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.
2021 Kia K5
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Top Rated vehicle
Redesigned in 2021

Kia K5

MSRP
$23,490 - $30,490
Edmunds Rating
8.3 out of 10
Combined MPG
29 - 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
2020 Mazda 6
3
Redesigned in 2014

Mazda 6

MSRP
$24,100 - $35,400
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
Top Rated vehicle
Redesigned in 2017

Mercedes-Benz E-Class

MSRP
$54,250 - $73,900
Edmunds Rating
8.4 out of 10
Combined MPG
25 - 26
2
Redesigned in 2019

Mercedes-Benz CLS-Class

MSRP
$69,950 - $81,200
Edmunds Rating
8.3 out of 10
Combined MPG
23 - 26
3
Redesigned in 2019

Audi A6

MSRP
$54,900 - $69,700
Edmunds Rating
8.2 out of 10
Combined MPG
24 - 27

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.

RankVehicleAdditional Information
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Redesigned in 2017

Volvo V90

The Volvo V90 offers all the style, safety and comfort of its sedan sibling, the S90, with a healthy extra helping of cargo space. This is one slick wagon, both inside and out.
MSRP
$51800 - $57800
Edmunds Rating
7.7 out of 10
Combined MPG
25 - 26
RankVehicleAdditional Information
2
Redesigned in 2018

Buick Regal TourX

The Buick Regal TourX's lifted ride height and AWD system make it more versatile than some SUVs, and its ample cargo space is an added plus. It's a smart alternative to comparably priced SUV models.
MSRP
$29370 - $35070
Edmunds Rating
7.6 out of 10
Combined MPG
24
RankVehicleAdditional Information
2
Redesigned in 2017

Volvo V90 Cross Country

There's plenty to like about the 2018 Volvo V90 Cross Country. Beyond the clean, modern design, it offers incredibly comfortable seats and a host of neat technology features. If it's true off-road ability you want, though, you'd be better served by a proper luxury SUV.
MSRP
54550
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.

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Redesigned in 2019

Honda Passport

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.
MSRP
$32590 - $43980
Edmunds Rating
8.1 out of 10
Combined MPG
21 - 22
RankVehicleAdditional Information
2
Introduced in 2020

Volkswagen Atlas Cross Sport

To make the Cross Sport, VW took its successful three-row Atlas SUV, ditched the third-row seating and added a more rakish roofline. It's a roomy and comfortable five-passenger midsize SUV that's also stylish.
MSRP
$30855 - $50025
Edmunds Rating
7.9 out of 10
Combined MPG
19 - 22
RankVehicleAdditional Information
3
Redesigned in 2021

Toyota Venza

Toyota resurrects its Venza to once again compete in the midsize SUV segment. Offered solely as a hybrid, it's easily the most efficient choice in the segment, but it's also surprisingly quick. Toyota shot the moon with this one.
MSRP
$32470 - $39800
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.

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Redesigned in 2020

Mercedes-Benz GLE-Class

The new Mercedes-Benz GLE is a significant step forward from its predecessor and a class leader in several respects. Materials quality and design are second to none, and the excellent MBUX tech interface sets a new industry standard.
MSRP
$54750 - $113950
Edmunds Rating
8.4 out of 10
Combined MPG
16 - 23
RankVehicleAdditional Information
2
Redesigned in 2019

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.
MSRP
$66800 - $161900
Edmunds Rating
8.1 out of 10
Combined MPG
17 - 21
RankVehicleAdditional Information
3
Redesigned in 2019

BMW X5

The BMW X5's advanced interior, sharp new technology and tidy road manners help make it one of the top luxury SUVs you'll want to consider this year.
MSRP
$59400 - $82800
Edmunds Rating
7.9 out of 10
Combined MPG
18 - 23


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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