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2021 Kia K5 2.5 GT review: A new era

Kia's redesigned midsize sedan delivers surprising grins when the road gets twisty.
Tags: Cars, Trends, Kia, Sedans, Midsize Sedans, Kia K5


Mazda Brings the 6 Just a Little Further Upscale

In the world of mainstream, front-drive midsize sedans, the Mazda 6 stands out. Not in terms of sales (no midsizer’s adding volume these days), but in terms of style. Despite not being the freshest face on the block, the 6 remains a serious looker. The recent addition of a turbocharged 2.5-liter four-cylinder to the 6’s […] The post Mazda Brings the 6 Just a Little Further Upscale appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Autos, Engines, New Cars, Mazda, News Blog, Product Planning, Midsize Sedans, Mazda 6, 2021 Mazda 6


2021 Kia K5: Pour One Out for the Optima, Then Forget

The name Americans have come to associate with Kia’s midsize family sedan is dead, but you probably knew that already. Hopefully you’ve recovered. On Tuesday, Kia pulled the wraps off the U.S.-market K5, the automaker’s replacement for the long-running Optima (which carried the Magentis name in Canada until 2010). Riding atop a third-generation N3 platform, […] The post 2021 Kia K5: Pour One Out for the Optima, Then Forget appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Canada, Autos, K5, Engines, Kia, New Cars, News Blog, Product Planning, Midsize Sedans, Kia K5, 2021 Kia K5


2020 Nissan Altima Review – Happy in the Middle

The Nissan Altima was once in the mix with the Toyota Camry and Honda Accord in the mid-size sedan conversation. That’s no longer the case, and hasn’t been for some time. Nissan is working hard to get back in that mix, and while the 2020 Altima takes the right strides forward, there’s still more work […] The post 2020 Nissan Altima Review – Happy in the Middle appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Autos, Honda, Nissan, Car Reviews, New Cars, Nissan Altima, Altima, Midsize Sedans, 2020 Nissan Altima, Nissan Altima Review


Midsize Car Sales Weren’t Actually That Bad in the First Quarter; Toyota Camry Market Share Is Rising

After years of steady decline, including an 8-percent decrease in calendar year 2019, U.S. sales of midsize cars stabilized in the early part of 2020. In a manner of speaking. Like the overall market, midsize car sales in the first quarter of 2020 declined. But the segment’s decrease was only marginally worse than the decline […] The post appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Sales, Autos, Toyota Camry, News Blog, Midsize Sedans, Camry


Next-generation Mazda 6: The Best a Mazda (Sedan) Can Get?

The current-generation Mazda 6 debuted with a shapely body that withstood the passage of time and handling attributes that elevated it above other front-drive, midsize rivals. Alas, the car dropped as the market was moving away traditional midsize sedans. Not helping its case, Mazda was slow to respond with improvements — like a turbocharged 2.5-liter […] The post Next-generation Mazda 6: The Best a Mazda (Sedan) Can Get? appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Autos, Engines, Rwd, Mazda, Sedans, News Blog, Product Planning, Midsize Sedans, Future Models, Mazda 6


Kia Optima May Be Due for a Name Change

Kia recently revealed the best bundle of teaser images we’ve ever seen, as those pics left nothing to the imagination. And while we now know what the 2021 K5/Optima will look like, as it turns out, we don’t know what it will be called. Piqued by the brand filing patents for a new logo in […] The post Kia Optima May Be Due for a Name Change appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Autos, Kia, Kia Motors, Hyundai Motor Group, News Blog, Product Planning, Midsize Sedans, Kia K5, Kia Kia Optima, New Names


2021 Kia Optima: Look Over Here, Please

A decade — isn’t that hard to believe? — after the debut of the radically styled third-generation Kia Optima, the automaker has another salvo waiting to launch against midsize boredom. Trailing its equally daring 2020 Hyundai Sonata sibling by a model year, the revamped 2021 Optima ditches the downgraded clothes that appeared in its closet […] The post 2021 Kia Optima: Look Over Here, Please appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Design, Autos, Kia, New Cars, Kia Optima, Hyundai Sonata, News Blog, Optima, Product Planning, Midsize Sedans, 2021 Kia Optima


Americans Might Not Even Buy 1.4 Million Midsize Cars This Year; Market Share Down By Half Since Recession

Remember the midsize sedan death watch? When TTAC introduced the series, Americans were still acquiring over 2 million midsize cars per year. That fact, the 2M+ aspect of the segment and the 1M+ nature of the top models, combined with the category’s 12-percent market share, caused many readers to doubt the possibility that any other […] The post appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Sales, Studies, Autos, Statistics, Auto Sales, Market Share, News Blog, Midsize Sedans, Automotive Market, Auto Volume, Midsize Sedan Deathwatch, U.s. Auto Market


