autoMedia.com Names the Top 15 Best Mileage Midsize Family Sedans for 2013

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Since gas prices are unpredictable, the family car needs to be practical—and what’s more practical than a four-door sedan that can transport a family and save money at the pump? autoMedia.com offers the Top 15 Best Mileage Midsize Family Sedans for 2013.

2013 Ford Fusion Hybrid

2013 Ford Fusion Hybrid

... a one-stop new-car shopping guide for families in need of a spacious sedan with the best gas mileage available.

Tom Cruise and quite a few others may have the need for speed, but many motorists have the need to pass the pump, and the need to do so while fitting a family of five in comfort. For that reason, autoMedia.com—a premiere provider of auto repair articles and new car reviews—has compiled a list of the Top 15 Best Mileage Midsize Family Sedans for 2013.

This list includes midsize family sedans powered by fuel-efficient hybrid, diesel, and gas-only engines. “autoMedia.com’s Top 15 Best Mileage Midsize Family Sedans for 2013,” says Editorial Director Deborah Neal, “is a one-stop new-car shopping guide for families in need of a spacious sedan with the best gas mileage available.

Sample Vehicles from autoMedia.com’s Top 15 Best Mileage Midsize Family Sedans for 2013:

2013 Toyota Prius—50 MPG Combined
Despite the industry’s repeated attempts to knock it off the throne, the Prius still reigns supreme when it comes to fuel efficiency. What’s even more astounding is that it still uses the same basic formula, with only minor tweaks to the powertrain over the last dozen years.

2013 Ford Fusion Hybrid—47 MPG Combined
And in this corner we have the challenger. The redesigned and re-worked Fusion Hybrid didn’t beat the Prius, as Ford hoped it would, but it does demolish the stereotype that all hybrids need to have the same shape. This is about as far from a Chevy Volt as you can get, with a presence that looks better on the track than a Whole Foods parking lot.

2013 Toyota Camry Hybrid XLE—40 MPG Combined
Combine the legendary comfort of a Camry with the hybrid know-how Toyota has acquired over the years and you’ve got a great package. These days, hybrids are trying to be edgy or sporty or anything except a quality fuel-efficient vehicle. That’s boring. But the Camry Hybrid doesn’t mind being that, because at the end of the day it’s a good product that customers continue to buy and enjoy.

2013 Volkswagen Passat TDI—34 MPG Combined
Automakers still believe that U.S. customers aren’t willing to consider diesel vehicles, plus it costs them more in taxes to ship them here. Que sera sera. So the 2013 Volkswagen Passat TDI is the one turbodiesel entry on the list, powered by a 2.0L four-cylinder with 140 horsepower and gobs of torque (236 lb.-ft.). Who could turn that down?

2013 Kia Optima Hybrid—34 MPG Combined
The first hybrid Kia ever is still among the best options on the market, even three years after its debut. For such a small automaker, that’s incredible staying power. Combined with sharp looks and a great warranty, the 2013 Kia Optima Hybrid is bringing in foot traffic with an innovative hybrid powertrain that still isn’t showing its age.

2013 Hyundai Elantra—33 MPG Combined
If you want to look into a crystal ball to see the future of compact midsized cars, just check out the 2013 Hyundai Elantra. How could one car possibly lead its segment in both horsepower per liter and overall mileage? The Elantra pulls it off, with a 1.8L four-cylinder engine making 148 horsepower and 29/40 mpg—for both the automatic and manual transmission.

For the remaining 10 vehicles, including a summary of each, please visit http://www.automedia.com/Blog/post/Top-15-Best-Mileage-Midsize-Family-Sedans-for-2013.aspx. Also join autoMedia.com on Twitter and like our page on Facebook.

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