Sedan is one of the best types of car that have been around the market since it was first used during 1912. It has a lot of variation in body style like the close-coupled sedan, the club sedan, the convertible sedan, the fastback sedan, the hardtop sedan, the notchback sedan, and the sedanet. The sedans gained their reputation when it comes to fuel efficiency, performance on the road, pleasure in driving, and affordable price. Below are the most popular used sedans that you can have at a good price.
Toyota Prius (From $1,300~)
The Toyota Prius was initially produced as a 4-door sedan but since 2005 it has been offered as a 5-door hatchback. It is a fully hybrid electric car and the first mass-produced hybrid vehicle in the world. The first-generation was introduced in 1997-2000.
It is only available in the Japanese market but later on exported to at least 4 countries: United States, United Kingdom, Australia, and New Zealand. Air conditioning, electric power steering were the one of the standard equipment and also it became more powerful in speeds and longer distances as they continue to produce the first generation Priuses. In 2003, a complete redesign of the second-generation Prius was launched.
The third generation was released in 2009 with new features like the three user-selectable driving modes: EV mode for electric-only low-speed operation, Eco mode for fuel efficiency, and power mode for better performance. Other features are solar-PV roof panels, Intelligent parking assist, Lane keeps Assist, and Dynamic Cruise control System.
Also introduced the first combined solar ventilation and remote-controlled air conditioning. The fourth-generation was in 2015 and the first to use the Toyota New Global Architecture which increases structural rigidity and gives a lower center of gravity.
Toyota Premio (From $1,000~)
The Toyota Premio was launched in 2001 and one of the sedan models that appealed to the customer with their stylish interior and exterior design, spacious cabin room, economically friendly, and great driving performance.
The second-generation was introduced in June 2007 and has new features including the LED in the rear light cluster, smart entry and start system, rearview monitor in color, and a hard disk navigation system compatible with the G-Book MX telematics system.
BMW 3 Series (From $1,000~)
The BMW Series is a compact sports sedan that appeals to the masses because of its elegance and sportiness. The striking features and precise contours express the multi-faceted surfaces on the front end of the new BMW car.
Some features also include high-quality wheels, an electronic power steering system that provides steering assistance using electric motors, an anti-lock braking system, a parking assistant system, a lane change departure warning system, a rearview camera, and driver and passenger airbags.
The BMW 3 is also equipped with a petrol and diesel engine. The petrol used turbocharged engines 1.6L – 2.0L 4-cylinder N13 and 1.6L – 2.0L 4-cylinder N20 with the displacement of 1997cc which delivers maximum power of 180kW/245hp at 5000 rpm with a maximum torque of 350 Nm (258 lb·ft) at 1,250 – 4,800 rpm.
The average fuel consumption is 6.4L/100km. Furthermore, a 3.0L 6-cylinder N55 turbocharged engines used displacement 2979cc with a maximum power of 225 kW (306 HP) at 5,800 rpm, peak torque of 400 Nm (295 lb·ft) at 1,300 – 5,000 rpm, and fuel consumption of 7.9L/100km. While diesel used 2.0L 4-cylinder N47 and 3.0L 6-cylinder N57 turbocharged engines; has a maximum power of 135 kW/184 hp at 4000 rpm and torque of 380 Nm (280 lb.-ft) at 1750-2750 rpm with average fuel consumption of 4.5L/100km. And later on, launched a new BMW Active Hybrid 3 with a combined fuel economy of 28 mpg-US (8.4L/100km) with 25 mpg-US (9.4L/100km) in the city and 33 mpg-US (7.1L/100km) on the highway.
Mercedes-Benz C-Class (From $1,300~)
It was initially produced as a sedan and a station wagon but later on launched a fastback coupe version in 2003, it became the Mercedes-Benz CLC-Class. By 2007-2014 a new C-Class was launched, the wheelbase was extended and gave more interior space.
It has 4 trim levels marketed as Classic trim with a four-cylinder engine and cloth seats or optional vinyl seats, Elegance trim with standard vinyl upholstery and optional leather, Avantgarde offered Liverpool fabric or vinyl seats or optional leather and featured a sport grille with three wide matt-finish horizontal bars and a large central emblem with a three-spoke steering wheel, larger alloy wheels and upgraded brake piston calipers.
