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What Midsize Sedan Gets the Best Mileage?

By Joe Wiesenfelder on November 17, 2014


Part of the scoring in our big 10-car $27,000 Midsize Sedan Challenge comes from observed mileage over a drive route that consisted of close to 180 miles of both city and highway driving in and around Baltimore. The winner, the… Read More

What Midsize Sedan Gets the Best Mileage?

By Joe Wiesenfelder on November 17, 2014

Part of the scoring in our big 10-car $27,000 Midsize Sedan Challenge comes from observed mileage over a drive route that consisted of close to 180 miles of both city and highway driving in and around Baltimore. The winner, the… Read More

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

By Patrick Olsen on November 17, 2014

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… Read More

$30,000 Cheap Speed Challenge: Mileage Results

By David Thomas on July 28, 2014

Any car owner will tell you the cost of driving does not begin or end with the sticker price or the monthly payment notice arriving in the mailbox. There's insurance, maintenance and yes, the cost of gasoline. $30,000 Cheap Speed… Read More

$20,000 Compact Sedan Challenge: Overview

By Aaron Bragman on November 10, 2013

Pop quiz: What size car do residents of planet Earth buy more of than any other? It's not the midsize sedan that's unique to the U.S. It's not pickup trucks either. It's compacts, of which more are sold around the… Read More

$20,000 Compact Sedan Challenge: Results

By Patrick Olsen on November 10, 2013

As with previous Challenges, the cars at the top were not too far apart, but some of the opinions of the judges were quite far apart. One sedan was the solid favorite for one of our judges, but it received… Read More

$20,000 Compact Sedan Challenge: Mileage

By Jennifer Geiger on November 10, 2013

Fuel efficiency is a must for compact-car shoppers, so it's no surprise that most of the sedans in our Challenge returned impressive numbers, but one contender definitely outshone the rest. The newest kid on the block, the redesigned-for-2014 Toyota Corolla,… Read More

$38,000 Full-Size Sedan Challenge: Mileage Results

By Joe Bruzek on September 8, 2013

A mileage drive with full-size sedans is the 200-mile trek editors have been yearning for, because if we're going to spend all day in cars evaluating gas mileage, they might as well be large, comfy, feature-laden sedans. Our route west… Read More

$38,000 Full-Size Sedan Challenge: Overview

By Kelsey Mays on September 8, 2013

If the new-car market is a Big Mac, full-size sedans would amount to only the sesame seeds. They're a sliver of the auto market, accounting for just 3.5% of new-car sales in the first seven months of 2013. Still, automakers… Read More

$38,000 Full-Size Sedan Challenge: Results

By Patrick Olsen on September 8, 2013

First, a quick reminder about whom our judges are: Kelsey Mays, consumer affairs editor at Cars.com Jennifer Newman, assistant managing editor at Cars.com Kristin Varela, senior family editor at Cars.com Fred Meier, automotive editor at USA Today Brian Robinson, producer… Read More

What's the Most Affordable Compact Crossover?

By Colin Bird on April 25, 2012

The compact-crossover class is exploding in popularity because of the mix of utility and affordability these types of vehicles deliver. Introduced in 1995, the Toyota RAV4 was the first car-based compact crossover available in this country, according to MotorWeek. It… Read More