Every year, Edmunds.com, one of the most popular websites for vehicle research, puts out a list of the most searched for vehicles and dubs it the Most Popular list. 2015’s Most Popular list is already out as their count actually took place between January 1, 2014 and October 31, 2014. There are some new faces and old favorites, but Preston Automotive Group is especially excited because we have a record 15 out of the 66 total cars on this year’s list! Meaning that between all of our brands – Ford, Hyundai, Mazda and Nissan (excluding Lincoln) – we sell nearly a quarter of the Most Popular vehicles on the market. We are even going up against luxury brands such as Mercedes-Benz, BMW, Lexus, Audi and others. So, for our top four brands to have 15 vehicles on the list means that we sell some of the most popular cars in the country.
As you may have guessed, Ford Motor Company had the most with eight. The obvious ones would be the F-150, Mustang, and Explorer. These three have been on the Most Popular list for many years. The other Ford’s that made it were the Expedition, Fiesta, Shelby GT500, Transit and Transit Connect. There were 22 different vehicle classes that were included in the list and Ford owned the Van class – occupying 2 out of 3 spots.
Mazda and Nissan both sent three cars onto the 2015 Most Popular list. Mazda, as the topic of our previous post, had the Mazda3, CX-5 and CX-9 on the list. The Mazda3 seems to be a perennial on the Most Popular list, but the CX-5 and 9 are relative newcomers. As for Nissan, they made the list with the 2015 Altima, Frontier and Pathfinder. One in each major category – car, truck and SUV.
Our fourth brand, Hyundai, made a little history by having its first vehicle on the Most Popular list for Edmund’s. According to the influential automotive website, the 2015 Hyundai Santa Fe was indeed one of the three most popular Midsize Crossover SUV’s of the year. Preston nearly cleaned up by having 2/3 of the SUV’s in this category.
The only Preston Automotive Group brand who missed out on this list was Lincoln. Now, that’s no slight to them, but they have tons of completion in the luxury categories like previously stated. Although it is a bit surprising that more people weren’t searching for the full-size Lincoln Navigator or their new Lincoln MKC.
Nonetheless, we are so proud to be able to offer these Most Popular vehicles to our valued customers all across Delmarva and the entire country. Be sure to check out these and other vehicles on our website at www.prestonmotor.com.