BOSTON — The midsize sedan class is crowded. For every great car, there’s one that doesn’t offer a lot of justification for existence.
But there were plenty of great options in attendance at the New England International Auto Show this week. Since it can take a while to sift through all the great vehicles in this segment, make it easy on yourself with our list of the best midsize sedans at the 2017 NEIAS in Boston.
2017 Mazda 6
Even if this car was a complete dud on performance, it just looks and feels so awesome you wouldn’t care. But thankfully, the performance isn’t an issue, and the Mazda 6 packs plenty of other great features, including advanced safety technology and entertainment.
2017 Kia Optima
This was a bit of a surprise. The new Optima looked great on the outside, and was really cool on the inside. The dash has a great shape to it, and the height-adjustable passenger seat is an added bonus. Among its cool features is a 360-degree camera system.
2017 Ford Fusion
Always popular, the Fusion is once again among the best in its class. Although, its styling upgrades are barely noticeable, and the price really starts to hike as you add features, of which the Fusion has plenty to offer. The entertainment system is awesome, and the new Sport model is one of the most powerful midsize sedans around.
2017 Mercedes-Benz E-Class
Of course, the E-Class looks great, but is it worth its $52,150 price tag? It’s hard not to feel like it is when you get inside. It has plenty of power, and the interior is second to none.
2017 Subaru Legacy
As always, an affordable standard model with all-wheel drive is hard to come by. The Legacy isn’t a vehicle that’s ever going to wow you, but it’s so durable and consistently solid that it’s among our favorite in the class. That said, the touch-screen display was a little clunky, and the interior as a whole was a tad underwhelming.
2017 Honda Accord
The Accord gets great gas mileage and has plenty of safety and technology features in the standard version. Some may disagree on how the exterior looks, but we like it.
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