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2016 Ford Fusion vs. 2016 Mazda6: Which Should You Buy?

2016 Mazda6 The Ford Fusion and Mazda6 are always competitive in our affordable midsize car rankings, and the 2016 model year is continuing the trend. Both the 2016 Mazda6 and 2016 Ford Fusion are well-rounded vehicles worthy of your consideration, but there are some key differences you should keep in mind as you decide which one is better for you. We’re comparing the lowest trims with automatic transmissions on both cars, and while the Mazda6 has a slight edge in standard ... continue reading»

Tags: Rankings, Ford Fusion, Mazda Mazda6, Affordable Midsize Cars

2015 Honda Accord vs. 2015 Toyota Camry: Which Should You Buy?

2015 Honda Accord The Toyota Camry and Honda Accord have been the best-selling cars in the United States since 2012. Sales numbers for 2015 suggest these two midsize car heavyweights will again be top sellers. The 2015 Toyota Camry has an overall score of 8.8 in our affordable midsize car rankings, and the 2015 Honda Accord has an 8.7 overall score. But these two cars are not mirror images. From engines to driving experience, and cargo space to available features, subtle ... continue reading»

Tags: Rankings, Honda Accord, Toyota Camry, Affordable Midsize Cars

Low Cost to Own: Best Used Midsize Cars

2009 Toyota Camry Anyone who owns a vehicle is well aware that the total cost of ownership goes far beyond the sticker price. Taxes, fuel, depreciation, insurance, financing, maintenance and repair costs can strain your budget throughout the life of the vehicle. This week, with data provided by Vincentric, LLC, U.S. News Best Cars has launched a new scoring component for our used car rankings that encompasses all of these costs in a single score on a 1-10 scale, with 10 being ... continue reading»

Tags: Tips and Advice, Affordable Midsize Cars

Midsize Cars with the Biggest Trunks

2014 Hyundai Sonata Though SUVs generally have more cargo space than cars, you have a lot of options if you’re shopping for a midsize car with enough room to haul your family’s gear. With the summer road trip season upon us, here are five affordable midsize cars with trunks big enough for all your luggage and vacation souvenirs. 2014 Hyundai Sonata The 2014 Sonata has the biggest trunk of non-hybrid cars in the affordable midsize car class at 16.4 cubic ... continue reading»

Tags: Analysis, Affordable Midsize Cars, trunk space

2014 Mazda6 Price Undercuts Rivals

Mazda has released an approximate price of its fully redesigned 2014 Mazda6. According to Mazda’s website, the midsize sedan will start at about $21,000 plus a $795 destination charge. At this price, the Mazda6 is about $700 to $1,400 more affordable than several of its key rivals, including the Ford Fusion, Chevrolet Malibu, Honda Accord, Toyota Camry and Nissan Altima. All but the Camry are fully redesigned for 2013, with the Camry last getting redone for the ... continue reading»

Tags: Mazda Mazda6, Mazda, Affordable Midsize Cars, Model News

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