Best Sedans

We sifted through the data to select the best cars and trucks in every category.

Overview

The Hyundai Elantra is a compact four-door sedan that packs many features and remarkable value into a sleek, coupe-like body. With standard wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, available hybrid powertrain, and options like a digital driver display, the Elantra offers technology rarely found at this price. Hyundai includes a length standard warranty with all of its new cars, and standard driver safety aids provide extra peace of mind. The Hyundai Elantra is a 5-seater vehicle that comes in 6 trim levels. The most popular style is the SEL IVT, which starts at $21,905 and comes with a 2.0L I4 engine and Front Wheel Drive. This Elantra is estimated to deliver 49 MPG in the city and 52 MPG on the highway.

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Pros

  • Excellent standard and available tech features
  • Fuel-efficient available hybrid powertrain
  • Fully-loaded Limited trims are reasonably priced

Cons

  • Not as fun to drive as some competitors
  • Others come with more standard safety aids

Overall Assessment

The Hyundai Elantra is an excellent choice for compact sedan shoppers. It has available hybrid technology and a length warranty that may help save money down the road, plenty of cutting-edge standard and available technology to make commutes more pleasant, and sleek coupe-like styling that differentiates it from more cookie-cutter alternatives. The Elantra has excellent interior space and plenty of features, though some rivals are sportier to drive, offer all-wheel-drive, and are generally more versatile. Overall, the Hyundai Elantra is one of the most modern and value-packed small sedans available, making it a great fit for families and people who spend a lot of time in the car.
2021 Hyundai Elantra

$29,105 as shown

Starting MSRP
$20,655
Starting MktMarket Avg.
Avg. savings of $426
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$20,229
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Feature Highlights

Pedestrian Detection
Wireless Charging
Front Cooled Seats
Hands-free Trunk/Liftgate
Power Trunk/Liftgate
Adaptive Cruise Control w/Stop and Go
Forward Collision Warning
Android Auto
5 yr / 60K mi Basic Warranty
10 yr / 100K mi Hybrid/EV Warranty
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Pros

  • Excellent standard and available tech features
  • Fuel-efficient available hybrid powertrain
  • Fully-loaded Limited trims are reasonably priced

Cons

  • Not as fun to drive as some competitors
  • Others come with more standard safety aids

Overall Assessment

The Hyundai Elantra is an excellent choice for compact sedan shoppers. It has available hybrid technology and a length warranty that may help save money down the road, plenty of cutting-edge standard and available technology to make commutes more pleasant, and sleek coupe-like styling that differentiates it from more cookie-cutter alternatives. The Elantra has excellent interior space and plenty of features, though some rivals are sportier to drive, offer all-wheel-drive, and are generally more versatile. Overall, the Hyundai Elantra is one of the most modern and value-packed small sedans available, making it a great fit for families and people who spend a lot of time in the car.

Overview

Hyundai has spent years building its brand to compete against the most popular nameplates, and the latest-generation Hyundai Sonata is the best example of those efforts. The midsize family sedan's low starting price and class-leading warranty bolster its outstanding value, while upscale styling, agile handling, and a spacious interior make it a compelling everyday driver. Advanced safety aids come standard, as do Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. The Hyundai Sonata is a 5-seater vehicle that comes in 8 trim levels. The most popular style is the SEL, which starts at $26,805 and comes with a 2.5L I4 engine and Front Wheel Drive. This Sonata is estimated to deliver 45 MPG in the city and 51 MPG on the highway.

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Pros

  • Many available safety and tech features
  • Sporty styling inside and out
  • Good acceleration and nimble handling
  • Impressive cargo capacity

Cons

  • Stiff suspension results in a firm ride
  • Hybrid's fuel economy lags competitors

Overall Assessment

The Hyundai Sonata is one of the most competitive family sedans available. One of the most stylish and feature-packed cars in its class, the Sonata's 10-year/100,000-mile drivetrain warranty, and affordable starting price make it hard to pass up. There are four available engines, with the base four-cylinder providing the best balance of performance, efficiency, and affordability. A suite of driver safety assists comes standard, and tech like a 12.3-inch digital driver display enhances the Sonata's already-tasteful interior. It's easy to drive, with good acceleration, secure handling, and a reasonably quiet ride. Some competitors have softer suspensions that are better at absorbing road imperfections, and the Sonata Hybrid's transmission could shift more smoothly. But overall, shoppers will be hard-pressed to find a more stylish and feature-filled midsize car for the money.
2021 Hyundai Sonata

