With the growing demand for crossovers and SUVs, it can be almost easy to forget the humble sedan. However, for many drivers these are still a hit, often with a good level of refinement and a surprising amount of space.
Manufacturers still see sedans as core products in their lineup, which is why so many are still offered. Let’s take a look at some of the best on sale today.
The BMW 5 Series is seen as one of the go-to options in the segment. It’s big, comfortable and has plenty of space, but comes with a range of efficient yet punchy engines that can deliver excellent fuel economy over longer distances.
Of course, there’s also the top-of-the-line M5 to remember, which forgoes outright efficiency in favor of real-world performance from its 4.4-litre V8 turbo engine.
The latest C-Class is the most advanced generation to date, with a hugely impressive central display and all kinds of driver assistance systems. It still has refinement at its core, mind you, and is especially comfortable in lower spec.
Although the electric era has finally arrived, the diesel engines in the C-Class show that there is still life in the black pump, because thanks to the mild-hybrid support they deliver really impressive efficiency.
Like others on this list, the Audi A4 is often seen as one of the core options in the sedan segment. Efficient and well-built, the A4 offers the kind of premium experience that buyers in this sector are looking for.
There’s also a good variety of engines to choose from, while the Performance S4 and RS4 offer plenty of performance for more enthusiastic drivers.
If you’re looking for drama, look no further than the Alfa Romeo Giulia. It’s easily one of the best-handling cars in the segment, with sharp steering that makes the Giulia feel particularly agile.
But it’s also refined, so you can relax on highway rides just as easily as you do on more spirited B-road rides.
Tesla’s Model 3 is a huge hit for the electric car company — it regularly ranks in the top 10 best-selling cars each month. There’s a good reason for that, too, as it packs a ton of technology and provides access to Tesla’s widespread Supercharger network.
It’s honestly quite understated in terms of styling, but this undermines the amount of oomph the Model 3 has off the line.
The Volvo S60 is one of those all-round cars that ticks a lot of boxes. It’s built solidly and has an ergonomic and easy-to-use cab, while a range of efficient engines ensure the S60 isn’t expensive to drive.
There is also an impressive plug-in hybrid model that can drive up to 65 kilometers electrically.