The Most Researched Vehicles Of 2011

Ford Fusion most researched vehicle 2011

Kelley Blue Book has announced the most researched vehicles of 2011. To some of us, it won’t come as any surprise.

Honda has four vehicles in the top 20 most researched vehicles of the year and three of those are in the top 5. Both Ford and Toyota have 5 vehicles in the top 20 most researched of the year. Hyundai has 2, Chevrolet has 2, Volkswagen has 1, and Nissan has 1. Everyone else? Nowhere to be seen.

Here are the top 20 most researched vehicles in order, from top to bottom.

  1. Honda Civic
  2. Honda Accord
  3. Toyota Camry
  4. Honda CR-V
  5. Ford F-150
  6. Hyundai Sonata
  7. Hyundai Elantra
  8. Chevrolet Equinox
  9. Toyota Prius
  10. Volkswagen Jetta
  11. Nissan Altima
  12. Toyota Highlander
  13. Honda Odyssey
  14. Toyota Corolla
  15. Ford Fusion
  16. Ford Focus
  17. Ford Explorer
  18. Toyota RAV4
  19. Chevrolet Silverado 1500
  20. Ford Escape

Winning industry awards is nice, but the true test of a vehicle’s market strength and worth among consumers is how the vehicle is treated by the car buying public. It appears that 2011 has been dominated by three major auto manufacturers: Honda, Ford, and Toyota. On the second rung of the popularity ladder are Hyundai, Chevrolet, Volkswagen, and Nissan.

I don’t know what you make of that, but for us that spells consumer preference toward practical over luxury. Congratulations to Ford and Toyota for having the most vehicles in the most researched category for 2011 and to Honda for having the most vehicles in the top 5. Thanks to Kelley Blue Book for its reporting.