$36,305 as shown

Starting MSRP
$24,955
Starting MktMarket Avg.
Avg. savings of $640
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$24,315
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Feature Highlights

Blind Spot Camera
Pedestrian Detection
Wireless Charging
Start/Stop System
Around View Camera
Front Cooled Seats
Heads-up Display (HUD)
Hands-free Trunk/Liftgate
5 yr / 60K mi Basic Warranty
10 yr / 100K mi Hybrid/EV Warranty
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Pros

  • Many available safety and tech features
  • Sporty styling inside and out
  • Good acceleration and nimble handling
  • Impressive cargo capacity

Cons

  • Stiff suspension results in a firm ride
  • Hybrid's fuel economy lags competitors

Overall Assessment

The Hyundai Sonata is one of the most competitive family sedans available. One of the most stylish and feature-packed cars in its class, the Sonata's 10-year/100,000-mile drivetrain warranty, and affordable starting price make it hard to pass up. There are four available engines, with the base four-cylinder providing the best balance of performance, efficiency, and affordability. A suite of driver safety assists comes standard, and tech like a 12.3-inch digital driver display enhances the Sonata's already-tasteful interior. It's easy to drive, with good acceleration, secure handling, and a reasonably quiet ride. Some competitors have softer suspensions that are better at absorbing road imperfections, and the Sonata Hybrid's transmission could shift more smoothly. But overall, shoppers will be hard-pressed to find a more stylish and feature-filled midsize car for the money.

Overview

The Honda Accord has been a mainstay of the midsize family sedan class for years, thanks to its comfortable cabin, practicality, and sporty driving characteristics. Priced competitively amongst other top segment rivals, the Accord excels with easy-to-use technology and impressive fuel economy; an available hybrid powertrain provides up to 48 MPG. Many advanced driver aids come standard, and the Accord has a reputation for safety and reliability. The Honda Accord is a 5-seater vehicle that comes in 9 trim levels. The most popular style is the LX 1.5T CVT, which starts at $25,965 and comes with a 1.5L I4 Turbo engine and Front Wheel Drive. This Accord is estimated to deliver 48 MPG in the city and 48 MPG on the highway.

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Pros

  • A practical and well-designed midsize family car
  • Excellent fuel efficiency, especially with hybrid
  • Blends a smooth ride with sporty handling
  • Refined cabin with vast rear-seat space

Cons

  • Some rivals offer larger optional touchscreens
  • Sleek body styling creates some blind spots

Overall Assessment

Overall, the Honda Accord remains one of the best midsize cars on the market. It does many things very well. The Accord prioritizes safety, and several active driver aids are standard on all trims. The Accord tends to do well in crashworthiness tests, too. While it has a quiet ride and a roomy cabin, it's also one of the more fun-to-drive choices in its category. The Accord's agile handling and turbocharged engines put it ahead of most competitors in driver engagement. The available hybrid powertrain gets a remarkable 48 MPG without feeling underpowered. The Accord's cabin is straightforward and user-friendly, with many standard amenities. The value-priced Sport SE trim combines a playful attitude with heated front seats, leather, and remote start. Passenger space and cargo capacity are excellent. While some rivals come with fancier available infotainment, the Accord continues to be one of the most well-rounded sedans on the market.
2021 Honda Accord

$33,885 as shown

Starting MSRP
$25,965
Starting MktMarket Avg.
Avg. savings of $288
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$25,677
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Feature Highlights

Wireless Charging
Adaptive Cruise Control
Forward Collision Warning
Android Auto
Apple CarPlay
Remote Engine Start
Front and Rear Parking Sensors
Lane Keep Assist
3 yr / 36K mi Basic Warranty
8 yr / 100K mi Hybrid/EV Warranty
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Pros

