Automobiles are the primary means of transportation for people in many parts of the world. Getting around in these vehicles allows you to travel and visit new places at your own pace. They can also serve as a tool to help you get out of tight situations. For example, if your child falls sick or you have an emergency at work, having a car is an invaluable asset in getting there fast.
These days, SUVs and crossovers (and even pickup trucks) are all the rage, but that doesn’t mean sedans have lost their appeal. Sedans offer a great balance of comfort, capability, and fuel efficiency. The Honda Accord, which is undergoing a redesign for 2023, leads the midsize sedan class. Its competitors include the Toyota Camry, which is a strong value pick, and the Kia K5, which debuted in 2021 with chiseled styling and impressive driving dynamics.
The Volkswagen Jetta is a smart and practical commuter. Its understated looks mask spunky acceleration and lots of cargo room when you fold down the back seats. It’s also the best-selling sedan in the country and a top pick of our editors. The Subaru Impreza won’t dominate motorsports or win any beauty contests, but it makes an excellent daily driver and weekend adventurer. Its advanced all-wheel drive system can tackle rough roads and snow with aplomb.
The Mercedes-Benz S-Class isn’t a sport sedan, but it rides with the kind of solidity and comfort that most luxury cars can only dream of. The BMW 3 Series and Volvo S60 are also worthy of consideration in this class.