Apr
24

Each year, Consumer Guide Automotive editors test drive and evaluate nearly every vehicle sold in the United States. Together, the editors rate each vehicle 1–10 in the following categories: Acceleration, Fuel Economy, Ride Quality, Steering/Handling/Braking, Quietness, Controls, Details, Room/Comfort/Driver Seating (front), Room/Comfort (rear), Cargo Room, and Value Within Class.

The editors add those numbers to produce a total rating score for each vehicle. Below are the total rating scores for 2012 midsize cars. Click the name of the car for a detailed review of that vehicle. Or simply check out The Consumer Guide to 2012 Midsize Cars.

1. Mazda 5

Base MSRP: $19,195; Consumer Guide Rating: 74

2012 Mazda 5

 

2. Hyundai Sonata

Base MSRP: $19,795; Consumer Guide Rating: 73

2012 Hyundai Sonata

 

2. Subaru Outback

Base MSRP: $23,295; Consumer Guide Rating: 73

2012 Subaru Outback

 

4. Kia Optima

Base MSRP: $19,500; Consumer Guide Rating: 72

2012 Kia Optima

 

5. Nissan Altima    Base MSRP: $20,410; Consumer Guide Rating: 71

5. Toyota Camry    Base MSRP: $21,955; Consumer Guide Rating: 71

5. Toyota Prius v    Base MSRP: $26,400; Consumer Guide Rating: 71

5. Volkswagen Passat    Base MSRP: $19,99; Consumer Guide Rating: 71

9. Honda Accord Sedan    Base MSRP: $21,380; Consumer Guide Rating: 70

9. Subaru Legacy    Base MSRP: $19,995; Consumer Guide Rating: 70

11. Toyota Prius    Base MSRP: $23,050; Consumer Guide Rating: 69

12. Chevrolet Malibu    Base MSRP: $21,995; Consumer Guide Rating: 68

12. Ford Fusion    Base MSRP: $19,850; Consumer Guide Rating: 68

12. Honda Accord Crosstour    Base MSRP: $27,655; Consumer Guide Rating: 68

12. Suzuki Kizashi    Base MSRP: $18,999; Consumer Guide Rating: 68

15. Mazda 6    Base MSRP: $20,240; Consumer Guide Rating: 66

16. Honda Accord Coupe    Base MSRP: $22,980; Consumer Guide Rating: 64

16. Nissan Maxima    Base MSRP: $31,750; Consumer Guide Rating: 64

18. Dodge Avenger    Base MSRP: $18,995; Consumer Guide Rating: 63

19. Chevrolet Impala    Base MSRP: $25,645; Consumer Guide Rating: 61 (2011)

19. Chrysler 200    Base MSRP: $18,995; Consumer Guide Rating: 61

21. Mitsubishi Galant    Base MSRP: $21,899; Consumer Guide Rating: 53

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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