Mid-size sedans

Remember the spacious four-door you napped in while your parents drove to the Grand Canyon? There's a good chance it was a midsize sedan. Virtually every so-called "family sedan" offers a spacious back seat, large trunk and comfortable ride, not to mention a reasonable price tag.
2022 Kia K5
1
Redesigned in 2021

Kia K5

MSRP
$23,790 - $31,190
Edmunds Rating
8.3 out of 10
Combined MPG
27 - 32
2021 Honda Accord
2
Redesigned in 2018

Honda Accord

MSRP
$24,770 - $36,700
Edmunds Rating
8.3 out of 10
Combined MPG
26 - 33
2021 Mazda 6
3
Redesigned in 2014

Mazda 6

MSRP
$24,475 - $35,900
Edmunds Rating
8.2 out of 10
Combined MPG
26 - 29



Mid-size luxury sedans

If you want a quiet cruiser that can effortlessly transport your family and friends in supreme comfort, look no further than a midsize luxury sedan. Additionally, these models offer many exotic features, including massaging seats and heated armrests.
1
Redesigned in 2017

Mercedes-Benz E-Class

MSRP
$54,250 - $107,500
Edmunds Rating
8.4 out of 10
Combined MPG
18 - 26
2
Redesigned in 2019

Mercedes-Benz CLS-Class

MSRP
$70,300 - $81,550
Edmunds Rating
8.3 out of 10
Combined MPG
23 - 26
3
Redesigned in 2019

Audi A6

MSRP
$54,900 - $69,500
Edmunds Rating
8.2 out of 10
Combined MPG
24 - 26

Mid-size wagons

Midsize wagons make for a great alternative to bulkier SUVs, with more cargo capacity than standard cars and available SUV-grade all-wheel-drive setups. You'll also find exceptional design and even aggressive performance in some of today's wagons.
1
Redesigned in 2017

Mercedes-Benz E-Class

MSRP
$67,600 - $112,450
Edmunds Rating
8.3 out of 10
Combined MPG
18 - 24
2
Redesigned in 2018

Volvo V90

MSRP
$51,800 - $57,800
Edmunds Rating
7.7 out of 10
Combined MPG
25 - 26
3
Redesigned in 2017

Volvo V90 Cross Country

MSRP
$54,900
Edmunds Rating
7.6 out of 10
Combined MPG
24

Mid-size crossovers

For growing families or frequent road trippers, midsize SUVs make a lot of sense. They have a larger back seat and more cargo room than their smaller siblings, while some models offer off-road variants for buyers in search of something different.
1
Redesigned in 2019

Honda Passport

MSRP
$37,870 - $45,430
Edmunds Rating
8.1 out of 10
Combined MPG
21 - 22
2
MSRP
$30,855 - $50,025
Edmunds Rating
7.9 out of 10
Combined MPG
19 - 22
3
Redesigned in 2021

Toyota Venza

MSRP
$32,890 - $40,380
Edmunds Rating
7.8 out of 10
Combined MPG
39


Mid-size luxury crossovers

Midsize luxury SUVs generally provide stout performance, the latest in luxury options and lots of space for passengers and cargo. Also included here is a new sub-class of SUV "coupes," which sacrifice practicality for style.
1
Redesigned in 2020

Mercedes-Benz GLE-Class

MSRP
$55,700 - $80,200
Edmunds Rating
8.4 out of 10
Combined MPG
19 - 23
2
MSRP
$76,500 - $116,000
Edmunds Rating
8.1 out of 10
Combined MPG
17 - 20
2
Redesigned in 2019

Porsche Cayenne

MSRP
$69,000 - $165,300
Edmunds Rating
8.1 out of 10
Combined MPG
17 - 21


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FAQ

What is the best midsize car for 2020?

We think the Honda Accord is the best midsize sedan available for 2020. It nails just about everything we're looking for in a car in this class. It's handsome inside and out, comfortable yet fun to drive, spacious and fuel-efficient. It also comes loaded with plenty of features and driver aids at a relatively affordable price. Learn more

What is the best midsize car to buy?

The Kia K5 earned Edmunds' top rating for 2021 so we've deemed it the best midsize car to buy. It gets right just about everything we look for in a midsize car, from its robust list of features to its comfortable ride and roomy interior. But if the K5 isn't your cup of tea, we also recommend the Honda Accord and the Mazda 6. Learn more

What cars are considered midsize?

Cars in all size classes tend to grow larger with each redesign, meaning midsize sedans on sale today are as large or larger than some full-size cars from years ago. That said, we still consider models including the Honda Accord, Toyota Camry, Nissan Altima, Kia K5, Hyundai Sonata, Mazda 6 and Volkswagen Passat to all be midsize models. Learn more