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The best middle class sedans, which are suitable for driving “with a twinkle”

In our country, sedans are very fond, especially large and solid. These can be safely attributed cars of the European D-class. They are quite roomy for the whole family, you can drive fast in them, and you can also entrust the management of the hired driver while resting in the back row of seats. On the best D-class sedans in the domestic car market – further in the selection.1. Volkswagen Passat
Opens today’s selection of the eighth generation Volkswagen Passat. The car is built on a modular platform MQB. Prices for it start from a mark of 1,499,000. Certainly expensive for a D-class sedan, however, for this money the buyer gets the highest quality, excellent reliability, the latest technology, verified ergonomics and well-trained road behavior.

The engine range consists of two 1.4 l petrol engines (125 hp; 150 hp) and 1.8 l (180 hp) and one 2.0 diesel (150 hp; 240 hp). Gearboxes are either a 6-speed “mechanic” or a DSG “robot” in six stages for a diesel engine and a 7-speed gearbox for gasoline engines. In the maximum configuration with all-wheel drive and a 2-liter diesel engine for 240 “horses”, the cost of the car passes already for a completely immodest mark of 2,149,000 rubles.

2. Mazda 6
The third generation of the Mazda 6 was presented at the Moscow Motor Show in 2012. Despite this, the car still looks fresh and dynamic. It is a bright design that distinguishes the Mazda from the primish Passat. But in the price of the car is not very far from each other. The price for the “six” starts with 1,451,000 rubles. Despite this, Mazda does not offer such technical delights as a “robot” with two clutches and low-volume high-performance engines from Volkswagen. Everything is simple: three petrol engines of 2.0 liters (150 hp), 2.5 liters (194 hp) and 2.5 liters with turbocharging (231 hp). Gearboxes – either a 6-speed manual or 6-speed automatic with torque converter.

3. Toyota Camry
Perhaps, Toyota Camry for our market is a real legend. After all, when it comes to buying a D-class sedan, in the first place it is usually considered the Camry, and only then, if it for some reason did not fit, everything else. This popularity of “Toyota” is provided by the image of the “ultra-reliable” car with an excellent price-performance ratio, which Novate.ru has repeatedly written about. And if there are no complaints about the quality of the Camry, then there are a couple of questions about the price. In the new generation, the price of the Toyota Camry starts with a mark of 1,521,000 rubles. It’s hard to remember when it was like that that the base Camry cost more than the Volkswagen Passat. However, here it is necessary to clarify that the new Camry seriously added to the road behavior and comfort. The line of motors also consists of simple and reliable aspirated engines. Among them are two four-cylinder engines of 2.0 liters and 2.5 liters for 150 and 181 hp, respectively, and a 3.5-liter V6 with a capacity of 249 hp. Transmissions – 6 and 8-speed automatic.

4. Hyundai Sonata
This is truly a “national” car. Koreans managed to create a car with a bright design, good reliability, excellent bundle, while at the price of only 1,299,000 rubles. A good stone in the garden “folk” for a long time only by name, and not by the essence of Volkswagen (Volkswagen with it. – “People’s car”). The line of motors “Sonata” consists of two engines: 2.0 liters per 150 hp and 2.4 per 190 hp The gearbox is only one – 6-speed “automatic”.

Sedans presented in today’s compilation can not be called small, in contrast to the “five” urban hatchbacks that can compete with racing cars.

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