X-Small sedans

Diminutive in stature and light on creature comforts, extra-small sedans are the least expensive vehicles on the market. They don't offer many frills, but some come with advanced safety and infotainment features that used to be unheard of in this class.
2020 Toyota Yaris
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Introduced in 2016

Toyota Yaris

MSRP
$15,650 - $18,750
Edmunds Rating
7.4 out of 10
Combined MPG
34 - 35
2020 Hyundai Accent
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Redesigned in 2018

Hyundai Accent

MSRP
$15,295 - $19,400
Edmunds Rating
7.2 out of 10
Combined MPG
33 - 36
2020 Nissan Versa
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Redesigned in 2020

Nissan Versa

MSRP
$14,730 - $18,240
Edmunds Rating
7.1 out of 10
Combined MPG
30 - 35


Small sedans

Thanks to their low prices, fuel-efficient engines and commendable utility, small sedans rank as some of the best-selling vehicles of all time. There's something for everyone in this class, from practical entry-level models to higher trims with all the bells and whistles.
1
Redesigned in 2016

Honda Civic

MSRP
$19,750 - $27,600
Edmunds Rating
8.4 out of 10
Combined MPG
29 - 36
2
Redesigned in 2019

Kia Forte

MSRP
$17,890 - $23,090
Edmunds Rating
7.9 out of 10
Combined MPG
28 - 35
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Redesigned in 2019

Mazda 3

MSRP
$21,500 - $27,900
Edmunds Rating
7.6 out of 10
Combined MPG
28 - 30

Midsize 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.

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Redesigned in 2018

Honda Accord

The Honda Accord should be at the top of your list if you're considering a midsize sedan. It's roomy, comfortable, safe, powerful and fuel-efficient. Honda's done a fantastic job with this Accord generation.
MSRP
$23870 - $36100
Edmunds Rating
8.3 out of 10
Combined MPG
26 - 33
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2
Introduced in 2018

Kia Stinger

The Kia Stinger's powerful engines, sporty handling and sleek interior and exterior design make it a standout in its segment. This rear-drive or all-wheel-drive hatchback skirts the line between performance and luxury. The beguiling blend of speed, comfort and utility makes it worthy of your attention.
MSRP
$33090 - $52500
Edmunds Rating
8.2 out of 10
Combined MPG
20 - 25
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2
Redesigned in 2014

Mazda 6

The Mazda 6 aspires to more than mere family-sedan duties. Sure, it has a big interior and competitive fuel economy, but it also brings upscale design and a focus on genuine driving enjoyment. These traits make the 6 one of our favorite midsize sedans.
MSRP
$24100 - $35400
Edmunds Rating
8.2 out of 10
Combined MPG
26 - 29

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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Redesigned in 2019

Toyota Avalon

Redesigned for 2019, the latest Toyota Avalon is off to a promising start. A cushioned ride and a hushed cabin make the Avalon well-suited to commutes and road trips, while its interior provides plenty of room to spread out.
MSRP
$35875 - $42575
Edmunds Rating
7.8 out of 10
Combined MPG
25 - 26
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2
Redesigned in 2011

Chrysler 300

Bold American style in a big, quiet sedan is what the Chrysler 300 is all about. The 300 offers strong V6 and V8 engine choices along with modern safety and infotainment technology.
MSRP
$29590 - $41995
Edmunds Rating
7.6 out of 10
Combined MPG
19 - 23
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3
Redesigned in 2017

Kia Cadenza

The Kia Cadenza prioritizes space and comfort rather than driving engagement, meaning it's designed to soothe, not excite. It's long on value, too, boasting plenty of luxury and safety features.
MSRP
$33100 - $44100
Edmunds Rating
7.5 out of 10
Combined MPG
23

Small luxury sedans

Even though they're the most affordable luxury cars, small luxury sedans offer many of the same amenities as their larger siblings. Evidence of cost-cutting can sometimes be found, but high-quality materials and cutting-edge technology are par for the course.

