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View the best upscale midsize cars, covering midsize sedans generally priced over $30,000. If you’re looking for a great family car, this is the place to start. Learn more about our rankings.

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2015 Cadillac CTS

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The 2015 Cadillac CTS' powerful engine options, responsive handling and dazzling interior impress reviewers. Read full review»

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Overall:9.2
Critics' Rating:9.5
Performance:9.4
Interior:7.6
Safety:10.0
Reliability: 4_0

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2015 Lexus GS

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Test drivers say the 2015 Lexus GS has spry handling, a comfortable ride and a striking, premium interior. Read full review»

U.S.News Scores
Overall:9.1
Critics' Rating:9.2
Performance:8.8
Interior:8.1
Safety:10.0
Reliability: 4_5
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2016 Mercedes-Benz E-Class

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Available in styles ranging from coupe to wagon, the 2016 Mercedes-Benz E-Class is an exceptionally comfortable luxury car with an opulent interior and a lineup of engines ... Read full review»

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Overall:8.9
Critics' Rating:9.0
Performance:8.4
Interior:8.2
Safety:N/A
Reliability: NA
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2015 Hyundai Genesis

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The 2015 Hyundai Genesis, with its well-constructed interior and strong engines, delivers high-end features for less money than most competitors, critics say. Read full review»

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Overall:8.8
Critics' Rating:9.1
Performance:8.3
Interior:8.7
Safety:10.0
Reliability: 3_5
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2015 Acura TLX

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Critics love the all-new Acura TLX's agile handling and lengthy list of standard high-tech features. Read full review»

U.S.News Scores
Overall:8.7
Critics' Rating:9.0
Performance:8.3
Interior:8.2
Safety:9.7
Reliability: 3_5

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2016 Audi A6

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An attractive interior, poised handling and powerful, fuel-efficient engines make the refreshed 2016 Audi A6 one of the most appealing midsize luxury cars on the market, according ... Read full review»

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Overall:8.7
Critics' Rating:9.1
Performance:8.9
Interior:8.6
Safety:10.0
Reliability: NA
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2015 Lexus GS Hybrid

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The 2015 Lexus GS Hybrid combines an elegant interior, potent acceleration and extraordinary fuel economy, according to auto writers. Read full review»

U.S.News Scores
Overall:8.6
Critics' Rating:8.4
Performance:8.2
Interior:7.7
Safety:10.0
Reliability: 4_5
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2015 BMW 5-Series

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The 2015 BMW 5-Series has a smooth ride, potent engines and a comfortable cabin, though its unrefined engine stop-start system and small trunk lessen its appeal, according ... Read full review»

U.S.News Scores
Overall:8.3
Critics' Rating:8.6
Performance:8.4
Interior:7.9
Safety:9.0
Reliability: 3_5
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2015 Lexus ES Hybrid

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Most reviewers applaud the 2015 Lexus ES Hybrid's comfortable interior and outstanding fuel economy, but some dislike its dull handling and confusing infotainment system.  Read full review»

U.S.News Scores
Overall:8.3
Critics' Rating:8.0
Performance:7.4
Interior:8.1
Safety:9.7
Reliability: 4_5
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2015 Lexus ES

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The 2015 Lexus ES isn't as engaging as its competitors, automotive writers report, but they say it delivers a pleasant ride and a roomy, well-constructed interior. Read full review»

U.S.News Scores
Overall:8.2
Critics' Rating:7.8
Performance:7.4
Interior:8.2
Safety:9.7
Reliability: 4_5
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2015 Infiniti Q40

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Though critics think the 2015 Infiniti Q40 has a dated design, they like its roomy cabin, powerful engine and nimble handling. Read full review»

U.S.News Scores
Overall:8.1
Critics' Rating:8.3
Performance:8.4
Interior:7.8
Safety:N/A
Reliability: 3_0
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2015 Infiniti Q50

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A few reviewers say the infotainment system in the 2015 Infiniti Q50 is perplexing, but critics like the car's attractive interior and responsive handling. Read full review»

U.S.News Scores
Overall:8.1
Critics' Rating:8.5
Performance:7.8
Interior:7.7
Safety:9.3
Reliability: 3_0
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2015 Jaguar XF

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Reviewers dislike the 2015 Jaguar XF's tight rear-seat headroom and its unnecessarily complicated infotainment system, but they applaud its nimble handling and superior cabin materials. Read full review»

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Overall:8.1
Critics' Rating:8.4
Performance:8.5
Interior:7.4
Safety:N/A
Reliability: 3_0
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2015 Volkswagen CC

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Despite a sleek cabin design, critics feel let down by the 2015 Volkswagen CC's antiquated navigation system, tiny trunk and minimal rear-seat headroom. Read full review»

U.S.News Scores
Overall:7.8
Critics' Rating:8.1
Performance:7.9
Interior:7.6
Safety:8.7
Reliability: 3_0
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  • MSRP: $40,500 - $49,300
  • MPG: 25 City / 37 Hwy

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2015 Volvo S80

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While the 2015 Volvo S80 has a comfortable ride, its confusing audio controls and clumsy handling are disappointing, critics say. Read full review»

U.S.News Scores
Overall:7.6
Critics' Rating:7.5
Performance:7.1
Interior:7.8
Safety:10.0
Reliability: 3_0
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2015 Infiniti Q50 Hybrid

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The 2015 Infiniti Q50 Hybrid has great fuel economy and user-friendly tech features, but its performance suffers from lifeless steering and touchy brakes, according to critics. Read full review»

U.S.News Scores
Overall:7.2
Critics' Rating:7.1
Performance:6.9
Interior:7.5
Safety:9.3
Reliability: 3_0
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2016 Lincoln MKZ

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Though the 2016 Lincoln MKZ has a comfortable ride and an attractive cabin, it's outclassed by rivals with sportier handling and nicer interior materials, according to critics. Read full review»

U.S.News Scores
Overall:6.8
Critics' Rating:6.3
Performance:6.7
Interior:6.1
Safety:8.9
Reliability: NA
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