As 2012 winds down, we wanted to take a look back and see which new and used vehicles were most popular on ConsumerReports.org.
Every day, potential car buyers look to our independent test scores and reliability ratings to aid their research and help determine the best vehicle to buy for their needs. To gauge the popularity, we looked at visits to our model overview pages in the last 12 months from December 1st, 2011 through November 30th, 2012. These pages present our road tests, reliability data, owner satisfaction findings, owner cost projections, and detailed pricing, as well as photography and videos.
So, what are car buyers looking for? SUVs and sedans are heavily researched among subscribers in both new and used categories. All the new car models listed are from Asian automakers and do well in our tests. For used cars, the top models are mostly from Honda and Toyota, with the Ford Escape being the lone domestic-brand entry.
See our full list of the top new and used cars by visits to our model overview pages.