Aside from the somewhat Italian Jeep Cherokee (it’s based on a Fiat platform), the most popular cars in AutoGuide.com’s new cars shopping section were all Japanese.
Take the Toyota Corolla as an example. It does gangbusters every year, even if it’s about as exciting and soulful as an episode of the Antiques Road Show.
Mazda’s 3 compact and 6 mid-size made an appearance this week and so they should. After all, the Mazda3 was our pick for the 2014 Car of the Year and the Mazda6 won our massive mid-size sedan shootout.
Finally there’s the 2014 Subaru Forester. It too won when we pitted it against a a gang of competitors in a battle royale of compact crossover proportions.