What's the Best Midsize Sedan for $27,000?

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Cars.com photos by Evan Sears

Midsize sedans remain the best-selling category of cars in the U.S. With this class remaining hot, the competitors have more to offer than ever before, with advances in technology, features and mileage making them more desirable and livable.

$27,000 Midsize Sedan Challenge
Index | What the Judges Said | Mileage Test

We focused this Challenge on midsize sedans that cost less than $27,000, including the destination charge, and achieve at least 28 mpg in EPA combined fuel-economy ratings.

We picked the price based on Cars.com's listings for midsize sedans that came with the features we know are popular with families. After four days of testing outside Baltimore with experts from Cars.com, USA Today, "MotorWeek" and a real-life family, here's how the results broke down:

 

 

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Chrysler 200 Nissan Altima Ford Fusion Honda Accord Mazda Mazda6 Hyundai Sonata Toyota Camry Volkswagen Passat Subaru Legacy Chevrolet Malibu 27000 Midsize Sedan Challenge Multi Car Comparison Passenger Cars Sedan

Editor-in-Chief Patrick Olsen was born and raised in California. He loves pickup trucks and drivers who pay attention.  Email Patrick

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