Best Sedans of 2024 and 2025

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

Best X-Small sedans

Diminutive in stature and light on creature comforts, extra-small sedans are the least expensive vehicles on the market. Even so, some boast features that used to be unheard of in this class.

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The Nissan Versa is a well-built small sedan, with plenty of space inside and enough standard technology and safety features to easily justify its price. Slow acceleration is a bummer, but overall it's a smart pick for an affordable small sedan. Read full review about Nissan Versa

MSRP
$16,680 - $20,690
Combined MPG
30 - 35

Best Small sedans

Thanks to their accessible pricing and fuel-efficient engines, small sedans are among the best-selling vehicles of all time. You can opt for value or splurge on all the bells and whistles.

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The Honda Civic boasts praiseworthy performance, high fuel economy, excellent passenger space and a refined design. There are a few minor drawbacks, such as elevated road noise on the highway, but overall the Civic is a great pick for a small sedan. Read full review about Honda Civic

MSRP
$23,950 - $30,550
Combined MPG
31 - 36
2nd
Redesigned in 2019

Kia Forte

Edmunds Rating
7.9/10
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The Forte is a grown-up small sedan that's a fantastic value for the money with above-average utility. Other highlights include a comfortable, quiet interior and an extensive list of available features. However, it lags well behind top competitors in driving dynamics, ride quality and rear legroom. Read full review about Kia Forte


MSRP
$19,990 - $25,390
Combined MPG
26 - 34
3rd
Redesigned in 2021

Hyundai Elantra

Edmunds Rating
7.8/10
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The Elantra stands out with its high fuel economy, impressive technology and safety features, and roomy cabin. It's also comfortable and strong on value. The base engine is lackluster but otherwise this is a great pick for a small sedan. Read full review about Hyundai Elantra


MSRP
$21,625 - $28,465
Combined MPG
31 - 36

Best Midsize 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.

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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 about Kia K5

MSRP
$25,590 - $31,990
Combined MPG
27 - 31
2nd
Redesigned in 2025

Toyota Camry

Edmunds Rating
8.1/10
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The latest Toyota Camry now has an all-hybrid lineup and it makes perfect sense for this moment. Besides its great mpg, the Camry has a roomy and comfortable cabin, many helpful technology features, and just enough athleticism and style to make it not boring. It's a great pick for a midsize sedan. Read full review about Toyota Camry


MSRP
$28,400 - $36,125
3rd
Redesigned in 2023

Honda Accord

Edmunds Rating
8.0/10
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The latest Accord is a solid choice for a family sedan. It's roomy, practical and easy to drive. It's also impressively fuel-efficient if you get the hybrid powertrain. But some of the Accord's newest tech and features are exclusively available on the top trim level, the Touring. Overall, the Accord just doesn't stand out in the class like it used to. Read full review about Honda Accord


MSRP
$27,895 - $38,890
Combined MPG
32 - 48

Best Large sedans

Large sedans are among the most spacious cars on the market. Their back seats offer ample room for passengers to stretch out, while their features and finishes are often luxury-grade.

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We're charmed by the Toyota Crown's bold style, excellent ride comfort and spacious cabin. High fuel economy is another big bonus. Performance from the base engine is lacking, and some shoppers may balk at the price, but overall we highly recommend the Crown for sedan shoppers seeking something different from the norm. Read full review about Toyota Crown

MSRP
$41,440 - $54,990
Combined MPG
30 - 41

Best X-Small luxury sedans

Even though they're the most affordable luxury cars, extra-small luxury sedans offer many of the same amenities as their larger siblings, though evidence of cost-cutting can be found.

