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 |  Jun 01 2014, 7:34 AM

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If you’re in the market for a luxury sedan that isn’t made in Europe, you’ll like AutoGuide.com‘s most watched video of the week.

Our comparison of the 2014 Cadillac CTS against the 2015 Hyundai Genesis garnered the most views this past week while our video comparing the Honda Civic and the Toyota Corolla continued to be frequently watched. Lastly, hybrid luxury buyers were interested to see if the Cadillac ELR is worth the price tag.

Watch the videos below and subscribe to AutoGuide.com’s YouTube channel here.

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 |  Jan 12 2014, 5:02 PM

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This past week, Lexus revealed its RC F sports car, which will make its official debut at the 2014 Detroit Auto Show. Automotive enthusiasts didn’t have to wait for the show to kick off however, as we got a first look video of the RC F at AutoGuide.com.

Our other most watched videos of the week include our comparison test between the Honda Civic sedan and the Toyota Corolla and our Jaguar F-Type S review.

Watch the videos below and subscribe to the AutoGuide YouTube channel here.

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 |  Nov 04 2013, 6:55 PM

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The 2013 SEMA Show hasn’t officially opened its doors yet, but we’ve managed to grab some photos of the Toyota Dream Build Challenge project vehicles including the wild CamRally race car.

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 |  Oct 31 2013, 3:32 PM

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Ahead of the 2013 SEMA Show, Toyota has unveiled its Dream Build Challenge Vehicles.

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 |  Oct 24 2013, 12:09 PM

Ford-Focus-Sales-Main-ArtAccording to Ford its C-Segment Focus was the best-selling vehicle nameplate in the world last year. If things continue to go the way they are this popular car could earn that title again for 2013.

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 |  Oct 21 2013, 9:02 AM

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After scoring a “marginal” rating on the small overlap front crash test, Toyota is already working to better the Corolla’s results.

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 |  Oct 11 2013, 4:02 PM

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The latest new products from Toyota, such as the 2014 Corolla, feature distinct new sheet metal but almost nothing new under the hood, an issue that the brand is working diligently to solve.

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 |  Oct 10 2013, 3:05 PM

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Toyota announced a recall today affecting approximately 10,000 vehicles from the 2013 and 2014 model years.

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 |  Oct 03 2013, 5:43 PM

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The 2014 Toyota Corolla got a less than stellar rating on the IIHS small overlap front crash test.

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 |  Sep 27 2013, 10:32 AM

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Toyota is heading to the SEMA Show once again with its Dream Build Challenge.

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 |  Sep 18 2013, 4:01 PM

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The Toyota Corolla has been the butt of many automotive jokes for the past 15 years. While it’s always been a reliable and affordable vehicle, it’s generally lacked eye-catching style and exciting performance. But maybe, that’s exactly why it was so popular.

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 |  Sep 05 2013, 6:58 AM

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Some days it seems like every third car on the road is a Corolla, and for good reason, with Toyota announcing today that its compact sedan continues to be the most popular single nameplate of all time hitting a new milestone of 40 million units sold.

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 |  Aug 06 2013, 10:02 AM

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Toyota is selling a hybrid version of the Corolla compact sedan in Japan starting today.

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 |  Jun 25 2013, 12:01 PM

What has and hasn't changed


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In case you hadn’t heard, the Toyota Corolla is receiving a complete overhaul for 2014.

The same design we have seen more or less since 2003 is finally being put to rest. This overly conservative approach to the Corolla has been a great sales success for Toyota. Last year it, along with the Matrix, sold 290,947 units. That was good enough to claim the title as America’s 8th best-selling vehicle; up one spot from 2011.

So the refresh this year is a big deal for the folks at Toyota. Although they do want to attract new customers to the Corolla, the manufacturer needs to be careful to not alienate existing customers either. Here are the top ten most important features of the new Corolla.

 |  Jun 16 2013, 12:01 PM

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Recapping the most watched videos from AutoGuide‘s YouTube channel this week, here’s a chance to catch up on what everyone else is talking about. This past week, Autoguide took an extensive look at the Audi RS5 sports car and how the German automaker’s coupe compares to the competition.

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 |  Jun 06 2013, 11:30 PM

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For the past few decades, the Corolla has been as exciting as watching grass grow in real time. But this hasn’t hampered sales one bit. Most new car buyers don’t care about exciting style or an engaging drive. They just want an efficient vehicle that is as reliable as beer kegs being found at a frat party.

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 |  Jun 06 2013, 10:27 PM

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The first photos of the 2014 Toyota Corolla have leaked online ahead of its official debut, with some details also slipping out on the Japanese automaker’s compact sedan.

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 |  Jun 04 2013, 7:02 AM

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Toyota has released additional teaser images of its next-generation 2014 Corolla prior to its official debut next Thursday.

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 |  May 08 2013, 6:12 PM

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Anticipation has been building up for the 2014 Toyota Corolla’s official unveiling ever since the Japanese automaker previewed it in the Corolla Furia concept.

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 |  Apr 22 2013, 5:00 PM

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At the 2013 Shanghai Motor Show, Toyota revealed its Yundong Shuangqing II concept, a hybrid sedan that could preview a possible Corolla hybrid of the near future.

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 |  Apr 12 2013, 2:15 PM

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Sorry Matrix fans, it doesn’t sound like Toyota’s compact hatchback is going to be around much longer.

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 |  Apr 01 2013, 3:49 PM

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Not only will the 2014 Toyota Corolla be on unveiled before this year’s L.A. Auto Show, but it will be on sale by then according to a recent report.

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 |  Mar 07 2013, 8:31 AM

Bland Like Unsalted Popcorn


Are you self-conscious? Don’t like to stand out in a crowd? Would you rather blend into the background than be the center of attention? Well, when it comes to the automotive world, you are in luck. Some vehicles seem to have skipped class when it came time for their styling lesson. This is not to say they are ugly, but more that they lack any style whatsoever.

We’ve all heard the clichés to describe these anonymously styled cars; plain vanilla, beige, white bread, etc. We like to think of them as stylistically-challenged. Regardless, if you don’t want to draw any undue attention towards yourself, here are ten vehicles that are guaranteed to blend into the landscape.

 |  Feb 05 2013, 1:40 PM

While Toyota won’t confirm it, the image above leaked through an enthusiast forum and is likely the 2014 Corolla.

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