Conventional wisdom has it that today's car buyers are in full swoon over SUVs, spurning the humble sedan that's been America's benchmark family transport for decades. And it's true that SUVs are increasingly outpacing sedans in the sales column.
But it's also true that some people believe pineapple belongs on pizza.
In other words, forget what you've read: The sedan is not dead. The latest models offer spacious interiors, impressive fuel economy, and a satisfying blend of comfort and control on the road. They're even pretty stylish these days. Utility vehicles certainly have their appeal, but don't count out the humble sedan just yet. If you're shopping for a midsize sedan, let our expert vehicle testers be your guide with this curated list of the best midsize cars on the market.
Best Midsize Sedans for 2018
Midsize cars range from prudent to decadent, from humble commuter appliance to extravagant executive conveyance. How do you find the right model for your life? Based on our proprietary vehicle testing program, we've narrowed the field to 10 of the best midsize cars. All are roomy, all can carry five passengers in comfort, and all offer advanced safety aids. Among our mainstream selections, pricing is another common thread since less than $2,000 separates the highest and lowest starting prices. (The gap grows markedly among the luxury sedans.) We'll start at the more affordable end of the spectrum and get fancier as we go.
Best Midsize Sedans: Mainstream
There's nothing mysterious about the midsize-car formula: four doors, room for five passengers, big trunk, decent power, good fuel economy, and up-to-date technology. Most mainstream family sedans start at around $23,000 and try to match each other feature for feature, making this one of the most competitive car segments you'll find. There are a number of good sedans out there, but these are our top picks.