Everyone needs a vehicle to get from point A to point B. The go-to car for most people? A midsize sedan. Part of their popularity lies in the fact that there are many options to address everyone’s whims, fancies, and needs. Ranging from regular to luxurious, these can-do-it-all vehicles offer a wide array of both standard and upgraded features.
Today’s midsize sedans are thoroughly modern machines. Aside from coming in sleek designs with fabulous colors, these vehicles scream modern with their powerful engines, fuel efficient systems, provisions for connectivity, and thoughtful styling that sets them apart from the rest of the crowd.
Those on the lookout for the best of the best should check out the midsize sedan favorites for 2020, which all offer a host of both standard and available features.
To drum up sales, this popular midsize sedan received a much-needed facelift and upgrade. No stone was left unturned as Honda beefed up every single part of the Accord. From the exterior sleek look that changed the lights to the more luxe interior materials to the powerful engines, this year’s Honda Accord definitely looks more modern while retaining its comfortable features that people have grown to love throughout the years.
The Honda Accord comes with two available types of engines. The first is a one-and-a-half turbocharged four-cylinder engine that is capable of producing 192 horsepower. The second is a more powerful engine that offers a sportier ride with a two-liter engine with four cylinders that produces 252 horsepower. The latter offers a 6-speed manual transmission option, which at this time quite difficult to find. This option is perfect for racers who want to feel the rev of the engine and its true power. Best of all, this machine offers roughly 30 MPG in the city and 38 on the highway. And, for the environmentally conscious, the Honda Accord comes in a hybrid version.
Pricing for the base model starts around $23,870.
This Korean car brand offers great value that won’t break the wallet. It comes with a posh, upscale interior to ensure that everyone will get a comfortable ride. This particular year model is available in 4 trim levels: SE, SEL, SEL Plus, and Limited. A 2.5L Inline-4 gas engine—paired with 8-speed automatic transmission—powers the SE and SEL trims. A 1.6L Turbo Inline-4 Gas—also paired to 8-speed automatic transmission—powers the SEL Plus and Limited models. Gas mileage is roughly 28 MPG in the city and 38 on the highway.
The standard features boast of a 6-speaker audio system and an eight-inch touchscreen in the middle of the console panel. For connectivity, it offers the Android Auto System or the Apple CarPlay functions. Bluetooth pairing for certain devices is also possible. As part of the sedan’s standard safety features, it offers a rear-cross traffic system that senses blind spots and offers lane-change assistance. The following features are also available: 12.3" LCD instrument cluster, automatic emergency breaking, warning for lane departure, and lane-keeping assistance to keep everyone inside the car safe and sound.
Pricing for the base model starts around $23,400.
With its strong safety track record and unique styling, a lot of people flock to the showrooms to take this car out for a test drive. This newest model comes in 5 trims: LX, S, EX, EX Premium, and SX Turbo. They can feature automatic braking, lane-veering warnings, and active lane-control systems in for added safety.
Power and fuel economy isn't bad, either. Engine options include 1.6L 4-cylinder, 2.0L 4-cylinder, and 2.4L 4-cylinder, which can churn out up to 245HP; 6 and 7-speed automatic transmission systems are available. Gas mileage is roughly 27 MPG in the city and 37 MPG on the highway.
The base comes with Uvo Play, or the Optima infotainment system. It additionally provides Apple Carplay or Android Auto to keep mobile gadgets connected to the car’s system. There are also a number of apps that drivers can add, such as geofencing, altering speeds, and diagnosis for vehicles to make the car-ride experience even better. This sedan features comfortable seats that can accommodate 5 people and it offers decent trunk space to transport all goods with ease.
Pricing for the base model starts around $23,190.
This particular model gets a radical facelift to drastically change its look. It now has an aggressive front end, making it look more like a sleek sports car than a boring old sedan. The Avalon features a 3.5L V6 engine, capable of producing 301 horsepower and 267 lb-ft of torque. It's all paired perfectly with an 8-speed automatic transmission... all figures that scream power.
This brand puts its money where its mouth is, proving that the Avalon drives just how it looks: sporty with the capacity for fast acceleration, strong functional engine, and solid handling. Gas mileage is roughly 22 MPG in the city and 32 on the highway. The Avalon also comes in a hybrid version for eco-conscious drivers.
This car offers comfortable features like oversized heated leather seats and a dual-zone, fully automatic climate control system. On top of that, there is a nine-inch touch screen for information and entertainment, paired with an 8-speaker audio system. It also features the Toyota Safety Sense P, which is a standard amongst Toyota cars.
Pricing for the base model starts around $35,800.
Everyone knows that Audi is engineered for both luxury and safety. The interior boasts the same sleek and classy style for which Audi is well-known. It comes with the Virtual Cockpit and standard 8-way power-adjusted heated front seats. for example. For ultimate comfort and style, all the seats can be furnished with Audi’s signature twin leather.
Performance is better in this model, too. The A4 can put out 188HP to 248 HP, and the S4 341HP and 516 lb-ft of torque. Fuel economy is improved from previous iterations as well, making for a more powerful and more efficient vehicle.
