Midsize cars are one of the most popular types of vehicles with consumers, and with good reason. When it comes to commuting, hauling the kids around town, or road-tripping, few types of cars balance space, comfort, fuel economy, and performance as well as the best midsize cars do.

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Toyota Camry Image
  • MSRP: $23,070 - $31,370
  • MPG: 25 City / 35 Hwy

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2016 Toyota Camry

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The Toyota Camry is one of the best-selling midsize cars year after year, and for good reason. It's known for its excellent reliability, roomy ... Read full review»

U.S. News Scores
Overall:8.8
Critics' Rating:9.0
Performance:7.7
Interior:7.9
Safety:9.3
Reliability: 4_5

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Hyundai Sonata Image
  • MSRP: $21,600 - $34,350
  • MPG: 25 City / 36 Hwy

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2017 Hyundai Sonata

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The 2017 Hyundai Sonata continues its reign at the top of our midsize car rankings, where many other excellent vehicles reside. Based on our ... Read full review»

U.S. News Scores
Overall:8.7
Critics' Rating:9.1
Performance:7.6
Interior:8.6
Safety:9.4
Reliability: NA
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Chevrolet Malibu Image
  • MSRP: $21,680 - $30,975
  • MPG: 27 City / 36 Hwy

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2017 Chevrolet Malibu

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Our analysis of the data and published reviews that drive our rankings shows that the 2017 Chevrolet Malibu is a fine choice for most ... Read full review»

U.S. News Scores
Overall:8.6
Critics' Rating:8.6
Performance:8.0
Interior:8.0
Safety:9.4
Reliability: NA
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Chevrolet Malibu Hybrid Image
  • MSRP: $27,875 - $27,875
  • MPG: 49 City / 43 Hwy

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2017 Chevrolet Malibu Hybrid

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According to the reviews and data that drive our rankings, the 2017 Chevrolet Malibu Hybrid not only outperforms all of its hybrid rivals, but ... Read full review»

U.S. News Scores
Overall:8.6
Critics' Rating:8.5
Performance:8.2
Interior:8.5
Safety:9.4
Reliability: NA
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Honda Accord Hybrid Image
  • MSRP: $29,605 - $35,955
  • MPG: 49 City / 47 Hwy

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2017 Honda Accord Hybrid

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For the 2017 model year, Honda has reintroduced the Accord Hybrid, and it places near the top of our midsize car rankings. Our analysis ... Read full review»

U.S. News Scores
Overall:8.6
Critics' Rating:8.9
Performance:7.9
Interior:7.9
Safety:9.1
Reliability: NA
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Mazda Mazda6 Image
  • MSRP: $21,945 - $30,695
  • MPG: 24 City / 34 Hwy

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2017 Mazda Mazda6

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If you think of midsize sedans as boring family cars, the 2017 Mazda6 is the exception, according to our analysis of automotive reviews and ... Read full review»

U.S. News Scores
Overall:8.6
Critics' Rating:9.1
Performance:8.9
Interior:7.9
Safety:9.4
Reliability: NA
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Toyota Camry Hybrid Image
  • MSRP: $26,790 - $30,140
  • MPG: 42 City / 38 Hwy

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2017 Toyota Camry Hybrid

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Car shoppers looking for a comfortable, roomy, and fuel-efficient car will find lots to like with the 2017 Toyota Camry Hybrid, according to our ... Read full review»

U.S. News Scores
Overall:8.6
Critics' Rating:8.7
Performance:7.9
Interior:7.9
Safety:8.5
Reliability: NA
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Honda Accord Image
  • MSRP: $22,355 - $34,830
  • MPG: 23 City / 32 Hwy

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2017 Honda Accord

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As a commuter car or a shuttle for your kids, the 2017 Honda Accord is a compelling option in the midsize car class, according ... Read full review»

U.S. News Scores
Overall:8.5
Critics' Rating:8.8
Performance:8.2
Interior:7.8
Safety:9.1
Reliability: NA
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Kia Optima Image
  • MSRP: $22,140 - $36,040
  • MPG: 24 City / 35 Hwy

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2016 Kia Optima

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According to the reviews and data that drive our rankings, the redesigned 2016 Kia Optima's steering is oversensitive, but it does feature a spacious ... Read full review»

U.S. News Scores
Overall:8.5
Critics' Rating:8.4
Performance:8.4
Interior:8.6
Safety:10.0
Reliability: 4_0
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Ford Fusion Hybrid Image
  • MSRP: $25,675 - $37,020
  • MPG: 43 City / 41 Hwy

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2017 Ford Fusion Hybrid

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According to our analysis of the data and reviews that drive our rankings, the 2017 Ford Fusion Hybrid stands out from other midsize hybrid ... Read full review»

U.S. News Scores
Overall:8.4
Critics' Rating:8.9
Performance:7.8
Interior:8.0
Safety:9.3
Reliability: NA
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Ford Fusion Image
  • MSRP: $22,610 - $38,740
  • MPG: 22 City / 34 Hwy

