April 12, 2024 | Allison Robertson

Best Midsize Cars for 2024


2024 Midsized Cars: Ranked

Midsize cars are one of the most popular types of vehicles with consumers.

Not only are they ideal for commuting, chauffeuring kids around, and road-tripping, but few other cars can effectively balance space, comfort, fuel-economy, and performance as well as midsize cars do.

U.S. News ranks the following six vehicles the best midsize cars on the market for 2024.

family in car and blue honda accord split image

2024 Honda Accord

U.S. News ranks the 2024 Honda Accord #1 in midsize cars based on its overall score of 8.4 out of 10. The breakdown of the rating is as follows:

Critics’ Rating: 9.0
Performance: 7.6
Fuel-economy: 10.0
Interior: 7.6
Value: 9.7
Quality & Reliability: 80

2024: silver Honda Accord parked outside.Everyonephoto Studio, Shutterstock

2024 Honda Accord: Review

The 2024 Honda Accord delivers swift acceleration, competent handling, a silky-smooth ride and user-friendly tech. It is designed for families and commuters, with a peppy engine and good fuel economy, as well as a comfortable high-class interior design.

Honda Accord, Interior of new modern sedan car - 2024Everyonephoto Studio, Shutterstock

2024 Honda Accord: Specs

Transmission: Automatic
Drivetrain: Front Wheel Drive
MPG: 29 City / 37 Hwy
Engine: Intercooled Turbo Regular Unleaded I-4 1.5 L/91

Honda Accord, new modern sedan car - 2024Everyonephoto Studio, Shutterstock


2024 Honda Accord: Features

The 2024 Honda Accord has the following features available: alarm, backup camera, adaptive cruise control, anti-theft system, auto-off headlights, keyless start, keyless entry, wi-fi hotspot, hands-free communications, and more.

2024: Honda Accord, black steering wheel with multifunction buttons for quick control, close-up in the car.Everyonephoto Studio, Shutterstock

2024 Honda Accord: Pricing

The 2024 Honda Accord is available in the U.S. for an MSRP of around $27,000-$30,000, not including personalized features and add-ons.

2024: silver Honda Accord front view.Everyonephoto Studio, Shutterstock

2024 Kia K5

U.S. News ranks the 2024 Kia K5 #2 in midsize cars based on its overall score of 8.2 out of 10. The breakdown of the rating is as follows:

Critics’ Rating: 8.2
Performance: 7.2
Fuel-economy: 9.7
Interior: 7.6
Value: 9.4
Safety: 8.4
Quality & Reliability: 82

White 2024 Kia K5 outside.Benespit, CC-BY-SA-4.0, Wikimedia Commons

2024 Kia K5: Review

The 2024 Kia K5 stands out among other midsize sedans thanks to its value proposition, easygoing driving nature, comfy interior, penchant for safety and reliability and dozens of modern features.

White 2024 Kia K5 - back view.Charles, CC-BY-2.0, Wikimedia Commons

2024 Kia K5: Specs

Transmission: Automatic w/OD
Drivetrain: Front Wheel Drive
MPG: 27 City / 37 Hwy
Engine: Intercooled Turbo Regular Unleaded I-4

White Kia K5 Hybrid - side view.Dinkun Chen, CC-BY-SA-4.0, Wikimedia Commons

2024 Kia K5: Features

The 2024 Kia K5 has four different models with varying features. Common features include: impressive infotainment system, dual zone automatic climate control, keyless entry, remote start, panoramic sunroof, automatic garage door opener, and more.

2024 Kia K5 Interiordeathpallie325, CC-BY-SA-4.0, Wikimedia Commons

2024 Kia K5: Safety Features

Standard driver-assistance safety features include: collision warning, automatic braking system, pedestrian detection, driver-attention monitoring, lane-departure warning, lane-keep assist, blind-spot monitoring, exit warnings, rearview camera, surround view camera system, parking sensors, and more.

January 19,2024: All new KIA K5The Global Guy, Shutterstock

2024 Kia K5: Pricing

The 2024 Kia K5 is available in the U.S. for an MSRP of around $25,000-$32,000, not including personalized features and add-ons.

