2014 Subaru Forester

Subaru Forester is most popular car on Consumer Reports

With the all-new 2014 Subaru Forester getting ready to launch next year, consumers researched the 2013 Forester on Consumer Reports more than any other car in 2012.

In order to get a gauge of what the future will hold in the automotive industry, it's good to look back at the previous year to see what cars buyers are researching. Many buyers look to Consumer Reports to research which vehicles they are most interested in, and the consumer website did a study to find out which cars are the most popular. “ As 2012 winds down, we wanted to take a look back and see which new and used vehicles were most popular on ConsumerReports.org.”

What they found was that the 2013 Subaru Forester was the most popular car that buyers are looking for this year. To gauge the popularity, they looked at visits to their model pages in the last 12 months from December 1st, 2011 through November 30th, 2012. The pages give road tests, reliability data, owner satisfaction findings, owner cost projections, and detailed pricing, as well as pictures of the cars and videos.

The Subaru Forester is the most popular

The 2013 Subaru Forester was ranked number one as the most heavily researched car among subscribers in the new car category. Another interesting fact is that the top ten most popular vehicles are from Japanese automakers. The top ten new car list in order of popularity are the Subaru Forester, Toyota Highlander, Toyota RAV4, Hyundai Elantra, Honda CR-V, Toyota Camry, Hyundai Sonata, Acura MDX, Subaru Outback and Nissan Altima.

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