The Best Four
While crossovers and SUVs rule America 8217;s new car market, it 8217;s far too early to write the four-door sedan 8217;s obituary. It 8217;s a body style that offers plenty of advantages, like sharper handling and better gas mileage. None do it better than the Honda Accord, the best new sedan you can buy in 2020. It 8217;s a great all-around car that 8217;s dependable, well equipped, and reasonably priced. It 8217;s also a lot more enjoyable to drive than its predecessors.
If the Accord isn 8217;t for you, there are plenty of competent sedans to choose from. Digital Trends has selected the best luxury sedan, the best performance sedan, the best affordable sedan, and a pair of electrified options.
Why should you buy this: It’s the quintessential midsize sedan.
Who’s it for: Anyone who needs a car.
How much will it cost: $24,020
Why we picked the Honda Accord:
The last redesign added some zest to the Accord, which is known for being both incredibly competent and somewhat dull. The current model borrows styling cues from the smaller Honda Civic, giving it a more stylish appearance that won’t offend buyers who just want to blend in with traffic. Honda also increased rear legroom and trunk space.
The best electric sedan
Why should you buy this: It 8217;s the best electric sedan, and one of the best sedans out there
Who’s it for: Those who want to never stop at a gas station again.
How much will it cost: $39,990
Why we picked the Tesla Model 3:
The best hybrid sedan
Why should you buy this: It offers Prius-like gas mileage in a sedan package
Who’s it for: Those who want a Toyota hybrid that 8217;s not a Prius
How much will it cost: $28,430
Why we picked the Toyota Camry Hybrid:
The hybrid version of the Toyota Camry leverages technology sourced from the Prius to achieve 51 mpg in the city, 53 mpg on the highway, and 52 mpg in a combined cycle. These figures make it one of the most efficient sedans on the market. The Camry achieves them thanks to a 208-horsepower drivetrain made up of a 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine and an electric motor that draws power from a lithium-ion battery pack. It seats five and offers 15.1 cubic feet of trunk space, which is on par with the non-hybrid version.
Above all, it 8217;s a Toyota, so it will be dependable for miles on end. Camry is hardly synonymous with fun; in the past, it 8217;s been a byword for a boring commuter, but the current-generation model is more appealing than its predecessors thanks to a better-tuned chassis and a more evocative design.
In the past, we 8217;ve criticized the Camry (and other Toyota models) for their near-complete lack of useful connectivity features. That 8217;s no longer the case; even the base model comes with a 7.0-inch touchscreen compatible with Android Auto, Apple CarPlay, and Amazon Alexa. Upmarket trims get an 8.0-inch screen, and navigation is optional.
Who’s it for: Commuters who want the most car for their money.
How much will it cost: $20,650
Why we picked the Honda Civic:
Who’s it for: Drivers who want elegance, not pageantry.
How much will it cost: $50,550
Why we picked the Volvo S90:
In the end, the S90 exemplifies the transformation Volvo has undergone in the last few years. It’s handsome, understated, refined, safe, and intuitive, and although it’s not the sportiest option on the road, it stands out in one of the most competitive segments in the industry.
Why should you buy this: The Giulia Quadrifoglio will raise your pulse as no other four-door can.
Who’s it for People who crave drama, style, and power.
How much will it cost: $74,245
Why we picked the Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio:
Why should you buy this: It’s a good sedan that will get you through the winter.
Who’s it for: Rally fans on a budget.
How much will it cost: $18,695
Other compact cars (like the Honda Civic) offer sharper handling, but the Impreza is no slouch in the bends. Thanks to its new Subaru Global Platform underpinnings, it compares well with the competition on refinement. The only available engine is a 2.0-liter flat-four, which produces 152 hp and 148 lb-ft of torque. Base models get a five-speed manual transmission, while other trim levels get a continuously variable transmission (CVT) in the name of fuel efficiency.
The standard 6.5-inch touchscreen is placed within easy reach from the driver’s seat, and Subaru offers Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility standard. The Impreza is also available with Subaru’s EyeSight bundle of driver aids, including adaptive cruise control, autonomous emergency braking, and lane departure warning. Combine that with a reputation for bulletproof reliability and the Impreza adds up to a great sedan, even if you don’t need all-wheel drive.
The Digital Trends automotive team tests vehicles through a comprehensive scrutinizing process. We examine the qualities of the exterior and interior and judge them based on our expertise and experience in the context of the vehicle’s category and price range. Entertainment technology is thoroughly tested as well as most safety features that can be evaluated in controlled environments.
Test drivers spend extensive time behind the wheel of the vehicles, conducting real-world assessments, driving them on highways, back roads, as well as off-road and race tracks when applicable.标签：