Buying a Boring Midsize Sedan? Here are 5 Ways to Make Your Choice More Exciting

Shopping for a midsize sedan might sound boring, but it doesn’t mean that the car that you end up buying has to be. Sure, you can easily settle for a base Toyota Camry LE with cloth seats and a white exterior, but its lackluster appearance and lack of features may get tiring quickly.

Fortunately, in every current midsize sedan lineup, there’s at least one trim level that spruces things up a bit. Here are five different midsize sedan trim levels that won’t have you yawning every time you drive your car for the next few years.

The 2022 Toyota Camry TRD or Nightshade Edition add a cool factor to the equation

2022 Toyota Camry Nightshade | Toyota
2022 Toyota Camry Nightshade | Toyota

Car and Driver notes that there are currently 18 different 2022 Toyota Camry trim levels to choose from. That’s enough to make any buyer’s head spin. However, if you’re looking for a Camry with some swagger, then we suggest checking out the Nightshade Edition. This blacked-out option adds a sport suspension, black alloy wheels, and blacked-out trim to give the Camry an ominous but sharp look that will stand out for years to come.

If you want a little more power to along with the sporty enhancements, then check out the Camry TRD. This racier trim level equips the midsize sedan with a 301-hp V6, a rear spoiler, black 18-inch wheels, and a sport-tuned suspension.

The top-trim 2022 Honda Accord Touring has some luxurious pizzazz

2020 Honda Accord Touring 2.0T
2020 Honda Accord Touring 2.0T | Honda

While there’s definitely no shame in going for the base 2022 Honda Accord LX considering it comes well-equipped with goodies like Apple Carplay, Honda Sensing, a dual-zone climate control, it’s better to aim higher. In fact, aim for the top-trim Touring and you’ll get the added luxury of having heated and ventilated seats, wireless phone charging, and a head-up display. If you want to add a sportier flair to it, then there’s a Black Accent package that can be added for an extra $520.

The 2022 Hyundai Sonata N Line Night Edition has a sophisticatedly menacing look

2022 Hyundai Sonata N Line Night Edition
2022 Hyundai Sonata N Line Night Edition | Hyundai

If you plan on checking out a 2022 Hyundai Sonata, then we recommend the N Line Night Edition. It comes equipped with a 290-hp turbocharged 2.5-liter engine and backs it up with a host of blacked-out accents. Those accents include a carbon-fiber trunk spoiler, dark chrome emblems, and matte-black alloy wheels with carbon center caps. Overall, the package gives the Sonata a sophisticated and menacing look.

The GT trim adds some spice to the 2022 Kia K5

2022 Kia K5
2022 Kia K5 | Kia

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The 2022 Kia K5 is a bit of a wild card entry in the midsize sedan segment. Its unique looks and features make it a standout among the rest. If you want to stand out more, then check out the K5 GT trim that’s equipped with a 290-hp turbocharged 2.5-liter engine, 19-inch sport alloy wheels, a sport-tuned suspension, and an eight-speed dual-clutch transmission.

Want more power? Get the 2022 Nissan Altima SR VC-Turbo

2022 Nissan Altima
2022 Nissan Altima | Nissan

Lastly, if the 2022 Nissan Altima is more your speed, then the SR VC-Turbo trim has the power to back it up. This version of the Altima is powered by a turbocharged 2.0-liter engine that pumps out 248 hp and 273 lb-ft of torque and rides on 19-inch sport alloy wheels. It also has a sport-tuned suspension that gives the car tighter handling characteristics and compliments the added power.

Midsize sedans don’t have to be boring

Just because you’re shopping for a four-door midsize sedan to tote your family and friends around, it doesn’t mean that it has to be boring. By opting for one of these aforementioned trim levels, you can ensure that your car will be fun to drive for many years – even if it happens to be white with a beige interior.

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