. The Accord's consistent reliability put up a good fight, but came up a bit short in votes with just 18 percent. We were surprised to see the solid, but not class-leading, Chevrolet Malibu place 3rd. And interestingly, the No. 1-selling car for last month, the Toyota Camry, placed 5th in the survey.

Check out how the rest of the candidates did in the full results below and make sure to exercise your right to vote in our next Consumers' Favorites poll.

  1. Ford Fusion

    1. Ford Fusion

    What Edmunds.com says:
    With the 2010 Ford Fusion, Ford has addressed nearly all of our past complaints about its midsize sedan. It's not a clean-sheet redesign, but the new Fusion proves that extensive modifications to an existing platform can produce a wholly competitive vehicle.

  2. Honda Accord

    2. Honda Accord

    What Edmunds.com says:
    The 2010 Honda Accord offers an appealing combination of spaciousness, a relatively upscale feel and a reputation for reliability. However, its ride quality and overall performance are merely adequate for this segment.

  3. Chevrolet Malibu

    3. Chevrolet Malibu

    What Edmunds.com says:
    The 2010 Chevrolet Malibu is a solid entry in the highly competitive midsize sedan category, but we would recommend driving some of its main rivals before you make your final decision.

  4. Mazda Mazda 6

    4. Mazda Mazda 6

    What Edmunds.com says:
    While the amply proportioned 2010 Mazda 6 may no longer be the sportiest family sedan on the market, it is unquestionably one of the best.

  5. Toyota Camry

    5. Toyota Camry

    What Edmunds.com says:
    The 2010 Toyota Camry has all the character of a washing machine from behind the wheel, but it's a plush-riding champ on the highway, and the optional V6 is the best in the midsize sedan segment. No wonder that the Camry remains one of the top family sedans on the market.

  6. Subaru Legacy

    6. Subaru Legacy

    What Edmunds.com says:
    The redesigned 2010 Subaru Legacy offers standard all-wheel drive and above-average performance in a significantly larger package. If you like the look of it, it's a solid choice.

  7. Nissan Altima

    7. Nissan Altima

    What Edmunds.com says:
    The 2009 Nissan Altima bundles contemporary styling, athletic driving manners and a cozy cabin in either coupe or sedan varieties. The smart execution of the Altima places it among our top picks for sporty family cars.

  8. Hyundai Sonata

    8. Hyundai Sonata

    What Edmunds.com says:
    The Sonata is certainly a competitive family sedan, but its only outstanding feature is its bang for the buck.

  9. Kia Optima

    9. Kia Optima

    What Edmunds.com says:
    Once a forgettable entry in the family sedan segment, the updated-for-2009 Kia Optima stands as a recommended choice, thanks to its respectable driving dynamics, value-packed features list and welcoming interior.

  10. Mitsubishi Galant

    10. Mitsubishi Galant

    What Edmunds.com says:
    With its roomy cabin, enjoyable driving demeanor and impressive crash test scores, the 2009 Mitsubishi Galant is a family sedan with spirit and style. However, when compared to its more illustrious chief rivals, the Galant fades into the background as it's lacking in practicality, build quality and a few key features.

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