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Popular Car Colors in Your State

Find out the top-selling car colors in every state.
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The Stick Shift Index

Curious who still drives stick shift? See how drivers compare from state-to-state.
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Car Brands that People Love

See which cars have the most (and least) loyal drivers.
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2019’s Most Wanted Cars

Thinking about buying a used car or truck? CarMax data shows the top vehicles and features America has been searching for so far in 2019. The Ford F150, Jeep Wrangler, and Chevrolet Silverado rise to the top of our most-wanted list.


Trends Wednesday, May 1, 2019
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The 4WD/AWD Index

Thinking about buying a truck or car with four-wheel drive (4WD) or all-wheel drive (AWD)? CarMax data shows an increase in sales of these vehicles over the last 15 years. Here you can find our top sellers plus states and cities where 4WD and AWD vehicles sell the best.

Trends Tuesday, March 26, 2019
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Which Car Color Is Most Popular in Your State?

This article reveals the most and least popular car colors nationwide, based on CarMax sales data. Explore the best-selling cars by color, best-selling colors by body type, and the state where each color is most popular.

Trends Wednesday, February 20, 2019
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The Most (and Least) Popular Places for Driving Hybrids/EVs in America

Whether you drive a hybrid or an electric vehicle, CarMax sales data reveals growing trends toward green-conscious car buying. Hybrid/EV customers are looking for more practicality by burning less fuel on their daily commutes. Popular cars include Toyota hybrid cars, Honda hybrid cars, and plug-in hybrid cars.

Trends Tuesday, January 29, 2019
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The Stick Shift Index: Where Do People Still Drive Stick Shift in America?

What are the most (and least) popular places for driving stick shift in America? We used our data to answer this question and explore manual transmission car trends in the market today.

Trends Friday, October 5, 2018
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Hurricane Florence And Your Car

If you suspect that your car, truck, or SUV was damaged by water related to Hurricane Florence, read this article. It's got helpful information about what to do, and how to check for flood damage.

Trends Wednesday, September 26, 2018
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Which Car Brands Have the Oldest (and Youngest) Buyers?

At CarMax, we’ve helped millions of customers sell and purchase their cars over the years. In this article, we share which car brands and vehicle types have the oldest and youngest buyers, using our sales data from January 1, 2017 through December 31, 2017.

Trends Friday, August 17, 2018
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Which Car Brands Have the Most (and Least) Loyal Owners?

At CarMax, we’ve helped millions of customers sell and purchase their cars over the years. In this article, we share which brands have the most loyal followings, based on comparing customers’ purchases with customers’ trade-ins, from January 1 through December 31.

Trends Thursday, July 12, 2018
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CarMax Reveals What Cats Want  (in Cars)

Cats always seem to know what they want. But what do they want in a car? CarMax surveyed felines across the US to discover the purrfect car features.

Trends Sunday, April 1, 2018
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How to Spring Clean Your Car Like a Pro

Spring is just around the corner! Check out these tips for cleaning up your car so you’re ready to roll.

Trends Thursday, March 22, 2018
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Autonomous Car Tech Revs Up in the Nation's Capital

CarMax went to the 2018 Washington Auto Show to kick the tires on some of the latest, autonomous car tech trends in the market. This article covers some of the most eye-popping vehicles from the show, and super cool concepts that are edging closer to reality.

Trends Tuesday, January 30, 2018
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7 Cool Tech Features for Cars and Trucks

Lots of eager shoppers may be surprised to know that many of the features found on some of the latest 2018 vehicles are already available on newer used cars. Here’s a breakdown of some of these cool features.

Trends Monday, January 29, 2018
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