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Among entry-level luxury cars, the Audi A3 stands out for its well-rounded nature. It rides and steers with composure, accelerates briskly, has an upscale cabin and can be fitted with many premium features. Read full review about Audi A3

MSRP
$35,800 - $41,400
Combined MPG
30 - 32
Introduced in 2020

BMW 2 Series Gran Coupe

Edmunds Rating
7.9/10
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The 2 Series Gran Coupe is decently quick and sporty enough to feel competent on a winding road. But around town, the ride is a bit too stiff, especially on rough pavement. It's also a bit pricey for an entry-level luxury sedan. But if cargo room is important to you, the 2 Series Gran Coupe does that better than most of its competition. Read full review about BMW 2 Series Gran Coupe


MSRP
$38,400 - $48,300
Combined MPG
27 - 28

Best Small luxury sedans

Small luxury sedans have evolved to provide usable backseat space and a full roster of features while retaining a sporty driving character. For many shoppers, this will be the sweet spot.

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The Mercedes-Benz C-Class offers high-class interior details, a helpful technology interface and pleasing performance. It's an easy and smart pick for a small luxury sedan. Read full review about Mercedes-Benz C-Class

MSRP
$46,950 - $83,900
Combined MPG
23 - 30
2nd
Redesigned in 2017

Audi A4

Edmunds Rating
7.9/10
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The A4 offers a compelling blend of refinement and interior quality for the price. Look elsewhere if you need a sport sedan that'll get your heart pumping, but for across-the-board excellence at a fair price, the A4 remains tough to top. Read full review about Audi A4


MSRP
$41,900 - $52,000
Combined MPG
27 - 30
3rd
Redesigned in 2019

BMW 3 Series

Edmunds Rating
7.8/10
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The BMW 3 Series is powerful and boldly designed, but it misses its mark in a few areas. Other players have made larger strides in regards to technology. Unfortunately, "benchmark" is no longer one of the descriptors that come to mind. Read full review about BMW 3 Series


MSRP
$44,500 - $59,600
Combined MPG
26 - 29

Best Midsize 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.

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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 about Audi A7

MSRP
$72,000 - $80,550
Combined MPG
25
2nd
Redesigned in 2017

Volvo S90

Edmunds Rating
8.1/10
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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 about Volvo S90


MSRP
$57,700 - $71,200
Combined MPG
25 - 30
3rd
Redesigned in 2021

Genesis G80

Edmunds Rating
8.0/10
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The newest G80 is much improved compared to the original car. This is a luxury sedan that bypasses the American and Japanese competition and goes toe-to-toe with the German leaders in this class. Read full review about Genesis G80


MSRP
$54,400 - $64,250
Combined MPG
19 - 25

Best Large luxury sedans

The typical large luxury sedan shifts the focus from driver engagement to passenger comfort, pairing stretched dimensions with available niceties like reclining and massaging rear seats.

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When it comes to comfort and refinement on four wheels, it really doesn't get much better than the Mercedes-Benz S-Class. It's proven itself one of the best cars on the road, with a luxuriously appointed interior and state-of-the-art in-car tech and driver aids. "The best or nothing" indeed. Read full review about Mercedes-Benz S-Class

MSRP
$117,300 - $182,250
Combined MPG
21 - 24
2nd
Redesigned in 2023

BMW 7 Series

Edmunds Rating
8.2/10
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The latest 7 Series is a worthy flagship for the BMW lineup. Its interior is suitably opulent and gigantic. The 7 Series can also be a technology powerhouse, highlighted by an available hands-free highway driving system and jaw-dropping 31-inch rear theater screen. Read full review about BMW 7 Series


MSRP
$96,400 - $121,300
Combined MPG
20 - 28
3rd
Introduced in 2020

BMW 8 Series Gran Coupe

Edmunds Rating
8.1/10
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We don't often recommend coupe-like sedans. But in the case of the 8 Series Gran Coupe, BMW created a winner. It looks sportier than your typical luxury sedan and still provides real passenger space and decent utility . And it's surprisingly fun to drive. Read full review about BMW 8 Series Gran Coupe


MSRP
$90,800 - $106,300
Combined MPG
19 - 24

Best Sport compacts

Small cars that pack a big punch are always in style. Thanks to the latest turbocharging technology, that sporty performance is more accessible than ever.