  • A practical and well-designed midsize family car
  • Excellent fuel efficiency, especially with hybrid
  • Blends a smooth ride with sporty handling
  • Refined cabin with vast rear-seat space

Cons

  • Some rivals offer larger optional touchscreens
  • Sleek body styling creates some blind spots

Overall Assessment

Overall, the Honda Accord remains one of the best midsize cars on the market. It does many things very well. The Accord prioritizes safety, and several active driver aids are standard on all trims. The Accord tends to do well in crashworthiness tests, too. While it has a quiet ride and a roomy cabin, it's also one of the more fun-to-drive choices in its category. The Accord's agile handling and turbocharged engines put it ahead of most competitors in driver engagement. The available hybrid powertrain gets a remarkable 48 MPG without feeling underpowered. The Accord's cabin is straightforward and user-friendly, with many standard amenities. The value-priced Sport SE trim combines a playful attitude with heated front seats, leather, and remote start. Passenger space and cargo capacity are excellent. While some rivals come with fancier available infotainment, the Accord continues to be one of the most well-rounded sedans on the market.

Overview

Hybrids are all the rage these days, but not everyone wants to look like they are driving one. The Honda Insight is a plug-in hybrid car that achieves exceptional fuel economy while looking and driving very similar to a non-hybrid. A starting price of around $23,000 includes seating for five, and an EPA combined 52 mpg. Some rivals have more standard safety aids and cargo space. The third-generation Insight launched in 2019. The Honda Insight is a 5-seater vehicle that comes in 3 trim levels. The most popular style is the EX, which starts at $26,005 and comes with a Hybrid 1.5L I4 engine and Front Wheel Drive. This Insight is estimated to deliver 51 MPG in the city and 45 MPG on the highway.

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Pros

  • Top-notch interior design and comfort
  • Fuel efficiency and low price add value
  • Many standard driver assists
  • User-friendly technology

Cons

  • Less cargo space than rivals
  • All-wheel-drive not available
  • Could use more horsepower

Overall Assessment

Those on the market for a fuel-efficient sedan with plenty of features and elegant styling will want to take a look at the Honda Insight. Easy to mistake for a Honda Civic and Accord (both attractive cars in their own right), the Insight doesn’t feel like other hybrid vehicles that sometimes sacrifices stylishness to achieve their jaw-dropping fuel economy numbers. It’s a competent, liveable car that does many things well while saving a great deal of money at the gas pump. The value proposition is high, with prices starting around $23,000, with the top-tier model retailing for less than $30,000. Honda does a great job of incorporating many advanced driver aids. Some rivals edge it out just slightly on fuel economy and cargo capacity, but the Insight has a surprisingly spacious rear seat with legroom at the top of its class.
2021 Honda Insight

$30,035 as shown

Starting MSRP
$24,125
Starting MktMarket Avg.
Avg. savings of $1,334
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$22,791
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Feature Highlights

Power Doors
Start/Stop System
Adaptive Cruise Control
In-Car WiFi
Forward Collision Warning
Android Auto
Apple CarPlay
Remote Engine Start
3 yr / 36K mi Basic Warranty
8 yr / 100K mi Hybrid/EV Warranty
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Pros

  • Top-notch interior design and comfort
  • Fuel efficiency and low price add value
  • Many standard driver assists
  • User-friendly technology

Cons

  • Less cargo space than rivals
  • All-wheel-drive not available
  • Could use more horsepower

Overall Assessment

Those on the market for a fuel-efficient sedan with plenty of features and elegant styling will want to take a look at the Honda Insight. Easy to mistake for a Honda Civic and Accord (both attractive cars in their own right), the Insight doesn’t feel like other hybrid vehicles that sometimes sacrifices stylishness to achieve their jaw-dropping fuel economy numbers. It’s a competent, liveable car that does many things well while saving a great deal of money at the gas pump. The value proposition is high, with prices starting around $23,000, with the top-tier model retailing for less than $30,000. Honda does a great job of incorporating many advanced driver aids. Some rivals edge it out just slightly on fuel economy and cargo capacity, but the Insight has a surprisingly spacious rear seat with legroom at the top of its class.

