U.S. brands dominate Autotrader's latest Hottest Cars list

The 2015 Ford F-150. The model is the most researched vehicle on Autotrader.com, with currently 51,000- sale postings across the country. Photo credit: Ed Aldridge / Shutterstock.

Autotrader’s newly released Hottest Cars for Summer 2017 list names the current 10 most-searched new, used and certified pre-owned cars on its site.

The company looked at search volume from January to the end of May and found that American consumers currently favor domestics.

Autotrader editors found that nine of its 10 most-searched models are from a U.S. brand.

More specifically, SUVs and pickups are trending, in particular, taking eight out of 10 spots on the list.

"Summer has a kind of patriotic, nostalgic feel and it’s a good time to shop for a car. Shoppers looking for American vehicles should check out our list of Hottest Cars for Summer 2017, since many are popular names made by domestic automakers," Autotrader executive editor Brian Moody said in a news release.

"Of course, the trend away from sedans is in full swing, with the majority of the most-searched vehicles on Autotrader being trucks and SUVs like the Jeep Wrangler. Notable exceptions are performance coupes like the Chevy Corvette and Ford Mustang,” he said.

Autotrader’s Hottest Cars for Summer 2017 List:

1.         Ford F-150

2.         Jeep Wrangler

3.         Chevrolet Silverado 1500

4.         Ford Mustang

5.         Ford F-250

6.         Chevrolet Corvette

7.         Toyota Tacoma

8.         Jeep Grand Cherokee

9.         Chevrolet Silverado 2500

10.       Chevrolet Tahoe

Currently, Autotrader has over 3 million vehicle listings from 40,000 dealers and 250,000 private owners, according to the company.

For additional information regarding the Hottest Cars for Summer 2017 list and Autotrader editorial commentary on the vehicles featured click .

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