5 most popular used vehicles by region

2015 Jeep Wrangler. Photo courtesy of FCA US.
RICHMOND, Va.  - 

Whether they’re hauling surfboards in California, trekking mountains in Carolina or navigating the Capital Beltway, used-car shoppers, as it turns out, are apparently big fans of the Jeep Wrangler.

CarMax looked at search data from its website and found that, so far this year, the Wrangler has been the most-searched-for used vehicle nationwide.

It wasn't just popular at the beach or in the mountain states; the Wrangler ranked No. 1 in places like Indiana, Nebraska and Illinois, and was the top search in Washington, D.C.

It was No. 1 in 26 states and cracked the top five in 49 states. The lone exception? Minnesota.

Regionally, the Wrangler was the top search in the Northeast, Southeast, Midwest and West. It ranked second in the Southwest.

“With its maverick spirit and rugged outdoorsy vibe, the Wrangler captures the hearts and imaginations of car shoppers from all regions of the country,” reads a .

Of course, it wasn’t the only the vehicle piquing folks’ interests on CarMax.com

The Chevrolet Silverado and Ford F-150, for example, also cracked the national top five and had some regional strength, as well.

Here’s how the search rankings shake out by region:

Northeast
1. Jeep Wrangler
2. Jeep Grand Cherokee
3. Ford F-150
4. Honda Accord
5. Ford Explorer

Southeast
1. Jeep Wrangler
2. Ford F-150
3. Chevrolet Tahoe
4. Honda Accord
5. Chevrolet Silverado 1500

Midwest
1. Jeep Wrangler
2. Ford F-150
3. Ford Explorer
4. Jeep Grand Cherokee
5. Chevrolet Silverado 1500

Southwest
1. Ford F-150
2. Jeep Wrangler
3. Chevrolet Silverado
4. Chevrolet Tahoe
5. Toyota 4Runner

West
1. Jeep Wrangler
2. Ford F-150
3. Toyota Tacoma
4. Chevrolet Silverado 1500
5. Toyota 4Runner

For the full rankings (including various cities and states), see CarMax's post on 

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