Overview

The Karma Revero GT sedan takes two seemingly opposed concepts --environmental sustainability and over-the-top luxury -- and blends them in an attractive, unique car. Its plug-in hybrid powertrain can run up to 80 miles without a drop of gas. The solar roof offers extra driving range on sunny days. Karmas are crafted in California, providing a lavish feel with sustainably-sourced materials, minimally colored leathers, and haptic-touch screens. The Karma Revero GT comes in 1 trim levels. The most popular style is the Sedan, which starts at $146,600 and comes with a Plug-In Hybrid 1.5L I3 Turbo engine and Rear Wheel Drive. This Revero GT is estimated to deliver 70 MPG combined.

Pros

  • Powerful and versatile drivetrain accelerates fast
  • Luxurious cabin celebrates sustainable materials
  • One of the rarest and most exclusive new cars

Cons

  • Higher starting price than many luxury vehicles
  • Lacks rivals’ electric range and driver technology
  • Small rear seat for a premium full-size sedan

Overall Assessment

Karma has always forged its own path when it comes to building cars. This has led the California automaker to produce some of the most exciting vehicles on the market. The Karma Revero GT is the latest iteration of the brand’s unique approach. Its emphasis on sustainability shows in its alternative-fuel driving capabilities and carefully-sourced cabin materials. Buyers can configure their Revero GT to their specifications, guaranteeing that their already-rare car is one-of-a-kind. There are some less appealing aspects in Karma’s efforts to be the ultimate eco-luxury car, like the marginal rear seat and cargo room. Some modern electric sedans can beat the Karma’s driving range without a gas engine’s help. But Karma continues its quest of catering to a select audience of people who want a captivating and unique driving experience unlike anything else.
2020 Karma Revero GT
Starting MSRP
$146,600
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Feature Highlights

Front Cooled Seats
In-Car WiFi
Remote Engine Start
Rear Parking Sensors
Lane Keep Assist
Front and Rear Heated Seats
Blind Spot System
Integrated Turn Signal Mirrors
Navigation
4 yr / 50K mi Basic Warranty
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Pros

  • Powerful and versatile drivetrain accelerates fast
  • Luxurious cabin celebrates sustainable materials
  • One of the rarest and most exclusive new cars

Cons

  • Higher starting price than many luxury vehicles
  • Lacks rivals’ electric range and driver technology
  • Small rear seat for a premium full-size sedan

Overall Assessment

Karma has always forged its own path when it comes to building cars. This has led the California automaker to produce some of the most exciting vehicles on the market. The Karma Revero GT is the latest iteration of the brand’s unique approach. Its emphasis on sustainability shows in its alternative-fuel driving capabilities and carefully-sourced cabin materials. Buyers can configure their Revero GT to their specifications, guaranteeing that their already-rare car is one-of-a-kind. There are some less appealing aspects in Karma’s efforts to be the ultimate eco-luxury car, like the marginal rear seat and cargo room. Some modern electric sedans can beat the Karma’s driving range without a gas engine’s help. But Karma continues its quest of catering to a select audience of people who want a captivating and unique driving experience unlike anything else.

Overview

Ushering in a bold new angular design language for Kia, the Kia K5 is an all-new midsize sedan set to replace the Optima within Kia’s lineup. With an offering of powerful and efficient turbocharged engines, the K5 will be fun to drive and look good doing it. It is well equipped for the daily commute, transporting the family, or cruising on the weekend. The K5 is an excellent new option for anyone shopping in the midsize sedan market. The Kia K5 is a 5-seater vehicle that comes in 5 trim levels. The most popular style is the GT-Line FWD, which starts at $26,485 and comes with a 1.6L I4 Turbo engine and Front Wheel Drive. This K5 is estimated to deliver 27 MPG in the city and 37 MPG on the highway.

