10 Most Comfortable Cars Under $30,000

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10 Most Comfortable Cars Under $30,000

Blending refined ride quality, supportive seats and quiet cabins, today’s mass-market sedans can be as comfortable as yesterday’s luxury cars. Each of the following models can be had for less than $30,000 according to Kelley Blue Book Fair Purchase Price as of March 2017, and each is a smart way to tackle a long daily commute or your next road trip.

Long live the roomy, comfortable, full-size American sedan. While the Charger has a sportier persona than its Chrysler 300 cousin, only the Dodge has a starting Fair Purchase Price of less than $30,000.

Even though its suspension tuning leans toward the sportier side of the midsize sedan spectrum, the Optima is a pleasure to drive in the city and on the highway alike. The class-leading 5-year/60,000-mile bumper-to-bumper and 10-year/100,000-mile powertrain warranties add comforting peace of mind, too.

A corporate cousin to the Kia Optima that precedes it on this countdown, the Sonata offers the same class-leading warranty along with a slightly more relaxed attitude. And with above-average resale values, buyers can take comfort in knowing the Sonata is a solid value all the way around.  

The same characteristics that qualify the Passat as one of the most fun-to-drive midsize sedans on the market also make it one of the most satisfying cruisers. A controlled highway ride and excellent steering feel deliver a comforting sense of stability, while great seats provide hours of fatigue-free travel.

Despite its rugged, go-anywhere attitude, the Subaru Outback has a soft, cushy interior and a smooth highway ride. And when bad conditions get worse, nothing else on this list inspires as much confidence as the high-riding, all-wheel-drive Outback.

While the Regal’s European-grown underpinnings render it more responsive than most every other Buick ever made, it’s also as comfortable and quiet as the badge promises.

A perennial bestseller and well-reviewed all-star, the venerable Honda Accord is our Midsize Sedan Best Buy of 2017. Available driver assists such as adaptive cruise control and lane keeping assist make it even easier to relax in the Accord's comfortable driver's seat.

Comfortable and affordable are just two of many reasons the Toyota Camry has been the best-selling car in the country for most of the millenium. It's also reliable, practical, fuel-efficient, and has a reputation for maintaining its value better than most cars on the market. Toyota's midsize sedan is comfortable to drive, and stress-free to own.

Fresh off a full redesign for 2016, the roomier new Chevrolet Malibu delivers the comfort and quiet of a premium sedan at the price of a common family sedan. And in addition to traditional car comforts, the Malibu also offers available 4G LTE Wi-Fi, Apple CarPlay and wireless phone charging.

More than just a roomy, comfortable family sedan, the latest Impala is also stylish and tech-savvy. Combined with easy and refined driving dynamics, Chevrolet's full-size sedan has been named Kelley Blue Book Full-Size Car Best Buy three years in a row.


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