One of the ways you’re most likely to find us at The Car Connection, via search, is through our model overview pages, which provide a nice organized hub of information—ideal for when you’re first considering, or “shopping,” a vehicle but not yet sure about particulars like the model year.
These pages are great go-to points for taking stock of a vehicle, as they include links to our comprehensive model-year reviews, new and used, user reviews, head-to-head comparisons with rival models, and simple tabs where you can find crash-test and recall information.
You’ll also find our editors’ assessment of how this model fits into the market and how it’s changed over time. You can also right up near the top see a quick rundown of how recent model years have been rated by our editors, and click through extensive photo galleries.
We’ll call it shopping, although as we realized once we looked at the results, in many cases it’s dreaming.
With that in mind, here are this year’s ten most shopped vehicles—the makes-and-model pages most visited during calendar-year 2015, here at The Car Connection:
2016 Toyota RAV4 HybridEnlarge Photo
New or used, year after year, the RAV4 remains one of our most shopped (and researched) vehicles. The announcement of a RAV4 Hybrid, as well as a refreshed lineup, back at last spring’s New York Auto Show likely stoked traffic and interest for the year; but this is already one of the most popular compact crossovers for some obvious reasons—rooted in affordability, efficiency, and Toyota’s reputation for reliability.
2016 Toyota Corolla Special EditionEnlarge Photo
Long before there was a thriving segment of good compact cars—when small-car expectations were very different than they were today—the Corolla checked all the practicality boxes, delivering reliability, durability, fuel efficiency, and low running costs, with just enough safety, comfort, and interior space. Today it still delivers all that, and with its most recent redesign the Corolla’s become bolder-looking, more pleasant-driving, and enjoyable for more than just what it delivers at the budget bottom line.