User activity at Cars.com can change dramatically from month to month, and that sets off our spidey-sense that something is amiss. Take, for example, the extreme change in new-car searches from August to September. Searches for SUVs like the Hyundai Santa Fe, Honda CR-V and Acura MDX went up as gas prices dropped drastically throughout the month, from near $3 highs in August to under $2.50 by the end of September.
While those SUVs aren’t really gas-guzzlers, the vehicle that saw the second-highest increase in searches was the new Chevrolet Avalanche SUT, which has estimated gas mileage of 15/20 mpg city/highway. And what saw the biggest drop? Keep reading for both Top 5 lists.