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Redesigned '07 Nissan Altima Popular Among Consumers on Cars.com in November

The newly redesigned Nissan Altima was popular among consumers who visited Cars.com in November, according to the most recent Consumer Search Index. The new Altima, which was unveiled earlier in the year, cracked the top 10 list of most-searched new vehicles for the first time.

"The Altima has always done well, but the new '07 redesign, combined with the unveiling of a first-ever coupe at the L.A. Auto Show and an increased marketing push on the part of the manufacturer, has really helped push the Altima on Cars.com," said Cars.com managing editor Patrick Olsen. "It will be interesting to see how this translates into sales in the near future."

Vehicle Searches (November)
Models with the most searches performed on Cars.com.
Top New-Car Searches Top Used-Car Searches
1. Honda Civic 1. Honda Accord
2. Toyota Camry 2. Honda Civic
3. Honda Accord 3. Ford Mustang
4. Acura MDX 4. Toyota Camry
5. Honda CR-V 5. Ford F-150
6. Nissan Altima 6. BMW 325
7. Toyota Corolla 7. Toyota Tacoma
8. Chevrolet Silverado 8. Toyota Corolla
9. Infiniti G35 9. Jeep Grand Cherokee
10. Toyota RAV4 10. Chevrolet Corvette

Search Increases (October - November)
Models with the largest increase in the number of searches performed on Cars.com.
Top New-Car Search IncreasesTop Used-Car Search Increases
1. Nissan Altima 27% 1. Ford Fusion 10%
2. Infiniti G35 23% 2. Honda Civic Hybrid 10%
3. BMW X5 19% 3. BMW 335 10%
4. Ford Explorer 18% 4 BMW X310%
5. Ford Fusion 15% 5. Jaguar XK8 7%
6. Chevrolet Camaro 13% 6. Ford Shelby GT500 6%
7. Pontiac G5 11% 7. BMW 750 6%
8. Ford Shelby GT500 8% 8. Lexus GX470 6%
9. Cadillac Escalade 6% 9. Dodge Charger 4%
10. Toyota Camry Hybrid 3% 10. Land Rover LR3 4%

Search Decreases (October - November)
Models with the largest decrease in the number of searches performed on Cars.com.
Top New-Car Search Decreases Top Used-Car Search Decreases
1. Dodge Caliber 37% 1. Acura RSX 21%
2. Chevrolet Avalanche 32% 2. Hyundai Accent 21%
3. BMW 325 28% 3. Oldsmobile Alero 20%
4. Mazda3 21% 4. Audi A8 19%
5. Toyota Yaris 19% 5. Ford Taurus 19%
6. Honda CR-V 18% 6. Ford Focus 19%
7. Honda Accord 15% 7. Acura Integra 17%
8. Acura MDX 14% 8. Ford Ranger 16%
9. Honda Civic 14% 9. Chevrolet Astro 16%
10. Toyota Tacoma 14% 10. Mazda Miata MX-5 15%

Top Dealer Email Inquiries (November)
New Cars Yielding the Most Dealer Inquiries Used Cars Yielding the Most Dealer Inquiries
1. Honda Civic (2006) 1. Honda Accord (2003)
2. Toyota Camry (2007) 2. Infiniti G35 (2003)
3. Toyota Sienna (2006) 3. Ford F-150 (2004)
4. Honda CR-V (2006) 4. Honda Accord (2002)
5. Honda Civic (2007) 5. Ford Mustang (2003)
6. Toyota Camry (2006) 6. Honda Civic (2000)
7. Toyota Corolla (2006) 7. Honda Accord (2004)
8. Honda Accord (2007) 8. Honda Civic (1999)
9. Toyota RAV4 (2007) 9. Honda Accord (1998)
10. Honda Odyssey (2006) 10. Dodge Charger (2006)

Top Cars Listed for Sale by Owner (November)
1. Honda Accord
2. Ford Mustang
3. Honda Civic
4. Chevrolet Corvette
5. Ford Explorer
6. Ford F-150
7. Jeep Grand Cherokee
8. Dodge Ram
9. Mercedes-Benz E-Class
10. Volkswagen Jetta

About the Cars.com Consumer Search Index

The Cars.com Consumer Search Index offers a comprehensive look at the internet search behavior of Cars.com visitors. The statistical information is compiled by tracking the more than 8.3 million unique visitors that log on to Cars.com each month and the vehicles that are most popular. The lists are based off a minimum of 10,000 searches for new cars and 15,000 searches for used cars. Dealer inquiries measure the volume of emails consumers send to dealers seeking information about a particular vehicle. The information is supported by expert analysis from the Cars.com editorial staff.

More statistical information to support automotive-related stories is available upon request. Please contact Steve Nolan directly at 312-601-5163.

About cars.com

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