6) 2017 Volkswagen Passat

The Volkswagen Passat is a smooth-cruising sedan that comes equipped with a capable turbocharged four-cylinder engine. An optional V6 engine gives the Passat a power boost. Four additional trims are available, including the luxury-appointed SEL Premium. The Passat ranks about average for predicted reliability.

5) 2018 Ford Fusion

The Ford Fusion has one of the lowest starting prices in the midsize class, and you can choose between four engines and five trims. The base engine is lackluster, but the Fusion Sport, with a 325-horsepower twin-turbocharged 2.7-liter V6 engine is a standout for powerful performance in its class. Front-wheel drive is standard, and all-wheel drive is available. The Fusion delivers lower-than-average fuel economy but strong safety ratings.

4) 2018 Nissan Altima

The Nissan Altima is fuel efficient, safe, and reliable. It can be a solid commuter and family car. The base 2.5 S trim is equipped with a four-cylinder engine and front-wheel drive. Four additional trims are available, including the 3.5 SL with a V6 engine. The easy-handling, smooth-riding sedan includes new standard safety features this year.

3) 2017 Mazda6

The Mazda6 delivers outstanding performance without compromising top-notch safety ratings or good fuel economy (up to 27 mpg in the city and 35 mpg on the highway). Agile handling, strong brakes, and responsive steering add to the ingredients of this fun-to-drive car. The Mazda6 also has a below-average starting price in its class.

2) 2018 Honda Accord

The fully redesigned Honda Accord may be the perfect car for the busy, modern family. The smooth base engine delivers the daily power you want for carpools to school or work. An available 252-horsepower turbocharged engine delivers quicker acceleration. The Accord is easy to drive and feels sportier than other cars in its class.

1) 2018 Toyota Camry

The top-ranked midsize car is the redesigned Toyota Camry. Filled with lots of standard advanced safety features and paired with an energetic, fuel-efficient base engine, the Camry has the bones of a solid family car. The Camry is offered in five trims; a V6 engine is available in the higher-end XLE and XSE