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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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Ford EV manufacturing

Ford plans new plants in Tennessee and Kentucky

Ford's new TN facility may be one of the largest in U.S. history.

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Earlier this year, Ford outlined its plans for significant investments in electric vehicle development and construction. Today, the automaker announced a big step forward in that roadmap that will include two new facilities, billions in new spending, and thousands of new jobs.

The $5.6 billion Stanton, TN factory will be called Blue Oval City and will bring 6,000 new jobs to the area. Ford says the site will include a BlueOval SK battery plant, and that electric F-Series trucks will be manufactured there. The assembly plant is designed to be carbon neutral and to send zero waste to landfills once it's up and running.

Ford Blue Oval City Ford plans to create a combined 11,000 jobs.Ford

Ford notes that Blue Oval City will be one of the largest automotive manufacturing sites in U.S. history. The campus sprawls 3,600 acres over six square miles, and will house assembly, battery production, and a supplier facility. The vertical integration of all functions on one site should lower Ford's production costs and reduce its carbon footprint.

The $5.8 billion Kentucky site will be a dedicated battery manufacturing complex that houses two separate battery plants. The location will supply Ford's North American assembly plants and is expected to create 5,000 new jobs. The facilities in both states are being built as part of a joint venture between Ford and SK Innovation, pending regulatory approval.

Ford Blue Oval City The TN facility is expected to be carbon neutral when it's up and running.Ford

The increase in production capacity can't come soon enough for Ford. Earlier this year, the Mustang Mach-E EV debuted to strong demand, and the automaker will soon roll out the first electric F-Series truck. Called the Ford F-150 Lightning, the pickup will be the first electric truck from a legacy automaker.

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The Mach-E is the first EV to pass testing.

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Seeing flashing blue lights in your rearview mirror can either be a very good or very bad thing, depending on what you're doing when they appear. You may be in for a surprise the next time you see them, though, as the Ford Mustang Mach-E just passed police testing and could end up in municipal fleets in the near future. Ford Pro provided the vehicle for testing by the Michigan State Police and it passed, making it the first all-electric vehicle to do so.

Ford Mustang Mach-E Vehicles are tested in several key areas.Ford

The Michigan State Police tests include acceleration, top speed, braking, and high-speed pursuit programs. Emergency response handling is also tested. To help law enforcement agencies make decisions about the vehicles that will best suit their needs, the Michigan State Police tests new model year police vehicles and publishes results for use by other agencies nationwide. It's one of two agencies that perform such tests.

Ford Mustang Mach-E Ford Pro provided the vehicles for testing by the Michigan State PoliceFord

The Ford Mustang Mach-E landed earlier this year and has been in high demand since. The Blue Oval initially offered the EV in a handful of trims and recently added a high-performance GT model to the lineup. All versions of the SUV feature sweeping lines and strong infotainment tech, and some offer extended range batteries with an all-wheel drive option. However, if you're hoping to get your hands on one, be prepared to wait. Current delivery times on Ford's website start at 20 weeks and extend to 28-plus weeks.

Ford Mustang Mach-E The Mach-E launched earlier this year and is in high demand.Ford

Ford Pro is launching soon and will offer a range of electrified and internal combustion vehicles to commercial customers of all types. The portfolio will eventually include the 2022 Ford E-Transit and 2022 F-150 Lightning, and likely the Mustang Mach-E, given its ability to pass the law enforcement tests.

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