With vaccine rollout happening across the country and Covid restrictions easing in many states, car shoppers have continued to search for and research vehicles online through it all. To see which cars sat at the top of shoppers’ wish lists, we dug into our search data from the first quarter. In particular, we looked at which makes and models were the most searched on CarGurus in each US state.
After analyzing the data, we found that when it comes to sought-after vehicles, the Ford F-150 leads the way. It was the most searched vehicle in 46 out of 50 states. Despite the pandemic’s impact on the economy, interest in dependable pickup trucks has remained consistent from year to year, with the Chevrolet Silverado, RAM 1500, and Toyota Tundra also cracking the top 10 in many states.
Reliable sedans like the Honda Accord were popular in Northeast states like Connecticut, Massachusetts, New Jersey, and New York. When it comes to SUVs, the Toyota 4Runner and Jeep Grand Cherokee were highly sought after all across the country. Not everyone was looking for a practical next purchase, however. The powerful Ford Mustang, Dodge Charger, and Chevrolet Camaro and Corvette among the top searches in many states, including Arizona, California, and North Carolina, where shoppers might be looking to put the pedal to the metal on the open road.
To see which vehicles are the most popular among US car shoppers, check out our interactive map. It includes a breakdown of the top 10 most searched for used cars on CarGurus in each state. Whether you need help deciding which vehicles to add to your inventory or you just want to see what’s popular in your area, it’s a great place to start!