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The Civic Type R is friendly, flexible and practical while managing to push the performance envelope of a front-wheel-drive car. Its combination of four usable seats, a sizable trunk and agreeable ride quality makes it a highly desirable daily driver. Read full review about Honda Civic Type R

MSRP
$44,795
Combined MPG
24
2nd
Redesigned in 2024

Hyundai Elantra N

Edmunds Rating
8.4/10
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The Elantra N is a hugely impressive little sport sedan that we'd shop against any of today's hot hatches. Overall performance is nearly unparalleled among front-wheel-drive cars thanks to a strong engine, nimble handling and some of the best steering you'll find on the road today. Read full review about Hyundai Elantra N


MSRP
$33,700 - $35,200
Combined MPG
24 - 27
3rd
Redesigned in 2022

Honda Civic Si

Edmunds Rating
8.1/10
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The Civic Si has grown up, but it's still a blast to drive. While the competition has gotten quicker, and the Si hasn't, it's still a relative bargain compared to the rest of the class, but manages to not skimp on interior quality or tech luxuries. Read full review about Honda Civic Si


MSRP
$29,100
Combined MPG
31

Best Small performance sedans

If you're looking for luxury and maneuverability along with sizzling speed, small performance sedans are where it's at. These sporty variants are among the most capable sedans in the world.

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The Acura Integra Type S is the shot of adrenaline that the brand has needed for so long. It's a gorgeous hot hatch that strikes a wonderful balance between sport compact and entry-level luxury. If you're looking for all the thrills and precise driving of a Honda Civic Type R but crave something a bit more refined, then the Integra Type S is the perfect answer. Read full review about Acura Integra Type S

MSRP
$51,800
Combined MPG
24
2nd
Redesigned in 2022

Audi S3

Edmunds Rating
8.2/10
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The Audi S3 is one of the smallest sedans you can buy, yet it doesn't feel like Audi gave it any less care than its other models. It's comfortable yet also fun to drive thanks to a strong yet fuel-efficient engine and sporty handling. Read full review about Audi S3


MSRP
$47,400 - $54,300
Combined MPG
26
3rd
Redesigned in 2022

Audi RS 3

Edmunds Rating
8.1/10
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The Audi RS 3's all-wheel-drive system means traction is ever present, even in slippery conditions, and the vibrant turbocharged five-cylinder engine means you're never wanting for power or drama. But just as it can barnstorm a back road, it can also be a civilized counterpart on the day-to-day. Read full review about Audi RS 3


MSRP
$62,300
Combined MPG
23

Best Midsize performance sedans

The midsize performance sedan has traditionally ruled the roost when it comes to four-door fun. Expect face-flattening acceleration, track-ready handling and the latest tech inside.

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It's not cheap, but the RS 6 feels like two cars for the money. Around town, it's an extremely comfortable and well-crafted luxury wagon. But push the RS button on the steering wheel and the RS 6 becomes a rewarding and comically quick performance car. Read full review about Audi RS 6

MSRP
$125,800
Combined MPG
17
2nd
Redesigned in 2021

Audi RS 7

Edmunds Rating
8.5/10
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While other sport sedan manufacturers ask if you want fast or comfortable, Audi simply asks, "Why not both?" The Audi RS 7 combines massive speed and performance potential with a compliant ride and a modern, tech-forward interior. Read full review about Audi RS 7


MSRP
$127,800
Combined MPG
17
3rd
Introduced in 2020

Cadillac CT5 V Blackwing

Edmunds Rating
8.4/10
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Cadillac's been in the business of making some seriously fast sedans for over a decade, but none has ever been as cohesive and deeply impressive as the CT5-V Blackwing. It's a comfortable, powerful and great-handling sedan. And if you needed a bonus, the Cadillac even comes with a six-speed manual transmission. Read full review about Cadillac CT5 V Blackwing


MSRP
$93,495
Combined MPG
15

Best Large performance sedans

"Large performance sedan" used to be an oxymoron, but modern engineering has transformed these land yachts into bona fide sporting machines.

