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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

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»

Tags: Features, Deals, Affordable Midsize Cars

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