BMW’s entry-level mid-size sedan ranked at the top of AutoGuide.com’s new cars section with the most queries this week.
The luxurious rear-wheel drive German sedan was followed closely by a cheaper, front-wheel drive product from one of BMW’s direct competitors. New for the 2014 model year, the CLA-Class is based on Mercedes MFA platform meant to save manufacturing costs and offer consumers less expensive products. Unlike every other Mercedes product sold in the U.S. to date, the CLA-Class is based on a front-wheel drive setup.
A duo of Subarus followed next with the 2014 Forester and 2013 Legacy taking third and fourth place. Both are powered by four cylinder engines and benefit from Subaru’s symmetrical all-wheel drive system.
FInally, the aging Jeep Patriot rounded off this week’s list by ranking in fifth place. The only American vehicle to make this week’s list has been available since the 2007 model year and shares its platform with the Jeep Compass.