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Midsize Sales Roundup: Honda Accord Up, Nissan Altima Down in April

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The midsize sedan segment’s sales order has remained the same over the past few months: the top spot goes to the Toyota Camry while the Nissan Altima earns second place, but only one of those cars had a repeat performance in April. The top spot didn’t change, as the Toyota Camry sold 36,820 units, enough to ...

Midsize Sedan Sales: Chevy Malibu Nearly Topples Toyota Camry in June

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Four of the top ten midsize sedan models will be revamped (or are in the process of being revamped) this year, so there’s a race going on with a few manufacturers to sell through existing inventory. It’s a midsize sedan race with an interesting finishing order, too. Winner: Chevrolet Malibu The Chevrolet Malibu was in seventh place ...

Thread of the Day: What Cars Do You Think Will Be Discontinued Soon?

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Automotive nameplates are discontinued all the time. Just consider the recently departed Dodge Nitro, Ford Ranger, Honda Element, Kia Borrego, Mazda RX-8, and Ram Dakota. Other models on the way out include the Cadillac Escalade EXT, Chevrolet Avalanche, Hyundai Veracruz, and Mazda CX-7. Motor Trend forum member -Dequindre- thinks the Toyota FJ Cruiser may be next ...

Thread of the Day: Chevy Malibu Turbo, Ford Fusion EcoBoost, or Kia Optima Turbo?

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The midsize sedan segment is becoming increasingly competitive. We’ve already driven the 2013 Chevrolet Malibu, but now that it’s available with a 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine, it’s right on par with other midsizers that have replaced V-6s with turbo-fours, like  the Ford Fusion, Hyundai Sonata, and Kia Optima. While we weren’t so impressed with the ...

2013 Nissan Altima Earns Five-Star Safety Rating from NHTSA

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The 2013 Nissan Altima is the latest midsize sedan to earn from the NHTSA a five-star safety rating in New Car Assessment Program (NCAP) testing. The previous-generation Altima only earned four stars from the NHTSA’s NCAP test, which has a five-star maximum rating. Inside, the 2013 Altima has driver and front-passenger seat-mounted side-impact air bags, roof-mounted ...