Five-year true cost of ownership: $31,587
Offering the most rear-seat legroom of any family sedan on this list, the Camry combines better-than-average passenger space with an eerily quiet ride. Comfort is excellent and, despite a couple of dings to its reputation for reliability last year, the Camry remains a recommended pick by Consumer Reports. Its power comes from a 169-horsepower, 2.5-liter, four-cylinder engine. Its gas mileage is 22 mpg city and 33 mpg highway.
Among its standard features are full power accessories, tilt-and-telescopic steering wheel, air conditioning, cruise control, and a six-speaker audio system with CD player and auxiliary input jack.