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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 AltimaThe 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 1500The 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 CamryThe 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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2022 Nissan Altima: Three things to know

The Nissan Altima is a good value and a comfortable car.

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The Nissan Altima may not get the attention or the praise that the Toyota Camry and Honda Accord get, but it's a solid entry in an ultra-competitive segment. It's also one of few options in its class with available all-wheel drive. We spent a week with the 2022 Nissan Altima SR Midnight Edition with AWD and came away from the experience impressed. Here are three things to know about the car.

The 2022 Nissan Altima is a Good Value

With a starting price in the mid-$20,000 range and available all-wheel drive, it's hard to complain about value here. The Altima is still reasonably priced at the top end, where it maxes out at around $35,000 before options and fees. That's a great value for a spacious, comfortable car like the Altima, and with all-wheel drive it's a great all-weather commuter.

2022 Nissan AltimaNissan offers the Altima in several configurations.Nissan

2022 Altima Interior Space and Comfort are Generous

It's easy to ignore Nissan's Zero Gravity seats as another marketing buzzword, but they are legitimately comfortable and supportive in a way that not many others are. Available leather upholstery and contrast stitching give the interior an upscale feel, but even lower trims' cloth upholstery feels nice and works well from a visual standpoint. Up front, there's room for both passengers to stretch out, and the driver won't feel cramped on leg or headroom. Back-seat passengers get a similar treatment, as there's plenty of space for adults and kids. Parents will find an easy time loading and unloading car seats as well.

2023 Nissan AltimaThe Altima gets an update for 2023 with fresh styling and more tech.Nissan

The 2023 Nissan Altima Gets an Update

Nissan is refreshing the Altima for 2023 with a facelift, new tech, and better safety features. The new car will go on sale in the fall of 2022 and will come in several trims, including one with Nissan's truck VC-Turbo engine. The Altima's most noticeable update will be its front fascia, which is all-new for 2023. Nissan gives the car a fresh grille design that varies depending on the trim, and LED headlights will be standard. Nissan Safety Shield 360 is standard, and the Altima is available with all-wheel drive, ProPilot Assist, and more.

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The N Line forms a midpoint between the standard Kona and the Kona N.

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Hyundai has a lot going on, with new EVs hitting the market, but the brand has been on a surprising run with performance models lately. The Veloster N is an excellent, rowdy hot hatch, and the brand followed that act with the Kona N and Elantra N. Hyundai’s Kona N takes the hot hatch formula to the next level with an incredible powertrain and useful space, but it’s too much for many people. The mid-point is Hyundai’s N Line, which borrows styling cues from the hottest N variants but lacks the all-out grunt of those vehicles.

2022 Hyundai Kona N LineThe N Line gets aggressive styling cues from its sportier N counterpart. Hyundai

The styling works for the Kona N Line, as it does with the Kona N, but the powertrains couldn’t be more different. Where the Kona N gets a 286-horsepower four-cylinder, the N Line comes with a milder turbocharged 1.6-liter four-cylinder engine that makes 195 horsepower and 195 pound-feet of torque. It’s paired with a seven-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission, which adds a layer of engagement not found in the continuously variable transmission that standard Kona models get.

That modest output lends the Kona N Line modest performance, with more noise generated than expected. In motion, the powertrain feels decently responsive, but it lacks the razor sharp nerves of steel that the Kona N brings. Shifting into sport mode changes the gauge cluster to a bright red and hastens the vehicle's responses, but again, it's important to temper expectations for a milder experience here.

2022 Hyundai Kona N LineThe digital gauge cluster responds to drive mode changes. Hyundai

Styling is more aggressive than the standard SUV, with 18-inch wheels and mean-looking exhaust tips. The Kona’s front-end design is still busy and will still be polarizing, but the dark trim and sporty aero bodywork help the situation. The N Line’s all-black interior gets red stitching and accents that help break up the otherwise monotonous color scheme. The seats are supportive and comfortable, but could be deeper for better body-holding during spirited driving sessions. There’s plenty of room up front and a surprising amount of space in back, aided by the Kona’s large-ish rear door openings. Parents will find an easy time loading kids, and older children can ride in relative luxury with plenty of legroom.

A 10.25-inch digital gauge cluster is standard, which offers configurable colors and legible information. It’s paired with a standard 8-inch touchscreen, but a 102.5-inch screen with navigation is available. Hyundai’s excellent infotainment software runs flawlessly on both units, and offers an intuitive and straightforward way to interact with the vehicle. A Harman Kardon eight-speaker stereo also comes standard.

2022 Hyundai Kona N LineRed accents liven what is otherwise a dark, monotone interior.Hyundai

The Kona N Line, while not as hot as the Kona N, offers a reasonable styling upgrade for people wanting a small SUV with sporty looks. Enthusiasts should look at the full-on N model for thrills, though, because the N Line should be viewed as more of an appearance package than a performance model.

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