Top 10 Best Sedans Car under $35K of 2011 edition Part 1: 25K-35K

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If you look for new car, you know how difficult it is to choose the right one. The following article is my attempt to provide the best cars list for new car buyer. The cars or sedans include mid size, small size, or full size sedans.The cars also include new technology like hybrid, car navigation, new electronic interface, ipod connector, and more. I also provide a table with variety of car informations such as car models, car manufacturer, car cost or MSRP, review rating, car size, fuel economy or mpg and more.

Top 10 Best Sedans Under $35k of 2011 Part 1:

  1. Chevrolet Malibu LTZ
  2. Audi A4 Sedan
  3. Ford Fusion Hybrid
  4. Honda Accord EX V6
  5. Mazda MAZDA6 iTouring Plus
  6. Kia Optima EX Turbo
  7. Subaru Impreza WRX STI
  8. Subaru Legacy 3.6R Premium
  9. Toyota Camry SE V6
  10. Infiniti G Sedan


Top 10 Best Sedans Car Info (Part 1)

(click column header to sort results)
No  
Model  
Manufacturer  
Lowest MSRP  
Review Rating  
Length (in)  
Width (in)  
Height (in)  
Front/Rear Track (in)  
Base Engine (l)  
Fuel Tank (gal)  
Fuel Economy City/Highway (mpg)  
1
Chevrolet Malibu LTZ
Chevrolet
$27,015
4.5
191.8
70.3
57.1
59.6/60
2.4
16
22/33
2
Audi A4 Sedan
Audi
$32,300
4.9
185.2
72
56.2
61.6/61.1
2
17.1
22/30
3
Ford Fusion Hybrid
Ford
$28,340
4.9
190.6
72.2
56.9
61.7/61.3
2.5
17
41/36
4
Honda Accord EX V6
Honda
$27,080
4.6
194.3
72.7
58.1
62.2/62.2
3.5
18.5
20/30
5
Mazda MAZDA6 iTouring Plus
Mazda
$25,035
4.9
193.7
72.4
57.9
62.8/62.8
2.5
18.5
22/31
Chevrolet Malibu LTZ
Chevrolet Malibu LTZ | Source

1. 2011 Chevrolet Malibu LTZ

Chevrolet Malibu was first introduced in 2008. And in 2009, it was rewarded as North American Car of the Year and got a fair amount of positive praise. The 2011 edition is still a considerable choice among the tough competition in sedan market.

The Chevrolet Malibu is available in four trim levels, LS, LTZ, 1LT and 2LT. The base Malibu (LS) has the lower price offering 17-inch steel wheels, a tilt-and-telescoping steering column, keyless entry, air-conditioning, cruise control, automatic headlights, full power accessories, satellite radio, a six-speaker stereo with CD player and auxiliary audio jack. While the LTZ includes 18-inch cast-aluminum wheels, a power front passenger seat, upgraded instruments, LED taillights, a rear window shade, automatic climate control, leather upholstery, a rear 110-volt power outlet, heated outside mirrors and a eight-speaker stereo with MP3 playback and USB audio jack. Advantages
  • Good results in crash tests.
  • Fine and comfortable ride
  • Gives handling balance
  • Powerful V6 engine

Disdvantages

  • Quality of cabin materials is not very good
  • Small rear seat 

Audi A4
Audi A4 | Source

2. 2011 Audi A4 Sedan

Audi A4 Sedan is categorized as neutral in term of performance and driving balance with a turbocharged four-cylinder good for only 211 horses. But it is known as a car with high-quality interior. It has rich ambiance, decent-sized backseat, decent-sized trunk and practical cabin.

The 2011 Audi A4 is available in three trims, Premium, Premium Plus and Prestige. And is available in sedan and wagon (Avant) body styles. The Premium comes standard with 17-inch alloy wheels, a tilt-and-telescoping leather-wrapped steering wheel, leather upholstery, cruise control, a sunroof, eight-way power front seats, automatic climate control, fog-lamps, a 10-speaker sound system with a CD player, auxiliary audio jack and satellite radio, as well a dash-mounted Audi Multi Media Interface. The optional features are Bluetooth, heated front seats and an iPod interface.

Advantages

  • Luxurious and practical cabin
  • Good saving in fuel (mileage)
  • Wagon body style is available

Disdvantages

  • Standard control layout
  • Limited cargo capacity in wagon
  • Performance and driving balance aren’t excellent


Ford Fusion Hybrid
Ford Fusion Hybrid | Source

3. 2011 Ford Fusion Hybrid

Ford Fusion Hybrid was launched to the US market in March 2009 together with Mercury Milan Hybrid. It was acknowledged as the 2010 North American Car of The Year. The 2011 Ford Fusion Hybrid offers enjoyment in driving, supreme fuel-efficiency and affordable. As a hybrid car, it comes with a 2.5-liter four-cylinder gasoline engine good for 156 hp and 136 pound-feet of torque, that is paired with an electric motor that increases these amount to 191 hp and 166 lb-ft.

