All new family cars look the same nowadays, am I right? The Camcord and the Sonatoptima and the, um, Altusionbupassant. Never before have we had such identical cars in the mass market. Compare this to, say, 1963. It was so easy to tell the Ford from the Chevy back then, assuming you worked for a Chevy dealership or owned the Ford. Or 1956, when, uh, the tailfins were way different. Or 1984, when the Camry and Stanza literally had different numbers of headlights. Let’s not forget 1936. Does anybody even have the ability to distinguish a ’36 Ford from a ’36 Chevy any morer?
You get what I’m saying, right? Ever since somebody made the second car to compete with the first one, there’s been a certain sameness among the mass market offerings. But that doesn’t mean that all the animals are created equal. Somebody out there makes the best-looking midsizer. Is it the Camry, with its sharp creases and avian front end? The Accord, with its dramatic side creases and taillights that mimic the far more upscale rear end of the Genesis Sedan? Perhaps it’s the Galant, with its, um, grille.
Regardless, now’s your chance to show some venom on the vellum, so to speak. For what it’s worth, my robotic vote is for the Optima. It literally looks more like an Audi than an Audi.