2016 Sedan Buyers Guide

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Sedans are among the most popular vehicles on the market. They’re practical, family friendly, comfortable and safe. They’re the jack of all trades of the industry, and it is easy to see why. Recently, sedans have put more of an emphasis on safety and efficiency, and some have even started to spice things up with sporty driving dynamics.

What’s New in Sedans for 2016?

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Many sedans have been refreshed for 2016 and a few return as all-new models. The Kia Optima sits in the latter group, and while it doesn’t look particularly different, it’s all new with a SX Limited trim that arrives with a turbocharged engine churning out 245 hp and 260 lb-ft of torque. This model is the sportiest, while a 1.6-liter turbocharged engine is also available in other trims that offers more MPGs.

2015 Kia Optima Review

Another all-new vehicle in the sedan segment is the Chevy Malibu, with a fresh look that reminds us of the bold looking Impala. Longer and lower than the outgoing model, the Malibu uses a new front-wheel-drive architecture that allows the car to cut about 300 pounds from the previous generation. Three engines are offered, a base 2.5-liter four cylinder, a mid-trim 1.5-liter turbo and an optional 2.0-liter turbo. At $22,500, it’s also significantly cheaper than most of the competition.

One more fresh face this year is the Volkswagen Passat. Like the Optima, it doesn’t look radically different, but the changes are deep beneath the skin. It’s available with two engines, a 1.8-liter turbo-four, or a 3.6-liter V6. Our favorite changes are on the inside, where the sedan uses a similar cluster and controls as the Golf compact.

 2016 VW Passat Review

Finally, a new Nissan Maxima has hit the market, proving that full-size sedans are still a thing. With its impressive V6 putting out 300 hp, the Maxima lives up to the nickname of 4DSC or “four-door sports car.”

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Several popular cars in the segment have also received heavy refreshes, including the Honda Accord and Nissan Altima. Both cars get updated interiors, new front fascias and are available with new safety features like front collision warning.

2016 Honda Accord Review

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What’s Coming in Sedans?

Another new full-sized sedan set to debut this year is the Kia Cadenza. Competing with that will be a refreshed version of the rear-wheel drive Chevrolet SS, which will be its last model year before it becomes discontinued.

Expect Toyota to combat the new Accord with a refresh of the Camry, while hybrid versions of the Kia Optima will also hit markets in 2016. 