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Introduced in 2019

Mercedes-Benz A-Class

With an impressive combination of excellent driving manners, stellar build quality and a futuristic interior, the A-Class isn't a less expensive Mercedes-Benz, it's simply a smaller one. It earns our highest marks for a small luxury sedan.
MSRP
$32800 - $34800
Edmunds Rating
8.4 out of 10
Combined MPG
28
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2
Redesigned in 2017

Audi A4

The Audi A4 is a class leader with excellent scores across the board. It masterfully blends technologically advanced features within an elegantly simple interior that's easy to use. Factor in a strong yet efficient engine and you've got one attractive luxury sedan.
MSRP
$37400 - $50800
Edmunds Rating
8.2 out of 10
Combined MPG
27 - 30
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3
Redesigned in 2019

Volvo S60

The Volvo S60 is a strikingly well-rounded luxury sedan, constructed of equal parts performance, comfort, and beautiful Scandinavian design. It isn't the quickest or most luxurious in its class, but it ticks all the right boxes, and its flaws are few.
MSRP
$36050 - $64800
Edmunds Rating
7.9 out of 10
Combined MPG
25 - 31

Midsize 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.

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1
Redesigned in 2017

Mercedes-Benz E-Class

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.
MSRP
$54050 - $107350
Edmunds Rating
8.4 out of 10
Combined MPG
18 - 26
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2
Redesigned in 2019

Mercedes-Benz CLS-Class

With its coupe-like looks and powerful engines, the Mercedes-Benz CLS is an undeniably compelling sedan. There are some packaging compromises that result from its sloping roofline, but it's still a very quick and comfortable car.
MSRP
$69950 - $81200
Edmunds Rating
8.4 out of 10
Combined MPG
23 - 26
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3
Redesigned in 2019

Audi A6

An excellent midsize luxury sedan, the Audi A6 offers impressive performance and technology. Those that prioritize style and fun behind the wheel can opt for the larger wheels and sport suspension, but know that there will be a small compromise in ride comfort.
MSRP
$54900 - $69700
Edmunds Rating
8.2 out of 10
Combined MPG
24 - 27


Large luxury sedans

The typical large luxury sedan shifts the focus from driver engagement to passenger comfort. It's not unusual to see reclining and massaging rear seats, motorized window shades, innovative safety systems and opulent leather and wood trim.

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Redesigned in 2014

Mercedes-Benz S-Class

The Mercedes-Benz S-Class sedan remains at the top of its class, even as it faces rivals that benefit from more recent redesigns. Few cars at any price can match this car's comfort, opulence and sheer road presence.
MSRP
$91250 - $232550
Edmunds Rating
8.4 out of 10
Combined MPG
16 - 22
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2
Redesigned in 2016

BMW 7 Series

The BMW 7 Series provides a wide range of performance, features and options. Whether you're looking for a formidable turbocharged V12 or a plug-in hybrid powertrain that's packed with technology, the 7 Series offers all of that and more.
MSRP
$86450 - $157700
Edmunds Rating
8.4 out of 10
Combined MPG
20 - 24
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3
Redesigned in 2017

Porsche Panamera

The Porsche Panamera is easily one of the finest sport sedans in the world. It has speed, class and luxury in abundance, and it's also easy on the eyes. Plus, the hatchback trunk offers superior convenience.
MSRP
$86300 - $196600
Edmunds Rating
8.0 out of 10
Combined MPG
18 - 23


Exotic sedans

Exotic sedans offer something truly special, whether it's an unusually sporty driving experience or luxury accommodations that lesser sedans simply can't match. Many exotic models can even be tailored to your specifications.

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Introduced in 2016

Mercedes-Benz Maybach

The Maybach raises the luxury bar to lofty heights. With a massive dose of horsepower and a price tag that essentially doubles that of S-Class on which it is based, the Maybach is one of the most notable luxury sedans in the world.
MSRP
$170750 - $199900
Edmunds Rating
8.4 out of 10
Combined MPG
16 - 19
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2
Redesigned in 2017

BMW ALPINA B7

A high-performance version of the 7 Series, the Alpina B7 wraps a seemingly unending supply of luxury and horsepower in a bespoke and highly exclusive package.
MSRP
139350
Edmunds Rating
8.2 out of 10
Combined MPG
20
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3
Introduced in 2016

Mercedes-Benz AMG GT

The new AMG GT 4-Door Coupe should serve you well if you're looking for an adrenaline-charged combination of luxury and performance.
MSRP
$99000 - $159000
Edmunds Rating
7.2 out of 10
Combined MPG
17 - 21


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2020 Porsche Taycan 4S Review & Test Drive - Better Than a 911

