The sedan is one of the most popular car types loved by millions of people for its comfort and utility. The 4 door sedan not only provides comfort but is also a family car with sufficient boot space making it the top choice for people looking to buy new vehicles. Not just the comfort, these days auto manufacturers are also combining modern designs along with speed to these sedans which make it more appealing to the public as the consensus is that fast cars are more impractical! Thus, all auto manufacturers are now incorporating many new ideas and technology to ensure that sedan cars are practical as well as exciting and fast. Let’s take a look at a few of the sedan cars which are practical for daily use and can also be considered as fastest sedans.
1. Mazda Mazda6
Picked as the top safety pick plus by IIHS, the Mazda6 i Sport boasts of a one touch open moonroof, 4 wheel ABS with electronic break force distribution, smart brake support with collision warning, 8 way power driver's seat with power adjustment, leather trimmed seats to name a few. The automatic transmission gear box can be converted to manual, allowing it to feel like a race car. The suspension tuning is perfect, which makes the ride smooth without compromising on the ride quality.
- 5-liter SKYACTIV G
- 184 HP engine
- 6-speed automatic transmissions; can be converted to 6-speed manual gearbox.
2. Honda Accord LX
The 2016 model of Honda Accord LX gets an exterior facelift with LED taillights, updated suspension tuning and a newer interior. The newer model also boasts of a 60:40 split rear seat. The 2016 model comes with 16-inch aluminum wheels, cruise control, electronic stability, Honda sensing package, smart key entry to name a few features. The CVT transmission makes the car very fuel efficient. One of the best optional features is that you can opt for a 278 hp, 3.5 liter V6 which will make the Honda Accord super fast!
- 4-liter capacity
- 4 cylinder
- 185 HP engine; 189 HP engine in sports version
- CVT automatic transmission
3. Dodge Charger SXT
The 2016 model of dodge charger SXT Blacktop has been made keeping in mind the average consumer thus making it not only a power packed the car, but also a good family car. Though these are impressive stats, the acceleration power is just a fraction of a second lesser when compared to other sedans. It does go from 0 to 60mph in just over 6.4 seconds, so the acceleration delay shouldn’t be much of an issue. The interiors have been redesigned to have a shinier, glossy feel.
- 6-liter capacity
- 300 HP V6 engine
- 8-speed automatic transmission system
4. Buick LaCrosse
The Buick LaCrosse 1SV is a 3rd generation model of the Buick LaCrosse. The rear leg room is very spacious when compared to some high-end luxury brands. At night, the interior bands are illuminated with a thin strip of blue light giving it a very sophisticated and rich look. A major plus is that they provide 4g LTE connection and mobile WiFi as standard equipment which is sure to lure in many people. A major drawback is that the trunk is space is pretty less when compared to other sedan models.
- 6 liters
- 304 HP V6 engine
- 6-speed automatic transmission system
5. Nissan Maxima
The Nissan Maxima 3.5 S, 2016 is 2.2 inches longer and 1.3 inches lower when compared to its older model. This gives the car a very sleek look and makes it stand out. The torque level remains the same as the previous model at 261-pound feet. High-quality materials have been used to redesign the interior giving it a more luxurious feel. Some of the features of the car are 18-inch alloy wheels, fog headlights, keyless entry and ignition, panoramic sunroof (SL model) and adaptive cruise control.
- 5-liter capacity
- 300 HP engine
- 2 speed Xtronic CVT transmission system.
6. Chrysler 300
The redesigns to the Chrysler 300 (mid-2016) will have 2 versions coming up. Both models will have the 8-speed automatic transmission system. The interiors will be done up in leather to continue giving the car a luxurious feel and the older 5-inch navigation models will be replaced with an 8-inch system. One of the highlights of the redesigns is the parking sensors which will let the driver know of the car’s position in traffic and also be useful while parking.
- 6-liter capacity (1st version); 5.7 liters (powerful version)
- 300 HP V6 engine (1st version); 390 HP V8 engine (powerful version)
7. Audi S8
The 2016 model of the Audi S8 plus comes with 605hp; this is 85 hp more than the previous model which is possible due to engine software updates, enhancements to the exhaust valve and up gradation of the cooling system. The tires are 21 inches despite which the ride is smooth. The front seats are very comfortable with an inbuilt massage option. Some other features are cruise control, lane assist, WiFi hotspot connectivity, night vision (using the infrared camera) and a navigation system pre-loaded with Google maps.
- 4-liter turbocharged engine
- 605 HP
- 8-speed auto transmission
8. Cadillac CTS-V
The 2016 model of the Cadillac CTS-V is extremely powerful with a luxurious interior which is available in the market at a very affordable price. This makes it one of the best buys for people looking to buy low priced luxury cars. The newer model uses a large amount of aluminum in the body making it lighter than the previous model. Some of the features include a 20-way power adjustable seats, 19-inch alloy wheels, cruise control, heated front seats and heated steering to name a few.
- 2-liter capacity
- 640 HP V8 supercharged engine
- 8-speed auto transmission system.
9. Mercedes Benz E 63 AMG S
The 4 wheel drive Mercedes Benz E 63 AMG S is a super fast luxury sedan and can go from 0 to 60 mph in just 3.5 seconds. The car is smaller than its counterpart, the CLS 63, which makes it quicker than the CLS. It comes with many advanced safety features and the diesel engine is also very fuel efficient.
- 5 liter
- 577 HP V8 twin turbo engine
- 7 speed shiftable auto transmission system
10. Tesla Model S
Top of the list is the Tesla Model S 2016 model which comes with 2 settings for acceleration: ‘Sport’ and ‘Ludicrous’. For speed lovers, the Ludicrous setting will be apt as it reaches 0 to 60mph in just under 2.8 seconds! The model has sufficient back cargo space as well as spacious interiors. The wheels are 19-inch alloy wheels (with an option for 21 inches) which make it a very smooth ride. Some features are a 17-inch touch screen infotainment system, a panoramic roof which opens with the help of the touch screen system, 8 airbags, standard safety features to name a few.
- 691 HP engine
- Torque of 687 RPM
- 4 wheel drive
This is not an exhaustive list of the top sedans of 2016. This list is just a peek into what car will give you value for money and will be great addition to your garage and for your family. ?These cars deliver great performance, are pocket-friendly, and will be perfect for you.