Honda Accord Tops CarMax’s Most Searched Used Vehicles in 2009

Used car retailer CarMax has released the most searched for vehicles on their website for 2009. Honda Accord tops the list for the fourth year in a row, while Jeep Wrangler and Chevy Silverado were new to the list.

“This year’s list shows the variety of makes and models our customers are considering when shopping online for a quality used car. Every car in our inventory can be found on and it will show the same no-haggle price you’ll see at your local CarMax store,” said Ann Yauger, director of

  1. Honda Accord
  2. Ford F-150
  3. Chevrolet Tahoe
  4. Ford Mustang
  5. Toyota Camry
  6. Honda Civic
  7. Jeep Wrangler
  8. Toyota Tacoma
  9. Nissan Altima
  10. Chevrolet Silverado 1500

CarMax averaged 5.5 million unique visitors per month in 2009, so the list is a good look at the pulse of American car buying – especially in a rocky economy.

Not only does CarMax track these trends, but they’re also good at incorporating what they’ve learned through their on-site search to create a better experience.

“ continues to evolve and expand search capabilities based on consumer feedback,” concluded Yauger.

One example is when CarMax introduced a Miles Per Gallon search feature in August 2008. Gas prices had been especially high that summer and providing that feature met consumer demand.

On-site search doesn’t just provide a better experience, it gives valuable insight to what consumers are looking for.

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