• Jan 3, 2007
This being January, we are getting a lot of end of year lists. Kelley Blue Book (www.kbb.com) has just released its list of the Top 20 Most Researched Vehicles of 2006. They had more than 140 million visitors to their website last year, and the vehicle that those people wanted to know about more than any other was the Honda Civic. Perhaps your silence at hearing this shows that the announcement is as revolutionary as MT picking the Camry as COTY, but these kinds of lists are useful in letting the industry know what cars are hot and which ones are not.
The list has been dominated by Toyota and Honda for the past couple of years and 2006 was no exception. The top nine cars were from those two manufacturers. And if you include Acura in the total, they accounted for 13 of the top 20. Although Honda had the number one spot, Toyota placed seven vehicles on the list to beat Honda's five listings. Six if you include the Acura TL, which finished at number 13. The Mustang was the highest placed domestic at number ten.

Check out the full list after the jump.

[Source: Kelley Blue Book]

Kbb.com's Most Researched Vehicles of 2006

1. Honda Civic
2. Toyota Camry
3. Honda Accord
4. Toyota Corolla
5. Toyota RAV4
6. Honda CR-V
7. Honda Odyssey
8. Honda Pilot
9. Toyota Highlander
10. Ford Mustang
11. Nissan Altima
12. Chevy Tahoe
13. Acura TL
14. BMW 325
15. Toyota Sienna
16. Toyota 4Runner
17. Infiniti G35
18. Ford Escape
19. Toyota Avalon
20. MAZDA3


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      • 8 Years Ago
      -yawn-

      researching the nausiating boredom of the civic...people kill me.
      • 8 Years Ago
      Not a single pick up truck. But i guess small ball, fat azzzz people who buy those cars are not into the whole blue book thang. Or any book for that matter.
      • 8 Years Ago
      Acura is luxury. D-Man needs to drive/sit/look/try an Acura RL.

      D-Man is ignorant.

      • 8 Years Ago
      You're right, MotorTrend picking Camry at CoTY IS bullshit. :)
      • 8 Years Ago
      I see similar results at my own site, except that by ranking comparisons Honda has a shot at more slots (not enough models to keep up with Toyota otherwise).

      I've been known to describe Honda owners as the sort of people who like to do a lot of research before they buy another Honda. Toyota owners are less likely to research. They skip that step and just buy another Toyota.

      My site's forty most popular price comparisons over the last 90 days:

      http://www.truedelta.com/popular.php

      The model information pages on the site also list the six most common comparisons for each each.
      • 8 Years Ago
      >> And trust me, I omitted Acura on purpose.

      Yeah, because the TL is such a POS compared to the 325. I know which one I'd rather own out of warranty.
      • 8 Years Ago
      D Man do you consider Audi luxury?
      • 8 Years Ago
      Aaron what year was your TL? 2004?
      • 8 Years Ago
      my TL was the worst shartbox I ever owned.

      Transmission, gone before 50k miles (spontaneously downshifting at highway speed).

      Electrical problems

      Loose Bose speakers rattling as if it were a jalopy.

      Hard cold starts..

      • 8 Years Ago
      sounds like a great milestone..

      Especially given civic sales have been on the downslide for the last few months and they ended up only +3% this year, with the worst gas crunch in people's memory.

      lol..
      • 8 Years Ago
      sweet my little mazda3 cracked the top 20 WOOHOO
      • 8 Years Ago
      So are people trying to get sale their Honda's and want to know how much they are worth? Only two luxury cars, Infiniti G35 and BMW. And trust me, I omitted Acura on purpose.
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