Most Researched Cars of the Week: January 6 – 12

Most Researched Cars of the Week: January 6 – 12

Three of the five most researched cars in’s new cars section this week are all-new models, but the other two have remained strong sellers since their current model introduction.

First on the list, the 2013 BMW 3 Series was introduced last year with a turbocharged four cylinder in the 328i. The move helped BMW to offer a more fuel-efficient package while staying true to the car’s athletic reputation.

Then there was the 2013 Honda Accord – arguably one of the most important cars for consumers in 2013 and a nominee to be the 2013 North American Car of the Year.

Not new but still popular, the 2013 Ford Focus got an invigorating jolt this year with the introduction of the turbocharged Focus ST — a hot hatch to compete with the Volkswagen GTI and Mazdaspeed3.

Cadillac’s powerplay aimed at the aforementioned BMW 3 Series came in fourth this week, but is arguably the new benchmark in its segment.

Finally, the 2013 Nissan Altima brought up the rear with a choice of a 2.5-liter four cylinder or 3.5-liter V6, both mated to the brand’s well-executed CVT.

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2013 BMW 3 Series

2013 Honda Accord

2013 Ford Focus

2013 Cadillac ATS

2013 Nissan Altima