It also features four-cylinder petrol and diesel engines and 3.5L V6 petrol and 3.0L V6 diesel engine while the AMG trim used a 6.2L V8 petrol engine.
Toyota Belta (From $1,200~)
The speedometer gauge is in the middle of the dashboard and all other dials are arranged neatly. The legroom is roomy at the first row and the second row is decent enough which gives a more comfortable ride to the driver and passenger. The safety equipment includes airbags, a front-seat belt pre-tensioner, and head restraints for all seating positions.
The Toyota Belta had three engines available: a 1L 1KFR-FE inline 3-cylinder engine with a fuel consumption of 22 km/L and two 1.3L 2NZ-FE and 1.3L 2SZ-FE inline 4-cylinder engines with fuel consumption of 19.6 km/L.
Toyota Crown (From $1,000~)
Toyota Crown is a mid-size sedan that was first introduced in 1955 and currently in its 15th generation. The unique insignia with a stylized crown emblem on the grille and steering give its reputation in the Toyota line-up. By 2008-2012 a new generation of Toyota Crown was launched. It is the 13th generation and available in 4 different trim variants: the Crown Royal series, the Crown Athlete series, the Crown Majesta series, and the Crown Hybrid series.
Also features active noise control, collision avoidance system with GPS-navigation linked brake assist function which is designed to sound an alert and can also pre-charge the brakes to provide braking force if the driver were late in decelerating or deemed necessary.
Toyota Crown offered 2.5L 4GR-FSE V6 with a maximum power of 215 Hp @ 6400 rpm and torque 260 Nm @ 3800 rpm (191.77 lb.-ft) and 3.0L 3GR-FSE V6 with a maximum power of 256 Hp @ 6200 rpm and torque 314 Nm @ 3600 rpm (231.59 lb.-ft).
Audi A4 (From $1,000~)
Also included standard equipment like LED daytime lights, the MMI system, electronic handbrake, speed-sensitive power steering, and some options features: Audi Lane and Side Assist, Adaptive Cruise Control, Advanced Key, and Adaptive headlights.
The Audi A4 offers petrol engine: inline 4-cylinder 1.8L TFSI with maximum power and torque of 120 Hp @ 3650 – 6200 rpm; 230 Nm @ 1500 – 3650 rpm (169.64 lb.-ft), a combined fuel consumption of 7.1 L/100 km (33.13 US-mpg / 39.79 UK-mpg); inline 4-cylinder 2.0L TFSI with maximum power and torque of 180 Hp @ 4000-6000 rpm; 280 Nm @ 1800 rpm (206.52 lb.-ft.), a combined fuel consumption of 6.6 L/100 km (35.64 US-mpg / 42.8 UK-mpg); 3.2L V6 FSI with maximum power and torque of 265 Hp @ 6500 rpm; 265 Hp @ 6500 rpm (243.4 lb.-ft), a combined fuel consumption of 8.2 L/100 km (8.2 L/100 km / 34.45 UK-mpg).
Nissan Bluebird Sylphy (From $900~)
The Nissan Sylphy has two engines: an inline-4 1.5L HR15DE with a maximum power of 109 Hp @ 6000 rpm and torque of 148 Nm @ 4400 rpm (109.16 lb.-ft) combined fuel consumption of 7.8 L/100 km (30.16 US-mpg / 36.22 UK-mpg); and an inline-4 of 2.0L MR20DE with a maximum power of 133 Hp @ 5200 rpm. And torque of 191 Nm @ 4400 rpm. (140.87 lb.-ft) a combined fuel consumption of 9.6 L/100km (24.5 US-mpg / 29.43 UK-mpg).
The sedans are one of the most popular models in the market as it gives the consumer a great driving pleasure and comfortable ride. It offers a sporty-looking design on the exterior and top-quality materials used in the interior which give more comfort while driving. Also, the safety features and equipment are all high-tech to give the driver and passenger stability and safety. It has a better fuel economy and is less expensive than any other models. So, take a pick and choose among these top-selling sedans today, be sure to visit BE FORWARD.