Kia K5 2.0 Lpi Dl3 Pe Snow White PearlDamian B Oh, CC-BY-SA-4.0, Wikimedia Commons

2024 Toyota Camry

U.S. News ranks the 2024 Toyota Camry #3 in midsize cars based on its overall score of 8.2 out of 10. The breakdown of the rating is as follows:

Critics’ Rating: 7.6
Performance: 6.8
Fuel-economy: 10.0
Interior: 7.3
Value: 8.9
Safety: 9.6
Quality & Reliability: 88

Toyota Camry IX front quarter, Guangzhou, 2023Gaganrawat6374, CC-BY-SA-1.0, Wikimedia Commons

2024 Toyota Camry: Review

The 2024 Toyota Camry is a well-balanced, comfortable sedan that caters to the daily commuter or the family road-tripper. Although it lacks a bit in cargo space, and isn’t as quiet at high-speeds, the Camry’s holds its reputation as a sensible, feature-filled, well-made car.

Side view of a silver toyota camry, studio photo, white background - 2022JustPH, Shutterstock

2024 Toyota Camry: Specs

Transmission: Automatic w/OD
Drivetrain: Front Wheel Drive
MPG: 25-28 City / 3-39 Hwy (depending on trim)
Engine: Regular Unleaded I-4 2.5 L/152

A new Toyota All-Electrified 2025 Camry vehicle is displayed at the LA Auto ShowRingo Chiu, Shutterstock

2024 Toyota Camry: Features

The 2024 Toyota Camry has several different models with varying features. Common features include: an impressive infotainment system, a 4.2-inch driver information display, dual-zone automatic climate control, push-button start, keyless entry, moonroof, panoramic glass roof, and more.

Toyota Camry Unveiled at the Los Angeles Auto ShowAutomotive Rhythms, Flickr

2024 Toyota Camry: Safety Features

Standard driver-assistance safety features include: rearview camera, automatic braking system, pedestrian detection, adaptive cruise control, lane-departure warning, lane-keep assist, road-sign recognition, reverse collision warning, blind-spot monitoring, surround-view camera system, parking sensors, and more.

Toyota Camry X InteriorTTTNIS, Wikimedia Commons

2024 Toyota Camry: Pricing

The 2024 Toyota Camry is available in the U.S. for an MSRP of around $26,000-$37,000, not including personalized features and add-ons.

Toyota Camry trunk with shiny rear panel and reflection of logo on bonnet.KULLAPONG PARCHERAT, Shutterstock

2024 Subaru Legacy

U.S. News ranks the 2024 Toyota Camry #4 in midsize cars based on its overall score of 7.9 out of 10. The breakdown of the rating is as follows:

Critics’ Rating: 7.8
Performance: 6.2
Fuel-economy: 9.4
Interior: 6.7
Value: 9.0
Safety: 9.7
Quality & Reliability: 80

Front view of new Subaru Legacy car parked on city street side. Kyiv, UkraineBilanol, Shutterstock

2024 Subaru Legacy: Review

The 2024 Subaru Legacy is an attractive choice among midsize sedans for its low starting price, standard all-wheel drive, several safety features, and plenty of interior space. However, its calmer engine performance and simple interior design aren’t likely to excite.

Panoramic view of new shiny Subaru Legacy car parked on city street side. Kyiv, UkraineBilanol, Shutterstock

2024 Subaru Legacy: Specs

Transmission: Automatic
Drivetrain: All Wheel Drive
MPG: 23-27 City / 31-33 Hwy (depending on trim)
Engine: Regular Unleaded H-4 2.5 L/152 or Intercooled Turbo Regular Unleaded H-4 2.4 L/146

Close Up Logo Of Subaru.APISITH, Shutterstock

2024 Subaru Legacy: Features

The 2024 Toyota Camry has five different models with varying features. The base model features include: impressive infotainment system with two 7-inch touch screens, remote keyless entry, automatic climate control, manually adjustable front seats, and more.

Subaru interiorRayBaldwin, CC-BY-SA-4.0, Wikimedia Commons

2024 Subaru Legacy: Safety Features

Standard driver-assistance safety features include: collision warning, automatic braking, adaptive cruise control, lane-departure warning, lane-keep assist, adaptive headlights, rearview camera, front view camera, driver attention monitoring, and more.

All New 2023 Subaru Legacy on display at the New York Auto ShowThe Global Guy, Shutterstock

2024 Subaru Legacy: Pricing

The 2024 Subaru Legacy is available in the U.S. for an MSRP of around $25,000-$39,000, not including personalized features and add-ons.