Find Your Next Car

10 of 38 Sedans shown
2016 Audi A8
2016 Audi A8
view 1 trims
N/A 19/29 mpg
0 reviews
2016 Nissan Sentra
2016 Nissan Sentra
view 6 trims
$16,780 - $22,170 27/36 mpg
0 reviews
2016 Ford Focus
2016 Ford Focus
view 7 trims
$17,225 - $35,900 19/25 mpg
0 reviews
2016 Hyundai Elantra GT
2016 Hyundai Elantra GT
view 2 trims
$18,800 - $19,800 24/33 mpg
0 reviews
2016 Hyundai Sonata
2016 Hyundai Sonata
view 13 trims
$21,300 - $34,075 21/31 mpg
1 reviews
2016 Mazda Mazda6
2016 Mazda Mazda6
view 5 trims
$21,495 - $30,195 25/37 mpg
0 reviews
2016 Chevrolet Malibu
2016 Chevrolet Malibu
view 6 trims
$21,625 - $30,920 22/33 mpg
0 reviews
2016 Subaru Legacy
2016 Subaru Legacy
view 7 trims
$21,745 - $29,945 20/29 mpg
2 reviews
2016 Chrysler 200
2016 Chrysler 200
view 10 trims
$21,995 - $31,785 18/29 mpg
0 reviews
2016 Kia Optima
2016 Kia Optima
view 5 trims
$22,140 - $36,040 22/32 mpg
0 reviews
2016 Honda Accord Sedan
2016 Honda Accord Sedan
view 14 trims
$22,205 - $34,680 21/34 mpg
0 reviews
2016 Volkswagen Passat
2016 Volkswagen Passat
view 23 trims
$22,440 - $36,835 20/28 mpg
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2016 Nissan Altima
2016 Nissan Altima
view 9 trims
$22,500 - $32,690 22/32 mpg
0 reviews
2016 Chevrolet Malibu Limited
2016 Chevrolet Malibu Limited
view 3 trims
$22,565 - $28,420 24/34 mpg
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2016 Ford Fusion
2016 Ford Fusion
view 8 trims
$22,750 - $33,270 22/31 mpg
1 reviews
2016 Toyota Camry
2016 Toyota Camry
view 7 trims
$23,070 - $31,370 21/31 mpg
0 reviews
2016 Kia Optima Hybrid
2016 Kia Optima Hybrid
view 2 trims
$25,995 - $32,195 35/39 mpg
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2016 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid
2016 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid
view 3 trims
$26,000 - $30,100 39/43 mpg
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2016 Toyota Camry Hybrid
2016 Toyota Camry Hybrid
view 3 trims
$26,790 - $30,140 40/38 mpg
0 reviews
2016 Buick Regal
2016 Buick Regal
view 8 trims
$27,065 - $36,490 19/27 mpg
0 reviews
2016 Chevrolet Impala
2016 Chevrolet Impala
view 7 trims
$27,095 - $40,810 17/25 mpg
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2016 Ford Taurus
2016 Ford Taurus
view 6 trims
$27,110 - $40,275 16/24 mpg
0 reviews
2016 Dodge Charger
2016 Dodge Charger
view 9 trims
$27,995 - $65,945 13/22 mpg
0 reviews
2016 Buick LaCrosse
2016 Buick LaCrosse
view 8 trims
$31,065 - $40,675 17/26 mpg
0 reviews
2016 Acura TLX
2016 Acura TLX
view 7 trims
$31,695 - $44,800 21/31 mpg
0 reviews
2016 Chrysler 300
2016 Chrysler 300
view 12 trims
$32,160 - $45,190 18/27 mpg
0 reviews
2016 Nissan Maxima
2016 Nissan Maxima
view 5 trims
$32,510 - $39,960 22/30 mpg
0 reviews
2016 Toyota Avalon
2016 Toyota Avalon
view 5 trims
$32,650 - $40,450 21/31 mpg
0 reviews
2016 Kia Cadenza
2016 Kia Cadenza
view 3 trims
$32,990 - $44,090 19/28 mpg
0 reviews
2016 Ford Fusion Energi
2016 Ford Fusion Energi
view 2 trims
$33,900 - $35,730 40/36 mpg
0 reviews
2016 Infiniti Q50
2016 Infiniti Q50
view 12 trims
$33,950 - $49,950 22/28 mpg
0 reviews
2016 Hyundai Azera
2016 Hyundai Azera
view 2 trims
$34,100 - $39,300 20/29 mpg
0 reviews
2016 Hyundai Sonata Plug-In Hybrid
2016 Hyundai Sonata Plug-In Hybrid
view 3 trims
$34,600 - $38,600 38/41 mpg
0 reviews
2016 Lincoln MKZ
2016 Lincoln MKZ
view 6 trims
$35,190 - $47,495 22/31 mpg
0 reviews
2016 Toyota Avalon Hybrid
2016 Toyota Avalon Hybrid
view 2 trims
$38,100 - $41,950 40/39 mpg
0 reviews
2016 Lexus ES 350
2016 Lexus ES 350
view 1 trims
$38,100 21/31 mpg
0 reviews
2016 Hyundai Genesis
2016 Hyundai Genesis
view 3 trims
$38,750 - $53,850 15/23 mpg
0 reviews
2016 Lincoln MKS
2016 Lincoln MKS
view 3 trims
$39,010 - $46,000 16/24 mpg
0 reviews
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