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If you're buying company cars on a less-than-flexible budget, these midsize sedans are sensible choices.

This story appears in the November 2004 issue of Entrepreneur. Subscribe »

If your budget is stretched tight, but you need to buy company cars, these three midsize sedans are businesslike and reasonably priced in the low $20,000s. More bang for your buck typifies many 2005 models, and the five-seat Dodge Stratus, Mazda6 and Subaru Legacy 2.5i are no exception.

The $19,595 Stratus sedan is conventional and traditional in all respects. The interior is spacious, the trunk holds 16 cubic feet, and standard features include automatic transmission, air conditioning, an anti-theft engine immobilizer, tilt steering, speed control, power doors and windows, and best-in-class brakes with optional anti-lock braking system and traction control. The engine is a 150-horsepower 2.4-liter 4-cylinder that provides adequate performance for business driving. A popular fleet vehicle, the Stratus often carries high incentives and rebates.

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