Which Mid-Size Car Should I Buy?

Mary-Anne is looking for a new mid-size sedan.

Hey guys, I’m looking at trading in my 2011 Ford Mondeo for a new mid-size model. The Ford has been a good car but I feel like a change. I am interested in the Toyota Camry but a friend also recommended the Hyundai Sonata. What do you think?

Hi Mary-Anne, thanks for your email. Luckily there are a whole array of good quality mid-size sedans for you to choose from in 2016.

Yes, the Toyota Camry is a very impressive offering, you don’t find as many buyers as it does without being a top product. But if you are looking for something a bit different then there are some other options.

Firstly, we reckon your friend is right and you should take the new Hyundai Sonata for a test drive. The Hyundai was a recent Car of the Year finalist with us and with plenty of standard features, competitive pricing and a good five-year warranty (Camry has only three-years), the Sonata is hard to beat.

Have a drive of the turbocharged version as well, we reckon it’s a real standout.

Other choices that are well worth a closer look include the recently updated Kia Optima, especially the turbo version again (you get a seven-year warranty here), Mazda6, Volkswagen Passat and the Skoda Octavia.

We would love to know which way you go.

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Simon Lai

Simon is a writer and sometime contributor to the podcast. He also takes care of video production and product reviews. He met Joel through radio school and has worked with him on other ventures, reading news, producing and presenting radio content for regional networks. Simon doesn’t profess to be a car nut but enjoys driving first and foremost and has a penchant for hot hatches. He helps to provide the everyday-man perspective.