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The Alpina B8 is a sleek four-door coupe that will happily whisk you around town or across the continent with both grace and pace. If the M8 Gran Coupe is a bit too in your face and a Bentley Flying Spur screams "Russian oligarch" to you, the Alpina will hit the spot. Read full review about BMW ALPINA B8 Gran Coupe

MSRP
$149,300
Combined MPG
19
2nd
Introduced in 2020

BMW M8 Gran Coupe

Edmunds Rating
8.3/10
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BMW took its rebooted 8 Series, stretched it and added two more doors, providing real passenger space and decent utility for people with families. Armed with a 600-horsepower twin-turbo V8 (617 hp in Competition trim), the M8 Gran Coupe moves as good as it looks. Read full review about BMW M8 Gran Coupe


MSRP
$138,800
Combined MPG
17
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Introduced in 2016

Mercedes-Benz AMG GT 53

Edmunds Rating
7.6/10
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The AMG GT sedan doesn't quite measure up to the best performance sedans. You get a great engine, comfortable seats, super-premium materials and taut handling. But you also get a somewhat cluttered interior, a slightly stiff but noisy ride, and a relatively numb driving experience. Read full review about Mercedes-Benz AMG GT 53


MSRP
$95,900 - $170,350
Combined MPG
17 - 21
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FAQ

What is the best sedan for 2020?

Based on Edmunds' ratings, the Honda Civic is one of the best non-luxury sedans for 2020. The Civic is heavy on value, offering upscale materials and a tremendously roomy cabin at a competitive price. Its real gem is the available turbocharged 1.5-liter engine, which gives the Civic class-leading acceleration and fuel economy. If you need a larger vehicle, the Civic's more spacious sibling — the Honda Accord — should suffice. It offers even more rear legroom than the Civic and provides a more luxurious driving experience overall. Learn more

What is the best sedan for 2019?

The current-generation Civic and Accord have each been on sale for a couple of years now, so either model would be a smart buy for 2019 as well. If you prefer something that gets your blood pumping, the Kia Stinger is a dark horse candidate that stunned us upon its release. Though the Stinger has a tighter back seat than rival midsize sedans, its rear-wheel-drive platform and turbocharged four- and six-cylinder engines give the segment a much-needed dose of fun. It's also one of the only vehicles in its class with a rear hatch, making it quite practical. Learn more

What is the best luxury sedan for 2020?

There are well-rounded luxury models at every price point and size class. New for 2020 is the Mercedes-Benz A-Class, a subcompact four-door that packs tons of tech into a bite-size package. The cabin materials are a mix of aluminum, wood and convincing imitation leather. It is pretty small, however, so if you need a usable back seat, the Audi A4 is a worthy upgrade. The A4 is notable for its spacious cabin, strong value statement and fun-to-drive character. If your new car search includes a midsize vehicle, the Mercedes-Benz E-Class is our top pick among other illustrious competitors. And if money is no object, there is so substitute for an executive vehicle such as the Mercedes-Benz S-Class or BMW 7 Series — our two highest-rated full-size sedans. Learn more

What is the best sedan on the market?

In the realm of non-luxury sedans, we think the 2020 Honda Civic and Honda Accord are the best models in the compact and midsize classes, respectively. They cost roughly the same as their direct rivals, proving you don't have to pay more to get the best. If you want a more upscale vehicle, Mercedes-Benz has a strong showing in the subcompact and midsize sedan categories with the A-Class and E-Class, respectively. Priced and sized between the two is the compact Audi A4, which manages to outclass rivals such as the BMW 3 Series and Mercedes-Benz C-Class. Learn more


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