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Ford Mustang Most Searched New Car of 2010 at AutoTrader.com

Perhaps its a sign that the economy is recovering, or maybe it’s just escapism, but the most searched new car at AutoTrader.com for the past year is none other than the Ford Mustang. That’s right, not the ever-popular Ford F-150 or Toyota Camry (one a work truck, the other an appliance), but the iconic American sports car. And while the F-150 did come second, the Camry ranks fifth for 2010, behind the Chevrolet Silverado in 4th place and the Mustang-rivaling Camaro (which is poised to out-sell the pony car in 2010) in 3rd.

Of the Top 20 most searched new cars as listed in the AutoTrader.com November Trend Engine report (which also tallies results for the year as a whole), Ford claims a total of four positions. GM brands also score four spots, while both Honda and Chrysler (including Dodge and Jeep) each have three vehicles on the list.

For the Top 20 most searched used vehicle for 2010, the list includes many of the same names, with some shuffling going on. The biggest change is the ranking of the BMW 3 Series, which is listed as 2nd.

A notable trend that’s obvious from the report is the resurgence in popularity of trucks and SUVs. For the month of November, the Ford F-150 takes up the top spot, with the Chevy Silverado 1500 in 4th and the Dodge Ram 1500 in 5th.

See the complete Top 20 Most Searched Vehicles lists after the jump:

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    YEAR-END: TOP 20 MOST VIEWED NEW VEHICLES IN 2010
                                 2010     MAKE        MODEL            Rank     Ford        Mustang               1     Ford        F-150                 2     Chevrolet   Camaro                3     Chevrolet   Silverado 1500        4     Toyota      Camry                 5     BMW         3-Series              6     Dodge       Ram 1500              7     Honda       Civic                 8     Honda       Accord                9     Ford        F-250                10     Jeep        Wrangler             11     Chevrolet   Corvette             12     Toyota      Corolla              13     Honda       CRV                  14     Volkswagen  Jetta                15     GMC         Sierra 1500          16     Ford        Fusion               17     Hyundai     Sonata               18     Nissan      Altima               19     ------      ------              ---     Dodge       Challenger           20     -----       ----------          ---  
    YEAR-END: TOP 20 MOST VIEWED USED VEHICLES IN 2010
                                 2010     MAKE        MODEL            Rank     Ford        F-150                 1     BMW         3-Series              2     Chevrolet   Silverado 1500        3     Ford        Mustang               4     Ford        F-250                 5     Honda       Accord                6     Dodge       Ram 1500              7     Jeep        Wrangler              8     Honda       Civic                 9     Chevrolet   Tahoe                10     Infiniti            G35/37       11     Chevrolet   Silverado 2500       12     Dodge       Ram 2500             13     Toyota      Tacoma               14     Nissan      Altima               15     BMW         5-Series             16     Jeep        Grand Cherokee       17     Toyota      Tundra               18     Audi        A4                   19     ----        ---                 ---     Ford        Explorer             20     ----        --------            ---