The 2011 Ford Fusion Hybrid is available in only one single trim level. Standard equipment includes 17-inch alloy wheels, a tilt-and-telescoping steering wheel, a leather-wrapped steering wheel, eight-way driver and six-way passenger power seats, eco-friendly cloth upholstery, rear parking sensors, a keyless-entry security code pad, blind-spot mirrors, a specialized gauge cluster, automatic headlamps, cruise control, fog-lamps, dual-zone automatic climate control, an auto-dimming rearview mirror and a six-speaker sound system with CD/MP3 player, steering-wheel controls and satellite radio. It also provides the Ford Sync electronics interface which includes voice commands, iPod control and Bluetooth. Advantages

  • Pleasing handling
  • Fine and comfortable ride
  • Great saving in fuel economy
  • Large cabin

Disadvantages

  • Only available in single trim level
  • Premium type is costly

4. 2011 Honda Accord EX-V6

Honda Accord is still the top-of-mind answers when people think of midsize sedan. Honda was first introduced the Accord in 2008. The 2011 Honda Accord is the biggest and offering the most accommodating interior in its class. While its steering remains responsive and tactile, the Accord has a tendency to feel super-sized when driven around corners. Its acceleration is a bit underwhelming, with five-speed automatic transmission doing duty when most competing models now offer six-speeds.

The 2011 Honda Accord Sedan is available in five trim levels, LX, LX-P, EX, EX-L and SE. The base LX trim comes with 16-inch steel wheels, a tilt-and-telescoping steering wheel, a height-adjustable manual driver seat, keyless entry, air-conditioning, full power accessories, cruise control and a six-speaker sound system with CD player and an auxiliary audio jack. The EX displaces LX-P equipment with 17-inch alloys, power-adjustable driver lumbar, a sunroof, a more powerful four-cylinder engine, upgraded interior trim, heated mirrors, a USB audio jack and a six-CD changer. Kiplinger has voted Honda Accord EX V6 4dr as the best car in the class of $25,000 - $35.000.

Advantages

  • Great mileage
  • Spacious passenger space
  • Hushed cabin
  • Great resale value

Disadvantages

  • Nothing special for the interior quality
  • Uncomfortable seats
  • Tight back headroom

Mazda 6
Mazda 6 | Source

5. 2011 Mazda 6 i-Touring Plus

This Mazda 6 is known as Mazda Atenza in Japan. It is first produced in 2002, and is ranked highly among the class for its sporty driving dynamics and ample interior. Mazda has stopped the base SV trim level and released manual transmission availability for the Touring trim.

The 2011 Mazda 6 is available in seven trim levels, standard i-Sport, i-Touring, i-Touring Plus, i-Grand Touring, s-Touring Plus and s-Grand Touring. The "i" prefix indicates the model comes with the four-cylinder engine, while the "s" prefix come with the V6. The i-Touring model features with 17-inch alloy wheels, a leather-wrapped steering wheel and shift knob, a power driver seat, a trip computer, fog-lights, Bluetooth phone and audio connectivity, upgraded interior trim and an in-dash six-CD changer. Additional features for i-Touring Plus are a blind-spot monitoring system, outside mirrors with integrated turn signals, electroluminescent instrument gauges and a sunroof.

Advantages

  • Sporty performance and handling
  • Spacious cabin
  • Smooth transmissions

Disadvantages

  • Interior materials look cheap
  • Average fuel economy

Top 10 Best Sedans Car Performance (Part 1)

(click column header to sort results)
No  
Model  
Manufacturer  
Review Rating  
Turning Cycle (ft)  
Cargo Capacity (Cu ft)  
Horsepower (HP)  
Speed 0-60mph (s)  
Transmission  
1
Chevrolet Malibu LTZ
Chevrolet
4.5
40.4
15.1
169
6.7
6
2
Audi A4 Sedan
Audi
4.9
37.4
12
211
6.5
cont
3
Ford Fusion Hybrid
Ford
4.9
37.5
11.8
156
8.7
cont
4
Honda Accord EX V6
Honda
4.6
37.7
14.7
271
7
5
5
Mazda MAZDA6 iTouring Plus
Mazda
4.9
35.4
16.6
170
6.5
5

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