We list the top 50 searched cars for 2008 on LotPro by our customers.
Yes it’s a popularity contest
It’s getting on towards the end of another year, which means that those of us here at LotPro.com can report with a relative degree of accuracy those models with the largest number of searches for the year. We also know that wading through 50 different models might seem like a large pain. But look at it this way, with fifty different vehicles to pick from, there’s a good chance that at least one of them might also be on your “best” list, too.
So here, in alphabetical order, are the top 50 searches. Want to know the top 2? See if you can guess (they’re listed at the end of the article).
Chevrolet division had 4 models in our top 50 list this year. The Aveo, from the General’s Daewoo partnership, is one of the highest-mileage vehicles in the U.S. The Impala also offers a lot of bank for the buck in addition to great fuel economy, while the Silverado and the Tahoe both made late recoveries from mid-year sales slides.
The lone Chrysler entry was the 300-series – one of the few domestic full-size vehicles with a sense of style.
Dodge hits the list with the Avenger, the new Challenger, the Charger and both the half ton and three quarter ton Ram.
F-250 Super Duty
Ford brand has seven vehicles on the list with both the Escape and Explorer SUV’s, the Focus and Mustang passenger vehicles as well as three trucks – the Ranger, the F-150 and the F-250 Super Duty.
Honda ties for first place in the nameplate segment with nine entries including the Accord (2 versions), Civic (3 versions), the Fit, the CR-V, the Odyssey and the Pilot.
Hyundai places with both the Accent and the Elantra sedans. While neither vehicle breaks any new ground, both represent Hyundai's mantra of affordable transportation with excellent fuel economy.
Jeep hits the list with the Wrangler, the Dorian Gray of sport utility vehicles.
Kia’s most affordable sedan, the Rio, is also its best-selling vehicle – a big reason why it’s on the list.
Both of Mazda’s “zoom-zoom” sedans made the list for 2008.
Nissan placed three sedans – the Altima, Maxima and Versa – in the top 50 as well as SUV’s the Rogue and its big brother the Murano.
By any other name a Toyota, the tC was also one of our top 50 searches.
Toyota ties for first in the nameplate division with 9 entries and wins the manufacturer’s category (10 including Scion) with 5 passenger cars, 2 SUV’s, 1 truck and 1 van.
And the winners are
Congratulations to the Ford F-150 which placed first overall and the Nissan Altima, which took second place.