Cars.com has announced that for the first time ever, the Toyota Prius has become the most searched for new vehicle on the popular vehicle classifieds site — surpassing long time favorites such as the Accord and Camry.
Not only that, their top ten list for new car searches now contains mostly fuel-sippers including the Honda Civic, Toyota Corolla, Honda Civic Hybrid, Toyota Yaris and Honda Fit.
The Prius first appeared in the top 10 most searched vehicles list last summer.
Patrick Olsen, Cars.com editor in chief, had this to say about it:
“It’s not surprising that the Prius became the No. 1 most searched vehicle on Cars.com at the same time gas reached a $4 national average. Surveys have shown $4 to be the tipping point in consumer purchase behavior, and we are seeing that ring true in shopping patterns on Cars.com.”
Just have to throw this one in (my apologies for being negative, as it is great to see a green at the top of a search) but do you think it could be all the bloggers doing a green car search that has something to do with it???