Report: Mazda 6 Drops Its Manual Transmission for 2019

Changes come to Mazda’s midsize 6 sedan slowly, with mild — some might say imperceptible — styling refreshes and content changes usually occurring halfway through the model year. Last year saw a big and long-awaited addition to the slinky sedan: an available turbocharged 2.5-liter inline-four aimed at silencing, once and for all, enthusiasts’ cries of […] The post Report: Mazda 6 Drops Its Manual Transmission for 2019 appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Autos, Mazda, Sedans, News Blog, Manual Transmission, Midsize Sedans, Mazda 6, 2019 Mazda 6


Volkswagen Arteon Continues Slow Track to U.S.; EPA Numbers Released

Revealed what seems like ages ago, Volkswagen’s upcoming flagship car will arrive in the U.S. as a 2019 model — halfway through 2019. Bearing the inelegant name Arteon, the new range-topper had its boat trip delayed by a new European test cycle that impacted the certification and release of numerous German vehicles. It could be […] The post Volkswagen Arteon Continues Slow Track to U.S.; EPA Numbers Released appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Vw, Autos, Volkswagen, Fuel Economy, News Blog, Future Vehicles, Product Planning, Midsize Sedans, Arteon, Volkswagen Arteon, EPA Numbers Released


Midsize Sedan Demand Is Falling Fast, so What Are Midsize Sedan Prices Doing? They’re Rising, and Fast

America’s appetite for intermediate sedans is disappearing, as the queasiness consumers feel when faced with the prospect of buying a family sedan seems to be settled only by the consumption of crossovers. They go down smooth. This isn’t news, of course. TTAC began a close, monthly watch of the U.S. midsize sedan sector in August […] The post Midsize Sedan Demand Is Falling Fast, so What Are Midsize Sedan Prices Doing? They’re Rising, and Fast appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Sales, America, Autos, Pricing, News Blog, Midsize Cars, TTAC, Midsize Sedans, Average Transaction Prices


Nothing Can Stop the Midsize Sedan Segment From Collapsing, Not Even a New Camry and Accord

“Can we stop the shrinking of the segment?” American Honda boss Jeff Conrad said when launching the 10th-gen Accord. “We think we can at least slow it down.” “When you get into next year and you look at 2018,” Toyota’s Jack Hollis said two years ago when discussing the arrival of an all-new Camry, “I […] The post Nothing Can Stop the Midsize Sedan Segment From Collapsing, Not Even a New Camry and Accord appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Sales, Autos, Toyota, American Honda, Jeff Conrad, News Blog, Midsize Cars, Midsize Sedans, Jack Hollis


2020 Volkswagen Passat: Fresh Look, Same Car

Volkswagen introduced the new 2020 Passat at the Detroit auto show on Monday, but calling it “new” might not be entirely fair. While the midsize sedan has undergone a complete visual overhaul and received some new technology in the process, its mechanical bits have gone mostly unchanged versus last year’s model. For 2020, Volkswagen modernized […] The post 2020 Volkswagen Passat: Fresh Look, Same Car appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Features, Vw, Autos, Volkswagen, Detroit, New Cars, North American International Auto Show, Naias, News Blog, Midsize Sedans, Passat, 2020 Volkswagen Passat, Refreshes


2019 Nissan Altima First Drive – Take the Turbo

Midway through my drive in the 2019 Nissan Altima, I was ready to pronounce it a bit “meh” – decidedly improved over the previous-generation car, but lacking in verve. That’s been a Nissan hallmark of late – a conservatism has descended upon the brand, taking out of some of the sportier cachet it was once […] The post 2019 Nissan Altima First Drive – Take the Turbo appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Autos, Nissan, Car Reviews, New Cars, Nissan Altima, Midsize Sedans, 2019 Nissan Altima


Another Sedan ‘Savior’? The Optimism Pouring From Nissan’s U.S. Chairman Is Bittersweet

In the lead-up to the current-generation Toyota Camry’s launch in late summer, 2017, company brass predicted this model would change things. This Camry, in addition to the new-for-2018 Honda Accord and redesigned 2019 Nissan Altima, would arrest the segment’s downward plunge, said Jack Hollis, Toyota’s U.S. VP of marketing. He predicted a sales increase in 2018. […] The post Another Sedan ‘Savior’? The Optimism Pouring From Nissan’s U.S. Chairman Is Bittersweet appeared first on The Truth About ...
Tags: Sales, Industry, Autos, Nissan, Nissan Altima, Generation Z, Sedans, News Blog, Product Planning, Midsize Sedans, Jack Hollis Toyota, 2019 Nissan Altima


