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The 15 Top Sedans For 2023

8 minute read

By Devon Taylor

The entire lineup of 2023 sedans is now in showrooms all across the country. While SUVs and trucks remain the most popular sellers in most North American markets, there are still plenty of happy sedan drivers around. Although some automakers are phasing out (or slowing down) their sedan production, there are still plenty of great models to choose from in 2023.

Whether you want a traditional gas-powered, fully electric, or hybrid model, there’s a reliable sedan for you on any budget. From the relatively cheap (but ultra-reliable) Honda Civic to the luxurious BMW M5 or Tesla Model S, the rumors of the sedan’s demise have been greatly exaggerated. Check out some of our favorite options from the 2023 lineup.

15. Hyundai Sonata

Starting Price: $24,950

Now in its seventh generation, the 2023 Hyundai Sonata continues to impress even though there are no major changes for this edition. The SE trim has a base price of $24,950, while the range-topping Limited trim costs $34,975. Two engines are available – a 191-horsepower, 2.5 liter inline-4 engine and a 180-hp 1.6L turbo-4 unit.

The 2023 Sonata also has a very nice cabin. It feels modern and boasts all the latest comfort and technological features. The Sonata also received the top safety honors and packs a lot of standard driver assistance technology. All around a competent car in the mid-size sedan segment.

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14. Genesis G70

Starting Price: $39,150

For 2023, the Genesis G70 luxury compact sedan adds features such as a standard 10.25-inch touchscreen display and new front and rear seat designs. Also, the upper end of the price range is $46,750. Notably, the manual transmission was discontinued last year.

The price of the 2023 Genesis G70 luxury sedan starts at $39,150 for the 2.0T trims and $46,750 for 3.3T trims, both of which are for the rear-wheel-drive versions. There’s also an all-wheel drive version that costs more than the rear-wheel-drive trim.

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13. Lexus ES 250

Starting Price: $42,490

The Lexus brand remains a well-known, highly-regarded sedan, and continues to have a large following among consumers. From the very first release of the ES 250, consumers have been very enthusiastic about this vehicle.

As a successor to the ES 250 that was introduced in 2021, the current Lexus ES 250 doesn’t have significant updates for the 2023 model year. Luxury vehicles are Lexus’s specialty, and they offer a wide variety of options even without any upgrades for 2023.

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12. Honda Civic

Starting Price: $25,050

The Honda Civic returned in its current 11th edition with a complete makeover last year. The changes have given it a more mature exterior, more advanced standard safety features, a more powerful and efficient turbo-four engine, and a better-equipped cabin.

Updates on the inside include a bigger infotainment screen, Qi-compatible wireless smartphone charging, Bose premium sound system, and wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto offered with the available 9-inch touchscreen. There are also two engine options, a 158 horsepower, naturally aspirated four-cylinder engine and a 180 horsepower, turbocharged inline-4 engine.

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11. Nissan Versa

Starting Price: $15,730

The 2023 Nissan Versa has no notable changes this year, and its pricing remains similar to previous years, with a starting price of $15,730. The Versa also continues to house the 1.6 liter inline-4 engine that produces 122 horsepower and 144-pound feet of torque.

The Versa’s cabin remains a fusion of quality and functionality. Although hard plastics dominate most of the cabin, the layout is still sleek. The sedan is also equipped with the prerequisite technologies for safety, which is impressive.

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10. Dodge Charger

Starting Price: $32,645

The 2023 Dodge Charger comes with a couple of changes that were introduced last year and is priced from $32,645 up to $77,345. The vechile also includes satin carbon wheels and exterior modifications to the non-SRT variants of the Charger. The lineup sees a total of four powertrains, and the SRT Hellcat edition comes with a massive engine that generates 797 horsepower.

However, the 2023 Charger still falls short in terms of fuel efficiency. It has a competitive interior offering, and also an average offering in terms of cargo space. In terms of exterior dimensions, it is the largest and heaviest of the muscle cars. So, it has a distinctive look.

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9. Chevrolet Malibu

Starting Price: $24,700

The 2023 Chevrolet Malibu has a starting price of $24,700 and is virtually unchanged this year. The minor changes that came about recently in 2022 include the discontinuation of the base trim, plus the addition of an electronic parking brake and two new exterior color options.

The latest Malibu is available with two turbocharged engine options. The Malibu also has good fuel efficiency, getting 36 miles per gallon on highways. The 2023 Chevrolet Malibu is available in a few trims, including the LS, RS, and LT trims.

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8. Nissan Sentra

Starting Price: $19,950

Except for the addition of one new package for the SV and SR trim, the 2023 Nissan Sentra is unchanged for 2023. However, the Sentra did get a price bump across all three trim levels. However, the Sentra still comes with plenty of standard features and driver aids and remains a compelling choice.

