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 |  Aug 31 2013, 4:02 PM

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This week’s most researched cars range from being practical to practically unaffordable. 

Starting with the cars most people can actually picture purchasing, the 2013 Honda Accord, Toyota RAV4 and Mazda CX-5 were all popularly searched. Equipped with a four-cylinder, the Accord uses a CVT and offers high miles per gallon and reasonably entertaining driving dynamics. It’s performance won’t wow you, but anyone in the market for a practical family sedan should give this serious consideration.

Sedans don’t cut it for everyone. Some people need more cargo capacity, and all-wheel drive capability can be indispensable for drivers in cold climates. For them, the Toyota RAV4 and Mazda CX-5 both offer practical, fuel efficient and affordable options. The RAV4 can come with more premium interior trim, but the CX-5 handles better hands down.

SEE ALSO: 2014 Mazda CX-5 VS 2013 Toyota RAV4

What’s that? Practical cars mean bupkis to you? Well, what about a Dodge Challenger. Both the Chevrolet Camaro and Ford Mustang will outperform Chrysler’s larger-than-life muscle car, but of the three this is easily the most nostalgic. Besides, it’s got a Hemi…

That brings us to the last car in this week’s top five: the Mercedes-Benz S-Class. For high-power business executives, this is one of the finest machines on the market. Mercedes uses its flagship to debut top-tier technologies that later trickle down to less expensive cars. Typical S-Class owners earn well into the six-figure range and value rear seat space and comfort near the top of their lists. There’s a new generation coming for the 2014 model year, and media accolades are already stacking up. Expect to see more than a few of the new ones on Wall Street.

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2013 Honda Accord

2013 Toyota RAV4

2013 Mercedes S-Class

2013 Dodge Challenger

2013 Mazda CX-5