Chicago—January 10, 2008—The Nissan Rogue was the most popular new-car introduction in terms of consumer searches on Cars.com in 2007, according to the most recent Cars.com Consumer Search Index. The 2008 Nissan Rogue was followed in popularity among Cars.com shoppers by the Infiniti G37, Buick Enclave and Dodge Avenger.
"Nissan finally got into the compact crossover/SUV market in 2007 and has received positive reviews for the all-new Rogue," said Cars.com managing editor Patrick Olsen. "With gas prices being so high, smaller crossover vehicles like the Rogue are likely to remain popular. We see this playing out in the search behavior of shoppers on Cars.com."
Below is the complete list of the 10 most popular new-car introductions on Cars.com in 2007.
|Top New-Car Introductions for 2007|
New models with the most searches on Cars.com
|5||Ford Taurus X|
|8||Land Rover LR2|
To be eligible for the list, a car had to be a completely new '08 model that was introduced to consumers in 2007. The list was generated by calculating each car's average number of monthly searches since it was made available to consumers on Cars.com.
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