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Pros

  • Bold design inside and out
  • Packed with features
  • Powerful and efficient engines

Cons

  • All-wheel drive is only available on two trims

Overall Assessment

The Kia K5 is a great choice for someone who is looking for an affordable and capable midsize sedan with bold styling. In a segment that largely targets function over form the K5 attempts to maximize both. It comes with an impressive amount of technology and an interior design that feels upscale. The turbocharged engines provide a good balance of power and efficiency. The K5 brings a fresh new option to the midsize sedan segment.
2021 Kia K5

$29,085 as shown

Starting MSRP
$24,585
Starting MktMarket Avg.
$24,657
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Feature Highlights

Pedestrian Detection
Wireless Charging
Front Cooled Seats
Panoramic Moonroof
Hands-free Trunk/Liftgate
Adaptive Cruise Control w/Stop and Go
In-Car WiFi
Forward Collision Warning
Android Auto
5 yr / 60K mi Basic Warranty
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Pros

  • Bold design inside and out
  • Packed with features
  • Powerful and efficient engines

Cons

  • All-wheel drive is only available on two trims

Overall Assessment

The Kia K5 is a great choice for someone who is looking for an affordable and capable midsize sedan with bold styling. In a segment that largely targets function over form the K5 attempts to maximize both. It comes with an impressive amount of technology and an interior design that feels upscale. The turbocharged engines provide a good balance of power and efficiency. The K5 brings a fresh new option to the midsize sedan segment.

Overview

One of the most popular cars on the market, the Toyota Camry is a midsize family sedan with above-average predicted reliability, a roomy cabin with advanced safety technology, and a smooth and quiet ride. Interior refinement is at the top of its class, with premium materials and user-friendly features. Shoppers can add all-wheel-drive, and the optional hybrid gets up to 52 MPG. Overall, the Toyota Camry is one of the safest buys on the market. The Toyota Camry is a 5-seater vehicle that comes in 12 trim levels. The most popular style is the SE Automatic, which starts at $27,555 and comes with a 2.5L I4 engine and Front Wheel Drive. This Camry is estimated to deliver 51 MPG in the city and 53 MPG on the highway.

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Pros

  • Impressive fuel economy from all engines
  • Solid build and quiet ride give a premium feel
  • Many standard driver safety technologies
  • Renowned reputation for dependability

Cons

  • Not as sporty to drive as some competitors
  • Shorter warranty than some midsize rivals
  • Safe interior styling lacks charisma

Overall Assessment

Few cars are as well-rounded as the Toyota Camry. Now in its eighth generation, the Camry has evolved into one of the most competent family sedans ever built. Quiet and economical engine choices make for a relaxed driving experience, and the ride is soft, while handling is nimble enough for busy parking lots. All-wheel-drive is available. Toyota includes some of the most sophisticated driver safety technology, and all of it works very well. Shoppers can choose from a few distinct trim levels, all of which adorn the spacious cabin in high-quality materials and modern technology. There are downsides: Some rivals have lower starting prices, while others are more fun to drive. But overall, few cars have the built-in value and quality that are trademarks of the Toyota Camry.
2021 Toyota Camry

$28,265 as shown

Starting MSRP
$26,040
Starting MktMarket Avg.
Avg. savings of $1,346
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$24,694
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Feature Highlights

Pedestrian Detection
Adaptive Cruise Control
In-Car WiFi
Android Auto
Apple CarPlay
Lane Keep Assist
Keyless Ignition
Alarm
3 yr / 36K mi Basic Warranty
8 yr / 100K mi Hybrid/EV Warranty
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Pros

  • Impressive fuel economy from all engines
  • Solid build and quiet ride give a premium feel
  • Many standard driver safety technologies
  • Renowned reputation for dependability

Cons

  • Not as sporty to drive as some competitors
  • Shorter warranty than some midsize rivals
  • Safe interior styling lacks charisma

Overall Assessment

Few cars are as well-rounded as the Toyota Camry. Now in its eighth generation, the Camry has evolved into one of the most competent family sedans ever built. Quiet and economical engine choices make for a relaxed driving experience, and the ride is soft, while handling is nimble enough for busy parking lots. All-wheel-drive is available. Toyota includes some of the most sophisticated driver safety technology, and all of it works very well. Shoppers can choose from a few distinct trim levels, all of which adorn the spacious cabin in high-quality materials and modern technology. There are downsides: Some rivals have lower starting prices, while others are more fun to drive. But overall, few cars have the built-in value and quality that are trademarks of the Toyota Camry.

