Strong Economy and Low Gas Prices Drove CPO Shoppers to Trucks and Large SUVs in June

Large trucks and SUVs made up half of the most-popular CPO vehicles on Autotrader in June

Jul 16, 2015, 10:28 ET from Autotrader

ATLANTA, July 16, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- With summer gas prices at a five-year low and the economy going strong, shoppers looking for certified pre-owned (CPO) vehicles on Autotrader.com flocked to trucks and big SUVs last month. These insights are the result of an analysis of Autotrader's Trend Engine data, which measures shopping activity on the site each month. Of the top 20 most-popular CPO vehicles, five were trucks and five were large SUVs.

"Americans' love affair with large SUVs and trucks has been fueled by several factors, from low prices at the pump to the bustling economy," said Michelle Krebs, senior analyst at Autotrader. "In addition to cheap gas driving people to larger—and less fuel efficient—new and used vehicles, the recent uptick in housing starts and construction puts people back to work who need trucks for their jobs. Steadier employment also means people are using SUVs for not only work but also recreation. A growing pool of certified pre-owned models enable them to get into quality vehicles at a pre-owned price but with the peace of mind that warranties provide."

Overall, five trucks and five SUVs made the list of most-popular CPO vehicles on Autotrader.com in June, with four of the five trucks earning placement in the top 10. The CPO Ford F-150 took the top spot, with the CPO Chevrolet Silverado 1500 coming in at No. 2. The CPO GMC Sierra 1500 and CPO Toyota Tacoma came in back-to-back at No. 9 and No. 10, respectively. The CPO Toyota Tundra landed at No. 18. 

On the SUV front, the Jeep Grand Cherokee was the fifth most-popular CPO vehicle on the site, and four other SUVs also made the top 20 list: the CPO Chevrolet Tahoe at No. 8, the CPO Jeep Wrangler at No. 12, the CPO Toyota Highlander at No. 13, and the CPO Ford Explorer at No. 19.

The full list of most-popular CPO models on Autotrader follows:

June 2015 Rank

Make

Model

1

Ford

F-150

2

Chevrolet

Silverado 1500

3

Honda

Accord

4

BMW

3 Series

5

Jeep

Grand Cherokee

6

Ford

Mustang

7

Mercedes-Benz

E Class

8

Chevrolet

Tahoe

9

GMC

Sierra C/K1500

10

Toyota

Tacoma

11

Porsche

911/911Turbo

12

Jeep

Wrangler

13

Toyota

Camry

14

Chevrolet

Corvette

15

Toyota

Highlander

16

Mercedes-Benz

C Class

17

Chevrolet

Camaro

18

Toyota

Tundra

19

Ford

Explorer

20

Honda

Civic

About Autotrader 
Created in 1997, Atlanta-based Autotrader is the Internet's ultimate automotive marketplace. As a leading resource for car shoppers and sellers, Autotrader aggregates millions of new, used and certified pre-owned cars from thousands of dealers and private sellers and provides expert articles and reviews. Autotrader, which also operates the AutoTraderClassics.com auto marketing brand, is wholly owned by Cox Automotive. Additionally, Cox Automotive owns Kelley Blue Book (KBB.com®), Manheim Auctions as well as companies that provide a full suite of software tools that help dealers and manufacturers manage their inventory and advertising online: vAuto®, HomeNet Automotive®, VinSolutions®, Xtime®, AIS Rebates™, Genius Labs® and Haystak® Digital Marketing. Cox Automotive is a subsidiary of Cox Enterprises. For more information, please visit http://press.autotrader.com.

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