Last week Roman gave us a close look at the all-new 2016 Chevrolet Malibu. Redesigned with the goal to be much more than a fleet rental car, GM’s development team came up with midsize sedan that looks 10 times better than the old model, weighs 300 pounds less, incorporates a gaggle of convenience and safety features, and is more connected to the road. Now the 2016 Malibu is a serious contender when competing with the big boys in the heavily contested midsize sedan segment.
The heavy hitters in this class are the Toyota Camry, Honda Accord and Ford Fusion.
The Toyota Camry may have a bad rep as an appliance with no heart to soul to it, but the reasons why you see them everywhere is because they are reliable, safe, and the build quality is pretty darn good. The Camry’s interior receives praise for its roomy seating, well-placed controls, and excellent outward visibility. Overall, the Camry delivers a comfortable and smooth ride that pleases a large number of consumers.
The Honda Accord consistently ranks high in the opinions of reviewers and owners, and has been named one of Car and Driver’s 10 Best an impressive 21 times. Now in its ninth generation, the Accord can best be described as well-rounded, since it excels in a number of areas, including reliability, comfort, performance, safety, and affordability. It performs and handles well, looks contemporary and stylish, and offers a roomy, well-equipped, and well-thought-out interior. In addition, the Accord consistently achieves high safety ratings and excels in reliability and affordability.
The Ford Fusion is an undeniably stylish, athletic, fun-to-drive midsize sedan. The American midsize sedan received a big makeover for 2013, adopting styling directly influenced by Aston Martin coupes. On the road, the Fusion’s European influence really shines through. This is a car meant to appeal to buyers around the world, and in other nations buyers tend to like their cars tighter, sportier and with better feedback than most American-style vehicles. As such, the Fusion is quick, with handling that’s responsive and decidedly sportier than most cars in its class.
In this TFLcar Mashup review Roman compares and reviews all four mid-sized sedans to find out which one is the best by comparison.