2014 Sedan Buyers Guide

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Americans are keeping their cars longer now than ever before so there’s a good chance you haven’t been worrying about what’s new and competitive in the marketplace. If you’re in the market for a new sedan, here’s what you need to know.

What’s new for Sedans?

Mazda debuted its new Mazda6 this year, arguably the best in the segment for striking a balance between fuel economy, good looks and refined driving dynamics. You can get it in both a stick or automatic, even in mid-level trim. Top-tier packages can even come with adaptive cruise control and a marginally fuel-saving feature the company calls i-ELOOP.

2014 Accord Hybrid MPGHonda has added two new models to the Accord lineup this year, a regular hybrid and a full-blown plug-in hybrid. Using Honda's new two-motor hybrid technology, the Accord finally becomes a proper hybrid unlike the electric assist Accord V6 Hybrid from the past.

Chevrolet’s Malibu is has been updated this year to address many concerns both Chevrolet dealers and customers had with the 2013 model. New features include a fresh center console, mildly revised front fascia and a new standard 2.5 liter four-clyinder engine wih start-stop technology to boost fuel economy.

SEE ALSO: Top 10 Family Friendly Fuel Sippers

2013 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid 2Finally, Hyundai updated its Sonata sedan this year with a new center console and slight revisions to the exterior. Meanwhile the Sonata Hybrid saw updates under the skin, with drivetrain improvements to improve fuel economy to 36 mpg city and 40 mpg highway.

If space is king in your domain, there’s also the new Avalon from Toyota and a brand-new Chevrolet Impala to try. Both boast powerful V6 engines and plenty of space in both the trunk and second row. Formerly drab barges, both now also sport attractive sheetmetal.

SEE ALSO: Mid-Size Sedan Shootout

What’s coming?

Noticing that improving fuel economy is a popular industry trend? You’re not wrong. Chrysler will also offer a new transmission in its 200. Guess how many gears? Not six, not even eight, but a flabbergasting nine speeds will set the tempo for its spinning wheels once the equipment is put in place. As well, the new 200 will feature a trick new all-wheel drive system.

Nissan will also be replacing the company's long-in-the-tooth Maxima in the near future with styling cues borrowed from Sport Sedan Concept.