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2017 Ford Fusion

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Based on our research, the 2017 Ford Fusion stands out among other midsize cars with its stylish and well-made interior, wealth of high-tech gadgetry, ... Read full review»

U.S. News Scores
Overall:8.3
Critics' Rating:8.7
Performance:8.5
Interior:8.0
Safety:9.3
Reliability: NA
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Hyundai Sonata Hybrid Image
  • MSRP: $26,000 - $38,600
  • MPG: 39 City / 42 Hwy

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2016 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid

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According to our analysis of data and professional reviewer opinions, the 2016 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid and Sonata Plug-In Hybrid features best-in-class interior space, a ... Read full review»

U.S. News Scores
Overall:8.2
Critics' Rating:8.0
Performance:7.7
Interior:8.4
Safety:9.4
Reliability: 4_0
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Nissan Altima Image
  • MSRP: $22,500 - $32,690
  • MPG: 27 City / 39 Hwy

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2017 Nissan Altima

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The 2017 Nissan Altima is virtually unchanged from the 2016 model year, which received numerous refreshes and improvements. However, while it has a generally ... Read full review»

U.S. News Scores
Overall:8.2
Critics' Rating:8.3
Performance:8.1
Interior:8.0
Safety:9.4
Reliability: NA
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Subaru Legacy Image
  • MSRP: $21,745 - $29,945
  • MPG: 26 City / 36 Hwy

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2016 Subaru Legacy

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According to our research and analysis of the reviews and data that drive our rankings, the 2016 Subaru Legacy's rare combination of standard all-wheel ... Read full review»

U.S. News Scores
Overall:8.1
Critics' Rating:8.3
Performance:7.8
Interior:8.1
Safety:10.0
Reliability: 3_0
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Kia Optima Hybrid Image
  • MSRP: $25,995 - $32,195
  • MPG: 35 City / 38 Hwy

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2016 Kia Optima Hybrid

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Critics agree that the 2016 Kia Optima Hybrid falls short of rival hybrids, which can offer more consistent power delivery, roomier rear seats and ... Read full review»

U.S. News Scores
Overall:8.0
Critics' Rating:7.9
Performance:7.1
Interior:7.2
Safety:10.0
Reliability: 4_0
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Volkswagen Passat Image
  • MSRP: $22,440 - $33,995
  • MPG: 23 City / 34 Hwy

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2017 Volkswagen Passat

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The 2017 Volkswagen Passat provides a comfortable ride and plenty of room for family and friends. It offer generous space and a quiet cabin ... Read full review»

U.S. News Scores
Overall:8.0
Critics' Rating:8.4
Performance:8.0
Interior:8.1
Safety:8.5
Reliability: NA
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Buick Regal Image
  • MSRP: $27,065 - $36,540
  • MPG: 19 City / 30 Hwy

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2017 Buick Regal

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Based on our analysis of the reviews and data that power our rankings, the 2017 Buick Regal is not as solid a choice as ... Read full review»

U.S. News Scores
Overall:7.9
Critics' Rating:8.0
Performance:7.9
Interior:7.8
Safety:8.5
Reliability: NA
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Ford Fusion Energi Image
  • MSRP: $33,120 - $41,120
  • MPG: N/A

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2017 Ford Fusion Energi

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Our analysis of the data and published reviews that drive our rankings shows that the 2017 Ford Fusion Energi is worth a look if ... Read full review»

U.S. News Scores
Overall:7.8
Critics' Rating:8.1
Performance:7.5
Interior:7.3
Safety:N/A
Reliability: NA
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Chrysler 200 Image
  • MSRP: $22,115 - $31,785
  • MPG: 23 City / 36 Hwy

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2017 Chrysler 200

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On paper, the 2017 Chrysler 200 looks to be a compelling alternative to heavy hitters in the midsize category like the Toyota Camry and ... Read full review»

U.S. News Scores
Overall:7.6
Critics' Rating:8.1
Performance:7.6
Interior:8.0
Safety:9.4
Reliability: NA
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More on Midsize Cars

The best-rated midsize cars earn high marks from reviewers for being pleasant daily drivers with comfortable, well-made interiors, along with user-friendly technology and good fuel economy. Midsize cars with hybrid, electric, and diesel powertrains have become more common, though you’ll want to do the math to see if the fuel savings justify the price of these alternate fuel options.

Other midsize sedans may not be quite as well-rounded but are popular with reviewers for their sporty performance. The best midsize car for you will depend on what features are most important for your needs.

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Our rankings are based on analysis of third party reviews. Sometimes, we are unable to find enough reviews to publish a definitive ranking. Please check back later, as we are constantly updating our reviews.

Safety scores should only be compared between vehicles of similar size and weight. Larger, heavier vehicles generally provide more protection than smaller, lighter ones.