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 |  Apr 05 2014, 11:17 AM

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This week the most researched list of cars included trucks, hybrids and even a sports car.

The Chevrolet Silverado and its GMC Sierra cousin were at the top of the list this week. For the 2014 modle year, General Motor’s line of pickup trucks comes with a new line of engines among many other enhancements. But they’re off to a slow start, and General Motors is probably willing to offer discounts if it means increasing volumes in its bread-and-butter market.

Toyota’s Prius wasn’t far behind. As fuel frugality becomes a more pressing issue for people, the Japanese hybrid that started a crazy is only gathering popularity. Soon, Toyota will introduce its next generatio of Prius hybrid, marking a significant improvement in fuel efficiency over the current model.

Among the popularly shearched cars this week, the Dodge Dart proved to be interesting to shoppers. The fashion forward large compact car is availble with a 2.0-liter four cylinder, a 1.4-liter turbo four or the range-topping 2.4-liter unit.

Also among this week’s popular picks, the Mazda MX-5 proved it has staying power. All but ready to exit the market to make space for the fourth-generation model that Mazda is co-developing with Fiat, the MX-5 still arguably offers the best fun-per-dollar-spent value of any car on the market.

Finally, the Ford Focus took fifth place. For 2015, it will go through a refresh to wear a front fascia more in line with Ford’s other new products. As you may already know, that means it will have a faux-Aston Martin face. Ford also plans to offer the Focus with its 1.0-liter turbocharged three-cylidner engine also found in the smaller Fiesta in this market.

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2014 Chevrolet Silverado

2014 Toyota Prius

2014 Dodge Dart

2014 Mazda MX-5

2014 Ford Focus