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The top 2018 US used car searches on CarGurus, by state

Posted by Meg Bernazzani on January 2, 2019

Ever wonder which cars sit at the top of shoppers’ wish lists? Millions of car buyers visit CarGurus every month in search of their next vehicle, so we decided to dig into our data to find out. We looked at which makes and models were the most searched on CarGurus in each US state, and, after analyzing all of the car searches on our site in 2018, we found that when it comes to sought-after vehicles, Ford and Chevrolet lead the way.

The Ford F-series and the Chevrolet Silverado were the two best-selling vehicle lines of the year, according to Car and Driver, so it’s no surprise that they were also two of the most searched used vehicles in the country. Also making the list in many states: the Toyota Tacoma and Jeep Wrangler.

While pickup trucks and crossover sport utility vehicles dominated shoppers’ searches on CarGurus, it seems not everyone is looking for a practical next purchase. The Ford Mustang cracked the top 10 in every state but Wyoming, Montana, and Alaska and the Chevrolet Corvette made the list in 46 states (all but Idaho, Mississippi, Montana, and Wyoming).

But, which other vehicles are popular among US car shoppers? Check out our new interactive map for 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 which vehicles are most popular in your state, it’s a great place to start!

Topics: car searches, car shopping, CarGurus data