Of those mid-size sedans, the 2011 Hyundai Sonata is our highest-rated model; it boasts top-notch highway fuel economy of up to 35 mpg, thanks to its high-test direct-injected four-cylinder engine (a Turbo joins the lineup this year, too).
The latest Chevrolet Malibu occupies roughly the same size class—bigger than the usual front-driver—but offers a fuel-saving four-cylinder version, though no all-wheel drive.
The Toyota Camry and Honda Accord also offer more economical four-cylinder options with just as much comfort and possibly roomier backseats.
The Buick LaCrosse is perhaps closest to the Taurus in overall packaging; like the Taurus, the LaCrosse offers a more modern, stylish, and sporty take on the traditional luxury sedan.
|2011 Ford TaurusBrowse Used Listings||2011 Chevrolet MalibuBrowse Used Listings||2011 Honda Accord SedanBrowse Used Listings||2011 Hyundai SonataBrowse Used Listings||2011 Toyota AvalonBrowse Used Listings|
|17 MPG City / 28 MPG Hwy||22 MPG City / 33 MPG Hwy||20 MPG City / 34 MPG Hwy||22 MPG City / 39 MPG Hwy||20 MPG City / 29 MPG Hwy|
|Gas V6||Gas 4-Cyl||Gas I4||Gas I4||Gas V6|
|Large Cars||Midsize||Large||Large Cars||Large|
|4-Door Sedan SE FWD||4-Door Sedan LS w/1LS||4-Door I4 Manual LX||4-Door Sedan 2.4L Manual GLS *Ltd Avail*||4-Door Sedan (Natl)|
|Front Wheel Drive||Front Wheel Drive||Front Wheel Drive||Front Wheel Drive||Front Wheel Drive|
|4 Door Sedan||4 Door Sedan||4 Door Sedan||4 Door Sedan||Sedan|
|Automatic w/OD||Automatic w/OD||Manual||Manual w/OD||Automatic|