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January Compact Sales: Toyota Corolla Passes Civic for Top Spot, Focus is Third

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After winning the crown for best-selling compact car during 2012, the Honda Civic finished second during January, with 21,881 units sold. The Toyota Corolla had a better start to 2013, with 23,822 copies going home to customers, good enough for a first-place finish in its segment. The Ford Focus didn’t crest the 20,000 mark, but still took third place with 16,161 total sales. Fourth and fifth place went to the Chevrolet Cruze and Hyundai Elantra with ...

2014 Kia Forte 5-Door: How Does It Compare to Mazda, Volkswagen Hatches?

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With the redesigned 2014 Kia Forte 5-Door, the automaker is positioning the four-door hatchback as a sportier alternative to the also-new 2014 Forte sedan. While the Forte 5-Door shares its hood and headlights with the sedan, the hatchback’s front end has a slimmer grille to complement the more aggressive sheetmetal. Under the hood, the Forte hatchback’s standard engine is the sedan’s optional 173-hp 2.0-liter I-4, while the Hyundai’s Veloster Turbo’s 201-hp turbocharged 1.6-liter engine is ...

No Competition: Toyota Camry is Best-Selling Midsize Sedan of 2012

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The Toyota Camry consistently led midsize sales throughout 2012, so it should come as no shock that the sedan is the best-selling vehicle in its class overall for the year. The Camry sold a total of 404,886 units for the year, a full 73,014 cars more than second-place finisher Honda Accord, at 331,872. In third place at 302,934 units sold was the Nissan Altima, a new model of which was introduced mid-year. The Ford Fusion came ...

Your Say: Top 10 College Cars Under $17,000

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From a used Infiniti G35 coupe to a Jeep Wrangler, good college cars can be found all over the automotive market. They must be versatile: under a tight budget, the ideal college car should be fun to drive and reliable, whether it’s new or used. A Motor Trend forum member recently posed a question about college cars under $17,000, and immediately forum members went to work. The college student was looking for a new or ...

Top 8 Wagons We Want in the U.S. – With Poll

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American car enthusiasts read about a ton of foreign-market cars that we just don’t get. Though we would love to have in the U.S. vehicles like the Ford Ranger and Australia’s V-8-powered utes, most automotive forbidden fruit are of the station wagon variety. With so many wagons offered overseas, here are the Top 8 we want most in the U.S. Click through to see all eight choices and to vote in our poll! 2014 Audi RS6 Avant: ...