Most Researched Cars of the Week: June 30 – July 6

Most Researched Cars of the Week: June 30 – July 6

Utility vehicles were by far the most popular in’s new cars section this week. 

Ranging from the burgeoning sub-compact segment to three-row family haulers, the list includes new entrants and old but well loved SUVs.

The Buick Encore and Subaru XV Crosstrek were both at the top, offering a fuel efficient package with all-wheel drive and a low entry price. Moving up in size, the Kia Sportage was also popularly searched. The Korean compact crossover is available with either a 2.4-liter four cylinder base engine or a 2.0-liter turbocharged four.

Next, the Ford Explorer and Honda Pilot finished this week’s list. Both vehicles start just under $30,000 and cap off at around $40,000. Both also use V6 engines and have similar EPA fuel consumption estimates. Remarkably, the Pilot is practically geriatric compared to the Explorer.

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 Buick Encore

2013 Subaru XV Crosstrek

2013 Kia Sportage

2013 Ford Explorer

2013 Honda Pilot