1st - Passat SE 2.5 - (MT loves interior and most fun to drive despite worst engine and slowest)Ferrari may get all the fan mail and sell countless bedroom wall posters, but in the 66 years since its founding, the Italian automaker has sold just 130,000 cars. Total. Worldwide. Ever. Toyota, in comparison, sells roughly that many Camrys in the U.S. every five months. Honda's Accord and Nissan's Altima are close behind.
Make no mistake: The humble sedans you see here may have to endure morning gridlock, Labrador fur, and the occasional wayward French fry, but they're the power players of America's auto landscape. Indeed, data sifter Experian Automotive says this mid-range class accounted for a whopping 27.4 percent of the U.S. auto market in the first half of 2012. (Crossovers were a distant second, at just over 19 percent.) While the spotlight-hungry 458 Italia is out there screaming and preening and generally looking as restless as Honey Boo Boo in a library, these four-doors are stoically squaring away the driving chores and eking maximum miles from every precious gallon of gas. Average Joes? Nah. They're heroes.
Read more: http://www.motortrend.com/roadtests/...#ixzz283x71Ttf
2nd - Honda Accord EX-L 2.4 - (tied for best power, hates interior, not fun to drive)
3rd- Ford Fusion SE 1.6 ecoboost (MT loves the turbo, loves the exterior, hates interior & mediocre MPGs)
4th- Nissan Altima SV 2.5 (best MPGs tied for best power, MT still doesn't like the CVT)
5th- Toyota Camry XLE 2.5 (MT hated the interior)
6th - Chevy Malibu 2.5 LTZ (Shame on GM)
Anyways - My own take is Nissan deserves the crown. After starting this article talking about how bread & butter family sedans are so important and deserve notice MT tosses out all of the important metrics and puts focus on simple German interiors and driving dynamics.
Passat is the clear fun to drive German car, Altima is the best family car IMHO