Honda Civic is most researched vehicle on for 2011

Honda Has Three of Top Five Most Researched Vehicles for 2011 on

It's a conundrum. Honda gets slammed for having visually boring cars, yet it has three of the top five most researched vehicles on the list for 2011.

That strong position by Honda shows that its vehicles are still appealing to the American car buying public and maybe, just maybe, the American automotive media may not quite have its finger on the pulse. Its top three are the Honda Civic at number one, the Honda Accord at number two, and the Honda CR-V at number 5.

The only American car maker to crack the top 5 was Ford with its perennially dominant F-150 pickup truck. Hyundai nailed the number 7 and 8 spots with the Sonata and the Elantra respectively. Toyota came in at 3rd with the new Camry and number 9 with the Prius. Chevrolet had its Equinox at number 9 and the sole German entry in the Top 10 belong to the Volkswagen Jetta at number 10.

Here is the list according to a press release obtained by TorqueNews:

1. Honda Civic
2. Honda Accord
3. Toyota Camry
4. Honda CR-V
5. Ford F-150
6. Hyundai Sonata
7. Hyundai Elantra
8. Chevrolet Equinox
9. Toyota Prius
10. Volkswagen Jetta
11. Nissan Altima
12. Toyota Highlander
13. Honda Odyssey
14. Toyota Corolla
15. Ford Fusion
16. Ford Focus
17. Ford Explorer
18. Toyota RAV4
19. Chevrolet Silverado 1500
20. Ford Escape

As points out, "This year's success story is the Hyundai Elantra, entering the top 20 most-researched new vehicles list at No. 7, jumping 29 positions from 2010. Elantra's victory can be attributed to the vehicle's top-rated fuel efficiency, affordability, superior redesign and Hyundai's increased popularity among consumers."


Share on Facebook submit to reddit Share on Google+

Sign-up to our email newsletter for daily perspectives on car design, trends, events and news, not found elsewhere.


Hondas rule!