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Best Used Cars for 2019

Check out our best-selling used cars, SUVs, trucks, hybrids and more.
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52 Best SUVs for 2019

Cruise through this list of our best-selling, family-friendly SUVs.
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10 Best Compact SUVs for 2019

Check out our best-selling compact SUVs.
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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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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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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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Best Places to Travel This Fall

In this article, you’ll find a list of fall road trip planning tips to help you prepare for a fall vacation to see some of the most beautiful places in the US. Car lovers can take notes on ideas about boat hauling and keeping the kids entertained.

Trends Wednesday, September 6, 2017
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2017 Hybrid & Electric Cars Survey Results

This article shares data from new and used hybrid and EV owners based on a 30-question survey posted on CleanTechnica.com in June 2017.

Trends Tuesday, July 18, 2017
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Your Ultimate Road Trip Checklist

Check out this article for plenty of ideas for road trip destinations, or in case you want some pointers on what to pack in your car for a longer trip, whether you’re by yourself or with the whole family.

Trends Tuesday, June 6, 2017
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Best Podcasts for Kicking Up Your Commute

In this article, you’ll learn about 23 podcasts that tackle science, sports, crime, relationships, and life’s tough questions. Plug them into your listening rotation to make your commutes pass by in no time!

Trends Monday, May 8, 2017
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