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New 2008 Vehicles Pique Consumer Interest on Cars.com

Several cars that were redesigned for 2008 have generated interest among consumers shopping at Cars.com, according to the latest Cars.com Consumer Search Index.

The 2008 Saturn Vue, Toyota Highlander and Subaru Impreza, all which were redesigned for the 2008 model year, top the list of new cars experiencing the greatest increase in searches on Cars.com over the past month.

"New 2008 models are starting to hit dealer lots in significant numbers, and manufacturers are pushing their marketing efforts to make consumers aware of those new models," said Cars.com managing editor Patrick Olsen. "That being said, there are still plenty of new 2007 vehicles on dealer lots and valuable incentives that make this a pretty good time to buy for consumers."

Below are the vehicles with the most searches on Cars.com and the vehicles experiencing the largest increases and decreases month over month.

Used Car Searches (August)
1Honda Civic
2Honda Accord
3Ford Mustang
4Toyota Camry
5Ford F-150
6Toyota Corolla
7Toyota Tacoma
8Chevrolet Corvette
9Jeep Wrangler
10Nissan Altima

Top New Car Searches (August)
1Honda Civic
2Toyota Camry
3Honda Accord
4Nissan Altima
5Honda CR-V
6Toyota Corolla
7Toyota RAV4
8Toyota Highlander
9Ford Mustang
10Chevrolet Silverado

New Cars With Largest Increase in Searches (August)
1Saturn Vue34%
2Toyota Highlander33%
3Subaru Impreza23%
4Lexus RX 35022%
5Toyota RAV419%
6Nissan Versa19%
7Honda Pilot17%
8Chevrolet Tahoe16%
9Mercedes-Benz C-Class15%
10Honda CR-V14%

Used Cars With Largest Increase in Searches (August)
1Volkswagen Touareg58%
2Subaru Tribeca43%
3Buick Enclave30%
4Mercury Grand Marquis22%
5Ford Crown Victoria20%
6Audi Q719%
7Buick Lucerne16%
8Lincoln MKX15%
9Toyota Highlander12%
10Land Rover LR312%

Used Cars With Largest Decrease in Searches (August)
1Acura CL15%
2Scion xA14%
3BMW Z314%
4Toyota Echo12%
5Volkswagen Cabriolet12%
6Infiniti M4511%
7Pontiac G511%
8Volkswagen Eos11%
9Pontiac Aztek11%
10Subaru B9 Tribeca11%

New Cars With Largest Decrease in Searches (August)
1Acura MDX45%
2Lexus ES 35030%
3Toyota 4Runner22%
4Nissan 350Z21%
5Nissan Altima18%
6BMW 32813%
7Mitsubishi Eclipse12%
8Scion tC11%
9Infiniti G58%
10Nissan Maxima5%

About Cars.com

Cars.com is the most comprehensive destination for those looking to buy or sell a new or used car. The site lists more than 2 million vehicles from 13,000 dealer customers, classified advertisers and private parties to offer the more than 9 million unique visitors who log on to the site each month the best selection of new and used cars online, as well as the content, tools and advice to support their shopping experience. Cars.com combines powerful inventory search tools and new-car configuration with pricing information, photo galleries, buying guides, side-by-side comparison tools, original editorial content and reviews to help millions of car shoppers connect with sellers each month.

Launched in June 1998, Cars.com is a division of Classified Ventures, LLC, which is owned by leading media companies, including Belo (NYSE: BLC), Gannett Co., Inc. (NYSE: GCI), The McClatchy Company (NYSE: MNI), Tribune Company (NYSE: TRB) and The Washington Post Company (NYSE: WPO).

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 9 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. Dealer inquiries measure the volume of emails consumers send to dealers seeking information about a particular vehicle.

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