Most Reseached Cars of the Week: July 13 – 19

This week the Mercedes-Benz CLA 250 was the most researched vehicle in’s new cars section.

The front-wheel drive based small sedan uses a 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine mated to a dual-clutch transmission and is meant in North America as a new entry-level product to draw younger customers to the brand.

Honda’s CR-V compact crossover was almost as popularly searched this week, followed by the all-new Jeep Cherokee. Chrysler’s product uses a nine-speed automatic transmission that suffered from quality issues early on. Harsh shifts between gears one and two or two and three are causing the company to re-program the car’s computers for smoother shifts. Capping off the trio of popular compact crossovers, Mazda’s CX-5 also made the list this week. It is available with either a six-speed manual or six-speed automatic transmission although the former is only sold with the smaller 2.0-liter engine. If you want the larger 2.5-liter version, it’s automatic or nothing.

Finally, the 2014 Toyota Corolla caps off this week. With segment-busting rear-seat legroom and an average fuel consumption rating of up to 31 MPG, Toyota’s latest driving appliance is a surefire winner.

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2014 Mercedes CLA 250

2014 Honda CR-V

2014 Jeep Cherokee

2014 Mazda CX-5

2014 Toyota Corolla