6 of the World’s Best Selling Cars
Toyota Corolla Sedan
The Toyota Corolla is widely claimed as the best selling vehicle of all time, and for good reason. Through 11 generations over 43 million Corollas have been sold to owners that love the fact that it covers all the basics and continues to improve with each redesign. The Corollas is big on value, with a focus on fuel economy and a smart blend of basic necessities in a sedan. The latest model also ups the game with a more stylish edge and several safety and high tech options. The Toyota Safety Sense P system comes standard on all 2017 Corollas, and your tech needs are also covered with Bluetooth connectivity, voice controls, USB port, auxiliary jack and the Siri Eyes Free voice control system for iPhone users.
The Hyundai Elantra is on a mission to become the world’s number one selling car, and it is closing in on that title thanks to consistent reliability and steady improvements with each generation. The four-door compact sedan is a utilitarian vehicle with plenty of storage, roomy back seats, and a comfortable, plush ride that provides above average comfort for passengers. Tack on the Popular Equipment package and you can enjoy heated side mirrors, cruise control, rearview camera, automatic headlights, Bluetooth connectivity and smartphone integration with both Android Auto and Apple Carplay capabilities.
The Honda CR-V consistently earns best in class awards and sells at an alarming clip, yet it still continues to improve, redesign and re-vamp. The CR-V is a sensible driver’s dream. It sips fuel, gives a quiet and comfortable ride, handles easily, and manages to be a roomy vehicle with plenty of cargo and passenger carrying capability.
Despite being full of substance, it still has style as well with all its tech and safety features. These include 17-inch alloy wheels, automatic climate control, cruise control, Bluetooth connectivity, and optional keyless entry and ignition, remote ignition, satellite radio, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto integration and several advanced safety features.
The Ford Focus is one of the oldest cars in its class, yet it stays fresh with a commitment to design, excellent driving experience and updated tech and safety options.
The Focus comes in a sedan or four-door hatchback body style, and either is a smart choice for drivers and passengers alike. The Focus is a safe vehicle with a sporty feel to the handle, making it enjoyable for drivers. It’s also a smooth, comfortable, quiet ride that passengers love.
Safety is a high priority, with features including blind-spot monitoring and lane departure warning, and with Ford’s MyKey owners can limit speed, audio volume, and other controls for new drivers. The tech is also up to date, with the Focus’ optional Sync 3 infosystem you get all the connectivity you want, including Apple CarPlay and Android Auto integration through your smartphone.
Among the other midsize sedans in its class, Toyota Camry always earns top marks. It’s comfortable, durable, reliable, and still fun to drive, which explains its success in sales. The 5 seater has a powerful engine that provides a smooth ride that remains quiet on both city streets and the highway.
Standard features include a sunroof, power front seats, rearview camera, keyless entry and Bluetooth connectivity. Optional upgrades on the tech have a wireless charging pad, an upgraded Entune system, a 10-speaker audio system with satellite radio and smartphone integration. The Camry’s Technology package also incorporates new high-tech safety and driver assistance features.
The Golf has a design that feels distinctly European, but it has been a popular vehicle worldwide thanks to its combination of practical features and a luxury feel.
The Golf is a fun drive, with a fuel-efficient, economical turbocharged engine that gives power and zip. The cabin design is well thought out and has been refined over forty years to provide a comfortable, classy experience with a top level ride quality. The hatchback design also provides plenty of cargo space for a small, easy to handle vehicle.
The Golf comes standard with a full suite of features that you would have to upgrade for in other vehicles. Several top of the line safety features are included as well as VW’s Car-Net emergency telematics system that includes automatic crash notification, remove vehicle access, stolen vehicle location and roadside assistance. You’ll stay connected too thanks to standard Apple CarPlay, Android Auto and MirrorLink functionality that integrates and displays several smartphone apps including Audible and Spotify.