2020 Porsche Taycan 4S Review & Test Drive - Better Than a 911

[MUSIC PLAYING] ALISTAIR WEAVER: Maybe it's a sign of the times, but in a year that a new 911 and the mid-engine Corvette were unveiled, the car that I was most excited to drive was a Porsche without an engine. The Taycan is the best guide yet to what life for enthusiasts will be like when gas powered cars are just a history lesson. [MUSIC PLAYING] Our own Dan Edmunds-- no relation to the company-- did drive a Taycan a couple of months ago back in Europe. But that was the Turbo S. This is California. And this is the 4S, which is the Taycan that people are actually going to buy. With prices starting at just over $100,000, it's a genuine rival to the Tesla Model S. And it'll be in showrooms as early as this spring. But before we head off down the famous Angeles Crest here in LA, be sure to subscribe to the Edmunds YouTube channel. And head to edmunds.com for all your car shopping needs. So this is launch control, Sport Plus on, foot on brake, foot on throttle, dump the brake out-- [LAUGHS] The 4S comes with a choice of two batteries and two slightly different states of tune. Our car has a larger 93.4 kilowatt hour Performance battery Plus and 563 horsepower. That's almost 200 horsepower less than the monster Turbo S. But it's still not exactly slow. Yes, the 4S doesn't have the ultimate firepower of the Turbo S. The Turbo S does zero to 60 in under three seconds. This does it under the four. But consider that for a minute. Zero to 60 in under four seconds. By any conventional measure, this is still absolutely a super car. And because all the torque, and all performance is so easy to access and so instantaneous, it is tremendously fun to drive. Like the non-turbo charged Turbo models, the 4S has an electric motor at either end to deliver all wheel drive. You also get trick air suspension and electronic damping. So you can set up the car to match the conditions and/or your mood. So the big question about the Taycan was whether Porsche could take all that they've learned over 70 years of doing gas powered cars and translate knowledge, that experience, that Porche-ness into an EV. And, to be honest, I think they've done a brilliant job. Well, the first thing that strikes me on some of these twisting bends here on Angeles Crest is this has the lowest centric gravity of any Porche. And that's all to do with where their motors are and where their battery park is under the floor of the car. And you can really feel it. This car follows incredibly flat. The steering isn't quite as feelsome as it is in the latest 911. But it's still better than almost any other car on the road. The brakes are a real talking point. It's not a so-called one pedaled car, like a Tesla or BMW I3. By that, I mean it doesn't have strong regenerative braking factor. In a Tesla, if you release the accelerator, the regenerative braking takes over. So effectively, you almost never use the brake pedal. Porsche set their Taycan up differently. They wanted it to feel more like a traditional car in type of consistency of response. So when you lift off the throttle, the regen is actually very modest. You actually have to use the brake pedal to either increase the regen to braking or actually to use the traditional pads and rotors. But that's not necessarily a bad thing. But, personally, I do miss the kind of fun of driving a one pedal car while you're just constantly playing with a throttle on and off. What about the big elephant in the room? The lack of noise. Do I miss the sonorous [INAUDIBLE] of a 911? Yeah. On a road like this, absolutely. For me, the noise of the engine has always been a huge part of the Porsche experience. That's also why I'm not much of a fan of the four-cylinder 718 Boxster. Porsche is at least trying their best. We're in normal mode at the moment and you get a kind of faint whine from the motors that sounds pretty much like any other electric car. But if you switch through into Sport Plus mode, which also stiffens that suspension and-- can you hear that? It's the sound of the future. It's completely artificial, of course, and therefore a bit silly. But I think it's kind of fun. The other thing that's really impressive me about the Taycan is just how comfortable it is. The days are long gone when a sports sedan used to give your back a vigorous workout. It's exceptionally comfortable. The ride is on the highway is genuinely luxurious. And even when you put it into Sport Plus mode, like I'm doing here, it's noticeably firmer. But it's never uncomfortable. I think Porche's done a really nice job with the Taycan interior in creating a real sort of sense of occasion and giving a feel that this is a different kind of car with a different kind of purpose, but at the same time making it luxurious Porsche-like, and making sure it actually works. You've got good cup holders here. The screens, which control pretty much everything, all work very sensibly and are actually much easier to use than they are in the new 911, for example. And although they don't get the centralized rev counter that you do in pretty much any Porsche they've ever built, you still get this kind of Porsche-esque display with a centrally mounted speedometer. It makes a little analog clock for the sport chrono in the middle here feel distinctly old school. You sit a little bit higher, a little bit more upright, in a Taycan than you would in 911, for example, largely because you've got a battery pack beneath your backside, whereas in the 911, you can actually sit on the floor of the car. But there's one novelty feature I did want to show you. The head restraints have actually got a little switch here that can slide it out to meet you. I don't think I have ever seen that before. It's kind of nice though. The wheelbase on the Taycan is actually a few inches shorter than it is in the gas powered Panamera. And here, in the back, you can feel the difference. Having said that though, I'm 6' 4" and this driving position is set up for me. So it is possible, even if my knees feel kind of up around my chin. To achieve this, Porche's actually done something quite clever. The battery pack sits underneath the floor of this car. But they've cut a hole in it where your feet go. So your feet are actually effectively sitting between the batteries. And that liberates a little bit more room. There is also just about enough headroom, even if my hairstyle kind of scrapes along the roofline. Could I go a fair distance sat in the back here? Yeah. I reckon I could. You can't review an electric car without talking about range and charging. Official figures are yet to be released. But Porsche reckons the 4S should have a range of around 250 miles in normal driving. That's a chunk less than the Tesla Model S, but should still be enough for most needs. And you can always charge it. Well, this is a Electrify America outlet here. This is not some press gimmick. We're actually in the car park of Walmart. We've plugged it into a DC fast charger here on the right-hand side of the car. And now, at the peak charging rate, you can charge from 5% to 80% of the battery in just over 22 minutes. So that's giving you a range somewhere north of 200 miles. It's pretty impressive. And while it's charging, you can check this little display inside the car. As you can see, 65% charge. That's giving is 162 miles of range. And we currently are adding 4.4 miles per minute. In all honesty, you'll probably only use this system part of the time. If you buy a Taycan and install a 240 volt charger in your garage at home, you should be able to keep it topped up overnight. While we're charging, gives me a little moment to talk about the practicality of the Taycan. In the front here, you've got a frunk, which is based on that sort of space you'd find in a 911. There's just about room in there for an overnight bag. Then if you follow me to the rear, it might look like a hatchback, but this is actually more of a conventional sedan. But, as you can see, there's plenty of scope inside for our bags and our camera kit. It's a proper practical car. And you can fold the rear seats. [MUSIC PLAYING] Crawling back into LA traffic which, let's face it, is probably the reality of how most Taycans will be used on a daily basis, and it is very comfortable. That ride quality's superb. It may be helped on this car by the standard 19-inch wheel rims. If you go up to 20 to 20 [INAUDIBLE], it tends to compromise the ride a little bit. It's very comfortable. There's a great view out. And, of course, it's very quiet. It is, like so many Porches, a genuine everyday car. With prices starting at a little over 100 grand, plus the inevitable Porsche options, the Taycan is priced almost identically to the latest generation 911. And, as we've been crawling back into town, cameraman Charlie and I have been discussing which of these two we'd rather have. And, to be honest, I think we've both shocked ourselves by saying that we'd rather have a Taycan than a 911. Yes, Porche's first electric car really is that good. [MUSIC PLAYING]

