The most researched vehicles last week in AutoGuide.com’s new car shopping section include SUVs, a sports car and efficient transportation options.
The Toyota Prius was the most researched vehicle this week, followed closely by the Ford Fusion plug-in hybrid. Toyota is the leader in hybrid car technology. The Japanese manufacturer is expected to release its next generation Prius for the 2015 model year with significant efficiency gains. Ford’s plug-in hybrid mid-size sedan is supposed to offer up to 43 MPG while burning gasoline or up to 100 MPGe while running on electricity.
The Chevrolet Tahoe ranked next-highest in this week’s list. It uses GM’s new 5.3-liter EcoTec3 V8 and can tow up to 8,500 lbs when equipped with two-wheel drive.
Chevrolet was on a hot streak this week with another vehicle making the list because the 2014 Corvette Stingray was also popularly searched. The 6.2-liter V8 powered and value-packed sports car is monstrously fast and with a starting price of $53,995 it’s hard to argue with.
Finally, the Infiniti QX60 rounded off this week’s list. It offers seating capacity to keep up with large SUVs without requiring nearly as much fuel. There is a hybrid version available as well if you really want the chance to save gas, although those models tend not to be nearly as efficient in cold temperatures so it might not be worthwhile if you live in a climate with snowy seasons.