Each Saturday we review our server logs to determine the most popular terms typed in on our car search engines. This week we look at what terms have been the most popular on the new cars section of the site:
New cars under 10 000
New cars under 20 000
New cars under 15000
New cars under 12000
Kia Sportage 2012
2012 Dodge Challenger
2012 Ford Explorer
Best SUV 2012
30 MPG cars
New Cars Under 10 000 - The Winner
It was the top new car search term on Lotpro last month, given that New cars under 10 000 like the 2012 Nissan Versa given the incentives available this month. A $500 NMAC cash back on top of available 0% financing? Deals don't go much lower.
New Cars Under 20 000 - Runner Up
Of course if the interest in incentives is what's driving our number one choice, it wouldn't be very surprising to find out people looking at new cars under 20 000 are trying to cash in as well on new car deals. Many of the big incentives and cash rebates are all in this price range as dealers try to entice people to more upscale models. Is it working?
Sports Cars and SUVs
On individual makes and models, people's interest seem to largely be drawn towards SUVs and Sport cars from what we saw that didn't make the top 10. Cars like the 2012 Dodge Challenger are gaining a lot more attention now that driving outside is already more enjoyable with the warmer weather. Lots of attention as well for questions like "Best SUV 2012" which we try to remain as neutral as possible and let the buyer decide for themselves after presented the facts. However here's a hint, the Kia Sportage 2012 model and the 2012 Ford Explorer were our two highest searched SUV models this month. The Dodge Journey was also pretty popular this month as well. It might be worth checking on what all the fuss is about if your shopping for a very large or very cheap SUV.
Concerns About Fuel Economy
Given all the chatter about how gas prices could shoot right through the four dollar mark this summer, all the interest in SUV's is somewhat surprising but there are some more fuel conscious people browsing as well. 30 MPG cars has become the benchmark from which most people expect their new cars to get these days, and many now include 40 MPG highway as well, especially in the new cars under 12000 and new cars under 15000 categories. It's nice to see budget cost go hand in hand with budget economy.