From the ‘Not Surprising’ Files: There’s Finally Cash on the Hood of New Toyota Camrys

Toyota resisted the urge for some time. However, the reality of falling sales numbers meant the automaker had to finally pull out its wallet and start incentivising the country’s best-selling midsize sedan. We told you earlier this month that Camry sales aren’t enjoying the same buoyancy seen after the release of the new-for 2018 model […] The post From the ‘Not Surprising’ Files: There’s Finally Cash on the Hood of New Toyota Camrys appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Autos, Toyota, Incentives, Toyota Camry, News Blog, Midsize Sedans, Camry


July 2018 Midsize Sedan Sales: Toyota Camry Finally Slips Into the Red

Last year’s release of the radically revamped 2018 Toyota Camry lent buoyancy to a model seen as the troubled midsize sedan segment’s most resilient nameplate. It has history, name recognition, and a stigma for no-nonsense comfort and reliability. Could you ask for anything more? And so, as other sedans, including the equally fresh Honda Accord, […] The post July 2018 Midsize Sedan Sales: Toyota Camry Finally Slips Into the Red appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Sales, Industry, Autos, Toyota, Toyota Camry, News Blog, Midsize Sedans


Spied: 2020 Hyundai Sonata, Looking Larger and Definitely Rounder

If sales stats tell us anything, it’s that Hyundai’s latest refresh of the Sonata sedan didn’t seem to resonate with buyers. Despite the addition of a large and aggressive new grille for the 2018 model year, complimented by a sharper rear deck and nicely canted taillights, Sonata sales — like that of so many other […] The post Spied: 2020 Hyundai Sonata, Looking Larger and Definitely Rounder appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Sales, Autos, Hyundai, Sonata, Hyundai Sonata, News Blog, Future Vehicles, Product Planning, Midsize Sedans, 2020 Hyundai Sonata


Getting Into the Last of the Ford Fusion Sports Will Cost You

We’ll miss it when its gone. The Ford Fusion Sport debuted as a pleasant throwback to an era of attainable muscle, just as the passenger car death plunge got underway in earnest. By taking a sensible family sedan, stuffing it with the largest mill its engine bay could handle, sending a propshaft to the rear wheels, […] The post Getting Into the Last of the Ford Fusion Sports Will Cost You appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Ford, Autos, New Cars, Pricing, Ford Fusion, News Blog, Product Planning, Midsize Sedans, Ford Fusion Sport, 2019 Ford Fusion


Operation ‘Get Noticed’: Nissan Offering a Launch Edition 2019 Altima

Desperate times in the passenger car segment call for desperate publicity measures, so Nissan’s trying to make a splash ahead of the release of its next-generation 2019 Altima. Among the brand’s conventional cars, the Altima’s 2018 sales slide (down 21.7 percent over the first four months of the year) is only topped by that of […] The post Operation ‘Get Noticed’: Nissan Offering a Launch Edition 2019 Altima appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Autos, Nissan, New Cars, Special Editions, Nissan Altima, Altima, News Blog, Product Planning, Midsize Sedans, Limited Editions, 2019 Nissan Altima


Spot the Changes: 2019 Ford Fusion Gains Newish Face, Plug-in Version Now Takes the Long(er) Way Home

Squint harder. Yes, there are changes afoot in the 2019 Ford Fusion’s visage, though you’ll be forgiven if you can’t spot them from across the Lowe’s parking lot. The automaker released images and information for the lightly refreshed model on Tuesday, ahead of its official debut at the upcoming New York Auto Show. Besides styling […] The post Spot the Changes: 2019 Ford Fusion Gains Newish Face, Plug-in Version Now Takes the Long(er) Way Home appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: New York, Technology, Safety, Ford, Autos, New Cars, Ford Fusion, Lowe, News Blog, NYIAS, Product Planning, Midsize Sedans, 2019 Ford Fusion


The Thin Green Line: 2018 Honda Accord Hybrid Heads to Dealers, Undercuts Nemesis in Price

The epic battle known as Honda Accord vs. Toyota Camry won’t end until we’re all sitting in the backseat of a driverless electric Ford shuttle bus, content in knowing we’re doing the right thing for society. Future cities, man. Until then, there’s cars to sell, and nothing motivates buyers like price. As re-skinned and improved […] The post The Thin Green Line: 2018 Honda Accord Hybrid Heads to Dealers, Undercuts Nemesis in Price appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Sales, Green, Industry, Ford, Autos, Toyota, Honda, Hybrids, New Cars, Hybrid, Toyota Camry, Toyota Camry Hybrid, Honda Accord Hybrid, Honda Accord, News Blog, Midsize Sedans


