Car Comparison: Which new sedan is right for you?

Sedans may not be as popular as SUVs — but that doesn’t mean manufacturers have stopped putting effort into the category. Here are three fresh options:

2019 Volkswagen Arteon 2.0T SE

Price: $36,840 as driven

With its wide grille and sleek lines, it’s hard not to notice the recently-arrived Arteon. With its useful lift-back trunk, many have called it a budget version of the Audi A7. (And yes, while it’s a hatchback, VW refers to it as a “premium sedan”.)

With its useful lift-back trunk, many have called it a budget version of the Audi A7. (And yes, while it’s a hatchback, VW refers to it as a “premium sedan”.)

All-wheel drive is available, but our example was front-wheel drive. Prices for higher-end trim levels can push $50,000. For the interior, Volkswagen continues to insist on restricting taller drivers’ leg room, with an intrusive center console.

2020 Subaru Legacy Limited

Price: $32,690 as driven

The Subaru Legacy plugs along after a refresh that still leaves it very recognizable.

Improvement can be seen in the interior, which gets a more premium feel and a larger screen.

As with almost every Subaru, this has all-wheel drive. Downsides include the base engine, which can feel strained with a carful of people.

2020 Nissan Versa SR

Price: $20,040 as driven

While the Versa is slow and noisy at highway speeds, Nissan is hoping that technology will set this car apart from other low-cost options.

The car comes standard with automatic emergency braking and lane departure warning, and have adaptive cruise control as an option.

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