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These are the cars, truck, and SUVs Carvana shoppers are searching for and buying

Carvana analyzed the clicks on its website to see what vehicles buyers and searchers are looking at most.

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Carvana has released of its analysis of cars, trucks, and SUVs that visitors to its website are see aching for, favoriting, and buying. The online direct-to-consumer car seller sold 177,549 vehicles in 2019.

Most Favorited Car by Men and Women

Despite new car buying trends that raise up trucks and SUVs, the most favorited models on Carvana's website in 2019 were cars. Women prefer the Nissan Altima whereas the men prefer the Ford Mustang.

2020 Nissan Altima The Nissan Altima is the most-purchased car on Carvana's website.Photo courtesy of Nissan North America

Top 5 Cars Carvana Customers are Selling or Trading In

The Altima is the top-selling car on the site followed by the Honda Civic, Nissan Sentra, Hyundai Elantra, and Chevrolet Equinox. New versions of the Altima, Civic, Sentra, and Elantra were fifth, second, sixth, and seventh best-selling cars in the U.S. in 2019. New Equinoxes were the fourth best-selling SUV in the U.S. in 2019.

Top 5 Cars Carvana Customers are Buying

In addition to the vehicles it sold, Carvana bought 104,000 cars from customers in 2019. The top five vehicles customers traded in are the Civic, Ford Mustang, Honda Accord, Honda CR-V, and Ford F-150.

Most Popular Body Style

Sedan accounted for 41 percent of the total purchases on Carvana in 2019. Sedans, hatchbacks, and wagons were next in order of popularity.

Millennials were five times as likely to purchase a sedan than Baby Boomers while Gen Xers purchased pickup trucks more than any other generation.

2020 Ram 1500 The Ram 1500 is one of the vehicles that was sold the quickest by Carvana.Photo courtesy of FCA US LLC

Fastest Selling Cars

The fastest-selling cars on Carvana are the Volkswagen Passat, Ram 1500, and Ford Escape. A Passat was listed and sold within nine minutes. The Ram 1500 lasted just 10 while the Escape took a whopping 13 minutes to sell.

Who is Buying the Most Cars Online?

Millennials account for 45.7 percent of Carvana's total sales. Gen X represents 32.3 percent of sales while Gen Z comes in at 11.3 percent and Baby Boomers are 10.2 percent of shoppers.

Favorite Day of the Week to Shop for a Car Online

Traditional car dealerships see the most shoppers on Saturdays. Carvana sees the most traffic on Mondays. Why? Is it because shoppers are dissatisfied with the dealership experience they had over the weekend? That's not revealed in the analysis.

2020 Toyota Camry The Toyota Camry, and other Toyotas, are popular with Carvana customers.Photo courtesy of Toyota Motor Sales U.S.A., LLC

Most Searched Term

The most searched for term on Carvana is "Toyota", however, those searches haven't yielded as many sales as the competition.

Carvana Users Love to go for a Spin

Carvana offers a 360-degree view of each of the vehicles it sells. Website users took advantage of the tool 63 million times in 2019.

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The 2021 Ford F-150 will come in a hybrid variant

Photo courtesy of Ford Motor Company

If Ford is making anything clear these days, it’s that the future all-electric F-150 won’t just just a mundane street car. The future model will be capable of achieving the same feats as the rest of the company’s family of full-size pickup trucks, if not with more gusto than its relatives.

Ford has confirmed that the battery-electric (BEV) F-150 will be on sale in just a few years. To get to that point, there’s a lot of work that isn’t just going into product development, but also into facilities development. Demand for the F-150 BEV is expected to be high and Ford’s Rouge Complex can’t absorb it as the plant stands now.

Ford Rouge Complex The Ford plant in Dearborn will be the home of the F-150 electric truck.Photo courtesy of Ford Motor Company

The company will invest $700 million in the Dearborn, Michigan plant to include a new high-tech manufacturing home for the model. The investment will add 300 jobs. This $700 million is on top of the $1.45 billion that Ford is spending to equip its Michigan Assembly Plant in Wayne, Michigan to produce the Ranger and Bronco.

"We are proud to once again build and innovate for the future here at the Rouge with the debut of our all-new F-150 and the construction of a modern new manufacturing center to build the first-ever all-electric F-150," said Bill Ford, executive chairman, Ford Motor Company. "This year's COVID-19 crisis made it clear why it is so important for companies like Ford to help keep our U.S. manufacturing base strong and help our country get back to work."

The all-electric Ford F-150 is expected to come to market in mid-2022. The redesigned 2021 F-150 will come to market later this year and include a new hybrid powertrain option dubbed the F-150 PowerBoost.

Recently, the company captured video of the F-1500 BEV testing in the wild.

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Volkswagen has teamed with its dealerships to offer vehicles for training.

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Volkswagen donated 12 Atlas SUVs to technical and trade schools across the U.S. The donations are the result of a partnership with local dealers as an element of the company's Drive Bigger initiative.

"These vehicles will be essential in assisting the next generation of Volkswagen technicians to interact with and learn the latest technology that is part of our exciting model lineup" said John Peterson, Director of Fixed Operations." At Volkswagen we strongly believe in investing in the next generation and with our growing model lineup, it's critical we give these young technicians the opportunity to be hands on with our vehicles to help ensure we continue to deliver a high level of customer satisfaction in the future."

New vehicles are a key component to training tomorrow's technicians, especially with rapidly evolving powertrain options and new, more versatile platforms being used by more extensively by automakers across the world.

The donations will allow students to train on Volkswagen vehicles utilizing the VW ODIS software used to diagnose and perform updates. The selected schools will collaborate with local dealerships to provide supplemental assistance and instruction on the donated equipment.

The Northeast Region is the first group of schools to be part of the program. The schools receiving the vehicles and instruction include:

  • Automotive Training Center (Warminster, PA)
  • Cincinnati State Technical and Community College (Cincinnati, OH)
  • Hudson Valley Community College (Troy, NY)
  • Lincoln Technical Institute (Mahwah, NJ)
  • MassBay Community College Automotive Technology Center (Ashland, MA)
  • Medina County Career Center (Medina, OH)
  • Saline High School (Saline, MI)
  • Suffolk County Community College (Centereach, NY)
  • SUNY Canton Automotive Technology (Canton, NY)
In total, 34 dealerships will assist with the program in the northeast.

Volkswagen isn't the only company helping to assist with the eduction of the next generation of technicians. Volvo announced earlier this year that they will be working with dealerships to provide tens of thousands of dollars worth of tools for beginner technicians as well as student loan relief.

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