Although the only downside for the Sentra is a sole engine, gearbox, and drivetrain option. This restricts the choice for many buyers as the standard powertrain is neither quick nor fuel-efficient. Still, the 2023 Sentra remains a reliable and no-frills compact sedan option for price conscious consumers.

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7. Kia Stinger

Starting Price: $36,590

The 2023 Kia Stinger is a top sports sedan. The latest Stinger receives several important updates, including an exterior refresh, a new engine, a larger 10.25-inch touchscreen infotainment system, and more standard safety technologies.

A 300-horsepower 2.5-liter turbo-4 is the new base engine in the GT-Line while a 365-horsepower 3.3 liter turbo V6 is standard on the GT1 and GT2 variants. The 2023 Stinger’s price ranges from $36,590 to $53,990. The Stinger’s interior now boasts more refined materials and also gets LED ambient lighting for 2023.

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6. Subaru WRX

Starting Price: $30,605

The Subaru WRX is exclusively focused on the driving experience. And, for 2023, the WRX includes more competing aesthetics and style. Since its inception, the Subaru WRX has been one of the most powerful machines on the market, and that continues for 2023.

Despite lacking some comfort elements, the Subaru WRX has sold more than 160,000 units in the U.S. and Canada alone. The engine continues to impress and the starting price of about $30,000 makes the WRX an affordable option.

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5. Tesla Model S

Starting Price: $104,990

For a more expensive option, there’s the Tesla Model S, which has a starting price of just over $100,000. People looking for both performance and economy might not mind shelling out that much money, though. But the Model S continues to offer the longest driving range among electric sedans.

With its massive infotainment display, an airplane-like cockpit with autopilot driving assistance, the Model S remains one of the most advanced cars in America. For the 2023 model year, it is back with new options and an updated design from last year. Changes were made to the hardware and the exterior of the Model S in 2022.


4. BMW M5

Starting Price: $109,900

The 2023 BMW M5 is the benchmark in the midsize-performance sedan segment.  The M5 has a starting price of $109,900 and comes in a lighter, more powerful edition this year, as well as a 4.4-liter twin-turbo V8 engine.

The M5 delivers outstanding performance and has a 0-60 mile per hour time of 3.2 seconds. The BMW M5 also offers a luxurious and comfortable interior. The cabin is not the most technologically advanced, but its infotainment system is one of the best available, and it comes with plenty of safety technology.

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3. Acura TLX

Starting Price: $39,850

After the Acura TLX received a complete overhaul for the 2021 model year, the all-new 2023 version doesn’t have major changes. However, the TLX still comes with a 272 horsepower 2-liter turbocharged engine along with an all-wheel-drive option and four trim lines.

The 2023 Acura TLX puts an emphasis on sportiness, with its athletic stance and expressive interior design. The 2023 Acura TLX also has a more powerful sibling — the Type S that comes with a 355 horsepower V6 engine and a hefty price tag of $56,445.

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2. Kia K5

Starting Price: $25,290

The Kia K5 took the market by storm after it replaced the popular Kia Optima sedan, quickly becoming one of the top-rated mid-size sedans on the market. The Kia K5 comes with wireless device charging and a 10.3-inch touchscreen on the GT-Line and above trims, while the second-base trim LXS gains rear USB charging ports.

There is also a 360-degree surround-view camera, front parking sensors, and power-folding outside mirror on the top-end EX trim level. The Kai K5 is offered in four trim levels — the LX, LXS, GT-Line, and EX. An improved cabin and an attractive price that starts at $25,290 make the Kia K5 worth considering.

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1. Toyota Corolla

Starting Price: $21,550

The Toyota Corolla is one of the best-selling sedans in history — and for good reason. The affordable price tag and the high-reliability quotient of the vehicle have drawn the attention of buyers all over the world. In addition to a sedan, the Corolla is also available as a hatchback, as a hybrid, and as a compact crossover called the “Corolla Cross.”

There are some notable changes for the Corolla that were introduced last year. It is offered in eight trim levels and has a base price of $21,550 and two engines: 139 horsepower, 1.8 liter inline-4 and a 169 horsepower 2.0 liter inline-4. The Corolla also offers a comfortable and ergonomic interior and is known for its outstanding reliability and safety ratings.

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The Bottom Line

Consumers have a lot of choices and options when it comes to the 2023 model-year sedans. Whether an American, European or Asian nameplate, there is a sedan available for every type of driver and to suit every type of budget.

People in the market for a new car should consider a sedan and check out the available options. There is plenty of information online to help narrow down the options and make a decision that’s right for you.


Devon Taylor

Managing Editor

Devon is an experienced writer and a father of three young children. He's simultaneously trying to build college funds and plan for an eventual retirement. He's been in online publishing since 2013 and has a degree from the University of Guelph. In his free time, he loves fanatically following the Blue Jays and Toronto FC, running, camping with his family, and playing video games.



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