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AutoTrader Reveals the Most Popular Vehicles of 2014

2015 Ford F-150 Gray

ATLANTA, Dec. 26, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — 2014 was once again the year of the truck for car shoppers, as the Ford F-150 retained its place as the most popular nameplate on AutoTrader.com across new, used and CPO vehicles. The F-150’s crosstown rival, the Chevrolet Silverado, was the second most popular new and CPO vehicle but it came in third behind the Jeep Wrangler on the used side. Among new cars, trucks and SUVs took seven of the top ten spots, including vehicles like the RAM 1500, GMC Sierra, Jeep Grand Cherokee and Ford F-250.  Trucks and SUVs were five of the top ten used cars, and four of the top ten CPO vehicles.

“The preponderance of large vehicles indicates an improving economy, as sales of pickup trucks correlate with housing starts and construction,” said Michelle Krebs, AutoTrader.com senior analyst. “Lower gas prices and many new or refreshed entries also helped boost new truck popularity, particularly in the back half of the year.”

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2014 Dodge Challenger: A Throwback Muscle Car

2014 Dodge Challenger

The body style America grew up with in the Challenger of old is back and better than ever in the 2014 version.  With the rounded concealed headlights, long hood vent, open hood scoops, squared off look of the cabin, and smooth lines, the 2014 Dodge Challenger resembles is older brethren, but a look inside and under the hood reveals a complete upgrade in handling, power, efficiency, and technology.

Those who loved their muscle cars in the 1960’s and 1970’s can forget the bad handling, lack of power steering, stripped out interior, and the massive amounts of custom upgrades needed just to make those cars compete.  Today, the 2014 Dodge Challenger offers the owner a driving experience that rivals luxury vehicles but with muscle car brains and power the 2014 Dodge Challenger is a real monster on the blacktop.

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