Five Fuel-Efficient Family Sedans to Consider for 2011
For car shoppers with a family, finding new cars with enough real estate to accommodate the little ones is an important consideration. While SUVs and minivans are good functional options, they simply can't match the mpgs of mid-size sedans. Keep reading to review some of the best 2011 sedans for fuel efficiency.
2011 Hyundai Sonata
28 MPG Combined
The Sonata is completely redesigned for the 2011 model year. Beyond the strikingly more modern design, it also incorporates a new engine that makes it one of the most efficient non-hybrid vehicles in its class. Parents will also be glad to learn that the Sonata offers a lot for the money. Base models come outfitted with such premium features as Bluetooth and satellite radio. EPA figures suggest 24 mpg in the city and 35 mpg on the highway. Base price is $19,195. Those interested in the Sonata may also want to look at the 2011 Kia Optima.
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2011 Honda Accord
27 MPG Combined
The Honda Accord has long been known as a leader in quality, comfort and reliability. With an estimated 23-mpg in the city and 34-mpg on the highway, it also slots near the top of the midsize sedan list in terms of gas mileage. Additionally, it is one of the largest vehicles in its class - a fact that helps in the category of rear passenger comfort. However, be sure to check trunk space before choosing the Accord. At 14.7 cubic feet, there are several competitors that offer more cargo room. Starting price for the 2011 Accord is $21,180.
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2011 Nissan Altima
27 MPG Combined
The Altima is known as a family sedan that slants towards the sporty side of things. Despite enhanced driving dynamics, the Altima manages to offer 23 mpg in the city and 32 mpg on the highway. While the base price of $19,900 is competitive, standard features for the vehicle aren't quite as extensive as some competitors (such as the Hyundai Sonata). Still, those looking for a fuel sipper that manages to deliver a fun driving experience will find much to like about the 2011 Altima.
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2011 Ford Fusion
26 MPG Combined
Since its redesign in 2010, the Ford Fusion has quickly established itself as a well-rounded and efficient family sedan. Interior comfort and luxury is above average for the class. Exclusive features such as Ford SYNC also help the vehicle stand out from the crowd. The base Ford Fusion earns an estimated 23-mpg in the city and 33-mpg on the highway (a 2011 Ford Fusion Hybrid is also available). Initial asking price for the Fusion is listed at $19,695.
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2011 Subaru Legacy
26 MPG Combined
Despite coming standard with all-wheel drive, the Subaru Legacy manages 23 mpg in the city and 31 mpg on the highway. As such, the 2011 Legacy may be a top sedan choice for families living in snowy climates. It also boasts unique exterior styling and an exceptionally roomy cabin. Solid crash test scores should also help put the minds of mothers at ease. Interior features are fairly average for the class. Base MSRP for the 2011 Subaru Legacy is set at $19,995.
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