Most Researched Cars of the Week: May 5 – 11

Most Researched Cars of the Week: May 5 – 11
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Tesla’s Model S electric luxury sedan was, by far, the most popularly researched car in AutoGuide.com’s new cars section this week.

The brand announced its first quarter financial results this week and with them, its first quarterly profit. Share prices leaped 24 percent on Wednesday.

SEE ALSO: Tesla Makes First Profit: $11M in Q1 2013

Maybe that helped to whet performance appetites. Whatever the reason was, the next car on this weeks list is the 2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray. Pricing, which was released last week, starts just $1,400 higher than the outgoing model.

SEE ALSO: 2014 Corvette Stingray Coupe Priced from $51,995

Then there was the Ford Mustang. Lifelong fans of the pony car should anticipate fundamental changes to the car they’ve come to love. That doesn’t mean it will be less of a performer. It will be quite the opposite if Ford’s recent track record for building track-happy muscle cars has anything to say about it. Despite that, the shifts will include independent rear suspension, a new look and a turbocharged four-cylinder engine.

Mercedes’ C-Class also made the list, albeit not in any performance-oriented variant. Instead, the luxury barge sedan settled into fourth place among the most popularly researched cars.

Finally, a drenching dose of plain vanilla extract finished this week’s list off with the 2013 Toyota Corolla. The Japanese giant will unveil the next generation of the car later this summer in what’s expected to closely follow the Furia concept first seen in Detroit last January.

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 Tesla Model S

2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray

2013 Ford Mustang

2013 Mercedes C-Class

2013 Toyota Corolla