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Midsize sedan: Honda Accord (4 cyl.)
The four-cylinder Accord occupies a true sweet spot in today’s auto market. It’s a roomy, well-equipped, and competitively priced sedan that gets a lot right. The four-cylinder Accord squeezes out an impressive 30 mpg overall and 40 on the highway, which is as good as the tiny Honda Fit subcompact. Handling is agile, although the ride isn’t quite as comfortable as that in some competitors. Just avoid the HondaLink infotainment system that comes on EX-L versions; we can’t recommend those versions because of reliability problems.
Price as tested: $23,270.

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