Nissan’s Next-gen Altima Is Just Weeks Away, So Here’s a Preview

The early-to-mid 2000s wasn’t an era of great automobile design. Frankly, most automakers should be ashamed of themselves. However, among all of the Tauruses and Malibus and bloated Accords, one midsize, low-priced sedan stood out from its peers: the Nissan Altima of 2002, which propelled the former also-ran from visual dud to eye candy stud. […] The post Nissan’s Next-gen Altima Is Just Weeks Away, So Here’s a Preview appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Design, Sales, Autos, Nissan, New York Auto Show, Nissan Altima, News Blog, Future Vehicles, Product Planning, Midsize Sedans, 2019 Nissan Altima


All-wheel-drive Mazda 6 Prospects Looking Very Iffy

Back in January, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration listed crash test ratings for the 2018 Mazda 6 in two distinctive flavors: the front-wheel model and the… all-wheel-drive variant? Wait a minute, Mazda isn’t making an AWD drive version of the sedan. Right? While there’s been plenty of confirmation for the Mazda’s new 2.5-liter turbocharged engine, we […] The post All-wheel-drive Mazda 6 Prospects Looking Very Iffy appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Autos, Rumors, Awd, New Cars, Mazda, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Sedans, News Blog, Mazda6, All Wheel Drive, Midsize Sedans, 2018 Mazda6


A Car! A Car! – Volkswagen’s 2019 Arteon Is Not, in Fact, a Crossover or Some Such Thing

Forgive the headline writer’s apparent shock. He thought Volkswagen was all about SUVs now, yet before him stands a premium midsize fastback sedan from none other than that German utility vehicle giant. Well, “sedan” isn’t entirely accurate. In the interest of giving passenger cars that extra little bit of added utility, automakers are suddenly pretending […] The post A Car! A Car! – Volkswagen’s 2019 Arteon Is Not, in Fact, a Crossover or Some Such Thing appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Luxury, Autos, Volkswagen, New Cars, Chicago Auto Show, News Blog, Future Vehicles, Product Planning, Midsize Sedans, Volkswagen Arteon, Premium Sedans, 2019 Volkswagen Arteon


Ace of Base – 2017.5 Mazda 6 Sport

I’ll be the first to freely admit that I am completely befuddled when an automaker officially markets a car as a “.5” model year. Barring a vehicle receiving notable updates six months before a complete overhaul, I profess to not seeing the point of half a model year. In this case, a new turbocharged engine […] The post Ace of Base – 2017.5 Mazda 6 Sport appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Autos, Mazda, Midsize Sedans, Mazda 6, Ace of Base


6 Appeal: Mazda’s Newly Turbocharged Midsize Reveals Its MPGs As Automaker Hopes Upscale Push Pays Off

This is the sixth model year for the third-generation Mazda 6 which, despite its age, remains arguably the best-looking midsize sedan on the market. Mazda belatedly answered long-standing cries for more power by offering a turbocharged 2.5-liter inline-four for 2018, giving the model the grunt it needs to back up its sporting pretentions. We now know […] The post 6 Appeal: Mazda’s Newly Turbocharged Midsize Reveals Its MPGs As Automaker Hopes Upscale Push Pays Off appeared first on The Truth Abo...
Tags: Autos, Engines, Fuel Economy, Mazda, News Blog, Product Planning, Midsize Sedans, Mazda 6


So, Which of These Two Models Won the Race Last Year?

Coke and Pepsi. Colt and Smith & Wesson. Bert and Ernie. Camry and Accord. The greatest rivalries inspire both loyalty and loathing among fans on either sides of the fence, but there can be only one victor. In the automotive world, sales are the yardstick by which success is measured, as passion alone can’t keep […] The post So, Which of These Two Models Won the Race Last Year? appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Sales, Industry, Autos, Toyota, Honda, Coke, Toyota Camry, Honda Accord, Sedans, News Blog, Midsize Sedans, Pepsi Colt, Smith Wesson Bert, Ernie Camry


So, Who’s Winning the Midsize Sedan Battle?

  In a shrinking segment increasingly dominated by two longstanding nameplates, the battle for sales supremacy is quickly resembling a U.S. election. Two main players, plus a handful of also-rans. (In Europe, this would be a very different — and probably quite confusing — affair.) For all players in the U.S. midsize sedan market, it’s […] The post So, Who’s Winning the Midsize Sedan Battle? appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Europe, Sales, Industry, Autos, Toyota, Honda, Ford Fusion, Toyota Camry, Chevrolet Malibu, Nissan Altima, Hyundai Sonata, Honda Accord, Volkswagen Passat, News Blog, Midsize Sedans, November 2017 Sales