Swanson's Cars & Trucks 2018 Sedan Buyer's Guide

Swanson's Cars & Trucks 2018 Sedan Buyer's Guide
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Sedans are still popular cars despite being overshadowed by crossovers. They’re practical, family friendly, comfortable and safe. They’re the jack of all trades of the industry, and it is easy to see why. Recently, sedans have put more of an emphasis on safety and efficiency, and some have even started to spice things up with sporty driving dynamics.

What's New in Sedans for 2018?


The 2018 Toyota Camry has been totally overhauled with a crazy new look, more technology, and standard Safety Sense driver assistance features. Although it’s still the reliable and affordable family sedan people know and love, it has much better driving dynamics than before.

An all-new Toyota Avalon will also be available soon. It rides on the same new platform as the Camry and will be available with a V6 and Hybrid powertrain. The Avalon will be the first Toyota to offer Apple CarPlay and an adaptive suspension. This is the most Lexus-like Toyota in the lineup and will be luxurious and comfortable as always, but has a new focus on performance.

The 2018 Honda Accord is all new and is probably one of the best family sedans you can buy. This popular family sedan really is the whole package: It has all the tech and features you want, two great engine options, fantastic driving dynamics, a comfortable and user-friendly interior, and excellent practicality.


The Hyundai Sonata has been refreshed for 2018 with a revised look inside and out, more equipment and a few powertrain tweaks.

The 2018 Kia Stinger is an all-new grand touring sedan offering from the Korean brand, and it’s so impressive that it was named as AutoGuide.com‘s 2018 Car of the Year. This sportback sedan is available with two engines (a base turbo four and a more exciting twin-turbo V6) and can be had with rear or all-wheel drive. Think of it as a budget Audi A5 Sportback — it’s that good.


In a similar vein, the 2018 Genesis G70 is an interesting new luxury sport sedan for Hyundai’s premium brand. As Genesis’s answer to the BMW 3 Series, it has a luxurious interior and excellent driving dynamics.

Another sportback sedan that’s new on the market is the 2018 Buick Regal Sportback, which is practical and offers satisfying performance. The Acura RLX has also arrived as a respectable luxury sedan pick.

The 2018 Subaru Impreza is also here with a new look, better driving dynamics, and a much-improved interior. The all-new 2018 Volkswagen Jetta will also arrive soon with new looks and more tech, while the Kia Forte has just debuted with a stylish new design and a CVT for the first time.

The 2018 Alfa Romeo Giulia is an interesting new choice in the luxury sedan segment with pure driving dynamics and a sexy design.


Source: AutoGuide.com (2018)

15 Most Reliable Car Brands of 2018

Swanson's Cars & Trucks 15 Most Reliable Car Brands of 2018
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J.D. Power's 2018 U.S. Vehicle Dependability Study, which was released in February, measures the number of problems reported by consumers who have owned 2015 model-year vehicles for three years.

The study found that vehicle dependability increased 9% over the 2017 study, which was the first increase since 2013.



These are the 15 most reliable car brands:

  1. Lexus
  2. Porsche
  3. Buick
  4. Infiniti
  5. Kia
  6. Chevrolet/Hyundai (Tied)
  7. BMW/Toyota (Tied)
  8. Lincoln/Nissan (Tied)
  9. Honda
  10. Audi
  11. Mazda
  12. Mercedes-Benz
  13. Ford
  14. MINI
  15. GMC

"For the most part, automotive manufacturers continue to meet consumers' vehicle dependability expectations," J.D. Power vice president of global automotive Dave Sargent said in a press release. "A 9% improvement is extremely impressive, and vehicle dependability is, without question, at its best level ever."

Lexus topped the survey for the seventh consecutive year with a score of 99 reported problems per 100 vehicles, while the industry average was 142. Porsche, Buick, Infiniti, and Kia rounded out the top-five.

Source: BusinessInsider.com (Mark Matousek, August 17, 2018)
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