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Best Sedans for 2024

The best used and new sedans based on a data-driven analysis of each vehicle's reliability, resale value and safety.

The best small and compact car is the Honda Civic (coupe) (9.4 quality rating), with the Lexus IS 350 being the best luxury small and compact car (9.1 quality rating). The Honda Accord ranks #1 for the best midsize cars (9.3 quality rating).

The best luxury midsize car is the Lexus ES 250 (9.0 quality rating) and the best large car is the Toyota Avalon (9.2 quality rating). Topping the list for the best luxury large cars is the Buick LaCrosse (8.4 quality rating), while the Toyota Prius (hatchback) ranks first for the best hybrid cars (9.2 quality rating).

The best luxury hybrid car is the Lexus ES 300h (8.7 quality rating), with the Toyota Prius (hatchback) being the best plug-in hybrid cars (PHEV) (9.2 quality rating). The Volvo S60 (Plug-in Hybrid) ranks #1 for the best luxury plug-in hybrid cars (PHEV) (7.6 quality rating).

The best electric car is the Tesla Model 3 (8.3 quality rating), which is also the best luxury electric car.

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How We Rank These Cars

iSeeCars Best Car Rankings are calculated based on the latest research by our data science team and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA).

We analyze data from over 12 million new and used vehicles in our Longest-Lasting Cars and 5-Year Depreciation Studies, combined with the NHTSA's Safety Ratings to give you an unbiased guide to the best vehicles in each segment.

After being evaluated, vehicles with the highest average scores earn a spot in the iSeeCars Best Car Rankings. (No final score is given to vehicles missing a score in any of the categories, but scores for other categories are still shown.)

Vehicles are scored in three categories:

Reliability | 33.3%

The reliability score represents an analysis of iSeeCars' proprietary research on the longest-lasting vehicles.

Value Retention | 33.3%

The value retention score is based on our data science team's statistical analysis and prediction of 5-year depreciation from MSRP to determine which cars hold their value best, using US Bureau of Labor Statistics data to adjust for inflation.

Safety | 33.3%

The safety score is calculated based on the last five years of crash test ratings from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and incorporates the latest Top Safety Pick information from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS).

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