Our pick among mid-size sedans is the 2018 Honda Accord for its broad lineup, good turbo power, and refined feel.
The 2018 Mazda 6 comes close in most ways, but is let down by its subpar infotainment software—a hard kvetch to overlook.
The latest Toyota Camry brings to the table arresting style, a thrifty hybrid option, and the allure of a 301-hp V-6, but those ingredients don’t add up to a class leader.
The Ford Fusion may still be the prettiest mid-size sedan around and its hybrid version sips fuel, but Ford has said that it will exit the sedan market in the U.S.
Unless it’s a good deal, keep looking.
Speaking of bargains, the VW Passat is often discounted and has a roomy interior paired with a good base turbo-4 engine, although it’s yawn-inducingly dull.
Finally, the Kia Optima pairs good styling with sedate dynamics and is worth a strong look.
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