In this video, Alistair Weaver gets behind the wheel of the 2020 Porsche Taycan 4S. During the drive, we explore the abilities of Porsche's first-ever electric car, from its acceleration to how well it handles. While we were suitably impressed with the power and acceleration found in the Turbo S variant, the far less expensive 4S truly stands out. It delivers an excellent driving experience — one you'd expect from a Porsche — at a price that strongly competes against the Tesla Model S.

FAQ

What are the best sedans on the market?
Most buyers find their needs are met by either a compact sedan or a mid-size sedan. Our top pick for a small sedan goes to the Honda Civic for its great drivability and utility. For shoppers with family needs or who just want more space, the Honda Accord is our top-rated midsize sedan. If you're looking to step up to a luxury sedan, the Mercedes-Benz A-Class provides excellent premium comfort and features at an accessible price. Learn more
What is the top-rated sedan for 2019?
Luxury shoppers were in for a treat in 2019, when Mercedes-Benz introduced the new A-Class, a small sedan big on luxury features and design. In the large sedan segment, the redesigned Toyota Avalon took the top-rated spot with its bold new look and quiet, roomy interior. Learn more
What is the top-rated sedan for 2018?
The newest generation of the Honda Accord was introduced in 2018, becoming our top-rated midsize sedan for its excellent interior space, long list of technology features, and refined driving experience Also in 2018, buyers looking for a strong value proposition lucked out with the introduction of the new generation of Kia Rio sedan, an extra-small sedan that's pleasant to live with. Learn more
What are the best used sedans to buy?
Look for "CPO" or certified pre-owned vehicles if you're shopping for used sedans. Among lightly used sedans likely to be available via CPO programs, we like the Honda Civic in the small sedan segment. If you need a little more space and more driving excitement, the Mazda 6 is a strong choice, and the Honda Accord is our top pick for a used midsize sedan. Learn more

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