Hybrids are on the rise and every day they look more like they have come to stay. Not only more and more models are coming for the market, but consumers are very interested into them.

For instance, three hybrid models -- the Toyota Camry Hybrid, Ford Escape Hybrid and Toyota Prius -- all top the list of new cars experiencing the greatest increases in search activity on Cars.com, with each vehicle's search numbers increasing by at least a 52 percent over April. The Prius itself is in the list of the top 10 searched cars and ranks second among the cars generating the most email enquiries to dealers. "The more that gas prices rise, the more consumers start doing their homework on fuel-efficient cars available on the market," said Patrick Olsen, managing editor of Cars.com, in a statement.

At the same time, of the models experiencing the largest decreases, seven of the top 10 are trucks or SUVs.

Find four top ten lists detailing last months searches after the jump.

[Source: Cars.com]

Top New-Car Searches (May)

1 Honda Civic
2 Toyota Camry
3 Honda Accord
4 Nissan Altima
5 Acura MDX
6 Toyota Prius
7 Ford Mustang
8 Toyota Corolla
9 Honda CR-V
10 Toyota RAV4

New Cars With Largest Increases in Searches (May)

1 Toyota Camry Hybrid 60 %
2 Ford Escape Hybrid 55 %
3 Toyota Prius 52 %
4 Nissan Sentra 33 %
5 Volkswagen Jetta 29 %
6 Toyota Yaris 27 %
7 Volkswagen Beetle 27 %
8 Honda Fit 25 %
9 Mazda3 22 %
10 Toyota Highlander 22 %

New Cars With Largest Decreases in Searches (May)

1 Toyota FJ Cruiser 23 %
2 Infiniti FX35 19 %
3 Chevrolet Tahoe 17 %
4 Toyota Tundra 17 %
5 BMW X5 12 %
6 Dodge Ram 10 %
7 Chevrolet Impala 10 %
8 Chrysler 300 9 %
9 Dodge Charger 8 %
10 Chevrolet Silverado 7 %

Email Leads Sent to Dealers (May)

1 Honda Civic
2 Toyota Prius
3 Toyota Camry
4 Honda CR-V
5 Toyota Corolla
6 Toyota RAV4
7 Honda Accord
8 Honda Odyssey
9 Toyota Sienna
10 Nissan Altima


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