Most Researched New and Used Cars of 2012: Consumer Reports

Jason Siu
by Jason Siu

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]

Jason Siu
Jason Siu

Jason Siu began his career in automotive journalism in 2003 with Modified Magazine, a property previously held by VerticalScope. As the West Coast Editor, he played a pivotal role while also extending his expertise to Modified Luxury & Exotics and Modified Mustangs. Beyond his editorial work, Jason authored two notable Cartech books. His tenure at saw him immersed in the daily news cycle, yet his passion for hands-on evaluation led him to focus on testing and product reviews, offering well-rounded recommendations to AutoGuide readers. Currently, as the Content Director for VerticalScope, Jason spearheads the content strategy for an array of online publications, a role that has him at the helm of ensuring quality and consistency across the board.

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