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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»

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18 Affordable Midsize Sedans Undergo New IIHS Frontal Tests

In August, the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety released a new front-impact crash test for midsize luxury and near-luxury cars. The safety organization has tested an additional 18 affordable midsize sedans using the same tests and reports that affordable midsize sedans receive better scores than their luxury counterparts. The small front overlap test is designed to see how well a car performs in a front-impact crash where the front corner of the car hits an object like a tree or ... continue reading»

Tags: News, Safety, IIHS, Affordable Midsize Cars, Upscale Midsize Cars

Best December Midsize Car Deals

If you’re looking to save money this holiday season, there are excellent purchase and lease deals on popular affordable midsize cars. With the holidays right around the corner, you can find attractive no-interest financing from automakers like Nissan, Honda, Chevrolet and Hyundai. There are also appealing lease deals with low monthly payments. If you’re looking to lease a car, Nissan has a great deal on its redesigned 2013 Altima. You can get the 2.5 Altima S sedan ... continue reading»

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Midsize Madness: 2013 Ford Fusion Hybrid Gets Up to 47 MPG

The 2013 model year is shaping up to be a big one in the midsize car class, with four of the top-selling cars in the class – the Honda Accord, Nissan Altima, Chevrolet Malibu and Ford Fusion – coming to the market with significant redesigns. The best-selling car in the class, the Toyota Camry, was redesigned last year. The Ford Fusion Hybrid just threw down the gauntlet, however, achieving an EPA-estimated 47 miles per gallon. The Fusion Hybrid, which Ford calls "America ... continue reading»

Tags: News, Analysis, Gas Prices, Affordable Midsize Cars, Model News, Fuel Economy, 2013 Ford Fusion

Honda Releases Images of Redesigned 2013 Accord

Honda unveiled photos of its redesigned 2013 Accord sedan and coupe, which are slated to go on sale this fall. In Wednesday’s news release, the automaker says the Accord “delivers an even more spacious and luxurious passenger cabin wrapped in an upscale, sophisticated exterior designed to stand the test of time.” Honda says the Accord sedan and coupe have a new grille, and that their shorter length will make them easier to park and help them deliver sportier performance ... continue reading»

Tags: Redesigns, Honda Accord, Affordable Midsize Cars, Model News, 2013 Honda Accord

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