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Sedans: A Great Choice for Sales Reps

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2021 chevrolet malibu sedan
Chevrolet Malibu. PHOTO General Motors

Canadian auto sales favour SUVs, but sedans can be an excellent choice for your representatives.

These midsize and full-size sedans are easy to park and manoeuvre, and their trunks keep cargo secure and away from prying eyes.

Some are available with all-wheel drive (AWD) or hybrid powertrains for added driver confidence and fuel efficiency.

We’ve included a brief selection of them here. Due to the timing of the annual model-year change, we’ve included 2021 and 2022 models, depending on the automaker.

Chevrolet Malibu

For 2021, the Malibu adds wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto capability, and a package of blind-spot monitoring with lane-change alert, rear park assist, and rear cross-traffic alert is now available to add to lower trim levels.

The Malibu comes in LS, RS, and LT trim with a turbocharged 1.5-litre four-cylinder engine and CVT; and in Premier trim with a 2.0-litre turbo four-cylinder and nine-speed automatic transmission.

Standard features include a 4G LTE WiFi hotspot, 60/40 split-folding rear bench seat, 8-inch touchscreen, and cruise control.

Chevrolet Malibu specs:

  • Engines:
    • 1.5-litre turbo I4 (163 hp/184 lb-ft torque)
    • 2.0-litre turbo I4 (250 hp/260 lb-ft torque)
  • Fuel economy, L/100 km:
    • 1.5-litre
      • 8.2 city, 6.6 highway, 7.5 combined
    • 2.0-litre
      • 10.7 city, 7.1 highway, 7.5 combined
  • Driveline: FWD
  • Cargo volume: 444 litres

Chrysler 300 

For 2021, the Ontario-built Chrysler 300 receives standard blind-spot monitoring and front-and-rear parking sensors on all but the base trim.

The 300 comes with a 3.6-litre V6 or 5.7-litre V8, both with eight-speed automatic transmission. The V6 can be optioned to all-wheel drive.

Standard features include dual-zone automatic climate control, auto-dimming rearview mirror, 12-way power driver’s seat, and 8.4-inch Uconnect touchscreen.

The Chrysler 300 is a sibling to the Dodge Charger, which also offers high-performance models.

chrysler 300 sedan
2021 Chrysler 300 with Red S Appearance. PHOTO Stellantis

Chrysler 300 specs:

  • Engines:
    • 3.6-litre V6 (292 hp/260 lb-ft torque on Touring/Touring L; 300 hp/264 lb-ft torque on 300S)
    • 5.7-litre V8 (363 hp/394 lb-ft torque)
  • Fuel economy, L/100 km:
    • 3.6-litre RWD
      • 12.4 city, 7.8 highway, 10.3 combined
    • 3.6-litre AWD
      • 12.8 city, 8.7 highway, 11.0 combined
    • 5.7-litre
      • 14.7 city, 9.4 highway, 12.3 combined
  • Driveline: RWD, AWD
  • Cargo volume: 461 litres

Honda Accord

Available as a hybrid, the Accord gets a mild restyling for 2021, along with standard wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto on all trim levels, and a Canadian-exclusive SE trim.

The hybrid gets better throttle response and more travel on electric power alone.

The Accord comes with a turbocharged 1.5-litre four-cylinder engine with CVT or turbocharged 2.0-litre four-cylinder with ten-speed automatic transmission. The Hybrid uses a 2.0-litre four-cylinder with a hybrid system and CVT.

Standard features include emergency front braking, lane departure warning, adaptive cruise control, blind-spot monitoring, automatic LED headlamps, and dual-zone automatic climate control.

honda accord sedan
Honda Accord. PHOTO Honda

Honda Accord specs:

  • Engines:
    • 1.5-litre turbo I4 (192 hp/192 lb-ft torque)
    • 2.0-litre turbo I4 (252 hp/273 lb-ft torque)
    • 2.0-litre I4 hybrid (212 hp/232 lb-ft torque total net)
  • Fuel economy, L/100 km:
    • 1.5-litre
      • 7.8 city, 6.5 highway, 7.2 combined
    • 2.0-litre turbo
      • 10.4 city, 7.4 highway, 9.1 combined
    • 2.0-litre hybrid
      • 5.0 city, 5.0 highway, 5.0 combined
  • Driveline: FWD
  • Cargo volume: 473 litres

Hyundai Sonata

The Hyundai Sonata added a new N Line sport package for 2021 and carries over into 2022 with only minor changes to its features and trim, including its available hybrid.

The Sonata comes with a 2.5-litre four-cylinder engine with an eight-speed automatic; or with a 1.6-litre turbo four-cylinder with eight-speed; or in the N Line, a 2.5-litre turbo four-cylinder with eight-speed dual-clutch automatic.

