Most & Least Satisfying Mainstream and Luxury Sedans

Find out what Consumer Reports' members say about these compact, midsized, and large sedans

2022 Hyundai Elantra
Hyundai Elantra
Photo: Hyundai

Knowing how much you might like—or even love—your next sedan would be a pretty valuable insight as you go about researching the purchase. But at a time when a global chip shortage is making finding vehicles to test drive—let alone buy—a challenge, how will you know whether you like something without driving it extensively?

To help with that problem, Consumer Reports asks members each year about their car purchases. They provide great insights by answering one question: If you had it to do all over again, would you definitely buy or lease the same model?

Combined with CR’s test and reliability ratings, our owner satisfaction ratings give you valuable guidance when you’re shopping for a vehicle. (Detailed information is available on our car model pages.)

More on Satisfaction

Below, we’ve ranked the most and least satisfying mainstream and luxury cars, in terms of overall satisfaction, based on our latest survey. We also noted how those top-scorers performed in five categories: Styling, Driving Experience, Comfort, Value, and In-Car Electronics Ease of Use. In the event of a tie, the two or three models are listed.

If you’re a CR member, the list below is already available to you. Members can also click on each model to see how satisfied owners are with the vehicle in several specific aspects of their car ownership experience, such as comfort, driving enjoyment, ease of use of the in-car electronics, and overall value.

If you haven’t signed up, click below and become a member to access this list and all of our exclusive ratings and reviews for each car we buy and test. Joining also gives you full access to exclusive ratings for the other products our experts evaluate in several categories, including electronics and appliances.

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