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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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Automotive awards

Ford Mustang Mach-E named EV of the Year

The Mach-E won Car & Driver's inaugural EV of the Year Award

Ford

The electric vehicle revolution is here, and it's turning out to be more exciting than most people probably expected. The EVs of today are quick, sometimes luxurious, and can offer range numbers that extend hundreds of miles on a charge. Ford, one of the world's oldest automakers, arrived with an EV of its own this year, the Mustang Mach-E. Regardless of whether you feel it's worthy of the Mustang name or not, there's no denying that it's a special vehicle. Auto journalists recognize that, too, as it just won Electric Vehicle of the Year from Car & Driver.

This year is Car & Driver's first EV of the Year Award, but with all the action in the marketplace, it's certainly not going to be the last. In the next year alone, we'll see new offerings from Rivian, Ford, General Motors, and others, and that doesn't take any of today's excellent vehicles into account.


Ford Mustang Mach-E The Mach-E beat out several other big-name EVs to take the award.Ford


The C&D test included 11 EVs and took place over a three-week period. Each vehicle was subjected to a 1,000-mile road trip to evaluate its performance in the real world. The tests use the same criteria as the publications ten-best awards, which means it has to offer great and engaging driving experience, be practical or offer incredible value, and must fulfill its mission better than its competitors. Beyond the Mustang Mach-E, the test included:

  • Audi e-tron
  • Kia Niro
  • Nissan Leaf Plus
  • Polestar 2
  • Porsche Taycan
  • Tesla Model 3 Performance
  • Tesla Model S Long Range Plus
  • Tesla Model Y Performance
  • Volkswagen ID.4
  • Volvo XC40 Recharge

The C&D award is a nice feather in the cap for Ford, but the Mustang Mach-E is no stranger to accolades. In addition to the EV of the Year Award, the vehicle has picked up the C&D Editor's Choice Award, the Cars.com Eco-Friendly Car of the Year Award, AutoGuide's Utility of the Year, a Car Buyer's Award from Autoweek, and Green Vehicle of the Year.


Ford Mustang Mach-E The Mustang Mach-E is on sale now.Ford

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New compact car

Honda announces 2022 Civic Hatchback

The 2022 Civic Hatchback features a sweeping shape.

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The new 2022 model year cars are coming. Earlier this month, the 2022 Honda Civic Sedan began arriving at dealerships across the country, but Honda isn't resting there. Instead, the automaker just announced the 2022 Honda Civic Hatchback, which will come later in 2021 with European-inspired styling and enthusiast-friendly powertrains.

The Civic Hatchback takes much of its inspiration from the new Civic Sedan that has already begun hitting dealers' lots. The automaker says that the new Hatchback is designed for young, active buyers and notes that it will build the car in the United States for the first time. Production will begin later this year at Honda's Greensburg Indiana Plant.


2022 Honda Civic Hatchback The new Civic Hatchback will be offered with a manual transmission option.Honda


The Civic Hatchback takes its styling cues from European sportback cars. That means a smoother, more stretched-out profile instead of the abbreviated liftback shape typically seen in hatchbacks. The design makes the Civic Hatchback's wheelbase 1.4 inches longer and pushes its rear track width out by half an inch. At the same time, the car is 4.9 inches shorter than its Sedan counterpart.

Since it shares so much with the Civic Sedan, the Hatchback shares many of its counterpart's features. The list includes standard features such as:

  • A 7.0-inch color touchscreen with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto
  • Updated suspension and steering tuning
  • New front airbags designed to reduce traumatic brain and neck injuries during a crash
  • Updated Honda Sensing camera system with a new Traffic Jam Assist feature

Honda will also offer upgrades, such as a larger HD touchscreen and a Bose premium audio system for the Sport Touring trim.

Two engines will be offered in the Civic Hatchback, both of which can be paired with a six-speed manual transmission. The base LX and Sport trims come with a 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine that makes 158 horsepower and 138 pound-feet of torque. The EX-L and Sport Touring trims get a turbocharged 1.5-liter four-cylinder engine that produces 180 horsepower and 177 pound-feet of torque.

Buyers who don't want to shift their own gears can continuously variable transmission with either engine. However, buyers that do will be treated to a brand-new manual gearbox, at least in the Sport and Sport Touring models. Honda says it redesigned the transmission to provide a sportier feel. It has improved shift rigidity, shorter shift throws and features a new dual-mass flywheel that reduces noise and vibrations from the drivetrain.


2022 Honda Civic Hatchback Folding rear seats opens the Civic's cargo area for better storage.Honda


Honda has not detailed pricing or exact release date information yet but says that the new car will arrive later this year. Pricing for the 2022 Civic Sedan starts at $21,700 before destination and climbs to $28,300 at the top end.

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