The 4 Greatest Sedans Made in the 2000s
Many of today’s car shoppers are turning their sights to used cars full of options and luxurious appointments, and for good reason too. The last decade saw considerable leaps in the automotive industry, and engineers are producing some of the best cars ever to hit the asphalt. Let’s take a walk down memory lane and delve into our top four picks for the most fondly remember sedans from the 2000s.
BMW 3 Series
It’s no surprise that BMW’s 3 Series consistently pops up on almost every car enthusiast’s favorite list year after year. After celebrating more than 40 years on the lot, this is one of BMW’s most successful lines. The 3 Series is an icon of German engineering and commitment to this fun and sporty sedan. The fifth generation 3 Series saw the first stock turbocharged engine, while the fourth generation was the first engine to use Valvetronic, a variable valve lift system. The 328i’s eager base engine puts out 230 horsepower for the 2011 model year and earned best-in-class safety ratings.
With its smooth, fluid curves, the Mercedes C-Class is a stylish and sporty sedan that set the automotive world on fire. Known as the executive car, the first C-Class took dealerships by storm in 1993, with the first of its second generation rolling off the assembly line in 2000. This Benz has influenced the roofline of just about every sedan that has hit the lot since. Mercedes’ entry-level Benz, the 2010 all-wheel-drive C300 Sport, is small but impressive with a hearty V6 that propels the C300 with 228 horses. When pushed, this engine delivers that satisfying growl we all love.
No one needs a fancy introduction when it comes to the Honda Accord. It’s a car that everyone should own in their lifetime and is one of America’s best-selling four-door sedans since 1989. This baby’s been around the block, but the 2000 model years have certainly stood out for consumers. Completely redesigned for 2013, the Accord is in its ninth generation. It was revealed at the 2012 Auto Show in Detroit touting a base 185-horsepower, 2.4-liter four-cylinder engine or an optional V6 with 278 horsepower and a family-friendly package of generous standard features, like a backup camera and climate control.
Our overall best pick for the greatest sedans made in the 2000s is the show-stopping Chrysler 300 with its aggressively modernized and upscale appearance. Boasting a suite of handy accessories and Chrysler’s typical attention to detail, the 2011 model ushered in a redesign for the 300, including a brand new V6 and a standard touch-screen multimedia system. With the 300’s new LED running lights, chrome bumpers, and brand new grille, to say this Chrysler is attractive is an understatement. The 300 earned a Top Safety Pick by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety with the highest available scores in impact crash tests.
Our four best picks for the greatest sedans made in the 2000s all push the limits of driving standards and are designed to enhance your experience behind the wheel. Find your favorites at a dealership near you.