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2014 Nissan Versa Note
2014 Nissan Versa Note
view 3 trims
$13,990 - $15,990 27/36 mpg
2 reviews
2014 Nissan Sentra
2014 Nissan Sentra
view 7 trims
$15,990 - $19,640 27/36 mpg
1 reviews
2014 Dodge Dart
2014 Dodge Dart
view 5 trims
$16,495 - $22,995 22/35 mpg
3 reviews
2014 Hyundai Elantra
2014 Hyundai Elantra
view 7 trims
$17,200 - $22,700 24/34 mpg
2 reviews
2014 Hyundai Elantra GT
2014 Hyundai Elantra GT
view 4 trims
$18,750 - $19,750 24/33 mpg
1 reviews
2014 FIAT 500L
2014 FIAT 500L
view 4 trims
$19,195 - $24,395 24/33 mpg
2 reviews
2014 Kia Forte 5-Door
2014 Kia Forte 5-Door
view 3 trims
$19,700 - $21,900 21/29 mpg
0 reviews
2014 Subaru Legacy
2014 Subaru Legacy
view 10 trims
$20,295 - $28,895 18/25 mpg
1 reviews
2014 Dodge Avenger
2014 Dodge Avenger
view 3 trims
$20,595 - $25,795 19/29 mpg
1 reviews
2014 Volkswagen Passat
2014 Volkswagen Passat
view 44 trims
$20,845 - $34,265 20/28 mpg
2 reviews
2014 Mazda Mazda6
2014 Mazda Mazda6
view 5 trims
$20,990 - $29,695 25/37 mpg
7 reviews
2014 Hyundai Sonata
2014 Hyundai Sonata
view 8 trims
$21,450 - $28,650 21/32 mpg
2 reviews
2014 Kia Optima
2014 Kia Optima
view 5 trims
$21,500 - $35,300 20/31 mpg
0 reviews
2014 Chrysler 200
2014 Chrysler 200
view 6 trims
$21,795 - $33,445 18/29 mpg
1 reviews
2014 Honda Accord Sedan
2014 Honda Accord Sedan
view 11 trims
$21,955 - $33,480 21/34 mpg
3 reviews
2014 Ford Fusion
2014 Ford Fusion
view 7 trims
$21,970 - $32,600 22/31 mpg
4 reviews
2014 Nissan Altima
2014 Nissan Altima
view 7 trims
$22,170 - $30,820 22/31 mpg
2 reviews
2014 Toyota Camry
2014 Toyota Camry
view 14 trims
$22,235 - $30,705 21/31 mpg
1 reviews
2014 Chevrolet Malibu
2014 Chevrolet Malibu
view 7 trims
$22,340 - $29,950 21/30 mpg
2 reviews
2014 Buick Verano
2014 Buick Verano
view 4 trims
$23,700 - $29,065 21/30 mpg
1 reviews
2014 Ford C-Max Hybrid
2014 Ford C-Max Hybrid
view 2 trims
$25,170 - $28,455 42/37 mpg
1 reviews
2014 Kia Optima Hybrid
2014 Kia Optima Hybrid
view 2 trims
$25,995 - $31,995 35/39 mpg
0 reviews
2014 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid
2014 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid
view 2 trims
$26,000 - $30,750 36/40 mpg
0 reviews
2014 Toyota Camry Hybrid
2014 Toyota Camry Hybrid
view 5 trims
$26,140 - $28,625 40/38 mpg
1 reviews
2014 Ford Taurus
2014 Ford Taurus
view 6 trims
$26,780 - $39,980 17/25 mpg
1 reviews
2014 Chevrolet Impala
2014 Chevrolet Impala
view 7 trims
$26,860 - $35,905 19/29 mpg
1 reviews
2014 Dodge Charger
2014 Dodge Charger
view 16 trims
$26,995 - $46,385 14/23 mpg
1 reviews
2014 Nissan LEAF
2014 Nissan LEAF
view 3 trims
$28,980 - $35,020 N/A
0 reviews
2014 Honda Accord Hybrid
2014 Honda Accord Hybrid
view 3 trims
$29,155 - $34,905 50/45 mpg
2 reviews
2014 Buick Regal
2014 Buick Regal
view 8 trims
$29,690 - $39,270 19/27 mpg
1 reviews
2014 Toyota Prius Plug-In
2014 Toyota Prius Plug-In
view 2 trims
$29,990 - $34,905 51/49 mpg
0 reviews
2014 BMW X1
2014 BMW X1
view 3 trims
$30,900 - $38,800 18/27 mpg
1 reviews
2014 Chrysler 300
2014 Chrysler 300
view 14 trims
$30,995 - $48,900 18/27 mpg
3 reviews
2014 Hyundai Azera
2014 Hyundai Azera
view 2 trims
$31,000 - $34,750 19/29 mpg
0 reviews
2014 Nissan Maxima
2014 Nissan Maxima
view 4 trims
$31,290 - $34,380 19/26 mpg
1 reviews
2014 Toyota Avalon
2014 Toyota Avalon
view 4 trims
$31,590 - $39,900 21/31 mpg
1 reviews
2014 Ford C-Max Energi
2014 Ford C-Max Energi
view 1 trims
$32,920 40/36 mpg
0 reviews
2014 Buick LaCrosse
2014 Buick LaCrosse
view 6 trims
$33,535 - $40,285 17/26 mpg
1 reviews
2014 Ford Fusion Energi
2014 Ford Fusion Energi
view 2 trims
$34,700 - $36,500 40/36 mpg
0 reviews
2014 Kia Cadenza
2014 Kia Cadenza
view 2 trims
$35,100 - $42,400 19/28 mpg
1 reviews
2014 Lincoln MKZ
2014 Lincoln MKZ
view 3 trims
$35,190 - $37,080 22/31 mpg
1 reviews
2014 Hyundai Genesis
2014 Hyundai Genesis
view 2 trims
$35,200 - $47,400 15/23 mpg
0 reviews
2014 Toyota Avalon Hybrid
2014 Toyota Avalon Hybrid
view 3 trims
$35,805 - $41,650 40/39 mpg
0 reviews
2014 Acura TL
2014 Acura TL
view 8 trims
$36,030 - $45,510 17/25 mpg
1 reviews
2014 Lexus ES 350
2014 Lexus ES 350
view 1 trims
$36,620 21/31 mpg
1 reviews
2014 Infiniti Q50
2014 Infiniti Q50
view 10 trims
$37,150 - $48,600 19/27 mpg
3 reviews
2014 Lexus ES 300h
2014 Lexus ES 300h
view 1 trims
$39,500 40/39 mpg
2 reviews
2014 Honda Accord Plug-in Hybrid
2014 Honda Accord Plug-in Hybrid
view 1 trims
$39,780 47/46 mpg
0 reviews
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2015 Volvo S60 T6 Drive-E FWD Review

With a twin-charged engine, eight-speed automatic transmission and impressive new safety features, Volvo has breathed some new life into the S60.
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2014 Hyundai Sonata 2.0T Review

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