Most Researched Cars of the Week: January 20 – 26

Most Researched Cars of the Week: January 20 – 26

Budget-minded cars were popular in’s new cars section this week ranging from crossovers to sub-compacts.

Ford’s popular Focus took the top spot, but big discounts on the expensive electric version suggested this week that sales are struggling. Last week Nissan announced pricing for the 2013 Leaf, leaving the Focus Electric looking even more expensive than before. An entry-level gas-powered Focus is still cheap and the Focus electric is getting cheaper, but it’s still more expensive than the competition.

New car shoppers looked to the 2013 Toyota Yaris sub-compact next. After that, the 2013 Ford Escape was close behind despite a series of early recalls since its introduction. Subaru’s 2013 Impreza also made the list as did the Mazda CX-5 small crossover.

Click the hot links below to go directly to each of the cars or enjoy some casual browsing in our new car shopping section or learn more about your own top picks in our Tips & Advice area.

2013 Ford Focus

2013 Toyota Yaris

2013 Ford Escape

2013 Subaru Impreza

2013 Mazda CX-5