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Newer sedans have many appealing features, such as proactive safety options and engines that provide exhilarating performance. While the improvements have driven the price of the average sedan up, many manufacturers have done an excellent job keeping prices affordable for budget-savvy buyers.

With new 2016 models rolling out to dealerships, AxleGeeks examined 2016 non-luxury sedans to identify the best new models available.

#16. 2016 Toyota Mirai

The Mirai from Toyota is revolutionary in that it runs on hydrogen and only emits water. Drivers can expect to receive a range of up to 300 miles before needing to refuel the Mirai. Speaking of which, Toyota will supply your fuel for the first three years you own the Mirai, which sweetens the deal.

#15. 2016 Nissan Maxima 3.5 S

For a full-sized sedan, the 2016 Nissan Maxima 3.5 S is a great value. Its MSRP of $32,410 is $4,285 cheaper than comparable models. It is also a more efficient option, as its range per fill up will give you an additional 63 city miles than other full-sized sedans.

#14. 2016 Subaru WRX

While this model is on the higher end of the spectrum cost wise, if you are looking for power this sedan will be a good fit. Equipped with the turbocharged 2.0L Fiat 4-engine, this car can fly, as it generates up to 268 horsepower — a 73 percent advantage over other compact sedans.

#13. 2016 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid

If you are looking for all-around performance, the 2016 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid is the perfect buy. It earned a five-star overall safety rating from the NHTSA. This sedan also delivers better-than-average performance in fuel efficiency and horsepower output.

#12. 2016 Mazda 6 i Sport

The 2016 Mazda 6 iSport has excellent safety features like the Smart City Brake Support that helped it earn the Top Safety Pick from the IIHS. This model also features Mazda’s SKYACTIV Technology, which encompasses everything from the model’s design to its components to enhance your driving experience while also lowering emissions.

#11. 2016 Ford Fusion S

This midsize sedan earned a five-star overall safety rating from the NHTSA. It is also 15 percent less expensive than other models in its class with an original price of $22,600. For its safety performance and affordability, it makes this sedan a smart buy.

#10. 2016 Chrysler 200 LX

The 2016 Chrysler LX has an elegant exterior design and a wealth of intuitive controls inside to simplify your driving experience. Add to this an affordable MSRP of $21,995 and you can experience luxury styling and functionality without the high price.

#9. 2016 Subaru Legacy

This bold sedan from Subaru performs better than average in fuel efficiency and comes equipped with great safety features like the Post Collision Safety System. Adding more to its appeal is its original price of $21,745, which is $4,890 less than the cost of the average sedan.

#8. 2016 Mazda 3 i Sport

The Mazda 3i Sport’s MSRP of $17,845 is $3,200 less than similar sedan models. Another budget-friendly element of this sedan is its fuel efficiency, as it earns 34 combined mpg, giving it more range per fill up than other models in its class.

#7. 2016 Hyundai Elantra SE

The 2016 Hyundai Elantra SE earned an overall five-star safety rating from the NHTSA. Along with this, it has 13 percent more trunk space than the average compact sedan, giving this car an advantage in safety performance and space.

#6. 2016 Ford Focus S

This sedan has many good features going for it, such as affordability and power. With an MSRP of $17,225, it is $3,820 less expensive than other models in its class. Moreover, with a 160-horsepower output, it generates slightly more power than other compact sedans.

#5. 2016 Dodge Dart SE

Similar to other Dodge offerings, the Dart SE sedan generates solid performance. Its 2.0L Inline-4 engine delivers 160 horsepower to provide you with ample acceleration on your trips.

#4. 2016 Scion iA

Scion’s newest sedan can save you money in fuel costs. With an impressive fuel efficiency of 36 combined mpg, its larger city and highway range results in fewer trips to the pump than other subcompact sedans.

#3. 2016 Ford Fiesta S

This sedan has a sporty exterior design and an affordable MSRP that will make it appealing to many budget conscious buyers. With an original price of $14,850, it is 10 percent cheaper than other models in its class.

#2. 2016 Kia Rio LX

The 2016 Kia Rio delivers average performance in relation to other models in its class, but shines in its affordability. With an MSRP of $14,165, it is $2,085 less expensive than its competition. In addition, it also earned a five-star overall side crash rating from the NHTSA.

#1. 2016 Nissan Versa 1.6 S

Despite its small size, this sedan has a spacious interior. Its 14.90 cubic feet of trunk space is 8.8 percent more than what the average subcompact sedan has, making the new Versa a great model to consider for your storage needs. Adding to its appeal is its affordable MSRP of $11,990.

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