Overview

Volvo's safety innovations make their way into the spacious and comfortable S60 sedan. While it is not as focused on sporty handling as German competitors, the S60 offers one of the most beautiful interiors in its class, with rich materials and a quiet ride. Fun isn't out of the question; Volvo offers plug-in hybrid engines producing over 400 hp. But the S60 remains best-suited for daily driving bliss, with safety tech for extra peace of mind. The Volvo S60 is a 5-seater vehicle that comes in 7 trim levels. The most popular style is the T5 Momentum FWD, which starts at $39,995 and comes with a 2.0L I4 Turbo engine and Front Wheel Drive. This S60 is estimated to deliver 30 MPG combined.

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Pros

  • Elegant exterior design
  • Beautiful interior with great seats
  • Impressive standard safety features
  • Blends secure handling with a quiet ride

Cons

  • Not as sporty to drive as rivals
  • Limited cargo capacity

Overall Assessment

Shoppers in the market for a compact luxury car should add the Volvo S60 to their test-drive list. It comes with one of the most comfortable interiors in its class, crafted from high-quality materials and displaying meticulous attention to detail. The seats are very comfortable. Volvo also includes a nice blend of technology and safety features on each level, and a potent plug-in hybrid powertrain is available for those wanting a bit of performance. The S60 feels stable at speed, but it lacks the razor-sharp handling of sports sedans in its class. Despite that, it provides comfortable and safety-focused transportation for the family that is hard to match.
2021 Volvo S60

$51,695 as shown

Starting MSRP
$39,995
Starting MktMarket Avg.
Avg. savings of $4,528
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$35,467
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Feature Highlights

Pedestrian Detection
Wireless Charging
Heads-up Display (HUD)
Curve Adaptive Headlamps
Panoramic Moonroof
Hands-free Trunk/Liftgate
In-Car WiFi
Forward Collision Warning
4 yr / 50K mi Basic Warranty
8 yr / 100K mi Hybrid/EV Warranty
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Pros

  • Elegant exterior design
  • Beautiful interior with great seats
  • Impressive standard safety features
  • Blends secure handling with a quiet ride

Cons

  • Not as sporty to drive as rivals
  • Limited cargo capacity

Overall Assessment

Shoppers in the market for a compact luxury car should add the Volvo S60 to their test-drive list. It comes with one of the most comfortable interiors in its class, crafted from high-quality materials and displaying meticulous attention to detail. The seats are very comfortable. Volvo also includes a nice blend of technology and safety features on each level, and a potent plug-in hybrid powertrain is available for those wanting a bit of performance. The S60 feels stable at speed, but it lacks the razor-sharp handling of sports sedans in its class. Despite that, it provides comfortable and safety-focused transportation for the family that is hard to match.

Overview

The Volkswagen crams the benefits of a large sedan into a compact, budget-minded car. The little sedan has great cabin and cargo space and a refined ride that’s hard to find on a non-luxury vehicle. For under $20,000, shoppers get excellent fuel economy from the turbocharged powertrain. Some rivals have more creative styling and generous standard features. Yet, the Jetta excels thanks to its polished foundation and spacious interior. The Volkswagen Jetta is a 5-seater vehicle that comes in 7 trim levels. The most popular style is the S Automatic, which starts at $20,790 and comes with a 1.4L I4 Turbo engine and Front Wheel Drive. This Jetta is estimated to deliver 29 MPG in the city and 39 MPG on the highway.

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Pros

  • Handles and rides like a more expensive car
  • Excellent fuel economy with 1.4-liter engine
  • Roomy cabin with ample rear-seat legroom

Cons

  • Few advanced driver safety aids on base S trim
  • Cabin styling is elegant but lacks excitement

Overall Assessment

Those looking for a small, economical car will want to check out the Volkswagen Jetta. It delivers a distinctly European ride that similarly-priced rivals struggle to match. Likewise, the cabin controls and materials feel a cut above what some other brands muster at this price point. Shoppers have a selection of trims ranging from fuel-maximizing commuters to pint-sized sport sedans. Some competitors have more standard safety technology and eye-catching style. Overall, this is a competent everyday driver that sets the bar for comfort on a budget.
2021 Volkswagen Jetta

