Explorer 4WD tops list of trade-ins under Cash-for-Clunkers
The four-wheel-drive Ford Explorer topped the list of clunkers traded in under the Car Allowance Rebate System.
Ford vehicles appeared five times on the Cash for Clunkers top ten trade-in vehicles list released by the U.S. Department of Transportation. The four-wheel-drive Explorer was number one with the two-wheel-drive version at number four.
The Ford F150 also appeared twice on the list, with the 2WD pickup at number two and the 4WD F-150 at number nine.
Chrysler vehicles appeared on the list three times, thanks to the Jeep Grand Cherokee (#3), Jeep Cherokee (#6) and the Dodge Caravan/Grand Caravan (#5).
A pair of Chevys filled out the top ten with the Blazer at seven followed by the 1500 pickup at eight.
According to the DOT, 84% of trade-ins were trucks. The clunkers traded in under the program had an average fuel economy of 15.8 mpg compared to the 24.9 mpg average for new vehicles purchased.