Most Researched Cars of the Week: April 21 – 27

Most Researched Cars of the Week: April 21 – 27

Utility vehicles meant for various walks of life were especially popular this week in’s new cars section.

Counting among them, crossovers from Japan and Korea along with Jeep’s heavily off-road credentialed Wrangler SUV. The Mazda CX-5 is now available with both a 2.0- and 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine. Buyers can have the 2.0-liter version with either a manual or an automatic transmission, although the stick is limited to the smaller engine, and only on the front-wheel drive model.

Subaru’s well-loved Forester crossover got a facelift for the 2014 model year that went beyond pepping up its appearance. The A-pillars moved forward to improve visibility and, among other things, the body gets stylistic updates.

Hyundai’s three-row Santa Fe crossover also made the list, as did the smaller Kia Sportage.

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 Mazda CX-5

2014 Subaru Forester

2013 Jeep Wrangler

2013 Hyundai Santa Fe

2013 Kia Sportage