2021 is proving to be a year that car manufacturers are looking to outdo each other. With most car makers looking to make impact statements with their models, it is tough to pick the best. The main things that enabled the midsize sedans to make this list were competitive pricing, engine capacity and options, fuel economy, trunk space, and safety features. Here is a list of the top five midsize sedans for 2021.
2021 Toyota Camry
The Camry model from Toyota is known for being practical and reliable. But the 2021 version of this model is a sight to behold. A sleek design comes in the SE and XSE trim levels, which offer a sporty version. But if you want to stick to the traditional style, you can opt for the LE and XLE versions. The Camry TRD offers firm suspension blacked-out wheels and an impressive rear end. You also get an all-wheel-drive as an option for a majority of the four-cylinder models in 2021. The base price range is $25,965-$36,540, and the engine options are 2.5L I-4 (202-206 hp, 184-186 lb-ft); 3.5L V-6 (301 hp, 267 lb-ft); 2.5L I-4 hybrid (208 total hp). The fuel economy for city life is 22-51 mpg, 31-53 mpg for the highway, and 25-52 mpg combined. The trunk space is 15.0 cu ft.
2021 Kia K5
The Kia K5 is the all-new look for the Optima midsize sedan model you are accustomed to. The two turbocharged engine options available for this sedan are 1.6L I-4 (180 hp, 195 lb-ft) and 2.5L turbo I-4 (290 hp, 311 lb-ft). There is an AWD option that enables the single-entry engine to make the most out of its horsepower. The base model features LED headlights, lane-keep assist, automatic climate, and high-beam controls. The price ranges between
$24,585 and $31,585, and the fuel economy is 24-27mpg for city life, 32-38 mpg for the highway, and 27-32 mpg combined. The trunk space is 16.0 cu ft.
2021 Hyundai Sonata
This version of the Sonata takes on a whole new look and nails it. With many curves, full-width tail-lights, and lights going up to the hood, it is beautiful. It offers the latest safety features and equipment. Its engine options include a 2.5-liter turbo-four (191 hp, 181 lb-ft), a 1.6L turbo I-4 (180 hp, 195 lb-ft), and a 2.0L I-4 hybrid (192 total hp), and the back seats are a bit tight. But above all, it is a superb sedan that draws attention and has 16.0cu ft trunk space. The base price ranges between $24,705 and $36,295. Fuel economy for the city is 23-50 mpg, 33-54 mpg for the highway, and 27-52 mpg combined.
2021 Honda Accord
Since the first model, Accords are known for optimal driving satisfaction with great engine capacity and durability. These features make it a favorite, and once again, the 2021 version delivers on its midsize sedan roots. It comes equipped with a 252-hp 2.0-liter turbo engine, a sleek aesthetic appeal, and a mix of features depending on the trim level. The base price ranges between $25,965 and $37,895, and it has a trunk space of 17.0 cu ft. The fuel economy is 22-48mpg for city use, 32-48mpg for the highway, and 26-48 mpg combined.
2021 Mazda 6
With a newer and sleeker look, the Mazda 6 is pleasing to the eye. It is built with quality materials, and its suspension and steering are tuned to fit in this new look. But the AWD option is still missing; hopefully, the next version will have it. The base price ranges between $25,470 and $36,895, with engine options of 2.5L I-4 (187 hp, 186 lb-ft), and 2.5L turbo I-4 (250 hp, 320 lb-ft). The fuel economy is 23-26 mpg for the city, 31-35 mpg for the highway, and 26-29mpg combined, with trunk space of 15.0 cu ft.