As 2012 comes to an end, it’s always interesting to see what vehicles were most popular on everyone’s research list for the year.
Consumer Reports has released its list of the most researched new and used cars of 2012, gathering data from December 1st, 2011 to November 30th, 2012 from its website. According to the list, it’s clear that most consumers have been interested in SUVs and sedans throughout the year, and not so much hybrids or electric vehicles.
As for new cars, the most researched makes and models were: Subaru Forester, Toyota Highlander, Toyota RAV4, Hyundai Elantra, Honda CR-V, Toyota Camry, Hyundai Sonata, Acura MDX, Subaru Outback, and Nissan Altima. Not a single American automaker made the list for most researched new cars.
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Several vehicles make a repeat appearance for the most researched used cars of 2012, including the Honda CR-V, Toyota Camry, Toyota Highlander, Toyota RAV4, Acura MDX, and Subaru Forester. Completing the top 10 list of most researched used cars from Consumer Reports are the Honda Civic, Honda Accord, Honda Pilot, and the lone American vehicle, the Ford Escape.
[Source: Consumer Reports]