The Sonata Hybrid uses a 2.0-litre four-cylinder with a hybrid system and six-speed automatic.

All trim levels include blind-spot monitoring, emergency front braking, lane-keep assist, and automatic high-beam headlamps.

hyundai sonata sedan
Hyundai Sonata. PHOTO Hyundai

Hyundai Sonata specs:

  • Engines:
    • 2.5-litre I4 (191 hp/181 lb-ft torque)
    • 1.6-litre turbo I4 (180 hp/195 lb-ft torque)
    • 2.5-litre turbo I4 (290 hp/311 lb-ft torque)
    • 2.0-litre I4 hybrid (150 hp/139 lb-ft torque)
  • Fuel economy, L/100 km:
    • 2.5-litre & 1.6 litre
      • 8.8 city, 6.4 highway, 7.7 combined
    • 2.5-litre turbo
      • 10.1 city, 7.2 highway, 8.8 combined
    • 2.0-litre hybrid
      • 5.3 city, 4.6 highway, 5.0 combined
  • Driveline: FWD
  • Cargo volume: 453 litres

Kia K5

An all-new model for 2021, the K5 replaces the Optima in Kia’s lineup.

The LX, EX, and GT-Line trims use a turbocharged 1.6-litre four-cylinder engine with an eight-speed automatic, and all come only with all-wheel drive.

The GT uses a 2.5-litre turbo four-cylinder with an eight-speed dual-clutch automatic and is front-wheel drive.

Standard features include blind-spot monitoring, emergency front braking, lane-keep assist, and automatic high-beam headlamps, an available panoramic sunroof, heated steering wheel, and the 10.25-inch multimedia screen.

kia k5 sedan
2022 Kia K5. PHOTO Kia

Kia K5 specs:

  • Engines:
    • 1.6-litre turbo I4 (180 hp/295 lb-ft torque)
    • 2.5-litre turbo I4 (290 hp/311 lb-ft torque)
  • Fuel economy, L/100 km:
    • 1.6-litre
      • 9.2 city, 6.9 highway, 8.2 combined
    • 2.5-litre
      • 9.9 city, 7.3 highway, 8.7 combined
  • Driveline: FWD, AWD
  • Cargo volume: 434 litres

Subaru Legacy

The Subaru Legacy is unchanged for 2022. It comes with a choice of 2.5-litre horizontally-opposed four-cylinder engine in four trim levels, and as the GT in two trims, with a turbocharged 2.4-litre four-cylinder, all with a CVT and all-wheel drive.

All trim levels have EyeSight, a camera-based suite of driver-assist technologies, including adaptive cruise control, emergency front braking, lane-keep assist, and automatic high-beam headlamps. All but the base trim include blind-spot monitoring and rear cross-traffic alert.

subaru legacy sedan
Subaru Legacy. PHOTO Subaru

Subaru Legacy specs:

  • Engines:
    • 2.5-litre I4 (182 hp/176 torque)
    • 2.4-litre turbo I4 (260 hp/277 lb-ft)
  • Fuel economy, L/100 km:
    • 2.5-litre
      • 8.9 city, 6.7 highway, 7.9 combined
    • 2.4-litre
      • 9.9 city, 7.3 highway, 8.7 combined
  • Driveline: AWD
  • Cargo volume: 428 litres

Toyota Camry

The Camry offers front-wheel or all-wheel drive, plus a hybrid option.

For 2022, it adds a new Nightshade appearance package.

Front-wheel models come with a 2.5-litre four-cylinder or 3.5-litre V6, both with an eight-speed automatic transmission. All-wheel models use the four-cylinder. The Hybrid uses a 2.5-litre with the hybrid system and CVT.

All include adaptive cruise control, emergency front braking, lane departure alert, and automatic high-beam headlamps. Blind-spot monitoring is standard or available, depending on trim.

2021 toyota camry sedan
Toyota Camry. PHOTO Toyota

Toyota Camry specs:

  • Engines:
    • 2.5-litre I4 (202-206 hp/182-186 lb-ft torque, depending on trim)
    • 3.5-litre V6 (301 hp/267 lb-ft torque)
    • 2.5-litre I4 hybrid (208 net hp/163 lb-ft torque)
  • Fuel economy, L/100 km:
    • 2.5-litre FWD
      • 8.5 city, 6.1 highway, 7.4 combined
    • 2.5-litre AWD
      • 9.3 city, 6.8 highway, 8.2 combined
    • 3.5-litre
      • 10.5 city, 7.1 highway, 9.0 combined
    • 2.5-litre hybrid
      • 4.9 city, 4.8 highway, 4.9 combined
  • Driveline: FWD, AWD
  • Cargo volume: 427 litres

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