Top 10 Best Sedans Car under $35K of 2011 edition Part 2: 25K-35K

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This is my second article of sedan cars under $35k (25k-35k cars). The article will provide the next 5 top 10 list (from top 6-10). This list includes essential information about the cars like the car model, auto manufacturers, car fuel economy or mpg, car size, car MSRP/ price, car speed, and more. This article will provide the second half of the top 10 of this category. The cars include small size cars, mid size cars, and full size cars. The list includes auto produced by KIA, Subaru, Toyota, and Infiniti.

Top 10 Best Sedans Under $35k of 2011 Part 2:

  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

If you miss my first article, please check it on the following


Top 10 Best Sedan Cars Info (Part 2)

(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)  
6
Kia Optima EX Turbo
Kia
$25,190
4.8
190.7
72
57.3
62.8/62.8
2
18.5
22/34
7
Subaru Impreza WRX STI
Subaru
$33,995
4.4
180.3
68.5
58.1
58.9/58.9
2.5
16.9
20/27
8
Subaru Legacy 3.6R Premium
Subaru
$25,995
4.3
186.4
71.7
59.3
61.6/61.8
3.6
18.5
18/25
9
Toyota Camry SE V6
Toyota
$27,025
4.5
189.2
71.7
57.7
62/61.6
2.5
18.5
22/33
10
Infiniti G Sedan
Infiniti
$31,400
4.8
187.9
69.8
57.2
59.8/60.2
2.5
20
20/29

6. 2011 Kia Optima EX Turbo

Kia Optima was first produced in 2000. The name Optima is used in US and Malaysia only, while it is known as Kia Magnetics in Europe and Canada, and Kia Lotze in South Korea. The new 2011 Kia Optima now has sleek styling body, substantial power and plenty of value, giving it an instant standout among the other sedans. Kia Optima is taking more premium, European look for the interior. Optima has also maintained the lengthy warranty and strong value. The Optima packs in a ton of features for a price that undercuts most competitors, while offering things that others do not such as ventilated front seats, heated rear seats and a heated steering wheel.

The 2011 Kia Optima is available in four trim levels: EX, LX, SX and EX Turbo. The EX Turbo gets bigger brakes, a more powerful engine and a different grille design compared to the other trims. And is voted by Kiplinger as the Best New Car (range $25,000-$35,000). Here is what Kiplinger said about it: “The Optima asserts itself as a high-content, high-value player. A Top Safety Pick, it features sporty design, a comfy, classy interior and plenty of upscale amenities. You can opt for either a hybrid or one of two direct-injection four-cylinder models.”

Advantages
  • Strong engines
  • Smooth and comfortable ride
  • Fine cabin with many features
  • Extended warranty
  • Excellent in fuel economy

Disadvantages

  • Tight headroom
  • Numb steering

Subaru Impreza
Subaru Impreza | Source

7. 2011 Subaru Impreza WRX STI

Subaru Impeza was first introduced to market in 1993. Impreza derived from Italian word, impresa, meaning achievement. And Subaru Impreza did achieved appreciation in the sedan market. It has combines a number of changes, such as an updated audio system that features iPod integration and Bluetooth connectivity. Subara Impreza WRX AWD 4dr is voted by Kiplinger as the best resale car in its class.

The 2011 Subaru Impreza is available in many choices of trim levels such as 2.5i, 2.5i Premium, Outback Sport, WRX, WRX Premium, WRX Limited, WRX STI and WRX STI Limited. The WRX is a high-performance version of the Impreza with a turbocharged engine, a five-speed manual transmission and no option for automatic, a more aggressively tuned suspension, a tilt-and-telescoping steering column, special WRX trim and body styling and summer tires. The WRX STI has the same features as the WRX, but has better performance. It provides a six-speed manual transmission, 18-inch wheels, SI-Drive vehicle settings, high-performance tires, leather upholstery, a bigger hood scoop, front and rear limited-slip differentials, an even more aggressively tuned suspension, sport seats and faux-suede, xenon headlights, and Brembo brakes. Advantages

