There truly is something for every driver among the popular segment of mid-size sedans, but it pays to have your priorities straight.
The Nissan Altima wins on styling and V-6 power, but it's not the most fuel-efficient offering and has less inspiring safety scores.
The Ford Fusion is one of the sportier-driving mid-size sedans and has great handling; it's also well-built and offers impressive fuel economy in four-cylinder form, especially as a hybrid.
For buyers seeking interior room, the Honda Accord, Hyundai Sonata, Kia Optima, and Toyota Camry are leaders; the Sonata and Optima are standouts in this class, with roomy interiors, impressive refinement, and excellent fuel economy, while the Accord has the largest back seat of all.
The Toyota Camry will be new for 2012; in the meantime, there's a new American-made VW Passat with vast rear-seat room and a simpler, plainer interior to go with its 43-mpg diesel highway fuel economy.
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