Popular Midsized Sedans to Avoid and What to Buy Instead
No need to settle for what's trendy. Consider these reliable midsized cars that perform well in CR's tests.
SUVs have attracted so many more buyers than sedans in recent years that some automakers have cut smaller vehicles from their lineups. But many consumers still prefer the mix of sleek styling and better fuel economy that sedans tend to offer.
However, the car market works in mysterious ways. Often, good cars that perform well in Consumer Reports’ tests don’t sell as well as models with lower Overall Scores.
Here, we focus on models that are popular in their category, then we present two alternatives.
- A better choice: Another vehicle that sells well but has a higher Overall Score.
- An “under-the-radar” alternative: A better-scoring model that doesn’t sell as well, in case you aren’t concerned with following the crowd.