10 Most Comfortable Cars Under $30,000

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10 Most Comfortable Cars Under $30,000

There’s no place like home. But a close second is a quiet, comfortable cabin in your daily commuter. Whether your drive is in stop-and-go traffic or a long, highway-speed exurban commute, a car that offers a comfortable ride, silent cabin, great seats and powerful audio system can spell the difference between daily-drive pleasure or pain. Here are our picks for the Top 10 Comfortable Cars under $30,000, according to Kelley Blue Book Fair Purchase Price.

European-style handling and a 2.0-liter turbo 4-cylinder are just the icing on the cake here as the Volkswagen Passat has one of the roomiest back seats in its class. VW also now offers the best warranty on the block at 6 years/72,000 miles. Read more in our full review

Kia takes a page from the Euro sport sedan playbook with this tautly sprung sedan. The smart-looking Optima also offers a dash of high style inside and out to go along with its spacious cabin. For 2019 Kia added a suite of driver assists as standard equipment. Read more in our full review

Recently restyled with a facelift that shares Hyundai’s distinctive cascading grille design, the 2019 Sonata offers a wide range of models and powertrains to match your budget. Of particular interest is the Eco trim which offers nearly hybrid-like fuel economy. Read more in our full review

Buick straddles the premium and lower luxury segments with its sub-$30,000 Regal Sportback. In addition to its upscale feel, the Sportback offers an additional measure of utility thanks to its liftback body configuration. Read more in our full review

The Chevy Malibu has been updated with a contemporary yet understated exterior style to go along with its comfortable interior. Even if you opt for the new sporty RS trim level, you find a price that starts just under $25,000. Read more in our full review

While it has the same bones as the Legacy sedan, the Outback offers the rugged good looks of an SUV in a useful wagon body style. Subaru’s standard all-wheel drive and reputation for dependability means that you’ll be able to go a lot of places for a long time in comfort. Read more in our full review

Nissan has answered critics of bland styling with an all-new Altima that has the same distinctive looks as the larger Maxima. In addition to its bold V-Motion grille and floating roof design, the interior has been upgraded and would be at home in a class-above model. Read more in our full review

Following its redesign, Camry’s sharper exterior is wrapped around a new chassis that provides unexpected driving thrills. Great resale and dependability also make this comfortable 4-door sedan a must-consider in the midsize segment. Read more in our full review

A perennial favorite in the comfortable car class, its recent redesign also brings more of an upscale aura to this Honda mainstay. Solid handling, low ownership costs and high resale value all add up to a winning formula in the Accord. Read more in our full review

The traditional full-size family car may be fading from the scene, but the Chevy Impala is proof positive that it doesn’t need to disappear entirely. Plenty of room front and rear, and stellar infotainment with the Chevrolet MyLink system are just a couple of the reasons to put this model on your list. Read more in our full review


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