Best Midsize Sedans of 2024 and 2025

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

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.

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
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
3rd
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

MSRP
$27,895 - $38,890
Combined MPG
32 - 48
4th
The Volkswagen Arteon boasts a sleek exterior design and a spacious and modern interior. Couple that with comfortable seats, lots of cargo capacity and refined handling and you have a compelling — though not inexpensive — choice for a midsize sedan. Read full review

MSRP
$43,010 - $50,175
Combined MPG
25 - 28
5th
Toyota's best-selling Camry features ample cabin space and surprisingly solid handling, along with styling that might have you remarking, "That's a Camry?" The main chink in its armor is a lackluster four-cylinder engine and slightly noisy cabin. Read full review

MSRP
$26,420 - $36,845
Combined MPG
25 - 32
6th
The Nissan Altima has a comfortable ride and comes standard with many helpful driver assist features. But poor visibility and a lack of interior refinement hold it back from being a top-tier sedan. Read full review

MSRP
$26,000 - $35,700
Combined MPG
29 - 32
7th
The stylish Nissan Maxima isn't like most other offerings in this class. It's sportier than the typical midsize family sedan, but it's equipped and priced more like a large sedan. As such, the Maxima is a niche offering, but one with unique appeal. Read full review

MSRP
$38,340 - $44,450
Combined MPG
24
8th
The Legacy's standard all-wheel-drive system makes it a sensible pick for those who have to deal with slippery roads for much of the year. Subaru's available tech and safety features should appeal widely as well. Read full review

MSRP
$24,895 - $38,195
Combined MPG
26 - 30

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.

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
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
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
$57,700 - $71,200
Combined MPG
25 - 30
4th
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. Read full review

MSRP
$76,500
Combined MPG
25
5th
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

MSRP
$54,400 - $64,250
Combined MPG
19 - 25
6th
The Lexus ES has long been a staple for those simply looking for a roomy, dependable luxury sedan. The latest generation sports surprisingly agile handling and excellent interior materials. The infotainment interface, however, has still to win over any fans. Read full review

MSRP
$42,040 - $52,330
Combined MPG
25 - 44
7th
The Cadillac CT5 replaces the CTS as the Detroit-based automaker's midsize luxury sedan. It's handsome and packs a ton of features for far less money than what you'll find coming out of Germany. But the CT5 can't match its European rivals in terms of performance, comfort, or build quality. Read full review

MSRP
$38,395 - $93,495
Combined MPG
15 - 27
8th
The Acura TLX is a smart pick, even if it doesn't have the pulse-quickening performance of some of its competition. It trades flash for substance and flies under the radar of a lot of shoppers, but its value is appealing. Read full review

MSRP
$45,000 - $57,000
Combined MPG
21 - 25
9th
The Jaguar XF is a stylish and capable midsize luxury sedan with generous cargo space and numerous engine choices. Although it trails some German competitors in peak performance, it has a serene cabin that is pleasant for both daily commuting and countryside cruising. Read full review

MSRP
$49,800 - $53,500
Combined MPG
24 - 26

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.

1st
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

MSRP
$125,800
Combined MPG
17
2nd
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

MSRP
$127,800
Combined MPG
17
3rd
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

MSRP
$93,495
Combined MPG
15
4th
The Audi S6 is right there with the class leaders. The interior is roomy and has excellent in-car tech. If you want a large, comfortable and somewhat subtle luxury car with a surprising amount of performance, it doesn't get much better. Read full review

MSRP
$74,700 - $82,900
Combined MPG
22
5th
The Acura TLX Type S presents a compelling alternative to traditional sport luxury sedans. It may not have the potency of a BMW M5, but thanks to an excellent all-wheel-drive system, a robust set of standard features, and a price below most other rivals, the TLX Type S makes for a practical, everyday car that still lots of fun to drive. Read full review

MSRP
$57,000
Combined MPG
21
6th
The Ghibli Trofeo takes a more relaxed and balanced approach to the high-performance sedan formula. Sure, it'll do 203 mph, but the Ghibli Trofeo doesn't wear its performance on its sleeve. However, the competition offers nearly obsessive levels of detailing and precision that this Italian sedan can't always match. Read full review