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Kelly Blue Book Lists 2010s Most Researched Cars

Posted in auto industry, Car Buying, Cars, Featured, General, Lists, New Cars, Promoted by Kurt Ernst | December 28th, 2010 | 2 Responses |
2010 Honda Accord

The Honda Accord tops the list for the sixth straight year. Image: Honda Motors America

For years, (KBB) has been the go-to resource to obtain pricing information on both new and used vehicles. What started as an “insider only”, subscription-based service for car dealers went public when KBB began selling their little blue books to anyone with interest and money. Since that time, KBB and others have de-mystified car dealer pricing, and now provide a handy online resource for car shoppers. Want to know what a dealer pays for a car? KBB will tell you (mostly). Want to know what option packages cost? KBB will tell you. Want to know how much you should pay in your area, and what the current incentives are? KBB will tell you.

As you’d guess, that flow of information goes both ways, since KBB compiles data on their users as well. The site releases an annual list of the “20 Most Researched Vehicles”, which (as explains) should really be the “17 Most Researched Vehicles after the Honda Accord, the Honda Civic and the Toyota Camry”. Those three automobiles, in that order, have made the top three since 2004.

There were some significant changes for 2010, most noticeably the addition of the Hyundai Sonata. In 2009, the Sonata finished 29th; in 2010, thanks to a ground-up redesign, the Sonata finishes in 5th. Toyota’s Prius, the only dedicated hybrid on the list, fell from 8th place in 2009 to 17th in 2010. Both the Lexus RX 350 and the Mazda 3 fell off of this years lis, despite ranking 19th and 15th (respectively) on last year’s survey.

Without further ado, here are the most researched cars of 2010, according to Kelly Blue Book:

1. Honda Accord
2. Honda Civic
3. Toyota Camry
4. Honda CR-V
5. Hyundai Sonata
6. Nissan Altima
7. Honda Pilot
8. Ford Mustang
9. Toyota Highlander
10. Toyota RAV4
11.Toyota Sienna
12. Honda Odyssey
13. Chevrolet Equinox
14. Toyota Corolla
15. Ford Fusion
16. Ford Escape
17. Toyota Prius
18. BMW 3 Series
19. Chevrolet Camaro
20. Volkswagen Jetta

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