The all-new and ultra-modern 2020 Nissan Altima offers a lot of expanded features. On top of that, it possesses an updated technology system to ensure that passengers ride in both comfort and style. With improved driving function, it's also perfect and practical for those in areas where the weather and terrain are unpredictable.
Best of all, though, is that this Altima boasts an available turbocharged four-cylinder engine, which is a win-win situation for both utility and the pocketbook. The gas mileage is roughly 28 MPG in the city and 39 on the highway.
The advancement of technology is, of course, quite evident in the Nissan Altima when stepping into the cabin. Equipped with ProPilot Assist, it helps drivers stay in their lane. Should drivers begin to veer off and drift to another one, the devices will flash and warn the driver to keep on track. This same system assistant also helps maintain speed and helps set the distance from the vehicle in front and the sides to make sure that everyone is always at a safe driving distance. Safety features include automatic emergency-brake system and a forward-collision warning to help drivers make roads safer spaces. The Altima 2020 comes in 7 configurations, so there is definitely one to suit every style.
Pricing for the base model starts around $24,100.
It would be tough to beat this beast in terms of comfort, price, and value. The 2020 Legacy is designed to be even more user-friendly and desirable than its predecessors. For starters, there’s the automatic emergency-braking function, adaptive cruise-control system, and an active lane-control function to keep everyone inside safe and sound. It also comes with a decently sized touchscreen that offers crisper graphics than before while also offering a navigation system. Keeping up with the modern times, it additionally comes with Android Auto or Apple CarPlay.
The Legacy feels solid on any kind of road condition because of its all-wheel drive functionality and the CVT, or continuously variable transmission. It comes with a base engine that offers 2.5-liter with 184 horsepower. Drivers needing more power can update to a 2.4-liter turbochrged engine, with outputs of 260HP and 277 lb-ft of torque. The fuel efficiency of this car is decent (27 MPG city / 35 MPG highway), making sure drivers reach their destinations without breaking the bank.
Pricing for the base model starts around $22,745.
This model fuses practicality with style, coming in five trim levels. Engine options are a 1.5L 4-cylinder, 2.0L 4-cylinder, and 2.5L 4-cylinder, and output ranges from 175 HP to 245. Fuel economy is good, with drivers getting up to 23 MPG in the city and 34 MPG on the highway. All in all, this car will have no problems carrying its passengers to their intended destination.
The 2020 Ford Fusion offers plenty of safety features. They include a pre-collision assist that warns drivers of impending collisions, automatic emergency braking, a blind-spot monitoring device coupled with a cross-traffic alert, and a lane-keeping system to make sure that all kinds of crashes will be avoided.
Entertainment is top notch in the 2020 Fusion, too. Its infotainment system includes SYNC, which comes with an enhanced voice-recognition feature. There is also an upgraded version for the SYNC 3 and navigation to boot. This combination is seen in the higher trims, which is coupled with a 12-speaker Sony audio system to keep drivers company with tunes as they cruise along the highway.
Pricing for the base model starts around $23,170.
Ask anyone and they would say Toyota is always a good idea. After all, this Japanese giant is known worldwide for dependable quality. One of their perpetual bestsellers, of course, is the ever-reliable Toyota Camry, which manages to bring both comfort and style together with ease. This midsize sedan comes with a wide range of trims. And, as expected, it boasts of a fuel economy system that maximizes the bang for the buck: 29 MPG in the city and a whopping 41 MPG for the highway. On top of that, there are multiple powerful engine types from which to choose.
The Toyota Safety Sense system boasts a pre-collision system that comes with a lane-veering alert, steering wheel assist, pedestrian detector, automatic high beams, and a state-of-the-art full-speed cruise control mechanism. There is also a blind-spot sensor that comes with a rear oncoming-traffic alert system. Some models also come with a keyless entry, push-button start, and offer Wi-Fi connectivity to keep drivers updated.
Pricing for the base model starts around $24,295.
The fresh 2020 Chevrolet Malibu comes in 5 configurations, with a hybrid option available. Power and performance are both decent for this vehicle. For starters, drivers can expect up to 29 MPG in the city and 36 MPG on the highway. Further, output is up to 250 HP. These numbers aren't the best in this class, although they are good for the price.
For entertainment and connectivity, the 2020 Malibu cuts no corners. It comes with a larger-than-normal touchscreen that offers both the Android Auto and the Apple CarPlay to connect to most devices. For passenger’s listening pleasure, there's also a multi-speaker audio system as well as an additional instrument-cluster display. To keep updated in this techie world, there are also three USB port connectors, a keyless entry, a push-start ignition system, a remote-start option, and Wi-Fi hotspot connectivity.
Chevy has done its best to keep this vehicle safe by offering an Enhanced Driver Confidence Package to help drivers stay alert and informed of road conditions through various sensors, thus keeping them safe inside the car until they get to their intended destination.
Pricing for the base model starts around $22,095.