Best Mid-size Cars of 2024 and 2025

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The Edmunds experts test midsize contenders on our test track and in the real world. Our ratings assess performance, comfort, technology, utility, value and more. How we rank

Best Mid-size sedans

Remember that roomy four-door you napped in as a kid? There's a good chance it was a midsize sedan. Today's models continue to offer impressive comfort and features for the money.

1st
The new Kia K5 has the style and substance to stand apart from other midsize sedans. It's incredibly easy to drive, with a great suspension and an exceptionally quiet cabin that make it comfortable for long trips. The K5 also maintains Kia's traditional edge in value, but bottom line, it's simply the best car in this class. Read full review

MSRP
$25,590 - $31,990
Combined MPG
27 - 31
2nd
Introduced in 2018

Kia Stinger

Edmunds Rating
8.2/10
About Kia Stinger

The Kia Stinger is a beguiling blend of speed, comfort, style, and utility, and it skirts the line between performance and luxury. It's a standout in this segment that's worthy of your attention, but it's also more expensive. Read full review


MSRP
$36,690 - $54,090
Combined MPG
20 - 25
3rd
Redesigned in 2020

Hyundai Sonata

Edmunds Rating
8.0/10
About Hyundai Sonata

The Sonata has the aura of a more expensive vehicle. It's boldly stylish, has one of the best infotainment systems in the segment, and an outstanding warranty. When it comes to delivering everything you need in a midsize family sedan, the Sonata rarely disappoints. Read full review


MSRP
$25,100 - $35,325
Combined MPG
27 - 32

Best Mid-size luxury sedans

If you want a quiet cruiser that can effortlessly transport your family and friends in supreme comfort, you're in the right place. Midsize luxury sedans can do it all with style to spare.

1st
The Mercedes-Benz E-Class is one of the most impressive and versatile luxury sedans on the road today. There's a wide range of features and engines to choose from, and every E-Class drives with impeccable poise and composure. Read full review

MSRP
$56,750 - $112,800
Combined MPG
19 - 26
2nd
Redesigned in 2019

Audi A7

Edmunds Rating
8.1/10
About Audi A7

You'll be drawn to the Audi A7's clean, chiseled exterior, but it's the versatile hatchback cargo area, refined performance and exquisite interior craftsmanship that will likely win you over. It may cost a little more than the closely related A6 sedan, but it's easy to rationalize that premium. Read full review


MSRP
$71,200 - $79,750
Combined MPG
25
3rd
Redesigned in 2017

Volvo S90

Edmunds Rating
8.1/10
About Volvo S90

Priced like a midsize, but with the space of a large luxury sedan, the Volvo S90 delivers an impressive list of features, impeccable design and, of course, safety. Read full review


MSRP
$57,000 - $70,500
Combined MPG
26 - 30

Best Mid-size wagons

Midsize wagons make for a great alternative to bulkier SUVs, offering all-wheel drive and generous interior accommodations along with an emphasis on sportier driving dynamics.

1st
The E 450 All-Terrain wagon broadens the E-Class' appeal. Everything we like about the E-Class, from its well-crafted interior to its strong and efficient powertrain, is still here, but with the added benefit of SUV-rivaling cargo space. Read full review

MSRP
$71,250 - $121,100
Combined MPG
19 - 24
2nd
Redesigned in 2017

Volvo V90 Cross Country

Edmunds Rating
7.8/10
About Volvo V90 Cross Country

The Volvo V90 Cross Country is a more rugged version of the regular V90 wagon. Thanks to an increased ride height and standard all-wheel drive, it can handle mild off-road driving while remaining comfortable on the street. Read full review


MSRP
$58,450 - $64,050
Combined MPG
25
3rd
Redesigned in 2020

Audi A6 allroad

Edmunds Rating
7.6/10
About Audi A6 allroad

Powerful, comfortable and impressively upscale on the inside, the A6 Allroad has a lot going for it. Unfortunately, the mild off-road capability it offers comes at the expense of on-road performance. Value is a little dubious, too. Read full review


MSRP
$67,900 - $73,400
Combined MPG
24

Best 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.

1st
The top-ranked Honda Passport is one of the most versatile midsize SUVs in the market. It exudes athletic qualities but also delivers a comfortable ride, tons of passenger and cargo space, and a good list of standard features. Put this at the top of your list. Read full review

MSRP
$41,900 - $47,970
Combined MPG
21
2nd
Redesigned in 2020

Subaru Outback

Edmunds Rating
7.9/10
About Subaru Outback

The Subaru Outback offers excellent ground clearance and capable all-wheel drive. It's a go-anywhere vehicle with car-like driving qualities on paved roads, making it a more versatile choice than many SUV competitors. Read full review


MSRP
$28,395 - $42,295
Combined MPG
23 - 28
3rd
Redesigned in 2022

Jeep Grand Cherokee

Edmunds Rating
7.9/10
About Jeep Grand Cherokee

The Jeep Grand Cherokee is comfortable and relatively spacious and has class-leading towing and genuine off-road capability. Where it comes up short is value. It doesn't offer as much standard equipment as rivals and is priced well into luxury territory when you check all the boxes. Read full review


MSRP
$39,535 - $68,940
Combined MPG
22

Best Mid-size luxury crossovers

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

1st
The Mercedes GLE is one of the best luxury SUVs on sale today. It brings the heat with a top-notch interior, exceptional build quality, helpful technology features and a diverse lineup of engines. Read full review

MSRP
$62,650 - $127,700
Combined MPG
16 - 23
2nd
Redesigned in 2019

Porsche Cayenne

Edmunds Rating
8.1/10
About Porsche Cayenne

The Cayenne is an athlete among luxury SUVs, and its comprehensive lineup ranges from a green-cred plug-in hybrid to a sports-car-beating all-star with a turbo V8. It's an intriguing choice for shoppers whose life circumstances preclude a 911. Read full review


MSRP
$72,200 - $171,300
Combined MPG
16 - 21
3rd
Edmunds Rating
8.1/10
About Mercedes-Benz GLE-Class Coupe

If you find the current crop of luxury crossovers overly subdued, the Mercedes-Benz GLE Coupe might be the cure. Its fastback profile stands out on the road, and its rapid acceleration will knock your lederhosen off. However, its sleek bodywork reduces passenger and cargo space. Read full review


MSRP
$89,800 - $129,050
Combined MPG
16 - 20

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



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