  • Effective turbocharged engines
  • Lots of seating space
  • Wide range of styles available

Disadvantages

  • Poor fuel economy
  • Sound systems is not good
  • Still use four-speed automatic transmission


Subaru Legacy
Subaru Legacy | Source

8. 2011 Subaru Legacy 3.6R Premium

Subaru Legacy has been in the market since 1989. And for years, the Subaru Legacy has determinedly kept beat with its own drummer. The standard all-wheel-drive and horizontally opposed four- and six-cylinder engines, top crash test scores, decent four-cylinder fuel economy, comfortable driving dynamics and unique styling are the features that is maintained in Subaru Legacy.

The 2011 Subaru Legacy is available in seven trim levels, 2.5i, 2.5i Premium, 2.5i Limited, 3.6R, 3.6R Premium, 3.6R Limited and 2.5GT Limited. The 3.6R models are mainly the same as the 2.5i models, only it is equipped with 17-inch alloys, bigger breaks and a six-cylinder engine for all models. Advantages

  • Wide variety of engine and transmission choices
  • Ample cabin
  • Excellent visibility

Disadvantages

  • Complicated navigation system
  • Poor sound system stereo
  • Not so good in mileage saving

9. 2011 Toyota Camry SE V6

For some reasons, Camry remains one of the top family sedans on the market. It has been sold in the majority of automotive market throughout the world since 1982. Camry is a success in the international market (US, Australia, Canada and some Asian market), but not in the home market, Japan. The plush-riding champs on highways as well the optional V6 are some of the reasons. Camry is a choice for those who are seeking for comfort and efficient transportation.

The 2011 Toyota Camry is available in four trim levels - base, SE, LE and XLE. The base Camry comes with a four-cylinder engine, while the other trims provide a choice between the four-cylinder and a V6. The SE is equipped with 17-inch alloy wheels, a sport-tuned suspension and special interior and exterior styling details. Advantages
  • Excellent scores in crash test
  • Powertrain improvement
  • Quiet and comfortable ride
Disadvantages
  • Monotonous exterior quality
  • Old-fashioned exterior design
  • Poor interior materials

Infiniti G Sedan
Infiniti G Sedan | Source

10. 2011 Infiniti G Sedan

The first two generations of Infiniti G Sedan was based on the feature and performance of Nissan Primera. The new performance of Infiniti G37 Coupe was launched in the fall 2010. Whatever your choice is, the 2011 Infiniti G Sedan indeed offers a satisfied buying experience in terms of performance, luxury, high-tech features, space and convenience.

The 2011 Infiniti G Sedan is available few trim levels, G25 base, G25 Journey, G37 Journey and G37 Sport 6MT. The base G25 comes well equipped with 17-inch alloy wheels, a tilt-and-telescoping steering wheel, keyless ignition/entry, an eight-way power driver seat, cruise control, automatic climate control, fog-lamps, a four-way power passenger seat, leather upholstery, bi-xenon headlights and a six-speaker sound system with CD player, an auxiliary audio jack and satellite radio.

Advantages

  • Excellent braking system
  • Fine and sharp handling
  • Many high-tech features available

Disadvantages

  • Noisy engine
  • So-so interior design

Top 10 Best Sedan Cars Performance (Part 2)

(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  
6
Kia Optima EX Turbo
Kia
4.8
35.8
15.4
274
6.6
6
7
Subaru Impreza WRX STI
Subaru
4.4
34.8
11.3
170
5.3
5
8
Subaru Legacy 3.6R Premium
Subaru
4.3
36.8
14.7
256
7.1
5
9
Toyota Camry SE V6
Toyota
4.5
36.1
14.5
179
6.5
6
10
Infiniti G Sedan
Infiniti
4.8
35.4
13.5
218
5.4
7

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