$29,040 as shown

Starting MSRP
$19,990
Starting MktMarket Avg.
Avg. savings of $1,737
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$18,253
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Feature Highlights

Wireless Charging
Start/Stop System
Front Cooled Seats
Panoramic Moonroof
Adaptive Cruise Control w/Stop and Go
In-Car WiFi
Forward Collision Warning
Android Auto
Apple CarPlay
4 yr / 50K mi Basic Warranty
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Pros

  • Handles and rides like a more expensive car
  • Excellent fuel economy with 1.4-liter engine
  • Roomy cabin with ample rear-seat legroom

Cons

  • Few advanced driver safety aids on base S trim
  • Cabin styling is elegant but lacks excitement

Overall Assessment

Those looking for a small, economical car will want to check out the Volkswagen Jetta. It delivers a distinctly European ride that similarly-priced rivals struggle to match. Likewise, the cabin controls and materials feel a cut above what some other brands muster at this price point. Shoppers have a selection of trims ranging from fuel-maximizing commuters to pint-sized sport sedans. Some competitors have more standard safety technology and eye-catching style. Overall, this is a competent everyday driver that sets the bar for comfort on a budget.

Overview

The Toyota Avalon is a full-size sedan offering tons of space and a relaxing ride. Under its long hood is a powerful V6 engine; the optional hybrid gets up to 43 mpg overall. The massive cabin has the refinement of a luxury car and many user-friendly features; upper trims have leather interiors and heated rear seats. The Avalon's quiet powertrain and supple suspension help with daily driving, as does a suite of driver safety aids. The Toyota Avalon is a 5-seater vehicle that comes in 8 trim levels. The most popular style is the Hybrid XLE FWD, which starts at $38,095 and comes with a Hybrid 2.5L I4 engine and Front Wheel Drive. This Avalon is estimated to deliver 43 MPG in the city and 43 MPG on the highway.

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Pros

  • Smooth V6 and efficient hybrid engine options
  • Large, refined cabin with many standard features
  • Toyota's reputation for dependable build quality
  • A legitimate alternative to pricey luxury cars

Cons

  • The sport trims lack real driving excitement
  • Some rivals have fancier interior features

Overall Assessment

The Toyota Avalon is an excellent choice for drivers who want a sedan roomy enough for four adults or shoppers wanting a premium car's peace and luxury without the high expense. Toyota's reputation for reliability also makes the Avalon something of a practical alternative to pricier alternatives with shakier credibility. The Avalon's price isn't the only thing that makes it pragmatic -- all-wheel-drive and a hybrid powertrain are both available, though sadly can't be combined. Some rivals have slightly more interior headroom and glitzier tech, and even the Avalon's sport trims aren't that fun to drive. But overall, shoppers looking for a large, quiet sedan that's easy to live with will be hard-pressed to do better than an Avalon.
2021 Toyota Avalon

$44,395 as shown

Starting MSRP
$37,120
Starting MktMarket Avg.
Avg. savings of $1,631
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$35,489
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Feature Highlights

Pedestrian Detection
Wireless Charging
Front Cooled Seats
Heads-up Display (HUD)
Adaptive Cruise Control
In-Car WiFi
Forward Collision Warning
Android Auto
Apple CarPlay
3 yr / 36K mi Basic Warranty
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Pros

  • Smooth V6 and efficient hybrid engine options
  • Large, refined cabin with many standard features
  • Toyota's reputation for dependable build quality
  • A legitimate alternative to pricey luxury cars

Cons

  • The sport trims lack real driving excitement
  • Some rivals have fancier interior features

Overall Assessment

The Toyota Avalon is an excellent choice for drivers who want a sedan roomy enough for four adults or shoppers wanting a premium car's peace and luxury without the high expense. Toyota's reputation for reliability also makes the Avalon something of a practical alternative to pricier alternatives with shakier credibility. The Avalon's price isn't the only thing that makes it pragmatic -- all-wheel-drive and a hybrid powertrain are both available, though sadly can't be combined. Some rivals have slightly more interior headroom and glitzier tech, and even the Avalon's sport trims aren't that fun to drive. But overall, shoppers looking for a large, quiet sedan that's easy to live with will be hard-pressed to do better than an Avalon.