Lafayette, IN USA, April 8, 2024: Subaru of Indiana Automotive manufacturing plantKK Stock, Shutterstock

2024 Nissan Altima

U.S. News ranks the 2024 Nissan Altima #5 in midsize cars based on its overall score of 7.5 out of 10. The breakdown of the rating is as follows:

Critics’ Rating: 6.8
Performance: 5.9
Fuel-economy: 10.0
Interior: 6.5
Value: 9.0
Safety: 8.6
Quality & Reliability: 80

2024 Nissan Altima SR display at a dealershipJonathan Weiss, Shutterstock

2024 Nissan Altima: Review

The 2024 Nissan Altima offers a spacious interior, impressive fuel-economy and a lavish list of safety features, all of which make this vehicle a solid midsize sedan for families who need space. However, its sluggish acceleration and bumpy ride quality keep it lower on the list.

NISSAN ALTIMA SR at 2023 Los Angeles Auto Show.Walter Cicchetti, Shutterstock

2024 Nissan Altima: Specs

Transmission: Automatic
Drivetrain: Front Wheel Drive
MPG: 25-27 City / 34-39 Hwy (depending on trim)
Engine: Regular Unleaded I-4 2.5 L/152 or Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4 2.0 L/122

Abu Dhabi United Arab Emirates April 06 2024 Nissan Altima 2024Seham Mohsen, Shutterstock

2024 Nissan Altima: Features

The 2024 Nissan Altima has five different models with varying features. Common model features include: manually adjustable front seats, split-folding rear seats, remote keyless entry, push-button start, remote start, 16-inch wheels, a 7-inch touch screen, a six-speaker stereo, Bluetooth and a USB port.

NISSAN ALTIMA SR at 2023 Los Angeles Auto Show.Walter Cicchetti, Shutterstock

2024 Nissan Altima: Safety Features

Standard driver-assistance safety features include: a rearview camera, rear parking sensors, driver-attention monitoring, blind-spot monitoring, rear cross-traffic alert, forward and reverse collision warning, pedestrian detection, forward automatic emergency braking, lane-departure warning, and more.

Hand Holding Nissan Car Steering WheelLeszek Czyzewski, Pexels

2024 Nissan Altima: Pricing

The 2024 Nissan Altima is available in the U.S. for an MSRP of around $26,000-$36,000, not including personalized features and add-ons.

NISSAN ALTIMA SR at 2023 Los Angeles Auto Show.Walter Cicchetti, Shutterstock

2024 Chevy Malibu

U.S. News ranks the 2024 Nissan Altima #6 in midsize cars based on its overall score of 7.2 out of 10. The breakdown of the rating is as follows:

Critics’ Rating: 5.4
Performance: 6.0
Fuel-economy: 9.4
Interior: 6.6
Value: 8.9
Safety: 8.4
Quality & Reliability: 85

2024 - Chevrolet Malibu RS display at a dealershipJonathan Weiss, Shutterstock

2024 Chevy Malibu: Review

The 2024 Chevy Malibu is a comfortable midsize sedan with decent fuel economy and roomy seating space, but it lacks in features, engine performance and interior quality.

2024 - All new Chevrolet Malibu is a mid-size sedan.The Global Guy, Shutterstock

2024 Chevy Malibu: Specs

Transmission: Automatic
Drivetrain: Front Wheel Drive
MPG: 27 City / 35 Hwy (depending on trim)
Engine: Turbocharged Gas I4

Chevrolet Malibu LT (IX, Facelift)M 93, CC-BY-SA-3.0, Wikimedia Commons

2024 Chevy Malibu: Features

The 2024 Chevy Malibu has a few different models with varying features. Common model features include: a decent infotainment system, push-button start, remote start, keyless entry, a sunroof, dual-zone climate control, and more.

Chevrolet Malibu interior -steering wheel.Raduz, Pexels

2024 Chevy Malibu: Safety Features

Standard driver-assistance safety features include: collision warning, automatic emergency braking, pedestrian detection, lane-keep assist, lane-departure warning, teen driver restrictions, buckle-to-drive, rear-view camera, parking sensors, hands-free parking assist, adaptive cruise control, and more.

Chevrolet Malibu RS at the New York International Auto Showquiggyt4, Shutterstock

2024 Chevy Malibu: Pricing

The 2024 Chevy Malibu is available in the U.S. for an MSRP of around $25,000-$32,000, not including personalized features and add-ons.

Sign with price information for the 2023 Chevrolet Malibu RSquiggyt4, Shutterstock


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